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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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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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Names on trend- New Zealand

Using the new entries to the top 100 2014 boys and girls I have found names with a similar feel and grouped them below.

BOYS

Hudson & Grayson: Edison, Jetson, Keeson, Lawson & Stetson.

Harley, Nixon & Cohen: Bowie, Chaplin, Hendrix, Jagger, Nolan & Presly.

Arthur, Ezra, Lewis & Theo: Bart, Cedric, Cole, Edwin, Hardy, Ike, Jonah, Jude & Waldo

Jasper, Nathaniel, Asher & Quinn: Avery, Bennett, Calder, Ivor, Jem, Sullivan & Wilder.

GIRLS

Evie, Katie & Sadie: Bridie, Cass, Maisie, Winnie & Tess

Ariana: Alexia, Aneira & Audra

Harriet, Isobel & Thea: Ada, Evangeline, Flora, Greta, Mabel, Margot, Polly, Sylvie & Willa

Savannah: Aspen, Arizona, Chelsea, Florence, India & Vienna

Maria & Naomi: Atarah, Junia, Keturah, Keziah, Reumah Salome & Tamar,

Freya: Athena, Clio, Gaia, Hebe, Iris & Thalia

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

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

John #1 (#85)

William #2 (#6)

James #3

George #4 (#25)

Thomas #6 (#18)

Arthur #7 (#98)

Charles #8 (82)

Edward #11 (#71)

Henry #16 (#30)

David #19 (#67)

Jack #23 (#2)

Alexander #34 (#13)

Joseph #39 (#43)

Patrick #45 (#77)

Harry #46 (#36)

Samuel #62 (#14)

Michael #75 (56)

Daniel #80 (#20)

Lewis #83 (#100)

Leo #86 (#23)

Louis #99 (#62)

Here are some ready to be recycled from 1915.

Frederick/Wilfred (Freddie)

Albert (Bertie)

Walter

Frank

Herbert (Herbie)

Stanley

Sydney/Sidney

Ralph

Hector

Percy/Percival

Edwin

Arnold

Rex

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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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Help hubby doesn’t like number 1 boys name!

Hubby has told me 5weeks out he doesnt love our top boys choice or any on the shortlist! Maybe we are having a girl 🙂

So throw all your quirky boys suggestions at me!

Discarded: Beckett, Heath, Bennett, Cedric, Emmett, Lewis & Emerson.

Used: Milo & Bede (Cat & Car)

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Christchurch

BOYS
Henry August

Harry Bertram

Francis Luke

Frank Lewis

Harvey Patrick

Edmund Vaughn

William Cowan (1896)

Frank Vincent

Thomas Henry

Edward Florian

Thomas Fisher

James Edwin

Thomas Noah

Jabez William

Charles August

Christian Theodore Julius

Daniel Graham

Fabian Cosmos Dominc

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GIRLS

Inez Maud

Lillian Esther Louisa

Eleanor Marguerita Florence

Olive Martha

Alice Amy

Eva Eleanor

Tillah

Evelyn Alice Wilhelmina

Adeline Eliza Ann

Clytie Olive Mildred

Frances Maude Violet

Dorothy Hazel

Lillia Ann (1898)

Noni Margaret

Ruby Beatrice Ruth

Ruby Maud

Eva Pearl

Norah Lilly

Thurza Jane

Harriette Lillian

Urana Lucy

Joan Madeline

Neroli Blythe

Thea Naumai Louise

Amelia Ada

Helen Cornelia

Anne Honey

Emlie Evangeline Mary

Dora Eveline

Ellen Clara

Winifred Lucy

Alice Adelaide

Veda Vivienne

Ida Alice

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