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Timaru Herald- February 6th

Ambrose James Ivo

Jackson Ross

Michael Joseph- Sarah & Joshua

Oliver James

Harris Rex- Ellie

Ashlee Rose

Hanna Jane- Braydon, Cameron & James

Morgan Jane- Taylor & Odin

Sophia Grace- Abby

Quintin Lewis

Levi Marie

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February 24th Welcome to the world- Timaru

Portia Alice

Millie Jayne

Xavier Norman

Harper Morgan Ian (Molly, Riley, Alex & Ruby)

Mia Rose

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Name for 25th February- Adora

Adora

Adora is a girls name, it is English, French, Igbo, Spanish and Latin, it is said “A-dor-uh.”

It is a diminutive of Adoracion. In Spanish it means adoration, it contains the greek element doron (gift), in Latin it means much adored and in Igbo it means first daughter of the people and is derived from Adaora.

Variants: Adorabelle, Adoree, Adoria, Adorae, Adore.

Nicknames: Dora, Dori.

Famous People called Adora- Princess Adora popular 80’s cartoon character.

Place: Adora, Har Hebron is an Israeli Settlement.

Suggested names you may like: Isabel, Amada, Ignacia, Aurelia, Aloma & Alwin, Montana, Caden, Tonda, Aquila.

Sources

http://www.behindthename.com/name/adora

http://nameberry.com/babyname/Adora

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adora

http://www.nymbler.com/

http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/girl/adora

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/Adora.jpg

The Best Baby Name Book- Louise Nicholson.

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Name for 8th February- Rollo

Latinized form of Roul, the Old French form of ROLF. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th century, became the first Duke of Normandy. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. (behindthename.com)

Livelier, roly-poly o-ending version of Roland. (nameberry.com)

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Name for 21 January-Isaac

English,Hebrew,Biblical:From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) which meant “he laughs”. Isaac in the Old Testament was the son of Abraham and the father of Esau and Jacob. As recounted in Genesis, God tested Abraham’s faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment.

As an English Christian name, Isaac was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, though it was more common among Jews. It became more widespread after the Protestant Reformation. Famous bearers include the physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) and the science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) (behindthename.com)

Isaac has shaved off its biblical beard and leaped into the Top 40, showing signs of heading even higher. A Puritan favorite, the Old Testament Isaac was the long-awaited son of the elderly Sarah andAbraham, so old that their news provoked laughter.

International Variations:
IshaqShaqil (Arabic) Sahak (Armenian) IzaakIsakIzaac (Czech)ItzaakItzikIzaak (Dutch) Isaak (German) IsaakIsaakios (Greek)Izák (Hungarian) Iosóg (Irish) IsaakAizikEisaakIsak (Russian)Izak (Scandinavian) IsaakIsacoIssacIzaacYsaacYaachYssac(Spanish) (nameberry.com)


Global Popularity of the Name Isaac (babynamewizard.com)

#23 in Australia (New South Wales)

#31 in Canada (British Columbia)

#37 in United States

#42 in England

#43 in Australia (Victoria)

#43 in Canada (Quebec)

#50 in Canada (Alberta)

#83 in Spain

#104 in Scotland

#270 in Norway


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NZ top 100 2009 BOYS

TOP TEN

Oliver up six ( 2)

Thomas up one (10) enters top ten

Riley down six ( 12) leaves top ten

TOP 20

Alexander up four (19) enters top 20

Luke down eleven (29) leaves top 20

BIGGEST RISES

Aiden (+23)

Gabriel & Zachary (+17)

Quinn (+16)

Sam (+15)

Seth (+14)

Isaac (+13)

Angus, Hamish, Callum, Felix (+11)

BIGGEST DROPPERS

Andrew (-18)

Christian (-16)

Troy (-15)

Luke, Cameron, Charles, Brooklyn (-11)

DISAPPEARED

Aaron (67 in 2008)

Bailey (68 in 2008)

Robert (82 in 2008)

Dominic (84 in 2008)

Isaiah (85 in 2008)

Archie (88 in 2008)

Kyle (90 in 2008)

Luka (91 in 2008)

Leon (99 in 2008)

Marcus (100 in 2008)

APPEARED IN TOP 100

Tyson (84)

Mitchell (85) (99 was 32, 00 was 35, 01 was 33, 04 was 64 & 06 was 68)

Ryder (86)

Zion (89)

Chase (90)

Roman (93)

Austin (95)

Tristan (96)

Louis (97) ( 99 was 83, 00 was 92, 03 was 95, 07 was 92)

Hugo (100)

PUZZLING
Harry (41) & Harrison (42)

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Differences 1999 & 2008 NZ

2008- Jake & Jacob, Ben & Benjamin, Sam & Samuel, Alex & Alexander, Leo & Leon.

2008- Sophia/Sofia, Jorja/Georgia, Mia/Maia/Mya/Maya, Lilly/Lily.

Girls            1999                   2008

Jessica       1                                   9

Georgia     2                               24

Emma        3                                 7

Olivia        4                                2

Hannah    5                                 11

Grace       6                                 10

Sarah      7                                  32

Sophie    8                                 1

Samantha  9                             28

Emily          10                          8

Biggest drop: Lauren (53),  Victoria (47), Rebecca (46), Laura (44), Alexandra (44), Danielle (34),

Biggest rise:  Lily (57),  Zara (58), Maia (56),   Sophia (52),  Summer (48), Amelia (45),  Zoe (31), Isabella (24),

Boys          1999                     2008

Joshua     1                                 5

Liam         2                                7

Samuel    3                                 4

Matthew 4                                 21

Jack           5                                1

Benjamin 6                               9

Daniel      7                             10

James    8                                 2

Thomas  9                               11

Jacob     10                               12

Biggest drop – Matthew (75),  Callum (60), Christopher (58),   Hamish (56), Hayden (52),  Nicholas (47), Robert (32), Kyle (29),

Biggest rise-  Hunter (65), Elijah (46),  Oscar (40), Blake (37), Xavier (37),   Oliver (26), Max (26), Levi (26),  Lachlan (24),

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