80s baby names tended to be distinctive, yet frill-free … and yet they’re not often used by Gen Y or Millennial parents. But why NOT name your child after your bestie or your favourite cousin?! Who says these names don’t deserve another enthusiastic go-around?
Here’s 21 ways to name your kiddo 80s-style – with thanks to Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria for the intel (which is Victorian-based but closely mirrors trends for the whole nation!)
In the 80s, Sarah – which means “princess” – was the tip-top most popular local girls’ name. It was up from seventh place in the seventies.