Archive for Birth Announcements

Neve Te Aroha Adern Gayford

This morning we learnt the name of Jacinda Adern and Clarke Gayford’s beautiful daughter.

Neve is an anglicised version of the Irish Gaelic Niamh, meaning bright or radiant, in mythology she is the daughter of the Ocean god and one of the Queens of eternal youth. The anglicised versions are spelt Neave and Nieve. Jacinda said that she and Clarke chose this spelling as they both understood that it was hard having a name that was spelt differently. Neve is also a variant of Neva (Latin) and the meaning is snow, it also has the same meaning in Spanish and Portuguese.

Te Aroha means” The Love” in Te Reo Maori, to love, to feel concern or be compassionate and to empathise.It links Neve to her whakapapa as Jacinda grew up in the small rural Waikato town Te Aroha, it sits at the foot of the 952m mountain with the same name, which is the highest point in the Kaimai range. This was decided on quite early as a reflection of all the love the baby was shown before it arrived and the generosity of the names several iwi had gifted.

Famous Neve’s include Neve Campbell, Canadian Actress who most recently starred in Netflix series “House of Cards,” Neve McIntosh Scottish actress appeared in “Doctor Who” and Neve Glacier in Washington State.

Niamh has only featured in the top 100 once since 1954, it placed at #94 in 2000 with 49 girls bestowed.

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Irish names placed in the top 100 in 2017 were

Girls; Riley #49, Quinn #59 and Keira #78.

Boys; Liam #12, Finn #29, Ryan #40, Riley #41, Aiden #52, Connor #54, Flynn #68 and Angus #89.

Other Irish names ripe for picking; Aoife, Breda, Caoimhe, Fenella, Fia, Nola, Orla & Tully.

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Other Ev names in the top 100 2017

Evelyn #24

Eva #26

Evie #36

Other Ev names ripe for picking; Evangeline, Everly, Genevieve, Maeve, Neva.

Also similar sounding; Hebe and Sylvie.

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Jacinda & Clarke’s baby daughters name

Welcome to the world 🙂

So she’s here and the question a lot of us are pondering on is what will she be named?

Will the happy new parents choose a popular moniker, a family name, a kiwi inspired number or perhaps something a little more unusual and less common like their own?

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Popular choices #1-10 in the NZ top ten 2017

Charlotte, Harper, Isla, Olivia, Ava,

                                                    Amelia, Mia, Mila, Sophie or Emily.

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Less Common #90-100 in the NZ top 100 2017

Maya, Lola, Brooklyn, Sarah, Arabella (niece is Isabella so may be unlikely),

Skylar, Madeline, Faith, Holly or Clara.

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Kiwi inspired 

Amaia

Anakiwa

  Huia

Kahurangi

Kea

Kimihia

Kowhai

Mariua

Ngaio

Opaea

Rangimarie

Rata

Tahaia

Te Hana

Tui

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My choices

Audra

Athena

Caoimhe

Cora

Dulcie

Edith/Edie

Freida

Imogen

Josephine/Josie

Lotta

Maisie

Neva

Orla

Phaedra

Polly

Ramona

Tess

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christchurch, New Zealand, baby names from The Press 2015

Top names boys and girls as follows

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Sophie (7)

Charlotte & Isla (5)

Emma & Isabelle (4)

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James (7)

Angus, Charlie,

Jack & William (5)

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One of a kind

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Adele, Annika,

Bridget

Camilla, Claudia & Clover

Elsie & Evelyn

Flora, Florence & Francesca

Georgie, Goldie & Greta

Harriet, Hebe & Henrietta

Isobel

Jane, Juliette

Kate & Kezia

Lydia

Madeline, Margot, Marie & Meadow

Pippa, Polly

Ruby

Sophia &  Sylvia

Willa

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Archie, Arlen & Arthur

Barnaby, Benjamin & Boston

Casey, Clark & Connor

Darcy

Edmund, Emerson, Enzo & Eoin

Felix, Fintan & Freddy

Gus

Harrison

Jed & Joe

Kipp

Louis

Marco

Nate

Phillip

Quinn

Rhodes, Roscoe & Rupert

Sam

Theo & Toby

Wilson

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Christchurch (NZ) Press baby names first half of the year

Boys

William (5)

Jack (4)

Angus (3)

Charlie (3)

Oliver (3)

Samuel (3)

Christopher, Cooper, Fergus, Harry,

James, Max, Oscar, Ryan & Theodore (2)

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Girls

Isla (4)

Annabelle (3)

Charlotte (3)

Sophie (3)

Chloe, Emma, Eva, Georgia, Hannah, Isabelle,

Mackenzie, Maia, Natalie, Rosa, Scarlett & Stella (2)

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Its hard to know as many people don’t place birth announcements now if this is a good indication of popularity of names in Christchurch. But the following did feature in last years top 10 for boys and girls;

Charlotte, Isla and Sophie + Oliver, Jack, James and William.

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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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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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The best of New Zealand birth announcements

BOYS

Arlo James- Cassia

Dexter Bernard Noel

Stirling Michael Christopher

Jed Raumati Moeahu- Harper

Israel Koni Campbell

Mio Anton- Aurelia

Zaia Amir Frances- Zachary

Matai Will- Knox

Reid Axel Callum- Baxter

Rafe Samuel- India

Quincey Hammond- Kaiya

Crispin Benedict- Sebastian & Dominic

Jarvis Kelvin- Hugo & Tallulah

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GIRLS

Roam Violet- Alaska

Camilla Mary Christine- Maddison

Olive Grace- Maggie

Senka May- Mason

Eliza Penelope

Aurelia Saskia Romy Fleur- Alexia, Laura, Logan & Romy

Willa Joy

Ingrid Clare- Pippa

Pippa June- Caleb, Connor, Jack, Lucas & Jed

Elodie Milla- Gabriella & Luciana

Huia Blackshaw- Maia & Aria

Reyvl Eleanor Rameka- Devyn, Tayvius & Vaydem

Iris Kitty Lulu- Tate, Ben, Kelly & Harriet ( the dog :))

Zinni Rose

Eliza Marion- Jasper

Tui Valda Rosalie

Vita Olive Elsie

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TWINS

George Laurence & Tessa Catherine- Eddie

Isla Elizabeth & Hugo Duncan- Campbell

Sam Anthony & Arthur William- Walter & Pippa

Matilda Jane Jenniphere &  Harriett Jane Margaret- Barney, Emma & Angus

Poppy Petal & Olive Jessica- Louie & Arlo

Cooper Price & Kea Lee

Vinnie & Frankie- Gino

Emmeline & Frances

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