Give your son a cowboy inspired name

Currently in the NZ top 100

Lincoln, Ryder, Cooper, Jackson, Hunter and Levi.

Grayson & Hudson (new in 2014)

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Hot to be imported from the USA

Colton, Parker, Carson, Nolan and Easton

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Or step back into the ranch

Audie Murphy

Gene Autry

George Houston

Johnny Mack Brown

Lane Chandler

Leo Carrillo

Tex Ritier

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Destinations

Nevada, Dallas, Winslow and Weston.

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Other names with that cowboy kind of feel

Emmett,Jed, Jethro,Wilder and Wyatt.

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References- http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/cowboys.htm

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New Zealand VS America popular baby names 2014

With the American top 100 or top 1000 if it interests you being released recently here are some comparisons between the top 10 and some names which appear in the US top 100 but not in the NZ.

Girls top 10

Olivia sits at #2 in both lists (plus in Australia)

Emma, Sophia, Emily and Charlotte feature in both- with Charlotte at opposite ends of the top 10.

NZ bosts- #3 Isla (#150), #6 Amelia (#15), #7 Ella (#17), #8 Harper (#11) and #10 Ruby (#90)

USA hosts- #4 Isabella (#11), #5 Ava (#12), #6 Mia (#14), #8 Abigail (#33) and #9 Madison (#31)

Boys top 10

Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob, William and James are hot in both countries.

USA claims- #6 Ethan (#11), #7 Michael (#56), #8 Alexander(#13) and #10 Daniel (#20)

NZ fames- #1 Oliver (#32), #2 Jack (#41), #7 Lucas (#19) and #9 Benjamin (#12)

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Names feature in USA top 100 only- unisex, vintage and spiritual

Girls

Avery

Victoria

Aubrey/Aubree

Zoey

Lillian

Brooklyn

Audrey

Allison

Arianna

Camila

Penelope

Gabriella

Claire

Riley

Skylar

Nora

Hailey

Kaylee

Paisley

Kennedy

Caroline

Madelyn/Madeline

Serenity

Alexa

Genesis

Autumn

Kylie

Maya

Alyssa

Taylor

Melanie

Faith

Katherine

Lydia

Brianna

Julia

Ashley

Khloe

London

Lauren

Hadley

Gianna

Isabelle

Vivian

Hadley

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Boys- biblical, cowboys and jackson spellings

Anthony

Andrew

Gabriel

Christopher

Owen

Wyatt

Christian

Landon

Jonathan

Julian

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Nicholas

Evan

Adrian

Gavin

Robert

Brayden

Josiah

Colton

Angel

Jace

Dominic

Kevin

Brandon

Parker

Ayden

Jason

Jose

Chase

Nolan

Easton

Jaxson

Bentley

Kayden

Carson

Brody

Justin

Juan

Lewis

Camden

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Perhaps Americans should consider one of these from the NZ top 100

Nixon, Arlo, Finn, Archer, Beau, Ezra or Theodore

Hazel, Ivy, Olive, Poppy, Freya or Thea

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New Zealand VS Australia popular baby names 2014

How close are we with our favourite names to our neighbours?

What names could inspire us from the Australian top 100 which don’t feature in our own.

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New Zealand & Australia top names for girls and boys are the same

Charlotte & Oliver

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Girls top 10

NZ & Aus

Charlotte #1, Olivia #2 Emily #4 & Amelia #6.

share also; Sophie, Sophia/Sofia * & Ruby

NZ only; Isla (vs #17), Ella (vs #13) and Harper (vs #27)

Aus only; Ava (vs #12), Mia (vs #14) and Chloe (vs #15)

Boys top 10

NZ & Aus share Oliver as #1

Both share; Jack, James, William, Noah and Lucas

NZ only; Mason (vs #13), Liam (vs #14), Benjamin (vs #20) and Jacob (vs #18)

Aus only; Jackson (vs #21)/Jaxon* , Thomas (vs #18), Ethan (vs #11) and Cooper (vs#19)

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Feature in Australian top 100 only

Girls

Chelsea

Audrey

Alyssa

                           Indiana (NZ has Indie)

Maya

Lola

Eliza

Eloise

Charlie

Claire

Lara

Victoria

Amelie

Penelope

Lillian

Jade

Eve

Mikayla

Heidi

Daisy

Elsie

Skye

Indigo

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Boys

                                                 Nate (NZ has Nathaniel & Nathan)

Nicholas

Chase

Mitchell

Hayden

Owen

Kai

Toby

Bailey

Christian

Jesse

Darcy

Hamish

Dominic

Jett

Seth

Parker

Anthony

Jonathan

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Perhaps NZ is a little ahead of the Australia trends considering names that left last year (2013) Ones in italic still feature in 2014 in Australian top 100

Boys

Dominic, Tyson, Gabriel, Christian, Isaiah,

Jonathan, Kingston, Declan, Sam, Maxwell,

Joel, Jesse & Andrew.

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Girls

Indi, Mikayla, Faith, Claire,

Esther, Taylor, Jade, Lola,

Charlie, Alyssa & Victoria

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Perhaps Australians should consider one of these from the NZ top 100;

Freya, Florence, Thea, Aurora or Olive

Vincent, Asher, Grayson, Ezra, Theo or Nixon

* the Australian statistics combine names with same pronounciation but different spelling as one ie Sophia/Sofia is one name but in New Zealand they would be counted seperately.

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OHbaby 2015 entrants in a baby competition New Zealand

These are from a NZ parenting magazine where parents post photos of their child to win prizes and appear as the cover star- I always love to look at the names. Typically the children are under three.

Girls

Ada Maple (first and middle)

Audrina

Cortez

Daphne

Dior

Elky

Evangeline

Gwendolyn

Ihiko

Inara

Joyrene

Kalisi

Kennedy

Maeva

Minnie

Nellie

Peaches

Renesemee

Tangihaere

Ursula

Waimarie

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Boys

Axl

Bay

Beauden

Broadus

Cannon

Flint

Gilbert

Hagan

Harlen

Inglis

Jed

Kyson

Lark

Maxim

McNeil

Millen

Pfeiffer

Priaulx

Reeve

Ripley

Rogan

Rush

Ryker

Taika

Waylon

Zamiel

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Names on trend- New Zealand

Using the new entries to the top 100 2014 boys and girls I have found names with a similar feel and grouped them below.

BOYS

Hudson & Grayson: Edison, Jetson, Keeson, Lawson & Stetson.

Harley, Nixon & Cohen: Bowie, Chaplin, Hendrix, Jagger, Nolan & Presly.

Arthur, Ezra, Lewis & Theo: Bart, Cedric, Cole, Edwin, Hardy, Ike, Jonah, Jude & Waldo

Jasper, Nathaniel, Asher & Quinn: Avery, Bennett, Calder, Ivor, Jem, Sullivan & Wilder.

GIRLS

Evie, Katie & Sadie: Bridie, Cass, Maisie, Winnie & Tess

Ariana: Alexia, Aneira & Audra

Harriet, Isobel & Thea: Ada, Evangeline, Flora, Greta, Mabel, Margot, Polly, Sylvie & Willa

Savannah: Aspen, Arizona, Chelsea, Florence, India & Vienna

Maria & Naomi: Atarah, Junia, Keturah, Keziah, Reumah Salome & Tamar,

Freya: Athena, Clio, Gaia, Hebe, Iris & Thalia

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Vintage baby names- what could be hot in NZ for 2015. Boys.

Baby names that were popular in 1915 that are in top 100 in 2014

John #1 (#85)

William #2 (#6)

James #3

George #4 (#25)

Thomas #6 (#18)

Arthur #7 (#98)

Charles #8 (82)

Edward #11 (#71)

Henry #16 (#30)

David #19 (#67)

Jack #23 (#2)

Alexander #34 (#13)

Joseph #39 (#43)

Patrick #45 (#77)

Harry #46 (#36)

Samuel #62 (#14)

Michael #75 (56)

Daniel #80 (#20)

Lewis #83 (#100)

Leo #86 (#23)

Louis #99 (#62)

Here are some ready to be recycled from 1915.

Frederick/Wilfred (Freddie)

Albert (Bertie)

Walter

Frank

Herbert (Herbie)

Stanley

Sydney/Sidney

Ralph

Hector

Percy/Percival

Edwin

Arnold

Rex

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Vintage baby names- what could be hot in NZ for 2015. Girls.

Parents look to old vintage names to find something that sounds new-

Baby names that were popular in 1915 that are in top 100 in 2014

Florence #12 (#85)

Alice #14 (#43)

Elizabeth #16 (#39)

Olive #26 (#49)

Violet #28 (#59)

Ivy #33 (#43)

Grace #34 (#13)

Hazel #37 (#34)

Evelyn #40 (#29)

Eva #47 (#23)

Ruby #48 (#10)

Emily #53 (#4)

Lucy #68 (#19)

Isabella #71 (#11)

Rose #82 (#55)

Isabel #82 (#92)

Sarah both #91

Stella #94 (#52)

Charlotte #98 (#1)

Here are some ready to be recycled from 1915.

Elsie

Edith (Edie)

Iris

Helen (or Helena)

Audrey

Dulcie

Beatrice

Lillian

Ada

Sylvia (or Sylvie)

May (or spell it Mae)

Freda

Josephine (or Josie)

Nola

Clara

Eleanor

Daisy

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