Ruby-Fay Going (and her mother Krista) makes the top of the list for the most popular girls baby name.
Ruby-Fay Going (and her mother Krista) makes the top of the list for the most popular girls baby name. Candyce Braithwaite

Ruby shines as popular name

TOM, Dick or Harry don't seem to be so popular anymore with Cooper taking out the top of the most popular boys name in Queensland and Ruby taking the girls.

The name Pippa was pipped at the post it's royal counterpart Kate and there were twice as many baby Kevin's named this year as there were Julia's.

The 2011 list of baby names, provided by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, showed Cooper and Ruby were the two top picks.

So what makes Ruby so special?

Ruby-Fay Going is certainly one special little girl. Her parents Wesley and Krista Going welcomed her into the world on November 22, 2011.

Mum Krista said it was actually their other special girl Katey who gave her sister the popular name.

"We were thinking of naming her after our great grandmother and grandmother," said Mrs Going.

"However our other daughter Katey said that name Ruby was pretty.

"My partner and I really liked it and decided on Ruby-Fay, after his grandmother as well," she said.

"Katey thinks it's pretty special that she got to name her little sister," she said.

Despite being our first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard only inspired the naming of nine Queensland girls this year, while 19 boys were named Kevin.

Kate fell slightly in popularity despite the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April this year.

 

Popular names

(Female / Male)

1: Ruby / Cooper

2: Sophie / William

3: Isabella / Jack

4: Mia / Ethan

5: Chloe / Oliver

6: Charlotte / Lachlan

7: Ava / Noah

8: Sienna / Riley

9: Emily / Samuel

10: Amelia / Thomas


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