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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

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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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Z names that are fun to say :)

I love boys names beginning with Z! Here are a few of my favourites.

Zappa– another musican inspired anthroponym. Frank Vincent Zappa  composed a variety of musical genre works along with directing feature length films and music videos and designing album covers

Zedekiah- From biblical beginnings meaning “The lord is just” in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the last king of Judah. Nickname possibilities of both Zed and Zeke.

Zelig- Yiddish, form of Selig meaning happy and blessed also a  mockumentary written and directed by Woody Allen. Your dictionary defines it as ”….  an ordinary person who can change themselves to imitate anyone they are near”

Zephyr- From the Greek Zephyrus who was a Anemoi, a  god of the west wind.  The gentlest wind and the messenger of spring.

Zeppelin– Is a type of airship the man who invented it was Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin a German.  Led Zeppelin were an English rock band consisting of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.

Ziggy- Ziggy Stardust is a song by David Bowie it is of German origin and means victorious peace. Also reminds me of a zigzag!

Zinc– a metallic compound, short and spunky!

Zocalo– is the square in the heart of Mexico city, a gathering place since Aztec times.

Zodiac– is a celestial coordinate system which was first used in the Roman era, its name comes from the Greek ”zoidiakos kuklos” meaning circle of animals. These days the zodiac is more  known for the 12 horoscopes; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Pisces but these are used to track the suns path across the sky and the path of the moon and plants along the ecliptic. 

Zowie-  Greek meaning life, traditionally used as a girls name- but I think a boy could pull it off just as well 🙂

Zurlo- A last name with Italian and Greek roots ” crazy and enthusiastic”  a  similar feel to Arlo.

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REFERENCES

nameberry.com

wikipedia

behindthename.com

http://genealogy.familyeducation.com

60,0001 + baby names by Diane Stafford

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Undiscovered gems- the outliers outside the USA top 1000

Here are the names given to five boys USA wide

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Alexius- Form of the Greek Alexios- given to  five Byzantine emperors. Another way to get to Alex.

Arne- Both a German diminutive of Arnold and Old Norse nickname for names containing the element arn which means eagel.

Bart– a nickname for Bartholomew which means “son of the earth”, if you can get past Bart Simpson this one could be for you.

Claudius– From a Roman family name ultimately from the Latin Claudus which has the unfortunate translation of lame.

Costello- Elvis Costello is a famous English singer-song writter, with its jaunty o ending it could catch on.

Ezri- Hebrew a variant of Ezer and Ezra, meaning strong/helper.

Fabiano- Romantic sounding form of Fabianus.

Frazier-  With surname flair like his brother Fraser this Scottish boy is ripe for the picking.

Gregor- With its strong r ending this would fit right in alongside Hunter, Carter and Ryder- a German, Scottish, Slovak and Slovene form of the more dated Gregory.

Iggy- I think Iggy is super cool – it means “fiery” in Latin.

Isidore- Greek god Isis is where this name stems from, another undiscovered I name.

Kauri- A New Zealand native tree and a snail too.

Kestrel- The name for the bird of prey.

Malloy- a jaunty Irish Surname for someone looking for something fresher than Finn!

Mercury- an element, a god and the name of the first planet perhaps fitting for a first son- also in memory of Freddie Mercury.

Moss- Connect your child to the natural world with this medieval form of Moses.

Orlan- an English, German and Spanish name- also a shortened form of Orlando.

Rutherford-  Surname of NZ father of  nuclear physics.

 

 

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References:

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/

http://www.behindthename.com

http://nameberry.com

http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

 

 

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The hottest undiscovered boys names start with V

No V boy names grace the halls of the NZ top 100 2012, the same goes for Australia & England,

In the USA none feature in the 2011, top 100- although Vincent misses at #101.

Valentino- An Italian surname with Latin roots meaning strength and health- strong but with the quirky o ending and easy slip off the tongue nickname Tino- this one is waiting to be brushed off. (USA #761)

Van- in NZ a character in the much loved Outrageous fortune, a Dutch forename meaning “of or from” or used as a nickname for Ivan or Vance.  A short stand alone gem that would slip in with  Max, Leo, Eli, Zac and Nate. (USA #787)

Vaughn- Welsh meaning little. A similar feel to Cooper, Austin, Kingston and Lincoln.  (USA #903)

Vega- Arabic, could this name fit your brightest star? ”swooping eagle” is another plus.

Venn- a bit more unique meaning handsome/fair, with a slightly older feel but the double n like Finn, Flynn & Quinn.

Viggo- this name is of Scandinavian descent, it means war and is derived from Old Norse names containing the element Vig.

Vincent- Vince Vaughn anyone :), Widely used by the English, French, Dutch, Danish and Swedish- ultimately from Roman name Vincentius meaning “to conquer”.

Vito- “alive” in Latin last featured in the USA top 100 in 1986 at 1000.

Sources

http://nameberry.com/

Penguin book of baby names- David Pickering

SSA baby name stats

NZ top 100 stats 2004-2012

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