Christchurch Press January Births & Deaths

Yishay (Talitha & Emmaus)

Beau William Alexander

Parker James Francis

Finnegan Michael (Campbell, Bridget & Caitlin)

Lyall William

Rocco Victor (Eva)

Ned Bartholomew & Barnaby Clement (Fergus, Toby & Leo)

Donovan Ross

Guy Alexander

Theodore Alfie

Tanner James

Zurai Ryan

Elias Sebastian Herbert (Emily)

Ezra Harley


Austin Jude Bryce (Quinn)

Dallas Niko (Sienna)

Belle Ann (Max)

Kennedy Rose Alexandria (Joshua, Mackenzie & Amelia)

Pippa Jane


Zelie Rose

Fiona Isabel (Theresa & Alastair)

Freya Neve Margaret (Aiden)

Briearna Faith (Miayla)

Lexie Emma Ivy (Allie)

Martha Frances

Claudia Florence (Benjamin, Gabriella)

Milla Katherine

Eva Jacquelin Grace (Taylor)

Georgina Elsie

Ivy Grace (Ruby)

Arabella Rose (Zara & Reuben)

Bierley Mae (Jamison)

Arabella Christie

Clara-Jane Caroline

Mia Ambrose


Hazel Isobel May

Lily Louisa

June Laura

Frank Avery

Olive Winsome

Stella Belle

Coral Rena

Rohan Jeffrey

Cardigan Pirrie

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  1. 1

    Sophia said,

    I love Beau William Alexander, Eva & Rocco, Guy Alexander, Theodore Alfie, Elias Sebastian (gorgeous!), Max & Belle, Pippa Jane, Alastair & Fiona, Georgina Elsie, Ruby & Ivy Grace (so lovely!), Arabella Rose (practically my dream name haha), Arabella again, Mia, Hazel Isobel May, Lily Louisa, June, Frank, Olive Winsome and Stella Belle. Cardigan is hilarious! Was it a man or a woman, do you know?

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      Cardigan was a man I found it very strange! I was suprised to see 2 Arabella’s within a month! Hazel Isobel May was favourite although something about the combo is still a little off?…

  2. 3

    Bewildertrix said,

    I’ve seen Cardigan before, just another famous surname albeit the cardigan item of clothing makes it a bit of a harder name to live with.

    Arabella (and Annabelle) are going to be huge here and in Aus very soon. I suppose people are wanting Isabelle/a replacements.

    Olive Winsome is one of the loveliest combinations I’ve seen in a long, long time.

    Beau and Rocco are becoming bogan favourites in Australia, I don’t think that’s rubbed off here yet.

    And Briearna? Oh dear.

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      Oh is Cardigan a famous surname? I didn’t know that. Isabelle is becoming less common in the Christchurch Press Births, I used to really Arabella but now I find it quite frilly do you like either Annabelle or Arabella?
      Olive Winsome is lovely, I may have asked you this but do you know the meaning of Winsome?
      I can see how Beau may become bogan but don’t get it with Rocco.
      How long to go now? 🙂

      • 5

        Bewildertrix said,

        Well, peerage title, like this dude:,_7th_Earl_of_Cardigan

        A place name too.

        Cardigans I still cannot wear. They are ‘granny’ items through and through.

        Winsome – handsome, charming.

        It’s the Madonna connection with Rocco. Cruz has the same vibe now but an Aussie tennis celeb (called King of the Bogans) helped there. The Roccos. Cruzs and Beaus I see in the Aussie BAs for example would more than likely have Tiarnah or Jayden for siblings, not Eva 😛

        28 weeks today so a long way to go still in my mind.

      • 6

        babynamelover said,

        I like nice cozy ones! 🙂 I used to have a sunflower one I loved when I was younger my Gran made it for me I wore it until it was too small.
        King of the Bogans are you kidding me lol.
        So Winsome is kind of like a virtue name?
        Wow 28 weeks thats pretty far along!

  3. 7

    Laura said,

    I really like Milla and I’ve been noticing it alot lately in birth’s notices. Some people associate it with Miller, which call me crazy, seems just harsher, I love the a. Itscute and fresh!

    • 8

      babynamelover said,

      I prefer Miller on a boy although I like Me-luh not sure how to spell it on a girl. Which birth announcements have you seen it in? 🙂

      • 9

        Bewildertrix said,

        It’s unfortunate that both Milla and Miller are identical in our accents, Anna.

        Both names pop up in the Aussie BAs a lot.

        I love Mila (MEE luh) more for a girl but Milla is quite lovely, I just hate the Miller association.

      • 10

        babynamelover said,

        I like Mila (Mee-luh) but not Milla. I thought they were identical! thanks for pointing it out 🙂

  4. 11

    Tania said,

    Hi, love this site. I loved coming up with names for my children. We have three boys, Hadley, Edmund and Stirling. We wanted some old fashioned names that were not ‘popular’. Their middle names are family names.

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