You win Nguyen
NGUYEN has overtaken Smith as the most popular surname of students sitting the HSC this year.
Joshua is the most common boy’s name while Jessica was the most popular girl’s name in this year’s cohort of 76,732 students studying for exams in October. There are 548 Nguyens compared to 494 last year, and 478 Smiths this year, dropping from 505 sitting last year’s exams. It is the first time Nguyen has been the most common surname in the HSC since authorities began publishing the list in 2010.