GIRLS NAME TRENDS
Biggest Risers: Penelope (+105), Aria and Samantha (+58), Indigo (+42), Sofia (+32), Evelyn (+30), Eloise and Olive (+28), Mikayla (+25)
Biggest Fallers: Claire (-33), Maddison and Piper (-25), Ebony (-21 at least), Gemma (-18 at least)
New: Amelie, Aria, Daisy, Eloise, Harriet, Indigo, Lexi, Mikayla, Samantha
Gone: Billie, Bonnie, Charlie, Ebony, Gemma, Kayla, Kiara, Natalie, Sara
Comments: I feel I have been properly punished for my playful Penelope-placating, for it has pushed its way over 100 places into another Top 100! Perhaps the 6% of gloomy doomsayers who said it was already too popular have had their perceptions proved perfectly pertinent.
BOYS NAME TRENDS
Biggest Risers: Nathaniel (+38), Lewis (+32), Spencer (+28), Lincoln (+27), Hudson and Louis (+24), Ali (+22), Eli and Leo (+20)
Biggest Fallers: Declan (-27 at least), Marcus (-27), Kai (-23 at least), Hayden (-20), Jett (-17 at least)
New: Ali, David, Jesse, Joel, Jude, Lewis, Nathaniel, Sam
Gone: Anthony, Christopher, Declan, Gabriel, Jett, Kai, Seth, Tyson
Comments: Mason entered the Top 10 in Victoria for the first time, rising a sedate 8 spots to do so. Declan, which was rising in tune with US trends, has suddenly dropped off the Top 100 in line with UK (and NSW) trends.