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’S TOP 10 NAMES FOR GIRLS
AUSTRALIA’S TOP 10 NAMES FOR GIRLS
- 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%).
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Popular Names for Boys in 2016
UK’S TOP TEN NAMES FOR BOYS
AUSTRALIA’S TOP TEN NAMES FOR BOYS
- 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 names are 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.
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Ordering name tags from Stikins®
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.
STANDARD DELIVERY: 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).
SPECIAL DELIVERY: next day delivery is via Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service; this guarantees that your stick on name labels will be delivered by 1pm on the next day and costs £5.75.
This option is ideal if you need your sticky name tags to arrive in plenty of time before an important date – for example, if you need to order name tags for school trips or tags for a friend or relative who is moving into a nursing home or residential care facility.
If you are ordering name stickers on a FRIDAY and need to receive them over the weekend, we also offer Royal Mail’s Saturday Delivery Guaranteed service, which costs £8.75.
Currently our Special Delivery options are ONLY available to request by phone (call us on 01270 668076, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm), which allows us to ensure that your name tags will be printed and posted same day for next day delivery.
So, whether you have a very unusual name or a name which has proven to be very popular in recent years, the team here at Stikins® 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!