2016's best bogan baby names

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'Made up' names such as Jathon, Daxon, and Enivid feature on this year's list. Photo / Getty
'Made up' names such as Jathon, Daxon, and Enivid feature on this year's list. Photo / Getty

Before you jump on board and name your child Oliver or Olivia - 2015's most popular names - why not consider what the "bogan" world has to offer?

Beautiful, Blade, Younique and J'Zayden are all popular picks according to the annual list of best bogan baby names, first created by mother Sabrina Rogers-Anderson in 2014.

The initial list created controversy when it was first published, but as Rogers-Anderson wrote on Kidspot: "I believe we all have a bit of bogan in us that we should embrace and celebrate.

"In that spirit, I present to you the 2016 edition of my best bogan baby names list."

• Scroll down for the full list

The top name for bogan boys this year is Aryan, which the list's creator describes as historically awkward, citing Hitler's "Aryan race".

"The one completely acceptable exception is if you're from Iran, where it's a popular name meaning "warrior", she adds.

Blade comes in second for boys. Rogers-Anderson decides you may as well name your child Shotgun, Machete, or Nunchucks.

She takes particular exception to "made up names" such as Daxon, and "boganised" interpretations of classic names such as Jason being tweaked to Jathon.

For girls, Beautiful made the top of the list. Spelled correctly, unlike Kyly, Truely, and Younique, Rogers-Anderson only hopes children bestowed such a name are in fact blessed in the looks department.

Combination names are also considered classically bogan. This year Cheryl and Geraldine have come together to create Cheryldine. As have Jayden and Zaiden, united by an apostrophe to make J'Zaiden.

Here's the full list of 2016's best baby bogan names:

Boys

Aryan
Blade
Brogan
Daxon
Izaak
Jathon
J'Zayden
Khodii
Macsen
Zabryn

Girls

Beautiful
Braelyn
Cheryldine
D'Nyell
Ever
Enivid
Kyly
McKyla
Truely
Younique

- nzherald.co.nz

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