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Ruby counted as the most popular baby name of 2012

SOPHIE has failed to hold onto the crown of most popular baby name in Queensland for 2012 while old-time favourite Jack has moved to the top.

A few newbies featured on the 2012 list including Liam, James and Amelia.

On the female side, Ruby fared as the most favourite baby name last year, returning to the top spot after being bumped off by Sophie in 2011.

Charlotte came in second followed by Sophie in third place and Chloe occupied the fourth spot.

The name Sienna was absent from the top 10 names in 2012, despite being the chosen name for 327 babies in 2011.

Proud parents chose to name 289 newborns Jack last year while 281 opted for Cooper.

Jack rose from the third most chosen name in 2011.

Riley and Samuel were bumped off the boy's list and appeared to be less popular in 2012.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie speculated whether Queensland's most popular baby names were an indication of what expecting Royal couple Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge would pick.

"It can at times be challenging to find the right name for a child - a dilemma the young royals will no doubt be going through over the next few months," he said.

"With these results maybe a Princess Ruby or Prince Jack could be joining the Royal Family soon."

Topics:  babies, baby names


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