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L names for boys, most popular initial in New Zealand.

Typically in the NZ top 100 the most popular initial for both boys and girls is A. In 1954 when records began there was four L name’s in the top 100- Leslie #52, Lindsay #62, Lawrence #78 and Lance #94. 1964 there was two and in 1974 there was only Lance #85. In 1984 and 1994 there was four, consecutively Luke, Lance, Logan, and Leon and Luke, Logan, Levi and Lewis. In 2004 it had doubled to eight and in 2014 in NZ there were 11 boys names beginning with L in the top 100. Liam was number one in 2010 and 2011. And in 2018 there is 12 starting with L (equal to A).

In 2018 eight L names feature in the top fifty; Leo #4, Lucas #8, Lachlan #13, Liam #15, Luca #34, Lincoln #35,         Levi #41 and Luke #45. Others in the NZ top 100 include; Logan #51, Louis #58 & Louie #86 and Luka #88. Across the ditch in Australia (2017) there were 11 L names in top 100 including 8 in the top fifty only one missing was Luka. A hop skip and a jump to England and Wales there were 10 in the top 100, no Lachlan or again Luka. And in the USA there were 9 featured L names with Liam #1, Lucas #8 and Logan #10, including Landon and Leonardo but excluding Luca & Luka, Louis & Louie and Lachlan.

Alternatives to consider;

(Luc) Lucas, Luca & Luka, Luke- Lucan,/Luken, Lucien/Lucian, Luciano, Luben, Ludde, Lugh, Loukios and Loukianos, 

(Lu) Louis & Louie- Luis, Luiz, Luigi, Lugos, Lewis and Lewin.

(n) Lachlan, Lincoln & Logan- Landon/en/yn, Langston, Larkin, Lawton/Lawson, Lennon, Levon, Levin, Linden, Linton, Llewellyn, London, Lorcan and Lowden.

(Short/Punchy) Leo, Liam, Luca, Levi and Luke- Lake, Laird, Lando, Lavi, Lazlo, Leif, Lev, Lex, Loki, Ludo, Lynx, Lyon and Lyr.

(Also!) Lawyer, Laxmi, Lebron, Ledger, Leifr, Leland, Lemuel, Lennox, Leolin, Leonty,  Linus,  Lorenzo and Lysander.

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Hot baby names 2019- New Zealand

Names to help your choose 🙂

Notable New Zealanders 2018

Boys

Kristine Bartlett : Fought for pay equity for aged care workers and won!

Marlon Williams: Best solo artist and album of the year

Luke Willis Thompson: Won 30,000 photography prize

Girls

Thomasin Harcourt: Actress in “leave no trace.”

Pip Adam: NZ top literary prize for “The new animals.”

Zoi Sadowski- Synnott- Bronze medal snowboarding winter Olympics.

(credit: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/379291/the-kiwis-who-made-a-big-impression-in-2018)

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Honor lives lost in 2018

Boys

Stephen Hawking: Greatest mysteries of the cosmos

Milos Forman: director “one flew over the cuckoos nest.”

Otis Rush: Chicago blues gutarist

Stan Lee or Stanlee: Comic book dynamo

William Goldman: Screen writer, adapted fantasy novel “the princess bride.”

Girls

Goldie (see above)

Margot Kidder: Supermans Lois Lane

Aretha Franklin: Queen of soul

Audrey Geisel: Dr Seuss widow

Kofi Annan: Former UN Secretary general

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Celebrity inspiration 2018

Boys

Ennis Howard

Santiago Enrique

Beckett Richard

Francisco

Miles Theodore

Sebastian Piers

Ariel

Forrest Bradley

Girls

Geo Grace

Vida Amber Betty

Monroe Sky

Minnie Theodora

Greta Lilia

Story Annabelle

Marvel Jane

Lulu Gray

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Looking at NZ top 100, 2017

Boys

Theodore (fastest rising boy name)

Everett, Roosevelt, Hawthorne, Benedict/Bennett

Heathcliff, Edwin, Alvin & Floyd

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Harvey 

Grady, Emery, Wesley, Remy, Dewey,

Darcy, Rudy, Huxley, Rhodri & Wiley.

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Bodhi (NEW #77)

Daijo, Indra, Jihi, Jivan, Koan,

Loka, Zenji, Kiran, Ved & Akash.

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Oscar

Roscoe, Dexter, Tucker, Baxter, Samson,

Monty, Alfie, Murphy, Rufus & Gus.

Girls 

Addison (re-enters #57)

Avery, Arden, Devon, Emerson,

Emery, Easton, Monroe & Murphy.

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Sadie (+36)

Edie, Maidie, Bridie or Birdie,

Heidi & Zadie.

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Luna

Vesper, Venus, Elara, Lyra,

Leda, Astra & Alya.

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Phoebe & Frankie

Xanthe, Penelope, Seraphina,

Ramona, Romilly, Polly

& Phaedra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Theodore- the rising stars of New Zealand Top 100 baby names 2017 (Boys)

Boys

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Oliver and Jack hold steady in first and second for the fifth year in a row!

George moves up five paces from #12 to enter the top 10, #7.

Arlo sneaks in at #10, with his first entry to the top 10, (+13)

William, Hunter, James and Lucas move up/down one place each.

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Theodore makes the biggest gain up 27 places to #32.

Harvey up 23 along with new entry Bodhi who sits at #77.

Beauden continues up after entering last year at #95, now sits at #75.

Oscar is close behind gaining 19 spots.

Other notable movers all over ten places; Jordan, Caleb, Hudson, Beau, Zachary, Theo & Arthur.

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Falling far is Matthew down 37, also down 30 spots is Tyler.

Roman (-27), Connor (-25), Ryan (-23) and Jasper (-23) plummet.

Down wards go; Quinn, Nathan, Jaxon, Angus, Blake and Brother Jake.

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New to the top 100

Bodhi #77, Wyatt #93 and Spencer #98.

Returning are;

Reuben #87, First seen in 1982 and last seen in 2010

Owen #91, debuted in 1954 and #91 in 1960

Jesse #99, entered in 1988 #38, highest spot #18 in 1990 and in 2015 was #98

Cohen squeezes in at #100 its  second entry to top 100, previously #97 in 2014.

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Ka kite;

Aaron, Alex, Fletcher, Harley, Micah, Quinn & Zion.

 

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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

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The new sons- New Zealand baby name trends

Old sons

Jason (1999-2004)

Harrison (#42) &  Jackson (#43) in 1999

 Mason (2000)  and still making the list in 2013.

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Newer sons

Tyson (2010-2013)

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On trend (spotted in CHCH press)

Benson

Carson

Grayson

Hudson

Jenson

Jameson

Nelson

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Hot for the taking

Bronson

Edison

Emerson (considered unisex)

Johnson

Judson

Lawson

Morrison

Orson

Robson

Tennyson

Wilson

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Which ones do you like?

Would you consider using a son name?

What about using son on the end of your husbands or Dad’s/Grandfather’s name?

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my favourite B names

Barnaby- I love the sound of this name as it rolls off the tongue, I love the nickname Barney too 🙂 Also a favourite NZ written picture book has a character Barnaby Bennett- I think its divine!

Beatrix- Bea & Trixie both cute nicknames. Could also see myself using it in the middle name slot. Always makes me think of Beatrix Potters magical little creatures :).

What are your favourite B names and why?

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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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