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    Weird question...Australia

    This is something I noticed.

    Why do Australians have similar names like Americans.....Brett, Dean, Rob, Matt and is so far away
    But the UK has much different type names like Ian, Simon etc....and a lot closer.

    Just seems the 2 countries that are closer would have more similar names than the 2 countries so far apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    This is something I noticed.

    Why do Australians have similar names like Americans.....Brett, Dean, Rob, Matt and is so far away
    But the UK has much different type names like Ian, Simon etc....and a lot closer.

    Just seems the 2 countries that are closer would have more similar names than the 2 countries so far apart
    I think Australia is more like the US than the UK in attitudes etc... maybe that's why. Both the US and Aussie have quite outgoing confident people... whereas UK is quite conservative and this is reflected in people's names?

    In saying that... still plenty of Brett, Dean, Rob, and Matts in the UK... maybe less Bruce's and Sheilahs though... 55
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    When I was born here in Aust, most of the boys were named after the Apostles or Saints......as it should be 5555
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    This is something I noticed.

    Why do Australians have similar names like Americans.....Brett, Dean, Rob, Matt and is so far away
    But the UK has much different type names like Ian, Simon etc....and a lot closer.

    Just seems the 2 countries that are closer would have more similar names than the 2 countries so far apart
    They like their movies and pop stars, I bet that there are thousand's of Kylie's 55555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    When I was born here in Aust, most of the boys were named after the Apostles or Saints......as it should be 5555
    Like me, Peter... Boy have I strayed 555
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    Here in SA using the fathers name, especially for the eldest son is very popular in the Afrikaans community.

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    Top 10 baby names around the world 2013 - BabyCentre

    Australia

    Girls' names
    Charlotte
    Ava
    Chloe
    Emily
    Olivia
    Zoe
    Lily
    Sophie
    Amelia
    Sofia

    Boys' names
    Oliver
    Jack
    Jackson
    William
    Ethan
    Charlie
    Lucas
    Cooper
    Lachlan
    Noah

    USA

    Girls' names
    Sophia
    Emma
    Olivia
    Isabella
    Mia
    Ava
    Lily
    Zoe
    Emily
    Chloe

    Boys' names
    Jackson
    Aiden
    Liam
    Lucas
    Noah
    Mason
    Jayden
    Ethan
    Jacob
    Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteGill View Post
    They like their movies and pop stars, I bet that there are thousand's of Kylie's 55555
    I actually want to name a daughter "Kylie" but the Irish version of it, Ceili
    Well, if I ever had a daughter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Top 10 baby names around the world 2013 - BabyCentre

    Australia

    Girls' names
    Charlotte
    Ava
    Chloe
    Emily
    Olivia
    Zoe
    Lily
    Sophie
    Amelia
    Sofia

    Boys' names
    Oliver
    Jack
    Jackson
    William
    Ethan
    Charlie
    Lucas
    Cooper
    Lachlan
    Noah

    USA

    Girls' names
    Sophia
    Emma
    Olivia
    Isabella
    Mia
    Ava
    Lily
    Zoe
    Emily
    Chloe

    Boys' names
    Jackson
    Aiden
    Liam
    Lucas
    Noah
    Mason
    Jayden
    Ethan
    Jacob
    Jack
    I actually like the trend in girls names going back to classic names.....Isabelle would be another choice of mine, my grandmothers name

    But the boys names are getting absurd. The guy next to me names his kid Wyatt

    Love the name Mason for a boy

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    Do you mean by far apart by distance M26 ?

    I have always said Australia is like a mini US, we have a lot in common .... just forget that we are part of the Commonwealth, no one here thinks of that at all.... and forget also that we were founded by the English, that is distant history and plays very little part in how Australia has developed ...

    People naturally follow the trend setters in the world .... they look at the leaders, and often try to emulate, this is for many parts of life, words, fashion, music, whats cool whats not and possibly even names .....even Hollywood plays a part in all this ......... and like it or not, the US have being the leaders in all this since the 50's / 60's ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    Do you mean by far apart by distance M26 ?

    I have always said Australia is like a mini US, we have a lot in common .... just forget that we are part of the Commonwealth, no one here thinks of that at all.... and forget also that we were founded by the English, that is distant history and plays very little part in how Australia has developed ...

    People naturally follow the trend setters in the world .... they look at the leaders, and often try to emulate, this is for many parts of life, words, fashion, music, whats cool whats not and possibly even names .....even Hollywood plays a part in all this ......... and like it or not, the US have being the leaders in all this since the 50's / 60's ....
    Yes by distance
    And I guess my observation wasn't that wrong given that list DP linked

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    although the way its going it might be cool to call your baby ..... Wang ...555
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Yes by distance
    And I guess my observation wasn't that wrong given that list DP linked

    BTW Uk is actually further away .... i know the flight times to say LA is less than London .... even Canada is closer i think
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    I'm the archangel.....Michael...so be good or else.

    I was God's leading angel.. so to strong Catholic parents that was their need to call me Michael.

    I think a lot of early Aussie's were Catholic and followed the biblical names, both my sisters did, James, Luke, Nathan, Paul, John etc

    I hope we don't follow America with some of their crazy names these days.

    I have never really considered what names come from where when it comes to normal western names, obviously if it is an Asian or African name then I notice it.
    "Of course you love me darling, I handsome man 55555"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    although the way its going it might be cool to call your baby ..... Wang ...555
    You mean Mohammed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    You mean Mohammed?
    ohhh Mohammed is so yesterday ..... imagine having a kid called Zhang-Wei .... it has such a zen vibe to it ..5555
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    ^^^ Al Zhang-wei-el-mohammaded de-Jose ....all covered? 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post

    People naturally follow the trend setters in the world .... they look at the leaders, and often try to emulate, this is for many parts of life, words, fashion, music, whats cool whats not and possibly even names .....even Hollywood plays a part in all this ......... and like it or not, the US have being the leaders in all this since the 50's / 60's ....
    I don't think fashion and the USA should ever be mentioned in the same sentence Syd... 55

    Also music... 60s and 70's was British led.... things started changing with disco in the late 70's... then back to the UK with the new Romantics in the 80s and then back to the US in the 90s...

    But movies and TV as you say is probably where the biggest US influence has been in the last 25 years... though can't Australia have it's own identity.. and start leading the world... wife beaters and sandals should be on the Milan catwalks next year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I actually like the trend in girls names going back to classic names.....Isabelle would be another choice of mine, my grandmothers name

    But the boys names are getting absurd. The guy next to me names his kid Wyatt

    Love the name Mason for a boy
    UK baby names

    Oliver
    Mohammad
    Jesus
    Barack
    Jack
    Charlie
    Harry
    Oscar
    Thomas
    Jacob
    Ethan
    Noah
    James


    Top baby boy names 2013 - BabyCentre
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I don't think fashion and the USA should ever be mentioned in the same sentence Syd... 55

    Also music... 60s and 70's was British led.... things started changing with disco in the late 70's... then back to the UK with the new Romantics in the 80s and then back to the US in the 90s...

    But movies and TV as you say is probably where the biggest US influence has been in the last 25 years... though can't Australia have it's own identity.. and start leading the world... wife beaters and sandals should be on the Milan catwalks next year...
    I was meaning fashion for the masses ... not fashion for the rich, there is a big difference .... i was was thinking of brands like Levis, Nike etc ... remember Hangten ? all that stuff you wanted to wear as a kid was from the states, not the UK

    Music ? yeah Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin i guess.... Elvis Presiely, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Doors ... i reckon that's closer then every thinks ...55
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