News: It's Grand Slam Time At The Stikins ® Name Tags Office!
As the Australian Open is moving into its final weekend, we thought we’d celebrate the first grand slam of the year with a showdown between the most popular names in the UK and the most popular names in Australia! As you can imagine, we create name tags for a wide range of names all year round, we do however come across several usual suspects! To keep our study *supremely scientific* though, we’ve taken a look at the top 100 names given to children born in 2016 (the latest set of data for both the UK and Australia) to see how the countries compare – at least when it comes to choosing names!
* i.e. not remotely scientific at all
Popular Names for Girls in 2016
UK: Olivia, Amelia, Emily, Isla, Ava, Lily, Ella, Jessica, Isabella, Sophia
AUS: Charlotte, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Amelia, Isla, Sophia, Chloe, Grace, Emily
- Amazingly 60% of the top 10 names are the same in both the UK and Australia – although Australia’s top name falls significantly lower in the UK (coming in 13th place), while the UK’s top name is almost as equally popular in Australia (coming in 2nd place).
- 75% of the top 20 names are the same; although where the UK choose Alice, Freya, Jessica, Poppy, or Scarlett, parents in Australia are more likely to choose Evelyn, Harper, Ivy, Ruby, or Zoe.
- This similarity continues through the top 50 names (64%) and the top 100 names (66%).
TOP UK NAMES NOT IN AUSTRALIA'S TOP 100
Amber, Amelie, Arabella, Beatrice, Clara, Darcey, Erin, Esme, Felicity, Francesca, Freya, Gracie, Iris, Julia, Leah, Lexi, Lottie, Luna, Lydia, Maisie, Maria, Martha, Maryam, Megan, Millie, Nancy, Robyn, Rosie, Sara, Sofia
TOP AUSTRALIAN NAME NOT IN THE UK'S TOP 100
Aaliyah, Addison, Alexis, Alyssa, Ariana, Audrey, Aurora, Ayla, Billie, Bonnie, Charlie, Chelsea, Claire, Eden, Eloise, Eve, Frankie, Hayley, Hazel, Indiana, Lara, Mackenzie, Madeline, Olive, Paige, Peyton, Piper, Quinn, Savannah, Stella
Popular Names for Boys in 2016
UK: Oliver, Harry, George, Jack, Jacob, Noah, Charlie, Thomas, Oscar, Muhammad
AUS: Oliver, William, Jack, Noah, James, Thomas, Ethan, Lucas, Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson, Lachlan
- While the UK and Australia have similar tastes in girls’ names, there’s a bit more variation when it comes to naming boys; only 40% of the top 10 names are the same in the UK and Australia – although “Oliver” is the most popular choice in both countries.
- 50% of the top 20 nare the same; with the UK favouring Alfie, Archie, Freddie, George, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, Muhammad, Oscar, and Harry where Australia favours Alexander, Harrison, Hunter, Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson, Lachlan, Liam, Lucas, Mason, Max, and Samuel.
- The top 50 names are 60% the same, while the top 100 names are 63% the same.
TOP UK NAMES NOT IN AUSTRALIA'S TOP 100
Aaron, Albert, Albie, Alex, Alfie, Arthur, Bobby, David, Dexter, Elliot / Elliott, Ellis, Ezra, Finley, Frankie, Freddie, Frederick, Harley, Ibrahim, Jenson, Jesse, Jude, Leon, Louie, Ollie, Reggie, Reuben, Roman, Ronnie, Rory, Stanley, Teddy, Theo, Tommy
TOP AUSTRALIAN NAMES NOT IN THE UK'S TOP 100
Aiden, Angus, Archer, Ashton, Beau, Chase, Christian, Connor, Cooper, Darcy, Dominic, Eli, Fletcher, Flynn, Hamish, Hayden, Hudson, John, Jordan, Levi, Lincoln, Marcus, Maxwell, Nate, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Owen, Parker, Patrick, Ryder, Sonny, Spencer, Vincent, Xavier
How To Order Stikins ® Name Tags
While we don’t ship name tags to Australia, we do have a number of customers from a variety of different countries (including Australia!) who order name tags from us. We are more than happy for non-UK customers to order from us with a nominated UK address; for example, you can nominate the address of friends or relatives living in the UK, who will be able to forward your sticky name tags onto you OR hand them over the next time you meet up. Alternatively, you may be able to order from our sister company (Madebuy), who supply school name tags via Amazon and who are able to ship internationally.
Our standard delivery service is Royal Mail’s first class service and is free of charge. Around 93% of first class mail arrives the next day, with the remainder taking a day or two extra (particularly in the London area).
So, whether you have a very unusual name or a name which has proven to be very popular in recent years, our team can provide you with truly unique name tags when you need them most! To find out more about our products or to place an order, please do not hesitate to contact us today!