Posts tagged Alice

Will Oliver reign in 2015

With the Top 100 baby names for New Zealand in 2015 set to be released any day its interesting to wonder who will take out the top spots.

I suspect that Oliver will retain #1 and that Charlotte will remain his Queen especially with the birth of the royal Princess but its hard to say with Olivia hot on her heels.

I predict small movements within the top 10 of either gender but no big movers and shakers. Especially with the boys I suspect Oliver, Jack and James will stay in their trifecta of classic cool.

According to the 100 year rule new entries from 2014 old fashioned gems such as Theo and sister Thea, Arthur, Lewis, Harriet and Evie (also Evelyn) will continue to rise.

Set to continue to head up will be Millie, Evelyn, Alice, Matilda, Theodore, Alexander and Jasper.

New entry possibilities include; Elsie, Greta, Polly, Willa  and brothers Alfred, Frederic (k), Hugh and Jude.

Will it be the fall of Madison, Summer, Brooklyn, Savannah and Kayla or perhaps Jayden, Tyler, Jordan and Ashton.

Say goodbye to Caitlin and farewell Jake?

What do you think? what are you predictions for New Zealand or your home country? I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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Vintage baby names- what could be hot in NZ for 2015. Girls.

Parents look to old vintage names to find something that sounds new-

Baby names that were popular in 1915 that are in top 100 in 2014

Florence #12 (#85)

Alice #14 (#43)

Elizabeth #16 (#39)

Olive #26 (#49)

Violet #28 (#59)

Ivy #33 (#43)

Grace #34 (#13)

Hazel #37 (#34)

Evelyn #40 (#29)

Eva #47 (#23)

Ruby #48 (#10)

Emily #53 (#4)

Lucy #68 (#19)

Isabella #71 (#11)

Rose #82 (#55)

Isabel #82 (#92)

Sarah both #91

Stella #94 (#52)

Charlotte #98 (#1)

Here are some ready to be recycled from 1915.

Elsie

Edith (Edie)

Iris

Helen (or Helena)

Audrey

Dulcie

Beatrice

Lillian

Ada

Sylvia (or Sylvie)

May (or spell it Mae)

Freda

Josephine (or Josie)

Nola

Clara

Eleanor

Daisy

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The NZ top 100 – over run with A names

A names!

What is it about them that make people love them so much?

Is it that they are the first letter in the alphabet? so therefore at the beginning of the baby name lists?

In the New Zealand top 100 there is currently;

15 girls and 14 boys names beginning with A.

Here they are.

BOYS

Aaron
Adam
Aidan
Aiden
Alex
Alexander
Angus
Archer
Archie
Arlo
Arthur
Asher
Ashton
Austin

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GIRLS

Aaliyah
Abigail
Addison
Alexandra
Alexis
Alice
Amber
Amelia
Anna
Annabelle
Aria
Ariana
Aurora
Ava
Ayla

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Featuring in the Australian top 100 2014 =17

Ava

Amelia

Abigail

Alexis

Annabelle

Alice

Audrey

Addison

Aria

Alyssa

Anna

Alexandra

Aaliyah

Amelie

Amber

Ayla

Ariana

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Featuring in the USA top 100 2013 = 21

Ava

Abigail

Avery

Amelia

Aubrey

Addison

Audrey

Allison

Anna

Aaliyah

Aria

Arianna

Alexis

Aubree

Ariana

Alyssa

Alexa

Autumn

Ashley

Annabelle

Alexandra

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Which would you use? Which do you like?

Are you a parent of A- name children?/Do you have a name beginning with A?

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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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A names are amazing

At my work six children are girls named A…

 which is just under a quarter of our group, that got me thinking about A names.

Also my name is Anna and I think that its pretty awesome! 🙂

So I did some digging 🙂

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A girls names in the NZ top 100 = 16/100 = 16%

Amelia #8

Ava #10

Abigail #32

Alexis #34

Alice #37

Aria #38

Annabelle #38

Addison #51

Aaliyah #52

Amber #70

Ashley #72

Alyssa #73

Ayla # 74

Anna #81

Amy #82

Alexandra #99

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In the UK 10/100 = 10%

Including an A name at number #1!

Amelia #1

Ava #9

Alice #37

Abigail #38

Amy #51

Amber #52

Amelie #54

Anna #67

Annabelle #79

Aisha #95

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In th USA 20/100 = 20%

Ava #5

Abigail #7

Addison #13

Avery #18

Aubrey #20

Alexis #26

Amelia #30

Alyssa #37

Anna #38

Allison #40

Ashley #42

Audrey #43

Aaliyah #46

Arianna #52

Alexa #55

Autumn #69

Alexandra #76

Andrea #81

Ariana #84

Aubree #99

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Astrid

My favourite A girls name :). In Norse it means divine strength/ divinely beautiful.

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Annora

Less heard of than Anna and Annabelle with a more old fashioned feel. In Latin it means Honor.

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Alexa

A more fresh and spunky feel than Alexandra a variant meaning “defending men.”

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Aspen

With a nature feel for those of us looking to connect our child to the earth. It is both a tree in the Poplar family and a ski resort in Colorado.

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Alanis

Probably most famous for the singer, it is the feminine form of Alan meaning cheerful 🙂

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Araminta

With many cute nickname options including Minty. This name is of Greek origin and means “defender.”

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Aveline

This name is beautiful, with a similar feel to Madelyn and Evelyn it would not be out of place. Of French roots a cognate of Hazel.

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Anouk

Another Ann name this one from France. Often mispronounced but very pretty. Meaning “grace”.

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Arielle

A pretty elle name beginning with A :).  The French feminine form of Ariel.

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What are your favourite A names?

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Sources for meanings.

nameberry.com

behindthename.com

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Christchurch Press Weekend Births- February- Lilabelle Te Aroha Violet

BOYS

Joe Richard

Maxim Kiefer- Elise

George Justin Albie

Fletcher Jack- Samirah & Meila

Fletcher Mark- Constance

Marco

Joel Alex John

Oliver Jack- Finn & Ronan

James Xavier- Alexander

Baxter Charles- Toby & Oscar

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GIRLS

 Aria Ellen

Annie Isabel- Cameron

Ava Nita- Thomas

Zara Azami- Julia, Monica & Kyra

Indeya Samantha- Brylee & Jasmine

Alice Grace- Emma

Elle Ruve- Sian

Lilabelle Te Aroha Violet- Charli-Rose

Beth Susan- Emily

Amiya Eloise

Cadie Lynnell

Esther Helena- Olive

Eden Bettina

Sylvia Bell- Leo

Mila Poppy- Gianna

Estella Margaret Rose

Edy Grace- Ella & Cooper

Grace Olive

Zoe Amelia- Finn

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What’s your favourite?

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Girls names ending in e (or e sound)

Lately I have noticed a trend of girls names ending in e, these include the following examples in loose catergories and then some suggestions ;).

Nicknames: Millie, Maggie, Sadie, Bridie, Maisie, Jessie, Lexie, Georgie, Trixie, Connie, Evie, Frankie & Cadie.

Cultural: Amelie, Florence, Mackenzie, Maeve, Neave, Anneke. Magdalene, Eloise & Therese.

Middles: Jade, Hope, Grace, Rose, Anne, Paige, Marie, Jane, Mae, Louise, Hope & Faye.

Greek; Sophie, Phoebe, Zoe, Xanthe & Daphne.

Elle: Arielle, Noelle, Isabelle, Gabrielle, Michelle, Elle & Estelle.

Classics: Alice, Charlotte, Eve, Katherine, Helene, Caroline, Claire & Elise.

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Suggestions

Nicknames: Celie, Josie, Hettie, Winne, Bebe, Lettie, Hattie, Nonie, Lottie, Elsie, Nellie & Zadie.

Middles; Brooke, Jasmine, Bree, Jessamine, Rue, Celine, Simone, Emme, Collette & Natalie

Greek: Ariadne, Calliope, Evadne, Ianthe, Persephone, Violanthe, Hebe, Athene, Thisbe & Ione.

Elle- Brielle, Cybele, Reuelle, Brunelle, Joelle & Junelle.

Cultural: Aine, Coralie, Fabienne, Grainne, Saoirse, Seraphine, Simone, Mireille, Florette, Hanne & Elke.

Classics; Adele, Beatrice, Clementine, Esme, Isolde, Josephine, Lucille, Olive, Leonore & Hermione.

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