AFL names of the decade
Games may be cancelled, but the names play on
Names more appropriate for a different sport
Matthew Lobbe, Dean Polo, Andrew Strijk, Max Rooke, Paddy Ryder, Cale Hooker, Josh Caddy, Sam Rowe, Joel Garner, Josh Caddy, Ellyse Gamble
Honorary members of the Cartographers for Social Equality
Des Headland, Patrick Dangerfield, Jared Rivers, Aaron Sandilands, Emerson Woods, Stephen Hill, Brett Peake, Brian Lake, Emerson Woods, Trent Dumont
Obscure medieval monarchs
Jordan Gysberts, Rory Laird, Garrick Ibbotson, Albert Proud, Cleo Saxon-Jones, Cameron Bruce, Relton Roberts
Yeah, the boys
Don’t be such a…
(Daniel) Pratt, (Brad) Dick, (Evangeline) Gooch, (Graham) Johncock, (Monique) Conti, (Dean) Kent, (Ben) Ronke, (Sabreena) Duffy, (Will) Snelling
Nothing rhymes with orange, except…
The decennial Jared census
Jarrod (10), Jarrad (7), Jarryd (4), Jared (3), Jarred (1), Jaryd (1), Jarryn (1), Sharrod (1)
The unisex Taylor census
Taylor (8), Tayla (5), Taylah (2), Tyla (1), Taylin (1), Ty (1)
A holy double act
Hannah Priest, Taryn Priestly
The AFLX Hall of Fame
Roxanne Roux, Xavier Duursma, Nicola Xenos, Jaxson Barham, Jack Hiscox, Tom Derickx
Cut from the Gryffindor quidditch team, they turned to Aussie Rules
Mim Strom, Scott Gumbleton, Tahni Nestor, Oleg Markov, McKenzie Dowrick, Tarkyn Lockyer, Kalinda Howarth, Zephaniah Skinner, Emily Goodsir
Emissaries to the animal kingdom
Michael Gibbons, Brodie Moles, Erica Fowler, Nathan Eagleton, Justine Mules, Craig Bird, Jonathon Griffin, Sharnie Whiting, Aaron Mullett, Tomas Bugg, Kirsty Lamb, Michael Apeness, Jacob Heron, Tom Sparrow, Rhiannon Metcalfe
Names that are also short stories
Darcy Fort, Henry Playfair, Eddie Betts, Angelica Gogos, James Harmes, Daisy Pearce, Wayde Twomey
Former child stars now riding the nostalgia wave
Hamish Hartlett, Cameron Cloke, Georgia Gee, Farren Ray, Courtney Cramey, Marcus Marigliani, Rex Liddy, Serene Watson, Jackson Sheringham, Troy Taylor, Jackson Trengove, Dakota Davidson, Montana McKinnon
One of a kind: the only players with this name during the past decade
Tarkyn, Setanta, Steele, Tiarna, Cruize, Alipate, Cheynee, Mhicca, Roarke, Kirby, Rhylee, Bernie, Becchara, Rhan, Denby, Farren, Kamdyn, Kyal, Blayne, Blaine, Taylin, Danyle
Hugh Robertson manages a record label, writes a lot and thinks about the Sydney Swans too much.
(Daniel) Pratt, (Brad) Dick, (Evangeline) Gooch, (Graham) Johncock, (Monique) Conti...
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