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What made you choose Bentley?
I have had Bassett Hounds for 40 years.
I used to live in Darwin and I was given two of
them and I have had them ever since.
My daughter wanted to call him Dudley but I
said no because he would get called Dud.
Now he gets called Bent.
Bassett Hounds are a very rare breed. They
are hard to get. There are only three breeders
in the whole of Australia.
What are Bentley’s good points?
He’s the friendliest one I’ve had.
He loves people.
His nose is not as good as others I’ve had.
He’s very strong-minded, like beagles.
Bassett Hounds could be used as sniffer dogs
but because they have such a strong will they’re
not. Once Bentley gets on a scent he won’t leave
Does he have any bad points?
He’s allergic to red meat.
He lives on a very good diet of pork, chicken
He does have a tiny bit of arthritis.
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REMEMBER when they used to call boys
good solid names like Wayne, Peter, Shane
And girls names such as Sharon, Julie,
Donna and Tracey.
Maybe you don’t remember that because
they were among the top 20 most popular
names to call babies back in 1966, 50 years
Now it’s Noah, Mason, Isaac and Xavier
for the boys or Charlotte, Matilda, Mia and
Harper for the girls.
In fact, Charlotte reigned as queen of baby
names for girls in 2016, while Oliver took
the title as most popular boys’ name for the
third year in-a -row, according to the Victori-
an Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Statistics revealed that Olivia, Mia, Ame -
lia and Ava all remained in the top five most
popular baby girls’ names from 2015, while
Evelyn broke into the top 20 to replace Si-
Jack, William and Noah also made a repeat
appearance in the top five boys’ names list
for the second year in-a -row, while James
edged out Thomas to round out the top five.
The names Harry and Samuel also re-
placed Oscar and Benjamin in the top 20.
Oliver, a common medieval name, is of
French origin and means ‘olive tree’ . The
name Charlotte is the French feminine form
of ‘Charles’ and was most famously used in
recent times by Prince William and Cath-
erine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,
with the birth of their daughter in May 2015.
Girls’ names looked very different five de-
cades ago with Michelle, Karen, Lisa, Susan
and Sharon claiming the top five places,
while David, Peter, Michael, Paul and An-
drew were the most popular names for boys.
Some names have continued to stand the
test of time, with Lachlan and Jack both fea-
turing in the top 20 names for boys 10 and
20 years ago.
James goes the distance
James is the only name to have also ap-
peared in the top 20 list over the past 10, 20
and 50 years.
Olivia, Emily and Chloe have remained
popular choices for girls, appearing in the
top 20 names in 1996 and 2006.
Top 20 names in 2016
Boys: 1. Oliver, 2. Jack, 3 . William, 4 .
Noah, 5. James, 6. Ethan, 7. Thomas, 8.
Max, 9 . Mason, 10, Alexander, 11 . Henry, 12.
Lucas, 13. Charlie, 14, Leo, 15. Lachlan, 16.
Isaac, 17. Liam, 18. Harry, 19. Samuel, 20.
Girls: 1. Charlotte, 2. Olivia, 3 . Mia, 4.
Amelia, 5. Ava, 6. Isla, 7. Zoe, 8. Evie, 9.
Grace, 10. Chloe, 11. Sophie, 12. Emily,
13. Ella, 14. Harper, 15. Ivy, 16. Evelyn, 17 .
Matilda, 18. Isabella, 19. Ruby, 20. Lily.
Top 20 names in 1996
Boys: 1. Matthew, 2 . Joshua, 3 . James, 4 .
Daniel, 5. Jack, 6 . Thomas, 7 . Nicholas, 8 .
Michael, 9 . Benjamin, 10, Jake, 11. Liam,
12. Luke, 13. Nathan, 14, Dylan, 15. Lach-
lan, 16. Jordan, 17. Mitchell, 18. Samuel,
19. Ryan, 20. Christopher.
Girls: 1. Jessica, 2. Emily, 3 . Sarah, 4.
Stephanie, 5. Emma, 6 . Chloe, 7. Georgia, 8.
Samantha, 9. Laura, 10. Rebecca, 11. Lau-
ren, 12. Amy, 13. Alexandra, 14. Hannah,
15. Olivia, 16. Courtney, 17 . Maddison, 18.
Madeleine, 19. Brooke, 20. Tayla.
Top 20 names in 1966
Boys: 1. David, 2. Peter, 3. Michael, 4 . Paul,
5. Andrew, 6. Mark, 7. John, 8. Anthony, 9.
Robert, 10, Stephen, 11. Craig, 12. Christo -
pher, 13. Stephen, 14 , Gregory, 15. James,
16. Wayne, 17 . Rodney, 18. Timothy, 19.
Shane, 20. Ian.
Girls: 1. Michelle, 2. Karen, 3. Lisa, 4. Su-
san, 5. Sharon, 6. Jennifer, 7. Julie, 8. Maria,
9. Kim, 10. Leanne, 11 . Joanne, 12. Donna,
13. Elizabeth, 14. Helen, 15. Fiona, 16. Cath-
erine, 17. Tracey, 18. Angela, 19. Wendy, 20.
Young Wonthaggi visitor, William Freind of Mansfield, has his name featured in the top 20
names for 2016, with ‘William’ the third most popular baby boy’s name last year and in the
top two or three for the past few years. But his sister Eliza’s name has been in the top 20 in
the past three years. With their parents Brad and Erin, they were enjoying lunch in town last
week while on holidays locally. m040317
What’s in a name?
First child arrives
Darcee Ava King was born at Bass Coast
Health on December 31, 2016 at 8:05am,
weighing 6.48 lb. She is the first child for
Kim and Michael of San Remo.
New baby William
William John Taber was born at Bass
Coast Health on the January 7, 2017, to
parents Maddison and Brenton Taber of
A dog’s life
Geoff Smith and Bentley the Bassett Hound – Corinella
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