Bogan Baby Names (UPDATED!)

List updated 5/1/11!

It’s been decided that the sheer volume of offensively named offspring necessitates its own dedicated page. So here it is. Please submit your suggestions! The original blog entry about the bogan’s love of ridiculous child names can be found here.

Caution: The next person to recount “Le-a” or “Abcde” as a bogan baby name will be shot.

Aalivyah
Aayden
Abbergale
Abbey
Abercrombie
Abrielle
Achillies
Acid
Ad’m
Addison Jorja
Aden
Airy-Anne
Aiysiah
Ajuka
Akelan
Alachai
Alarah
Alashanee
Alaysha
Albamakarla
Aleah
Aleczander
Aleece
Aliesha
Alira
Alivia
Alixzander
Allesia
Allure
Alula
Alycesaundra
Amarly
Amarni
Ambah
Americus
Anakin
Anfernee
Anferny
Annakey
Annaley
Antwonet
Appelonia
Aprel
Ararahbella
Archah
Ark Tribe
Arkasha
Arki
Arliek
Armahnni
Armani
Aron
Ashaleigh
Ashlee
Ashleigh
Ash-Leigh
Ashlyn
Ashtyn
Asiah
Aubree
Aubrei
Audua
Autum
Avah
Avalon
Awesome
Axe
Ayasha
Ayden
Ayva
Bacardee
Badi
Baeley
Bailee
Banjo Rocket
Bastien
Bayden
Baylen
Bbeeccaa
Beeanchor
Beejay
Bellanaysha
Belynda
Berlinder
Beyonce-Jaye
Bhronty
Blade
Blaik
Blayde
Blayden
Blayton
Blayze
Blu
Bluede
Boadicea
Bodie
Braelane
Brandun
Brathan
Bray
Brayden
Braydyn
Breeanah
Breeyanah
Brianan
Bri-Anne
Briarna
Brie
Briella
Brilee
Brilee-Alaska
Britnee
Brock
Brock Peter
Brooklyn
Browdyn
Bryannee
Brylee
Brynnleah
Brytnee
Brytney
Buzzby
Byden
Bylinda
Cadyern
Cailey
Calaeb
Calais
Calape
Calcypher
Canduss
Caprhyse
Caprice
Caramel
Caughtneigh
Cavey
Caylee
Cayleigh
Ceazyr-Czar
Champsee
Chanel
Chaos
Chardonnay
Charismatage
Charlatte
Charlee
Charleigh
Charlot
Charmain
Charnel
Chayce
Chaylarna
Chayne
Cheltzie
Cheri-Lee
Chervaun
Cheslea
Chevelle
Chevone
Chevy
Cheyenne
Chilly
Chloee
Chloi
Chloie
Chontelle
Chyvon
Cialla
Cienna
Clauren
Cloe
Cobi
Cona
Coopa
Cortina
Coupe
Courtnee
Cristel
Cuda Force
Curacoa
Cyennah
D’Lilah
D’ne
Daffa
Daklan
Dakoda
Dakota
Dakota-Pheonix
Dallas
Danah
Danger
Dannika
Dan-yel
Danyella
Danyelle
Darcie
Darcoda
Darshan
Daylon
Dazhara
Decklyn
Deezel
Deja
Deklyn
Denyll
Denz’l
Destinee
Destiny-Rose
Dhakota
Diammond Sparckle
Diesel
Diezel
Dijon
Dillan
Dillon
Dimple
Dior
Dirtee
Djcynta
Djuke
Drifter-Cash
Druzai
Dujour
Dursley
Dustee
Dusty Rayne
Dymond
Eathen
Ebonni
Edenn
Eirriinn
Elease
Elektra
Ellanie-May
Elodie
Ember
EmmaLee
Emmalee
Emmasyn
Emmavieve
Enessa
Eren
Erlinda
Evo
Exavier
Eyzach
Fantasya
Feebee
Feebi
Felisha
Finette
Foxx
Frolic
Gage
Gaison
Genesis
Genisis
Genna
Graydon
Haegan
Haidyn
Haighleigh
Halee
Halen
Hani
Harisyn
Harlea
Harlee
Harleigh
Harley
Harli
Harmoni
Harrison
Harrisyn
Harvie
Harvie Che
Hathor
Haylaa
Hayleigh
Haze
Hendrix
Hippy
Holden
Hollee
Hudson
Huntah
Hunter Blade
Hurtle
Indea-Bleu
Indiana
Indikah
Indya
Indyanna
Irin
Isabellah
Isobelle
Issabella
Izacc
Izach
Izack
Izak
Iziyah
Jacey
Jack Daniel
Jacklean
Jacksen
Jadzia
Jaeger
Jaeson
Jaguar
Jahzara
Jahzara Alice Izabelah
Jai
Jai-zeke
Jakayla Jaye
Jakksyn
Jamarah
Jamiroquai
Janayah
Janeka
Jaq
Jarolme
Jarrahson
Jarynon
Jasaideez
Jaunelle
Jaxom
Jaxon
Jaxson
Jaxxon
Jaycen
Jaycene
Jayde
Jayden
Jaydenn
Jayge
Jayk
Jayke
Jayla
Jaylah
Jayleigh
Jay-mee
Jaymen
Jaymez
Jaymz
Jazabel
Jazmin
Jazzmyn
Jden
Jekope
Jemmah
Jeni-Fa
Jeremih
Jesika
Jesinta
Jessiika
Jessykah
Jett
Jettlyn
Jezycka
Jhamasyn
Jhett
Jhorja
Jinja
Joash
JoeBoi
Jonay
Jordyn
Jorja
Jorjah
Jorjha
Joshur
Jotham
Jovi
Justyn
Jyarna
Jyden
Jyssica
K’iaani
Kade
Kaden
Kadina
Kaedynce
Kahlea
Kahlua
Kahly
Kaiden
Kailah
Kailee
Kaine
Kaitee
Kalais
Kalani
Kallen
Kamahlee
Kameera
Kane
Karlii
Karrina
Karsan
Kash
Kason
Kaspa
Kassidy
Katelyn
Kateysha
Katishya
Katysha
Kaycee
Kaydee
Kaylaa
Kayle
Kaylee
Kayleigh
Kayley
Kaylum
Kaysahn
Kdn
Keanu
Keegie
Keeley
Keellii
Keetah Mae
Keian
Keighlyn
Keilee
KeiraLee
Keisha
K-Ell
Kennedi
Keonie
Kequila
Kerille
Keryl
Ketita
Keyarnie
Keyon
Khai
Khayleigh
Khayte
Khe Sanh
Kheanon
Khloe
Khobi
Khodii
Kholan
Khyal
Khyber
Kia Maria
Kiah
Kiarna
Kiarni
Kiarrah
Kif
Killem
Kimelle
Kitana
Klaneesha
Klowee
Koady
Kobie
Kolbee
Kolbhy-Jai
Kollah
Kollah-Jade
Koopa
Kortnee
Kory
Kowen
Kragen
Krisma
Kristapha
Kruze
Kryseteyen
Krystobelle
Kwenten
Kyah
Kyden
Kyeisha
 
Kymberleigh
Kynan
Kyra Zarli
Kyrsharni
Kyson
Kyteisha
Kyya
Lacy
Laiken
Laria
Lattrell
Laurah
Lavena
Layceeh
Lazarhys
Leeyanne
Leigh-Anne
Leighlani
Lei-Lani
Lerlinda
Lily-Rose
Lindita
Linkin
Linkon
LNE
Lockie
Locklan
Logon
Logyn
Lokhlan
Lucious
Lynlee
Lyrique
Macaela
Mackaylah
Mackennziee
Mackley
Macon
Macsim
Macushla
Madalyn
Maddalyn
Maddison
Maddisson
Maddisyn
Madisun
Madisyn
Maffew
Mai
Makayla
Makitalena
Maksymilian
Makyla
Makynli
Malakai
Maleeka
Maliq
Mallachi
Malleah
Mallee
Malona
Marrs
Maryse
Maschelle
Mathilda
Matika
Mattyray
Matylda
Maverick
Mavrik
Max-Ine
McKayla
McLaren
Meea
Melena
Melissah
Memphis
Mercedes
Mersaydees
Mheyson
Micaela
Micaylah
Michana
Mignonne
Mihaila
Mikaela
Mikailey
Mikayla
Mikaylah
Mikella
Mikhaila
Mikhayla
Milan
Miley
Minx
Minyon
Mirabel
Mishaley
Mishelle
Miskaela
Mitchyl
Mizty
MLE (emily)
Monaro Brock
Moneesha
Monishe
Montana
Montanna
Mykenzie
mykhal
Myki
Mylie
Myson
Mystique
Nafan
Nakeisha
Nakia
Narnia
Nashayleah
Nastasjia
Nayeli
Nayomey
Neo
Nevaeh
Nikohl
Noami
Notorious
Nox
Nyah
Nykarla
Nyoka
O’Shearnia
Oakley
Oardry
Ocean
Oii Niinjaa
Ondray
Onjalique
Opal
Optavia
Orianna
Ornree
Oroton
Oskah
Owasin
Ozcah
Pacey
Paeton
Paikea
Peyton
Phelicity
Phenyox
Pheonuh
Phoenix
Pistol
Porscha
Porschea-Grace
Porsha
Prada
Pricillia
Princess
Princ’ess
Q’Dell
Quade
Quenal
Quintynn
Rafferti
Rainii
Raphaelle
Rauri
Real
Rebel
Reef
Refinement
Reilly
Rennay
Revel
Rheid
Rhiley
Rhyannon
Rhyanon
Rhyleah
Rhylee
Rhyley
Rhylie
Rian
Ricca-Donna
Rickee
Rocket
Rogue
Royal
Royel
Royrie
Rybekkah
Rydan
Ryeli
Rylan
Rylee
Ryley
Rylie
Salacia
Salena
Sammual
Samuyl
Sanita
Saphron
Sapphire
Sareena
Sassica
Savannah
Saxon
Schapelle
Scheyzelle
Seanna
Senee
Seril-an
Sesimi
Seven
Shadeaux
Shae-leigh
Shaenequa
Shakara
Sham
Shamarna
Shanae
Shanaye
Shanelle
Shaniqua
Shan-iya
Shannae
Shannay
Shantaeya
Shantii
Shaqiel
Shaq-Kayla
Sharaya
Sharaz
Sharlet
Sharlieene
Sharlise
Sharn
Sharnara-Imogen
Shar-Neik
Sharnia
Sharnielle
Sharntelle
Shar-One
Shaunay
Shauntelle
Shayanne
Shayden
Shekinah
Shelloise
Shervena
Sheynelle
Shiarna
Shiraz
Shondell
Shontay
Shontel
Shyann
SiaDavid
Sienna
Sierra
Sierra-Leonie
Sindi
Skarlette
Skyee
Skyelah
Skyla
Skylah
Skylen
Slade
Sofie
Solita
Sophee
Speed
Spida
Stalin
Starr
Stealth
Stealth Wolfe
Stoli
Storm
Storme
Subrina
Sumher
Summah
Sundeigh
Swayde
Syanne
Sygonn Chaleece
T’Lea
Taelah
Tagen
Tahira
Tahleia
Tahli
Tahlianne
Tahlyn
Tahmykkha
Tahnee
Tahnee-Lee
Tahnika
Taio
Taiven
Takenhi
Takylah
Taleesha
Taleigha
Taleisha
Taliesin
Taliyah
Tallulah
Talon
Tamarli
Tameekah
Tameka-Jane
Tamika
Tammika
Tamyn
Tanaya
Taneesha
Tanicka
Tanika
Tannaya
Tanysha
Tarjge
Taryn
Tashana
 
Taya
Tayah
Taydon
tayha arcadia
Tayisa
Tayla
Taylah
Taylar
Tayluh
Tayte
Teak
Tearne
Teejay
Teighlor
Teila
Teinysha
Teizha
Tekayla
Tekelle
Tekyra
Teleah
Teleshia
Temeika
Tempress
Tenannah
Teneesha
Tenisha
Tennielle
Tennille
Tequila-Sunrise
Terahlee
Termicka
Tezzina
Thalia-Star
Thyler
Tiarn
Tiarna
Tiarne
Tiarney-Rae
Tiaska
Tiffanee
Tiffany Crystal
Tiffany Diamond
Tiger
Timiny
Tiphanee
Tomahawk
Torana
Torianna-Sharisse
Torren
Traevion
Trek
Treston
Trey-Rose
Trigger
Trinity
Trintie
Triyztan
Tuart
Tye
Tyenikah
Tyger
Tylah
Tyla-Jaydye
Tylarr
Tyleigh
Tylytha-Mae
Tynille
Tyreece
Tyriek
Tyzon
Valeciaa
Van
Vegas
Vienna
Viper
Vronique
Wynter
Xac
Xaiden
Xaike
Xakary
Xal (pronounced Crystal)
Xavia
Xianna
Xiantell
Ximena
Xoe
Xylia
Yasinta
Zaac
Zackery
Zaharli Indyanah Megg
Zahli
Zahrie
Zaiden
Zain
Zakary
Zali
Zamba
Zantasia
Zari
Zavier
Zavier Strong
Zaydan
Zaylee
Zaylen
Zeeden
Zefflyn
Zeldon
Zenifa
Zephyr
Zero
Zheeva
Zhen-nee
Ziaire Jaymz
Ziare
Zilyah
Zowe
ZowiMitchyl
Zye

Any and all names that are lifted from celebrities – i.e. Brooklyn, Romeo & Cruise.

4,661 responses

15 06 2012
They see me trollin'

My cousin named her daughter “Kaneisha”. She also refuses to use the “g” in any word with “ing” on the end so I think that deserves bogan status.

7 08 2012
john jopson

Imagine the ink we’d save if g was deleted, mind bogglin

9 05 2013
Nix

Surely that would be mind bolin

16 06 2012
KD

In school I knew a Karysma and my co-worker just named her daughter Elly-ette (pronounced Elliott). Pro-tip: If your spell checker underlines the name you want to name your baby, try again.

24 07 2012
Give Me Strength

I think you’ll find that kre8yv types scoff in the face of such slavery to convention.

Your co-worker is surely in the running for some sort of prize, ideally involving multiple family lobotomies in a secure facility of their choice.

18 06 2012
KLFH

A woman is up on manslaughter charges, her name is published.
A quick look on her facebook page reveals her children as jaydan-liam and shanay.
Both kids were present when the crime took place. Poor little bastards.

18 06 2012
Narelle

Is that the case where they killed the poor security guard last night? Typical bogan behaviour :o(

18 06 2012
Bananaman

Teyghan Stadelbauer, is listed as the general manager of the company, while Byankah Stadelbauer is listed as the Victorian sales manager

22 06 2012
maggienmollie

Tressica started at work today. Ugh.

http://maggiesmadmusings.blogspot.com.au/

30 06 2012
Anonymous

You forgot one of the most bogan names in all of history….. BAZZA!!!!

15 07 2012
Bogan spotter

Just saw a good one on news.com.au “Brittney-Ruby. A classic double whammy.

17 07 2012
Jimmy

Nikee, Tregan, Michelka, Beckaa, Vernesa

17 07 2012
brookemopolitan

Now you’re just naming personas from Australian reality TV shows.

In other news, how bloody awful was The Shite… sorry, The Shire?

24 07 2012
Give Me Strength

Trans-Tasman bulletin:

“Rocks, stones, bottles and shopping trolleys were hurled at police as an 18th-birthday party spiralled out of control.

Twins *** Rhythm and Heaven-Leigh Hartman *** decided to hold a joint 18th party, with two friends also celebrating birthdays, on Saturday night at their home in Rimu Rd. Rhythm posted an open invitation on Facebook.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7334460/Twins-birthday-bash-turns-to-chaos

The clever pun of Heaven-Leigh being obvious, perhaps Rhythm was in reference to a non-idiot-proof contraception method.

26 07 2012
Maya

happy to see my name is NOT on that list!

14 09 2012
Kate

My daughter is Maia, so I totally understand :)

31 07 2012
maggienmollieMaggie

Latiqua

6 08 2012
Peter Lewis

Shaye Should be there

6 08 2012
Tiggerfields

On a parenting forum recently I was appalled but highly amused by a bogette’s shrill assertion that Harlaquinn was both beautiful and unique. References to awful disfiguring skin diseases, scary clowns and bad romantic fiction notwithstanding.

10 08 2012
looweez1969

Do you have a link to this forum? Think I might like to visit for a little amusement … really, Harlaquinn??? Bad, bad, bad.

10 08 2012
James Hunter

I think, Looweez should get a gurnsey ?
In supermarket recently and “Braydeen” sounded awfull. spose as the mother sounded like a donkey it filled the immage ?

10 08 2012
looweez1969

LOL James Hunter …. my real name is actually spelt the correct way (Louise) but my username dates back to a long-ago friend’s address book – he was a very bad speller and had phonetically spelt my name as you see in my username. It entertained me greatly, and with the advent of the internet, it became my name for a number of places :p :p

10 08 2012
James Hunter

Figured it was something like that.
Within my family contacts I still call Kerosean “Kersone” because of the spelling on a tin of it in the garage of an old fellow I rented a flat from in the sixties !

10 08 2012
looweez1969

But if you’re giving gurnseys away, James….

10 08 2012
James Hunter

OK concider yourself “Gurnseied”
Quaint word for a jumper isnt it. Not used nearly as much as it used to be.

10 08 2012
James Hunter

Also was a “Jersey”
Now “aint that a cow ” !! ( as well.) as well.

7 08 2012
john jopson

Bazza is not a name it is an abbreviation, as in Gazza, Shazza and Wozza you fucking moron
Actually you are not a moron, i just put that there as a homage to boganness

16 08 2012
Yellow Tang

A friends ex just had a child she called Draegan surely that has to go on the list

17 08 2012
Wayne

Xaxon, pronounced Saxon – boy at my kid’s school.

17 08 2012
jenerators

what’s with the transgender names??? This week’s Hatches, Matches and Dispatches contains a girl named Charlie and another girl named Isadore (not Isadora).

12 09 2012
Lachlan

Wow. They spelled my name wrong, twice. -_-

13 09 2012
Scarlet

Thanks to the X-factor we have Briden-Starr

14 09 2012
Matt

A lot of the customers that come into work are complete and utter bogans. I’ve managed to discover some ridiculous names recently.

Driver
Sol-m (pronounced Solemn)
Derwick
Zon (apparently pronounced John)
Haideyn
Highdey
Johnythyn
Tommus
Karrot

The worst? Panadol. I think I actually threw up in my mouth a bit.

23 01 2013
Soph

Oh Matt I LOVE Johnythyn.

I have a daughter, Harriet, and get asked more often than I thought was ever possible if it’s spelt “Harryette.”?

14 09 2012
Campin'Cathy

Was Dakota-Pheonix spelled incorrectly on purpose? Or is it even more bogan to spell a place name incorrectly when using it as a baby name?

14 09 2012
Narelle Dawson-Humphreys

Panadol!?? Someone give me one!!

15 09 2012
LJR

Grance, Cree, Killen (…in the name of?) and ….. Jamaica Blue. Not even kidding.

19 09 2012
Monzta

Shinead- a terrible version of a beautiful Irish-Gaelic name;
Dominick

23 09 2012
Greyhemme

110% swear these are real:

Cheeky 1
Jayk0b (yes, with a zero, not an ‘o’)
sisters Molly, Polly, Holly & Lollie (why no ‘y’ for Lollie I have no idea)
Benjhamyn
Rascal
H
Victorya
Eclair
Trophy (a boy, and if only I could mention the surname)
and my fave…Adrain (yes, it was supposed to be Adrian).

Special mention to the Kiwis in the news a few years back who were denied by the authorities when they wanted to name their baby ‘4Real’. Their response was to name him ‘Superman’ but for all purposes would refer to him as 4Real anyway. Apparently it stemmed from their reaction when they saw the first ultrasound & realised that he was, you guessed it, ‘for real’…

24 09 2012
Billy

I once had the pleasure of hearing a women call out to her child who’s name was Thumper. I think I agree with most of those names on the list. But I never thought Macushla was a bogan name. More a traditional Gaelic name. Anything with an “ayden” on the end of a name is total white trash.

10 10 2012
scott ferguson

Hayden is the only exception here. Oh and I’ve got one. “Jessnick”. This poor bastard told his story in “thats Life” magazine a few years back (This mag is a wonderful treasure trove of bogan names) His parents best friends, Jes and Nick, were killed in a car accident just before his birth, so the idiots decided to make a living memorial top them. Oh the humanity….

26 09 2012
bornonbellstreet

Yeah well we can all make up or judge a name bogan I guess. Opinions opinions. Btw Ark Tribe is sooooooo far from bogan he makes y’all look like dipshits really. True story.

28 09 2012
Epponnee Ray

Diashia (Pronounced Dee asia), Destyn, Anastarshia.. Trayden, Indiana, Benjamen, Jarmen, Jezabel

2 10 2012
J.L.

Some I personally know of are
Savarna (What’s with the ‘r’?)
Aqualina
Capreece
Makayla
Dash
Arliyah
Diesel
Saffron

2 10 2012
hfw

I heard a mother call out to her son in the shops, ‘Eros, we’re going!’

7 10 2012
dear oh dear

i know someone who named her daughter, shy-ann … awful awful she is 2 years old and already has a pot belly …. so sad.

15 11 2012
You got that right

Thats the god of love right, Eros.

9 10 2012
gerrad callahan

The worst ive heard is ‘L-A’ … no not Los Angeles or EL-AY, but LA-DASH-A! no lie.

11 10 2012
STFU

All good bogan names, frequently popping up on caesarean lists in SW Sydney. However, Mathilda is not a bogan affectation of Matilda. Three correct, traditional spellings of this name are: Matilda, Mathilde and Mathilda.

My Daughter is called Mathilda. Mathilda is a variant of Hilda, along with Brunhilda, Gunhilda, and various other such outdated Teutonic names. I am most certainly not a bogan.

I will note that when she was born, one of the nurses at my hospital asked me how to spell it. I replied “Mathilda with an aitch (note: not “haitch”).”

The card duly arrived addressed to someone called “Matildah”. Up with that I shall not put.

Fun site otherwise.

11 10 2012
STFU

Excuse capital D in daughter. Typo.

16 10 2012
20 10 2012
Kate

I taught a Saviour, who we kept thinking was named Xavier and writing name tags accordingly until he corrected us. I think he was embarrassed.
I’ve also had a class with two Haydens and a Brayden.

21 10 2012
Penny

Credehnce was one I saw recently and at a friends’ school: Shar-a: pronounced Shar- DASH- a!! Yep- the dash is “said”!!!

22 10 2012
JamesK

When it doubt, just add an ‘e’ here and an ‘n’ here…

https://www.facebook.com/phoebee.jaynne

22 10 2012
Kate

I still think the kid who used to live across the street from me had it worse – she was Feebi

22 10 2012
Jane

You have no idea how many times I’m asked how do you spell that? My name is JANE!!!

23 10 2012
azziff

As an older parent, I’m seriously considering naming him/her ‘Cialis’ . My surname is Hunt so ‘Myke’ is definetly not on.

25 01 2013
Mike Henry

If only your surname was Green and you were blessed with a daughter so that you could name her Treeza!

24 10 2012
No hope left

I know of a girl name VELVET (spelt with capitals) and another named Kenya. There is nothing left to do but face palm

26 10 2012
thepomoslso

You forgot the classic Le-a (pronounced Ledasha) and XYZ (pronounced Zyce).

27 10 2012
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16 11 2012
Gimme_Strength

“Jeziah” (pronounced Jezz-I-ah) suitable for bogan bloke or sheila should be on this list. I know of one poor little bastard who was called this recently

7 12 2012
Brian

Torch

9 12 2012
Anon

Rider

20 12 2012
pink flamingo

Long list of (all female) names encountered in a year working in a sport in which it appears many bogans enrol their kids. There were more names, but many were already on this page.

Alaia
Aleesha
Alexandria
Birdee
Brisa
Cailley
Cashel
Erykah
Flynn
Jaide
Jayde
Kanesha
Karis
Kaylan
Keely
Kerisha
Kiri
Leelah
Logan
Lollee
Luana
Madelynne
Marie-Antoinette
Molera
Montanah
Nikkita
Nyssa
Regan
Sade
Safiya
Shakira
Shiira
Sophea
Taegen
Tahni
Takaylah
Tamsyn
Tatum
Tiahna
Tiara
Murphy
Tyrah
Waneeta

25 01 2013
Mike Henry

Albeit we are all having a bit of fun with this blog, I suspect that some of us are “taking the Mickey” a bit. You may be “trolling” here Pink Flamingo (in which case I have obviously taken the bait) but I have identified eight (8) legitimate given names in your list.

Maybe we need to be a little bit more wary of names and/or spelling variations that are unfamiliar to us. Our communities are becoming ever more culturally diverse, which will explain some names that seem to us to be a bit bogan.

For example, some thirty-five years ago I had hysterics when I heard a parent screaming out for Igor to stop doing whatever it was that he was doing. After all, who in their right mind would name their child after a character created for horror films? Was I in fact the one who was being a bogan in that situation?

8 05 2013
Nita

That last one is a personal favourite (and demon!). For heaven’s sake…it’s Juanita. I rarely meet someone with the same name but about 75% of them are spelled the bogan way!

27 12 2012
survivingschool75

I know an Indeeah and an Indiah. It seems bogans have never heard of an atlas…

29 12 2012
Janet

How about kristofor served me at KFC

2 01 2013
Marigold

I know a Jewellianna. Perfectly lovely name, perfectly awful way to spell it.

3 01 2013
Nelson Esq

I visited Ballarat recently and took my kids to the local swimming pool. A bunch of young kids (under 10) were being rowdy and calling each other ‘arsehole’. Found out their real names when their tattooed, toothless mother called out to them; Tyson, Kayden and Mercedes (pronounced Merthedeeths due to the lack of front teeth).

7 01 2013
Anne Chovi

My bogan sister in law named her kid Kaydyn. That kid is going to have to spell his name to people for the rest of his life!

7 01 2013
Cameron

Kazandrah for Cassandra seemed a straight forward bogan excercise in consonant substitution but when I came across Zymyn for Simon I was floored. Look mum, no vowels!

12 01 2013
Mike Henry

Does naming your daughter Charmagne cover both mis-spelling and bringing some class into your family (i.e. by means of referencing a most famous fancy drink)?

14 01 2013
15 01 2013
Charlotte

what about Jizzalya and Clarity

22 01 2013
daman

Precious

24 01 2013
looweez1969

If the child is from sub-Saharan Africa, Precious is not uncommon. If they are bogans ….. well, what can you say??

23 01 2013
Dorothy Brown

Waiting at a Centrelink office, a young mum lost sight of her son & was calling out “Atlas” where are you / use a map to find him i thought lol.

25 01 2013
Mike Henry

Atlas is in fact the name of the Titan who was condemned to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. It may not be often used as a child’s name in this day and age but is not really any different to naming your son Algernon or your daughter Boadicea.

23 01 2013
Louise

Would you believe “Grayss”? Because he bogans have actually done it.

24 01 2013
Jordan

Yolo

24 01 2013
Boguette

Troykus and Shay need to be added

25 01 2013
Kiwi

Jaaron. I just saw this on News.com under a photo of some kids in a flood in QLD. (His sibling’s name is Ryley – shock me!)

By the way Mike, unfortunately Abcd (pronounced “abbcidee”) really is a child’s name now as I know one personally and has to bite my tounge and not express my disgust when I asked what the new addition to the family was named. So shoot me or don’t shoot me, there are still parents out there who really are that dumb.

27 01 2013
KLFH

From today’s Sun Herald….
Twins Poppi and Zinzan

29 01 2013
Shell

A woman I am aware of recently gave birth to two precious (bogan) babies: Azulla (f) and Nzimiro (m) (pronounced: Zeemeerow; the N is silent, of course). If this wasn’t enough, I recently received bar service from a young man called Phred. I asked him the origin of the spelling of his name and he replied, “My parents are fucking stupid – why else?”. Good question, Phred! My heart goes out to Phred and these two children who will, inevitably, spend their lives spelling their names and explaining their origins, and probably (quite fairly) denouncing their parents’ intelligence in the meantime. I like to think that from this experience, these bogans, constantly frustrated by the pain their unique name has caused them, will break the chain and the next generation of bogan babies will be bestowed with normal, albeit “boring”, names, like Anne or Jack. Fingers crossed.

5 02 2013
Derek Fung

What about Michael Clark’s wife’s name? Kyly? That’s pretty bogan right there…

8 02 2013
Glen Muller

I once taught a kid named Aquestria. Poor girl.

8 02 2013
Rachel (Ray-chill?)

I’ve met a Feebee, Molei, Skylah and a little baby called Danger.

14 02 2013
jenerators

ok, I obviously read magazines that the rest of you don’t so I had to share this one with you all, from this week’s That’s Life, in the “What’s in a Name” bit: Zhyryll Krystynn. “Zhyryll was chosen after the name Cyril, which means strong, and Krystynn was chosen after the name Christine, which means follower of Christ.”

19 02 2013
Jane

Roar-ee instead of rorey, true strory

20 02 2013
Tilz

It made my day when I say Teleshia (my enemies name) , so bogan hehe

20 02 2013
Tilz

Also, I actually know of a family whose kids are called Mercedes, Cedar, Reyne & VESPA. Seriously? …

22 02 2013
Axle

I don’t care how good the Ford was, do not call your daughter Shelby (also appears as a character in Mills & Boon novel).

26 02 2013
Fifi

From yesterday’s SMH – a pregnant woman caught in the north coast floods couldn’t get to hospital so had the baby at home. The poor little sprog’s name? – Sabre.

28 02 2013
RecoveringBogan

Braya
They made it up after they passed by Bay Rd on the way home from the prenatal check up. Good enough reason to me. *snort*!

6 03 2013
Damien

lol @ Cody not being in here

6 03 2013
Eliza

Goodness me, when you said they’d called the child “Braya”, I presumed you meant she’d given birth to a foal; horses “bray”, so one who brays would therefore be a horse (or donkey, for example). See http://www.videoblocks.com/videos/details/horse-bray-sound-effect/

8 03 2013
Beeky

Heard “Jagger” hollered out across all twelve of the supermarket’s aisles the other day. Yeah thanks for that.

8 03 2013
Emma

“Bodhi” seems to be appearing quite frequently in my Facebook news feed lately courtesy of my bogan friends.

8 03 2013
Greg

Just had a “Kayden” visit our office. I think it was male.

11 03 2013
fdsfsdfsd

bay-marie

15 03 2013
boganmum

Irish guy in the birthing unit reads aloud a card on a crib: ‘She-von’, there is a name you don’t hear much these days. Mother’s reply ‘ I thought it was ‘Cy-oh-baan’ (Siobhán)

16 03 2013
Katie

I think this could be the motherlode.

Found this pic on Twitter: http://www.news.com.au/national-news/move-over-epponnee-rae-diammond-sparckles-in-town/story-e6frfkw0-1225820291079

… announcing that one Brinessa Martin ‘is proud to announce the birth of her beautiful daughter and 12 child, Passion Brinessa Ajayla Quinarlee’

… which apparently illustrates an article in today’s Daily Telegraph: http://www.news.com.au/national-news/move-over-epponnee-rae-diammond-sparckles-in-town/story-e6frfkw0-1225820291079

Among Passion’s siblings are Diammond Sparckle Zedekeyah Lilly Ann (“I thought it was a pretty name,” [Ms Martin] said. “Everyone loves diamonds and they are sparkly so it sort of fitted. We just added a couple of letters to the name so it would be a bit different.”), Brandi Shyla Molly Robyn, Indego Raindrop Sapphire, and the relatively normal Cruz Richard.

18 03 2013
scott ferguson

The horror…..the horror……

24 03 2013
looweez1969

Ahem – ANNOUNCEMENT!! Brinessa Martin (mother to Diammond Sparckle Zedekeyeh Lilly Ann, Brandi Shyla Molly Robyn, and Indigo Raindrop Sapphire, has, this month given birth to baby number 12 …. Passion Brinessa Ajayla Quinatee. Brinessa “devised the younger girls names using verses of poetry, an iPhone name-generating app, and a love of adding letters.”. Well, clearly.

Here’s a link: http://www.smh.com.au/national/out-of-fashion-once-more-with-passion-20130323-2gmem.html ……..

And here is another one: http://media.smh.com.au/system/ipad/this-little-passion-makes-12-4128484.html

24 03 2013
looweez1969

Brinessa Martin has had a 12th child ….Passion Brinessa Ajayla Quinatee Martin joins Diammond Sparckle Zedekeyah Lilly Ann, Indigo Raindrop Sapphire, and Brandi Shyla Molly Robyn, and eight other siblings. Brinessa “devised the younger girls names using verses of poetry, an iPhone name-generating app, and a love of adding letters.

The full horror is available here: http://www.smh.com.au/national/out-of-fashion-once-more-with-passion-20130323-2gmem.html

27 03 2013
Stop it from breeding moarrr

OMFG!!!

27 03 2013
Cael

I’m surprise to see some french name in this list!

28 03 2013
Mark Henry

The start of the AFL season has reminded me of Danyle (apparently pronounce Daniel) and his brother Clancee, now both playing for the Fremantle Football Club.

2 04 2013
Old Fashioned

This just in. A workmate has a son Connaire (Connor), and in Service Tas on the weekend was a Shkyla, who was being shouted at by her mum (wasn’t doing anything bad at all really, don’t know why her mum was so mad!)

5 04 2013
FunkyMadOne

I’m still waiting for Bonquisha-Charise. Anyone have a currently unnamed baby?

5 04 2013
Deirdre

I work at a paediatric hospital. Here are our memorable ones for the last few months: Kaihdyn, Slayter, Zayviar, Jazalena, Shrayden, Zahlia, Latrell, Natalyiah, Camryn, Genie, Drayce, Brayton, Dyson, Ryder, Duston, Jorjia, Calym, Darbi, Jacksyn, Zyon, Sabre, Kalhah (Carla?), Rhyleigh, and Majenta. Glorious, the lot of ‘em.

16 04 2013
Mark Henry

I don’t know whether I should be amused, bemused or befuddled!

To be fair to the rest of us Deirdre, if this list of names is real rather than imagined, you should also list the region that your hospital services so that we have a fair and reasonable chance of giving it a very wide berth.

7 04 2013
MandyC

I heard of a case one time where a junky scum couple called their child “Fruity Lexia”. She ended up changing it to “Alexia”

7 04 2013
Ken

I heard a bogan yell out to its kid what I thought was “Eli”. Turns out the kid’s name was “Eagle-Eye”……now here is one reason some people should NOT be allowed to breed.

12 04 2013
Countryboy

I’ve always liked Candida for a girl .

16 04 2013
Katie

Apparently there is a contestant on the US X Factor named J’Sun. Yeah, it’s pronounced ‘Jason’. Kill me now.

26 04 2013
Ricardo Hernandez

there are two kids at my old school with the names Jaxon and Jaxson and they were your stereotypical bogan.

2 05 2013
6 05 2013
QueenofCups

Cailin is easily the worst bogan name (pronounced like “wailin'”, only with a “C”). Every time I hear it I think “Wailin’ Cailin”.

Other bogan names….
1) Anything rhyming with Aiden (Brayden, Jayden, Kayden).
2) Anything deliberately spelt wrong (Ohliveyah pronounced “Olivia”). Spell it correctly, incorrect spellings are not unique or exotic, merely stupid.
3) Any brand name (Porsche, Maserati, Chanel, Dior, Jack Daniels, Kahlua).
4) Any celebrity or sporting rip-off (Brock Peter).
5) Stripper names.
6) Anything you have made up yourself because it sounded “pretty” (Xoradicea, Fioradi, Tirabelli).
7) Ridiculous puntuaction additions (Ti’ana).
8) Anything distinctly cultural when you are NOT from that culture and have no good, sentimental reason for naming your baby that.
9) Deliberate attempts at unique or exotic names (your baby is not unique – unless it is an alien hybrid, then feel free to give it a unique name).
10) Excessively long names (Sophia Madeleine Ava Grace Magdelena Noelle – Birthday cards are a nightmare with this child).
11) Anything spelt normally with a bizarre pronunciation (Oliver pronounced “Olly-vy-er” – it sounds almost like “voyuer” at the end)

8 05 2013
NaomiS

i work in property – i recently had a transfer to “Kay-T” – for some strange, unknown bogan reason, this name was not pronounced “Katie”, “Kate” or even “Kay dash tee” as may be supposed. Some idiot decided that this ridiculously bogan name had to have an even more bogan pronunciation ‘Kite”

How on earth did they come up with that???

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