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'Jack', 'Olivia' top 2007's most popular names for Victorian babies

thecheers.org    2008-01-02 11:36:01    

Melbourne, Jan 2 : It looks like Australians have quite a fixation with the names 'James' and 'Olivia', for the titles have topped the popularity list for Victorian newborns in 2007, for the fourth year in a row. Across Victoria, 613 baby boys were named Jack, followed by Thomas, William, Joshua, Lachlan, James, Ethan, Noah, Oliver and Benjamin, in popularity.
It looks like Australians have quite a fixation with the names 'James' and 'Olivia', for the titles have topped the popularity list for Victorian newborns in 2007, for the fourth year in a row.
Across Victoria, 613 baby boys were named Jack, followed by Thomas, William, Joshua, Lachlan, James, Ethan, Noah, Oliver and Benjamin, in popularity.

Among girls, Olivia was the most popular girls name after 478 girls were named after it.

Olivia was followed by Ella, Mia, Emily, Isabella, Charlotte, Chloe, Sienna, Lily and Jessica.

Famous brands like - Diesel, Mercedes, Armani and Chanel also entered the list of baby names.

Celebrities too, left an impression on parents, with Lleyton and Bec Hewitt's daughter's name Mia coming third in the names list.

Hollywood star Sienna Miller's Christian name came in at number eight, while Seth and Summer, both characters on a popular television show, were given about 100 times each.

"Of course that replaces the old tradition of Kylie and Jason in the 80s," News.com.au quoted Helen Trihas, registrar of the Victorian Registry for Births, Deaths and Marriages, as saying.

"I think there was only about six Jasons (born) in the last two years," she added. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI

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