From Shazza to Shardonay, it’s no secret that Australian’s are pretty good at coming up with bogan baby names.
But just when we thought the list of unusual monikers was starting to run a little dry, author Sabrina Rogers-Anderson has collected the best of the worst in her new book, The Little Book of Bogan Baby Names.
With appearances from the likes of Jack Daniel, Jaguar and Prada, baby name expert Rogers-Anderson explains that humour was the motivation behind her latest project, which includes more than 200 listings and their meanings.
“Most readers have taken my bogan musings as they were intended – a good-natured laugh,” she said.
“We all have a bit of bogan in us that needs to be celebrated. Truth be told, I can’t help but like some of these names just a little bit.”
Other popular bogan names included in the book are Nicomachus, Harleen and Braelyn, with other creative listings like Wynter, Rebel and Nashayleah also making the cut.
According to Rogers-Anderson, Aussie’s love naming their children after places or things such as Vegas, Sierra-Leonie, Khe Sanh and Narnia. And in some cases, the names are variations of more traditional monikers, just with different spelling and pronunciation, for example; Tamika written as Tahmykkha or Tameekah.
Long names with excess letters are also common, like Alycesaundra, Torianna-Sharisse, Jhamasyn and Mackennziee.
But perhaps the most bogan of all are those that are a combination of crowd favourites, such as J’Zayden, which is a mix between Jayden and Zaiden.
This article originally published on New Idea.