Charlotte Wicklander shares her given name with many 2010 babies.
Charlotte Wicklander shares her given name with many 2010 babies. Rob Williams

Top names of the year released

WHILE bizarre baby names such as Apple and Sparrow reign supreme among celebrities, Ipswich parents took more of a traditional approach last year.

Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages statistics show Riley was the top baby name for boys born in 2010, followed by William and Noah.

Other popular boys names were Cooper, Jack, Lachlan, Ryan, Jacob, Max and Oliver.

For the girls Charlotte was the number-one name last year, followed by Olivia, Isabella and Mia.

Other top picks were Chloe, Ruby, Emily, Sophie, Ella, Amelia and Sienna.

North Tivoli mum Kaysey Howard said she had wanted a traditional name for her little girl, who was born at Ipswich Hospital on May 15.

She said she had been watching the Sex and the City movie during her pregnancy when a character on the show, Charlotte, had reminded her of the name.

“I wanted something a little bit old-fashioned,” Ms Howard said.

“She has got my grandmother’s middle name, which is Josie.”

The mother of six said she was surprised Charlotte had been such a popular name.

Keeping in the family, her second granddaughter, born July 31 last year, also scored a popular name, Ruby.

“I would have thought Ruby would be the name of the year,” Ms Howard said.

Leichhardt couple Peter and Katie Scholl said they had picked out the name for their son, Cooper, early in the pregnancy.

“At the time I thought it wasn’t very common,” Mrs Scholl said.

“It wasn’t something we grew up with.”

The little boy was born February 8 at St Andrew’s Hospital.

For Flinders View mum Rebecca Harding the decision was simple, with her son’s name, William, a popular one in husband Michael’s family.



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