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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)

and

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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NZ top 100 continued

Biggest losers.

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Boys

Jake -28

John -26

Charles -23

Alex -21

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Girls

Caitlin -35

Annabelle -27

Samantha -24

Pippa & Poppy -20

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New to top 100

Boys

Grayson #75

Nixon #83

Jasper #85

Hudson #87

Ezra #88

Theo #89

Nathaniel #91

Asher #92

Quinn #93

Harley #94

Cohen #97

Arthur #98

Lewis #100

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Girls

Evie #47

Ariana #75

Thea #79

Savannah #80

Sadie #86

Isobel #88

Harriet #93

Katie #94

Maria #97

Naomi #98

Freya #99

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Goodbye

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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New Zealand’s top 100 baby names 2014

Top ten

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Girls

1.Charlotte (still)

2.Olivia (+3)

3.Isla (+3)

4.Emily (-2)

5.Sophie (-1)

6.Amelia (+1)

7.Ella (+3)

8.Harper (+11)

9.Sophia (+9)

10. Ruby (-7)

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Boys

1. Oliver (still)

2. Jack (still)

3.James (still)

4. Mason (+1)

5. Liam (+1)

6. William (-2)

7.Noah (+2)

8. Lucas (still)

9. Benjamin (+5)

6. Jacob (+3)

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Biggest leaps

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Girls

Evie enters at #47

Millie +42

Evelyn +40

Ariana enters at #75

also risen: Rose, Alice, Ayla, Ellie, Madeleine, Matilda and Aurora

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Boys

Arlo & Roman + 30

Theodore + 24

Grayson enters #75

Also up: Alexander, Matthew, Ryder, Jordan, Nixon and Jasper.

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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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