Posts tagged Lachlan

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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Australian top 100 baby names 2017, Oliver and Charlotte reign across the ditch too!

New Zealand and Australia top 100 baby names are very similar.

In fact, in the top ten of the boys, six names are shared including Oliver in #1, both also feature Jack, William, Noah, James and Lucas. Thomas, Ethan, Jackson (and variants) and Lachlan round out the Australian ten whilst New Zealand holds Hunter, George, Mason and Arlo.

Charlotte is number #1 in both Australia and New Zealand, Olivia, Mia, Ava, Amelia, Isla and Emily all sit within the top 10 across islands. It’s not until you reach #29 in the NZ line up that you find Indie, not in the AUS list and #39 Audrey in the Australian lineup.

There are 19 boys names and 20 girls that differ between the neighbouring countries although it equates to slightly less in the New Zealand list as the Australian statistics count all variants under the one name i/e Darcey, Darcie and Darci are recorded as one whereas in New Zealand they are three separate monikers.

Boys feature Australian top 100 but not NZ: Nate and longer form Nathaniel, Kai, Hamish, Nicholas, Chase, Muhammad, Sonny, Darcy, Dominic, Christian, Fletcher, Ali, Lewis, Maxwell, Marcus, Hayden, Vincent & Parker. Many of these names have featured in the NZ list in years gone by.

NZ only: Theo, Ezra, Braxton, Asher, Arthur, Bauden, Bodhi, Grayson, David, Leon, Kingston, Reuben, Phoenix, Wyatt, Roman, Nixon, Jesse & Cohen (quite a biblical heavy group!)

Girls feature only Australian top 100 but not NZ: Audrey, Savannah, Imogen, Alexis, Chelsea, Claire, Indiana (NZ has Indie), Billie, Eloise, Elsie, Eliza, Daisy, Ariana, Bonnie, Alyssa, Hayley, Eve, Aisha, Lara & Alexandra.

Nz only: Indie, Millie, Riley, Zoey, (all very ee), Maia, Freya, Pippa, Luna, Leah, Keira, Amaia, Nina, Amber, Arabella, Skylar, Clara (NZ are very keen on the soft uh sounding for girls names) and Faith.

From my years of looking at names, I  think that Australia is generally a little behind New Zealand in picking up the latest naming trends which often lead from the USA. It will be interesting to see whether Arlo will rise to the same popularity (now inside NZ top 10) and whether Luna will enter the girl’s list.

 

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Christchurch Weekend Press 2012, January

GIRLS

Ruby Jean- Benjamin

Nuria Boix

Bella Rosalie- Isla

Bridie Patricia- Georgia

Evie Kate- Lucy & Annabelle

Lulu Rose

Flora Ruby-Eden

Milla Shelley- Konnor & Kaiya

Luella Rose Helene- Archie

Roseanna May

Freida Anne- Libby

Florence Ella

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BOYS

Lucas Walter- Lachlan

Finnian Toc

Ezra Forrester

Gus William- Toby & Kate

Cormac Julian

Mac James- Briar

Ruari Alex

Jock James- Hayley

Frazer Liam

Clay Arlo- Brin

Jimmy Zinzan- Eliza & Rossco

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This weeks featured name from NZ TOP 100

CHARLOTTE

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In NZ 

Charlotte was #4 this year.

For the last eight years she has been placed in the top 10.

In 1999 when NZ stats were first collected she was #20.

She placed number One in 2006.

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Internationally 2010

#20 in England & Wales

#23 in Scotland

#45 in USA

#69 in Ireland

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 Christchurch Weekend Press

Charlotte Seraphine Veronica

Charlotte Rose

Charlotte Mae

Charlotte Emily

Charlotte Ruby

Charlotte Eve

Charlotte Imogen

Charlotte Eloise

Charlotte Lily

Charlotte Helen

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Siblings

Charlotte & Grace (twins)

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Alexandria, Abigail, Madeleine, Lucy, Harriet,

Sophie, Julia, Amelia, Isabella, Georgie,

Felicity, Rose, Imogen, Greta, Phoebe & Eliza.

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Oliver, Connor, Adam, George, Leo,

Nicholas, Monty, Samuel, Jack, Henry,

Oscar, Lewis, Lachlan, Liam, Benjamin,

Thomas, Alexander, Daniel, Blake & Logan.

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Boys names outside USA top 1000

Thought I had posted these then was nesting and found them!

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Cassius & Reuben (191)

Harvey (184)

Ephraim & Otto  (178)

Amos (170)

Lucien (166)

Reilly (162)

Magnus (159)

Vince (158)

Guy (153)

Lachlan (147)

Dashiell (145)

Phineas (141)

Nate (136)

Gus (131)

Ira (129)

Cian (127)

Cormac (126)

Louie (124)

Otis (119)

Linus (117)

Robin (107)

Wiley (103)

Edmund (93)

Marcellus & Monte  (91)

Roan (89)

Arnold  & Quinlan (88)

Angus (87)

Alistair & Flynn (81)

Archie (79)

Paolo (77)

Wallace (74)

Tiernan (72)

Aurelio & Jethro (64)

Ciaran (62)

Ambrose (58)

Leopold (55)

Cillian (54)

Evander (49)

Caius (48)

Luigi (46)

Percy (41)

Jedediah (40)

Amadeus (39)

Baxter (38)

Caspian & Rufus  (36)

Mackenzie (35)

Ignatius (34)

Conlan (30)

Finlay (29)

Malachy (26)

Cosmo (24)

Archibald (23)

Wilbur (22)

Oswald (21)

Rupert (15)

Cassian & Cato (14)

Darcy & Peregrine (12)

Caspar, Hamish & Llewellyn (11)

Albie, Bartholomew & Rafferty (10)

Barnabas &  Cosimo (9)

Alfie & Percival (6)

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Pippa Jane Beatrice

Christchurch Weekend Press Births for July 2011

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BOYS

Jesse Bradley- Samuel & Lucas

Fyoden

Hugo- Daisy, Otis & Sid

Cayden Samuel- Logan & Ashlyn

Devan James Declan

Liam Ezra- Ethan

Luke Noah- Wyatt

Arlie Joseph- Jonty & Maxi

Jonas Michael

Miller Aubrey- India & Cassidy

Warner Christopher Maurice

Arie Maclaren

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GIRLS

Elsie May- Riley & Jake

Eliza Charlotte Jean- Ruby & Miriam

Pippa Jane Beatrice- Olly & Tom

Martha Grace Ursula- Lachlan

Esme Rose- Tom

Emi-Lee Jane- Tobey

Miela Ann & Esha-May- Braedyn

Harper Lily- Ella, Fletch & Milla

Ruby-Rose Carol- Kyrah, Sami, Brooke, Trinity & Nikita

Victoria June- James, Lucas & Isaac

Amelie Siena Kamiya

Matilda Daisy- Hugo & George

Isla Anne & Millie Kaye

Georgia Bronte Alice-Isabella

Annaliese Victoria & Sophie Alexandra

Claudia Prue- Lucy

Tallulah Rose Te Paea Elizabeth- Becky & James

Sabine Clementine- Lila

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Christchurch Press Births- March

BOYS

Samuel Baker

Leo Henry- Ophelia

Tiaki Cyril Raymond- Maika & Anahera

Henry James- Lewes, Alexander & Samuel

Rocco Willis- Bella

Hemi Mason

Sam Clinton- Lachie

Cole Carter

Taine Joseph- Noah & Nikau

Baxter Ruatahi

Julian Bishop Alain- Olivia

Albie George- Freddie

George Oliver Henry- Robert, Archie & Thomas

Koupa Miles- Tiegan & Blake

Ron William- Arthur

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GIRLS

Julia Lillian

Isla Jayne- Tom, Jack & Charlie

Lucy Austin- Millie & Bella

Janaya Marie

Millie Isla

Nova May- Huddie

Shelby Mathieson

Lily Helen- Finn

Penny Kathryn- George

Alexia Prudence- Lachlan

Addison Quinn

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