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If you're Australian and in your 30s...

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kinkytoes Sun 27-Mar-16 14:22:13

What are yours and your contemporaries' names please? Would love to hear the popular and also rarer names. When I travelled there I met so many people around my age who I thought had different and interesting names (even though they may not seem it to you!) I need inspiration and I think you may be able to help me!

One of the names I recall is Jaimyn, which I just suggested on a different thread and it reminded me of the lovely names I came across.


HackerFucker22 Sun 27-Mar-16 14:50:57

I know a Taryn and a Tamsin.... Both lovely aussie ladies in their 30s

kinkytoes Sun 27-Mar-16 15:49:12

Thank you this is exactly what I need. Your two examples are gorgeous names. If only the lists on your link were longer!

MrsRedFly Sun 27-Mar-16 18:44:07

I know a Simone & a Nicole if that helps?!

Sophronia Sun 27-Mar-16 20:04:29

Belinda and Jacinta/Jacinda

cheapandcheerful Sun 27-Mar-16 21:00:17

I have Australian friends in their 30s called Trent, Douglas and Andrew.

kinkytoes Sun 27-Mar-16 23:04:25

Thanks, these are lovely. Giving this a bump now the Aussies should be waking up wink

groovergirl Mon 28-Mar-16 00:25:14

Greetings from Melbourne!

My 30-something friends and colleagues are Nicole, Mary Jane, Jessica, Rebecca, Stephen, Matthew, Luke, Eliana, Teagan and Sarah.

I remember Kate, Sophie, Miranda, Louise, Jacob and Alexander being popular baby names 30 years ago.

CakeRattleandRoll Mon 28-Mar-16 04:19:14

Friends/colleagues in their 30s include:

Lana, Kerry, Kelly, Christie, Sofie, Wendy, Andrea, Megan, Bronwen, Michelle, Ainsley, Yasmin, Sarah, Vanessa

Rhys, Matthew, David, Stephen

I don't think there are any really unusual ones there!

flukeshot Mon 28-Mar-16 05:17:17

Christie, Tamara, Deborah, Jenelle, Jennifer, Kate, stephanie, meaghan, Alex, Daniel, jai, Rhys

kinkytoes Mon 28-Mar-16 07:03:13

Wonderful stuff! Like I said you may not think these are out of the ordinary but I've been watching this board for a while and never seen many of these mentioned. It's really refreshing. I'm keen to choose a more unusual name for my ds smile

kinkytoes Mon 28-Mar-16 07:04:06

I mean dc! We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl!

Tikketyboo Mon 28-Mar-16 07:12:44

Hello from New Zealand.

I'm 30 something,

Names of friends and family

Lana, shanan (male) Brent, trent, Jenna, Eden, teagan, Mikayla, addalyn, tui, corey.

Astrophe Mon 28-Mar-16 11:27:30

Names of my friends and all th school mums I can think of ( in Sydney) :

Suzanne, Sarah (a few), Nicole, Nicola, Anna (lots), Susan (a few), Amanda, Danielle (a few), Rachel (a few), Jessica, Larissa, Kate (many), Katherine, Deborah, Jenny/Jen, Melissa, Larissa, Michelle, Bronwyn, Lorien, Renee, Hannah, Jane, Emma, Kylie, Trish, Elise, Natalie, Janet, Lynette /Lynn, Rebecca, Liz, Esther, Julie, penny,

Adrian, David (lots!), Tim (lots!), Jamie/ James, Michael, Christopher, Stephen/Steve, Ben, Jon/Jonny/Jonathan (one of each), Alan, Nathan, Luke, Andy, Alex, Mark, Marcus,

kinkytoes Tue 29-Mar-16 22:45:30

Thank you, great lists. I remember lots of Renees now that I think of it!

Another hopeful nudge for those down under...

TheTartOfAsgard Tue 29-Mar-16 22:52:35

I'm in my 30's and used to have an Australian penpal called Tempany (female) I don't know if it's an exclusively Australian name but I've never heard it anywhere else.

SanityClause Tue 29-Mar-16 22:56:44

My sisters in their 30s are Esther, Joanna and Lois. My SIL is Bronwyn.

I don't think my family has the kind of names you are looking for.

Bellyrub1980 Tue 29-Mar-16 22:59:55

I can only think of names of late 80's Neughbours and Home and Away characters...

Madge maybe?

SanityClause Tue 29-Mar-16 23:20:44

Late 80s Australian soap stars are older than 30-something, Bellyrub.

steppemum Tue 29-Mar-16 23:39:36

My friends who were 18 when I met them (so now late 30) were Megan, Michelle and Andrew.
My various friend's kids, who would be between 22 and 32 are Wendy, Miriam, Amy, Jordan (male), Lauren, Michael, Annie,

can't remember them all!

stealthbanana Tue 29-Mar-16 23:45:12

Caroline, Zoe and Kate/Katie were the most frequent in my class at school

Also Jessica, Fiona and Olivia

Boys - will, ed, hamish, David, Simon, James

FarelyKnuts Tue 29-Mar-16 23:58:41

Amy, Kath, Stacey, Natalie, Peta, Blaise, Christine, Kelly/Kellie, Kim, Tamara, Karen, Rebecca, Tracey, Belinda, Marnie, Kelcie, Jessica, Neisha, Narelle.

Ky, Dom, Wayne, Matt, Graeme, Andrew, Brendan, Cade, Cameron, Daniel, David, Guy, James, Joshua, John, Keith, Luke, Mark, Nick, Nathan, Paul, Stacy, Stuart/Stewart, Wade.

heron98 Wed 30-Mar-16 12:34:26

I have Australian friends of that age called


midsomermurderess Wed 30-Mar-16 12:48:45

I know an Aussie Cristal, several Jacintas and a Brianna, all mid 30s.

SoThatHappened Wed 30-Mar-16 22:11:56

Iknow an Aussie called Donna who is mid 30s

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