Let’s Talk Baby Names

Oh Delta! I refer to our Aussie singer the divine Delta Goodrem and not the new COVID strain that seems more slippery than a NRL player hosting a secret BBQ gathering! Delta Goodrem, our living treasure surely must want to change her name given current health updates.

Let us talk baby names!

The current generation of babies being born is known as Generation Alpha, and their parents are mostly Generation Y. The year 2010 marked the new generation – the most digital, global and visual young kids on the planet. Are you following my alphabet soup of generation labelling? Good luck to the Gen Y’s (and Millennials) raising the Alpahas, as Y’s are famous for being self- centred, narcissistic, lazy, delusional and disloyal to a fault.

And hello to you if any Gen Y’s are reading this! Famous Gen Y’s include Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Avril Lavigne. Are you feeling old too? I am a Generation X gal as I was born between the mid 1960’s and the 1980’s. I am in good company. Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Gallagher, Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock are all Gen X.

Our Mums and Dads are Baby Boomers. We work hard and play hard and we are famous for sort of raising ourselves. My favourite memory of Dad is him lathering himself in coconut tanning oil at the beach and smoking half a pack of ciggies while we were swimming out near the shark nets. For real! And yet we didn’t die. In fact, we thrived! Now we protect our children so much it is exhausting. Take dietary requirements alone: some kids are not allowed to eat nuts, sugar, gluten, dairy or any food groups that are purple.

The Alphas are now in the spotlight and a new list of the most popular baby names in Australia shows the new parents are still loving sunny botanic names such as Willow, Ivy, Lily, Violet, and Rose. But Heidi has gone as a name in the top 100. This makes me sad as I never met a Heidi I did not like. Charlotte, Amelia and Olivia are the 3 most popular girl names in the country. And for boys Oliver, William and Noah are the top trio in the land.

Growing up all I wanted was to be called Jane. Every Jane at school was cool and beautiful and I thought it was the most exotic name a girl could ever have except for Hannah. Every Hannah at high school seemed to have a charmed life. How times change and how tastes change as now I love unusual names.

And back to Delta. Well, I guess she will be just fine with her super model looks, her majestic voice and her killer attitude.

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