New Zealand Top 100 baby names 2013

GIRLS
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Top ten

1 Charlotte (+3) NEW to #1 was last #1 in 2006

2. Emily (+1)

3. Ruby (+2)

4. Sophie (-2)

5. Olivia (-4)

6. Isla (+6) – NEW to top 10/ Sophia leaves

7. Amelia (+1)

8. Ava (+2)

9. Isabella (-3)

10. Ella (-3)

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Biggest risers

Mackenzie (+33)

Violet (+28)

Poppy (+23)

Evelyn & Anna (+19)

Alexandra & Sofia (+17)

Keira (+16)

Ivy (+15)

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Biggest fallers

Jade (-44)

Sarah (-33)

Hayley & Taylor (-27)

Stella (-26)

Mikayla (-20)

Holly, Molly,Millie & Brooke  (19)

Alice (-18)

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NEW top top 100

Caitlin re-enters at #61

Natalie re-enters  # 71

Victoria re-enters #72

Charlie NEW #77

Florence NEW #89

Imogen re-enters #91

Esther NEW #92

Aurora NEW #93

Madeleine re-enters #94

Claire NEW #96

Indi NEW #100 (Indie & Indi now)

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Bye to 

Ashley, Amy, Khloe, Evie, Skyla, Daisy

Riley, Lucia, Lauren, Maria & Maya.

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BOYS

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1. Oliver (+1) NEW to #1

2. Jack (-1)

3. James (+8) NEW top top 10/ Jacob gone

4. William (-4)

5. Mason (same)

6. Liam (-2)

7.Samuel (-1)

8. Lucas (same)

9. Noah (+1)

10. Thomas (+8)  NEW to top 10/ Ethan gone

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Biggest risers

Sebastian (+32)

Fletcher (+21)

Patrick (+17)

Jaxon (+14)

Henry (+13)

Louis, Adam & Flynn (+12)

Hunter (+11)

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Biggest fallers

Angus (-29)

Phoenix (-26)

Matthew (-17)

Xavier (-16)

Tyson & Dominic (-14)

Ryder (-13)

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New top 100

Jesse re-enters #74

Andrew re-enters #75

Maxwell re-enters #78

Declan re-enters #84

Arlo NEW #85

Theodore NEW #87

Jonathan  re-enters #88

Isaiah re-enters #93

Roman re-enters # 94

Archer NEW #95

Christian re-enters #96

Gabriel re-enters #97

Vincent re-enters #98

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Bye to

Quinn, Kayden, Nathaniel, Robert, Jasper, Zac

Hayden, Israel, Asher, Zion, Leon, Christopher

& Nate

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Birth Announcements NZ July-Nov

BOYS

Anaru Whitu Harrison-Matai

Frederik Nicholas August Charles

Gus Alexander- Grace & Isla

Gus Franklin- Jimmy

Arlo Benjamin- William & Austin

Jasper Jax

Charlie Finnerty- Max& Ruby

Ryott

Jonah Liam

Fox Leo- Ruby

Taewhao Te Ranehu

Monty David

Torin Henry Lloyd

Tobias Caspar James- Anouk

Jupiter Logan- Louie

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GIRLS
Penny Margot- Lyla & Toby

Poet Victoria Jane

Coco Amber- Toby

SofiaValentina- Bruno

Claudia Ruby Jean

Elin Josephine- Frida

Thea Fae

Gussie Lucy- Liv & Milly

Willa Rose

Ebbe Jean- Lennox & Harlem

Greta Rose- Archie& Maisy

Trixie Toumairangi- Orlando, Miley & Hope

Zosia Alice

Elessia Poppy- Arabelle& Lucan

Greta Colette-Toby &Elsie
India Marlow

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DOUBLES

Summer Chilli & Indie Storm-Ethan, Zoe, Uziah, Bianca & Xavier

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My fav birth announcements from Telegraph- September

Atticus Edward Peregrine- Caspar & Tilly

Aurelia Autumn Ottilie Velvet- Sienna

Cecily Isla Mary- Henry & Thomas

What are yours? :)

Link here: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/births

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My favourite names starting with C

I find C difficult. But here are the two I like the most.

Casper- despite the ghost association (Caspar) which the spelling deflects a little… I really love this name, I like that it has a similar feel to Jasper, the sharp r ending along with the softer Cass at the start.

Clove- theres something cute and spunky about Clove, shes less frills and fresher than botanical Clover theres something fresh and exciting about her.

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Letting your child name themselves?

Interesting concept, one I’ve never really considered until reading “Looking for Alaska,” by John Green (amazing book too!)

Alaska the main character names herself at seven years of age after her parents disagreed on what to call her- up until that point she had been known as “Mary”. How she chose her name was fascinating she chose the biggest country that was the furtherst away from her. (All fictional of course!).

What do you think? Do you think you would be able to allow your child the responsibility of naming themselves?

Perhaps you let your older child name their sibling?

Would love to hear any experiences :) especially if you got to name yourself!

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my favourite B names

Barnaby- I love the sound of this name as it rolls off the tongue, I love the nickname Barney too :) Also a favourite NZ written picture book has a character Barnaby Bennett- I think its divine!

Beatrix- Bea & Trixie both cute nicknames. Could also see myself using it in the middle name slot. Always makes me think of Beatrix Potters magical little creatures :).

What are your favourite B names and why?

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One of a kind- BA’s from Christchurch Weekend Press 2012

BOYS

Albie, Alfie, Arlo, Arthur & Ash

Barnaby, Blake & Bruno

Callum, Cass, Conrad & Cormac

Dash, Deacon & Dylan

Eli & Ezra

Fergus, Finnian & Fraser

Gus

Hayden

Jasper, Jimmy, Jock & Jonty

Kawariki, Keegan & Kobe

Leon, Logan & Luke

Mac, Mateo, Miles & Morgan

Nate, Ned & Nico

Orlando & Oscar

Parker

Quintin

Rhys, Rory & Ruari

Scott & Sean

Tadhg, Taine, Tiakingahere & Tom

Will

Zac, Zade & Zak

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GIRLS

Alexia, Autumn & Avelina

Bellamy, Beth & Bridie

Carys & Claire

Daisy

Elsie, Esther & Evie

Flora, Francesca & Freida

Genevieve & Gretal

Hollie & Honor

Imogen, India & Isabel

Jasmine

Katherine & Keira

Lila, Louisa & Lulu

Mae, Mathilda & Mila

Nina & Nuria

Olive

Rosa

Saskia, Sofia & Summer

Tessa & Tilly

Willa

Zarlee & Zia

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