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Baby Names Australia 2022

Thousands of names and inspirational in-depth advice on choosing the right name for your baby
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Are you having trouble choosing a name for your baby? Do your parents want to follow a family tradition? Does your partner really like a name you absolutely hate? Or do you just need some inspiration? Choosing a name for your newborn can be a challenge. Family, in-laws, friends and countless others all want to be involved in giving your new baby a perfect name. Naming your baby is one of the first things you give your newborn, so its right to think long and hard about the name that you and your partner will give your little one. If you’re struggling for inspiration Baby Names 2022 provides you with over 8000 names, separated into boys and girls names and all listed with their meanings. So whether your baby is a Joel or Jamel, Helena or Heidi, you’ll be able to find the perfect name in Baby Names 2022. As well as thousands of names to choose from Baby Names 2022 includes the year’s most popular names, celebrity choices and trends from 2021, plus great tips and advice on choosing a name.

Eleanor Turner is an experienced author who regularly writes for the parenting market. She is commonly interviewed in the press as a baby names expert.

Author’s note  



Part One: Naming Your Baby 

1. Australian baby-naming trends 

    Australia’s top baby names

    Australia’s biggest winners and losers

    Australian baby names over the past decade

    Australian baby-naming trends   

2. UK and global baby-naming trends 

    How Australia compares to other countries

    United Kingdom baby-name trends

    New Zealand baby-name trends

USA baby-name trends

Canada baby-name trends   

3. This year’s predictions 

4. The world of celebrity babies

    Celebrity name influences on Australian baby names

    Names of celebrity babies 

5. The Covid effect 

    Television and online gaming

    A return to nature

    Positivity and optimism

6. How to choose a name 

    Your baby naming checklist

    Think to the future

    Stereotypes: true or false?

    Quirky names

    Sex and gender


    Using family names

    Spellings and pronunciation

    Middle names


    Your surname

    Naming twins, triplets and more

7. Registering a baby’s name in Australia

    Registering a birth in Australia

    ID required to register a birth

    Changing your mind

    Prohibited Names In Australia

Part two: Boys’ names A–Z 

Part three: Girls’ names A–Z 


* Bestselling and very popular guide, now in its 10th edition.
* Indispensable advice on choosing the right name.
* Previous Edition ISBN 9781925868470.

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