Parenting website Kidspot has come up with a hilarious list outlining which baby names are bogan — and why.
“In attaching the bogan tag to the following baby names, I’m well aware that I risk ruffling a few feathers,” admits writer Sabrina Rogers-Anderson. “But let it be noted, rather than putting them down, I’m celebrating the original, quirky, sometimes cute and sometimes crazy character of these bogan names … Bogan and proud!”
Here’s a selection of the best below and for the full list visit Kidspot.
BOGAN BOY NAMES
1. Anfernee – When you take an entirely respectable name like Anthony and deform it so it sounds like you’re missing your front teeth, you gots to be bogan.
2. Ashtyn – This beaut is a top-notch example of the bogan trend that consists in misspelling names to be unique. But this one is a step up given that it’s a twist on the already boganesque name Ashton.
3. Beejay – There are so many bogue aspects to this one! It’s an initial-name (BJ) that stands for something lewd (do I have to spell it out for you?) and is then spelt out in full. Oh dear.
4. Cruz – Bogans love celebrity baby names, so this chillax (groan) moniker, chosen by both the Beckhams and Lleyton Hewitt, for their sons is a popular choice.
5. Haze – Whether it refers to the strain of cannabis known as purple haze or the smoky atmospheric phenomenon, this name is a murky choice.
6. Holden – What better way to pay tribute to your beloved ute than to name your firstborn after it? If you’re real lucky, he was even conceived in the tray. Now there’s a story for his 21st.
7. Kash – Ah, a misspell of the already mega-bogan, money-grubbing name Cash. You’d better be ready for a massive five-finger dollar-sign ring and a gold tooth on this kid.
BOGAN GIRL NAMES
1. Caprice – French for “impulsive change of mind”, Caprice recalls a shiny Holden sedan and a clear-stilettoed stripper all at once. Not the classiest associations to be made with your daughter, but each to their own.
2. Cheyenne – Meaning “people of a different language” in Sioux, this somehow comes off as more trailer-park chic than elegantly exotic when it’s carried by a bleached blonde who says “youse”.
3. Jorja – At first glance, this looks like a sexy Spanish name — until you realise it’s just a misspelt version of Georgia. El sigh.
4. Nevaeh – Heaven spelt backwards. Need I say more?
5. Princ’ess – As if naming your daughter Princess isn’t bad enough, you also feel the need to insert a completely random apostrophe in the middle of it? Similar specimens include D’Lilah and Al’xandra, but at least the apostrophe actually replaces a letter in these cases. (NB: that’s what apostrophes do).