A SAMPLE taken from the register of all births has shown that while some names will always be popular, there’s a new trend towards tradition when it comes to babies.
A search of a sample of 365 babies born in the first six months of this year showed that Oliver, last year’s most popular boy’s name as calculated by McCrindle research, had kept its number one position. However, gone was last year’s favourites Jaxson (or derivatives), Jack, Lucas and Alex, which means they could be on the way out.
And for the girls, last year’s number one Olivia was nowhere on the top 10 in the sample, nor were Sofia/Sophia, Sophie, Chloe and Emily. Top girls names were Ava, Dakota and Evelyn.
The sample, taken from names chosen on the Redcliffe Peninsula, could be indicative of rising trends.
Baby name trends 2016
*Sample population from Births, Deaths Marriages Register, Queensland.