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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.
|Jahzara Alice Izabelah|
|Xal (pronounced Crystal)|
|Zaharli Indyanah Megg|
Any and all names that are lifted from celebrities – i.e. Brooklyn, Romeo & Cruise.
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These names are a cry for help, people. Where’s your humanity??
my daughters name is tahnee she is 30 yrs old now .her name comes from American indian so if this is a bogan list tell all the American Indians they are bogans.these sites are put up so people get a kick out of them …….theres names on there that are someones mother ? would you call your mother a bogan? or your mates?……..think about it ….put your brain into gear before you move your mouth………..scott is a common name
I’m Native American, and have no idea what “tahnee” is about. Sounds like some deep bullshit, and anyhow, what connection do you have with Native Americans? Any? The fact you don’t but went for a pretend Native name is about as Bogan as it gets.
really comon.. what about this poor kid ‘Tequila-Sunrise’ im sure this wasnt a American Indian… more like a last minute decision, where they couldn’t think of anything and just picked the name of their last drink… which they prob had while giving birth! HA
If you are an American, that’s OK. If not, you are a bogan. Of what possible cultural relevance is giving an Australian child a native American Indian name? Admit it, You ARE a bogan. Sadly Tahnee (yes with a capital T) may become a bogan too. I have a nephew, named after a 60s sitcom character who has named his kids after a street his wife used to live in and an American State. I am sure that all those bogans out there who name their kids after Ameican presidents, (Taylor, Madison, Jackson etc) have no idea that they are American presidents. As stated on the home page, self-awareness is not a bogan characteristic. Embrace the fact that you are a bogan, sip a bundy and coke and just get over it,
So “peter kelly” now that it’s been proven that your daughters name has no connection at all to Native American culture whatsoever do you feel like a massive wanker/idiot/ignoramus ( select as applicable ) & do you feel that you have given your child an adequate start in life by saddling her with another monstrous name. Reflect upon that & if by some miracle she breaks free from the shackles of her bogan family she will surely change her name to something normal.
I think Greyeyes has done a fine job of discrediting you, it is common knowledge that bogans try to give exotice names to their spawn and make a complete hash of it, face it, your a bogan, the very fact your defending bogan women who mispell their kids names confirms your place in the bogan world. bogan bogan bogan!
Oh come on now Max, bagging bogans is just a bit of fun but honestly, if you are going to be so stridently boorish about it you should at least disguise your own bogan-ness by using correct spelling and punctuation!
Tahnee is a corruption of Tawny of old English origin.
Wow Peter, I can’t believe the nasty replies you got about your daughter’s name. I agree with you. There are too many haters on this site! People are really angry and defensive. Why?
Bit of public parenting going on in Bunnings tonight. Mum’s death-squeal filled the entire hectare of store: ‘D’Artagnan! D’Artagnan! Where the f*ck are you ya little c*nt! Get ‘ere, now. D’Artagnan’. I felt like David Attenborough, creeping down the aisle, looking for the tell-tale tramp stamp. I was not disappointed.
HAHAHA This made my day
I work at Bunnings. I can confirm this to be a daily occurrence.
Never admit on this website that you work at Bunnings. This website is for hate speech against people who work at Bunnings. It is based on the idea that there are superior people who are non-bogans and inferior people who are bogans.
OH which Bunnings, please telll….
Sounds like Franga, I’ll be there tomorrow for a repeat performance.
Here come the anti-vaccination freaks
The print version of this article mentioned a little girl called Nimawai.
That article is propaganda designed to manipulate bogans.
New one: Aaleyah
Poor kid at the park called Coda. “As in music?”, I asked in bewilderment. Well, yes – but mother bogan just liked the sound of it. Just as well she didn’t like the sound of, say, gangrene. Or moron.
And then there’s Kviiilin, evidently a real name – and pronounced Caitlyn, in case you’re wondering. Think about it….
That is realy Kool !!
Maybe she could have called the “spawn”; “Ihaveastupidmum” pronunced “Ivastumunn” ? ? ?
Or Muy mum is a dum ass?
pronunced Mumaduss ie mum ah duss ??
repetitive pain inflicted slowmo from the middle ages
Well done Luke. That second one is mildly clever, although, on the basis that a fair dinkum bogan would never be bright enough to work something like that out, I strongly suspect that you have come up with it, whether it be your own construction or the result of a group effort!
Cross my heart I didn’t invent that, though I’d have been quite pleased with myself. A friend told me that a doctor had a patient named Kviiilin. Imagine explaining that all your life.
I’ll accept you explanation Luke, although it does sound a bit “urban myth-ish” if I may say so. Similar to a workmate of mine who insisted that a friend of his brother dated a girl named Theresa Green!
i went to school with a theresa green (nickname twiggy)
I was at Pimlico High School in Townsville in the mid to late 70’s with a girl named Theresa Green. She was in my class for 2 years & a boy a few years older than me was Richard Head. If you called him Dick chances are he would have punched you. Better yet my nephew was living with someone called Cheryl Moana Maree for a few years. Parents in NQ are a cruel bunch.
I can vouch for the unfortunate name of Kviiilin (yes, “Catlin”). I had a paediatric patient come in a few months ago with the name and I was flabbergasted when I heard the correct pronunciation!
Scott no friends!!
Yeah so what if I call my mother a bogan. Her name is Kristal she is way old school.
She drinks Malibu & diet coke & bangs Peter Jackson super milds.
She’s heaps classy & that, still fits into her black shiny Smile Jeans she got when we was livin in Christies Beach and she was goin out wiv Mick the President of the Hells Angels in South Aussie
Bogans are the new bourgeoisie u do gooder
Mrs hanibal today came across this iteration of Cougar
Glad I do not have a blind date with that one . Maybe that is what blind date means .
My ex-high school music teacher has a cake-making business which she manages at home and her facebook page showcasing all her work for children’s parties is a treasure trove of names. So far, we have:
Birthday cookies for ‘Aydin’
Bumblebee cookies for ‘Ayman’
A big pink cake for ‘Ariyanah’
Cookies for ‘Alara’, which are similar to the ones for ‘Asya’
Train shaped cookies for ‘Kaysan’, as well as a three-tiered, 30kg cake topped with a blue train
The worst part? All of those sweet treats are for the birthday boy/girl’s FIRST birthday. Her clientele’s poor choice of baby’s names aside, my teacher makes amazing cakes….
I think you will find that names like Aydin, Asya and Alara are actually legitimate Turkish names.
A point that I have made previously; beware of showing your own ethnocentricity and bigotry by labelling as “bogan” names that are simply of a different cultural heritage rather than “made up”.
Ayşe is very Turkish but I’ve not encountered Asya over there.
Aydin is a very normal, common boys name inTurkey.
The kid was quite likely a Turk.
In 1940 the Turkish ambassador In Moscow went under the name
Ryda, Havok, Axel, Pippa
Pippa isn’t too bad. It’s been a nickname for Phillipa forever.
Axel is also a common European name (only butchered by Axl Rose). But Havok is particularly revolting. I’m only glad they didn’t start with “Wreaking”, although any mis-spelling of THAT word would be “Reeking Havok”…..
and when baby Havok cries, the parents are unlikely to be quoting Shakespeare and saying “Cry Havoc! and let loose the dogs of war!”
Let ‘slip’ the dogs of war – if you are going to quote him…..
I have a little boy next door to me named Havek, if they had another boy the dad wanted to name him Kaos. Of course he did!
If you have no cultural references from history, the arts and literature etc some names eg Pippa, Axel, Aymen (popular name in the Middle East) etc etc and many on this site may sound made up therefore bogan.
Once at the Food Hall at Rockhampton Shopping Fair, a bogan mother was having trouble with her son’s behaviour and she was screaming “Jayden! Jayden!”
When that didn’t work, she yelled at her daughter to “Stop him, Mikalya!”
Ahh Jayden….a bogan favourite.
A girl I went to school with has a Jada (girl) and Marlowe (boy). Clearly they were going for literary cachet with the latter, and plain old Christopher would never suffice.
It could be worse, I suppose, but jamming it up against Will Smith’s swinging Scientologist droid-wife makes for a pretty bumpy ride.
US Marine, named for his father. I swear by god, I’m not kidding.
Brax or Braxton – thanks primarily to the juggernaut that is “Home and Away”. I suspect the bogan is blissfully unaware that they actually have named their bogan offspring – rather ironically – after what is a medical term associated with pregnancy………
The medical term Braxton Hicks was named for Dr Braxton Hicks in 1872
You list ‘Vienna’ but not ‘Paris’ ?
Xzethan Bobby-Star. And his younger sibling Xzander. I kid you not. Sunshine Coast, Qld. I know their Aunt.
And the girl I met who wanted to name her daughter Chandelier because it sounded pretty, but thankfully listened to her (also bogan) mother who informed her it was a light fixture… “Oh, I guess I shouldn’t then. She’ll probably get teased hey?” Duh. Y’think?!
Some parents can be so cruel. When we chose our childrens names we chose name that would fit both the adult and child. I didn’t see Montaya. Friends of my son chose this name for their bub.
what a closed minded ignorant bitch.
My son had a classmate called Ice. Maybe the siblings were called Earth, Wind and Fire?
You get them all in a room together and suddenly, Captain Planet!
Derdre(dr Dre), Doofus,
Shad is a bad one!
Why is the name Hudson a bogan name?
Look at what happened to Rock Hudson
Because Hudson is a surname, and surnames as first names are usually bogan.
if you have to ask, you are probably a bogan.
Just got tolg this person was joining our training session – Feeyonah (Fiona)
First grandchild..Makeeta Lyly
Mothers name..Jenendra. I know, but she was from Tasmania originally
I honestly don’t think the parents think long term when naming their baby something ‘out there’. Kids are by nature horrible to one another & a peculiar name is just the start of teasing/bullying. My favourite bogan name came via a story I heard on the radio a few years ago on Amanada Keller’s show about a couple who’d just given birth & the midwife asked for the baby girl’s name.
‘ Caros-o-nay’ came the reply. When asked where that had come from the mother proudly said they’d been in Bunnings & seen it there & liked it. The midwife asked for her to spell it … K e r o s e n e. I still laugh about it now.
Pure gold Mrs C. Don’t care if it is one day determined to be nothing more than urban myth. (adopts Simpsons comic book pose) Best. Bogan Name Story. Ever.
And they’re just the ones being rejected…. Slipping through the cracks are; Sharron, Siobahn, & Nethanial.
Siobahn is a perfectly classic Irish name.
When pronounced how it’s meant to be, not ‘sye-oh-barn’
A former patient of my dad’s: Pagan
As a teacher of 30 years i am sure i have had all of those in my classes..latest lot are the “- ” kids… A-a, K-an, pronounced Adasha and Kadashan….omg + and the stupid twits that name their kids Ebony White and and Teressa Green… and yes i taught these kids..they are real.
I have a Monet (as spotted on facebook, when her mum was asking what scholl to send her to). FYI this is a girl’s name (apparently)
Kids from the one family … Tahlia, Nikea, Shaylah & Jyron. Another family .. Zia & Dexx.
I know a child named
Hospitals are treasure troves for all the bogan name gems out there. Some of my recent favourites are:
Shakira-Lateesha (yes, it was hyphonated)
…and his sibling
And my personal favourite, Uknique. Pronounced, yep you guessed it, “Unique”. When conversationally asked about her child’s name, the (teenage) mother explained she really liked the silent ‘k’ to make the name more unique!
Oh my gosh, these names are much better than your everyday boring ones? Sue, Paul, John, Frank, Rebecca, Julie, Matthew, Mark- DANIEL Blah blah blah!! Fair enough North west is f**ked up but this list has some pretty nice- individual names.
Here’s one yes only one, Lucian Allan
Another spelling of a common one…McKayla. Must be the Scottish variant. She’s in my class…I’m a teacher. I also have Tasanee and Kyeshia.
new arrival just announced on my facebook…
gotta say, I though they were taking the piss, but alas, no.
Got this sent to me yesterday. The person who named their baby girl “Sanity” clearly has a mental disorder. What will the person who named their baby girl “Thinn” call the next few spawn? Thinner? Thinnest? What if the next one is Phat, which didn’t make the list??
Zhaiden. But would you expect anything more from a 16 year old bogan princess for a mother?
Milly Monkeygirl, you just dont get it do you? you are part of the problem.
River Anaya is my friends babies name. I have a niece called skylah from my sister and rogue from my brother. My husbands brothers kids are jason raine, freedom lee, and andre james. I think most of these names are uniqe and pretty creative
Your spelling of “unique” is also unique – must run in the family.
Just looking at the top baby names from 2012.
Surnames as first names (e.g. Cooper) as so common now as to barely qualify as bogan.
There are a few nicknames-as-proper-names, like Charlie and Archie. Does Jack count?
The only definitively Bogan boy name in the top 50 was Jaxon.
Most bogan top-50 girl name in Australia for 2012 would be Savannah, but at least they spell it properly. 🙂
P.S. – how did I miss Jayden at #33?
I once knew a Jaxon… terrible name. i am korean-australian and i even know that name is bogan name. Then also know a Rebyl. and i even come across a Jayeson at my daugher school I dont understand why these parents make their kids become rejected by giving them bad names. I think (Jackson, Rebel and Jason are good if spelled normal) but i prefer to have the traditional names like Thomas, Samuel, Benjamin etc
How is Cruz not on that list?
Some of the names on your list are actually old, classic names. Achilles comes from Greek mythology, Ashleigh/Ashlee is from old English, Bastien has been known as a European variant of Bastian for hundreds of years, Trinity had religious significance long before The Matrix, just to mention a few. It appears that many of these ‘bogan’ names are simply names that you don’t happen to like.
Very true and a couple are names that are foreign too, like Elodie is actually French, I wouldn’t of known except for French class..and this isn’t right because it doesn’t have the proper apostrophe but still..I get what someone could say about someone who has no French in them or anything going with that..and also Noamie, is not French because the french spelling is Noemie..plus an apostrophe there are definitely a lot of ignorant people out there though
saw a birth announcement the other week for a “Velvet Horizon” – her older sister’s name is Winter Rose.
Kerosene (pronounced kerrosseny)
Noice touch that is pronouncing endings with ‘e’ as a ‘y’. Have noticed this before and still don’t get it?
Siblings to follow: Turpentine (Turrpentiny) and Metholated
My girlfriend is called Taleah (Prounced Ta-leah) and her brother is Talon. Their father is colloquially known as Thommo (a shortening of their last name).
Ahh phonetics. Mindless twitery of the bogue. Tahlia ta-leah tayliaaaaa all remind me of gentalia. But more shockingling i actually know a Gemma Taylor. Good grief she was ridiculed, but not as much as her idiot mother. She ended up going by her middle name Chantalle, which is another story.
Omg- i know one too. took a while, but said slowly. What a shocker!
I know a family with a Logan, Xander and Aleric. I’ve also know a Skylar, Inaya, Cheyenne, Van, Kudra, Tarnika, and Keisha.
Cheyenne is fine if pronounced correctly. It’s American Indian. If spelled like Shanay or something, that’s when it’s bad.
I recognise several absolutely legit names on your list –
Abercrombie (Scottish boy’s name – sort of famous composer is named this)
Aron (Scandinavian spelling of biblical boy’s name Aaron)
Bastien (French, Scandinavian boy’s name – variant of Bastian)
Blu (Italian girl’s name – means blue – pron. bloo)
Boadicea (Celtic girl’s name – this is the Latinised form)
Brock (English boy’s name – means badger)
Charlot (French boy’s name)
Charmain (English boy’s name – usually spelled with an ‘e’ at the end)
Cloe (Spanish spelling of Chloe)
Eren (Turkish boy’s name – means saint)
Elektra (Greek girl’s name – from mythology)
Hani (Arabic boy’s name – means happy)
Hathor (Kemetic i.e. Old Egyptian girl’s name – from mythology)
Katelyn (Irish girl’s name – Anglisised form of Caitlín)
Keanu (Hawaiian boy’s name)
Keisha (African-American girl’s name)
Kia (Swedish girl’s name – dimin. of Kristina)
Kory (Anglisised form of Scandinavian boy’s name Kåre – means curly-haired)
Lavena (Romanian and anglisised form of Roman girl’s name Lavinia – from mythology)
Lockie (Scottish boy’s name – dim. of Lachlan)
Mathilda (Scandinavian spelling of old pan-Germanic girl’s name Matilda – means battle strength)
Mercedes (Spanish girl’s name from Christian Virgin Mary title ‘Maria de las mercedes’ i.e. Mary of mercies)
Mikaela (Scandinavian girl’s name from hebrew/biblical boy’s name Mikha’el – pron. mee-ka-EH-la – means who is like god)
Milan (Slavic/East-European boy’s name – pron. MEEL-lan)
– these are only the names I happen to *know* (did you say name nerd…?), and I’m not even halfway through the alphabet…
Thanks Lin, how right you are! Please remember that a lot of people need to have someone to point at and laugh, and in this forum there are many fingers pointed back at the haters who are unable to deal with anything out of their own range of normal. They are unable to even use google before firing off a comment on a name. The intolerant consider themselves better than the humble Bogan, but become more laugh-worthy than their intended target!
History has taught us many things and all names in history had a first use somewhere. Some last and others are like desert flowers, blooming for but a day. Enjoy the colours of the display!
Fantastic. My four-year-old grand daughter, Mathilda, has been immersed in Norse and other myths. When she attended a Viking display, she was sad the defeated combatant didin’t really die, ‘cos then she would have seen the Valkyries. This kid is battle ready.
these aren’t bogan names. they’re black names. what sort of website is this?
NOT BLACK NAMES AT ALL. they are names that fuckwit Aussie create for the junkie kids they have
Here are a few from the Albury-Wodonga region: Jasn, Pheonix (yes, misspelled like that!), Morpheus, Suede, Summah, Wintah, Sharelle, Ahlani, Nyah…I am sure there are more if I think about it 🙂
Please don’t think about it!!
Nyah is actually a town in that area, isn’t it? Better than Paris, etc
Aliens are indeed among us. They have been biding their time, masquerading as humans, for some time now, but they give themselves away because THEY CAN’T SPELL.
Don’t forget those inspired by bogans’ favourite shows/movies!
My personal favourite is ‘Khaleesi’, from Game of Thrones, which, incidentally, isn’t even the character’s name, but rather her title. Good bogans don’t worry about distinctions like that.
I guess we are being mean for picking on some of these names but I can always remember my sister when she heard these sorts of names “the poor child will spend it’s whole life spelling that!” My sister was a teacher so she came across odd names a lot.