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!)
Daniel topped the 80s charts as the most-used name for local boys. It has Hebrew roots and means “God is my judge”. Daniel was in ninth place in the decade before so this is much improved!