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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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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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The best of New Zealand birth announcements

BOYS

Arlo James- Cassia

Dexter Bernard Noel

Stirling Michael Christopher

Jed Raumati Moeahu- Harper

Israel Koni Campbell

Mio Anton- Aurelia

Zaia Amir Frances- Zachary

Matai Will- Knox

Reid Axel Callum- Baxter

Rafe Samuel- India

Quincey Hammond- Kaiya

Crispin Benedict- Sebastian & Dominic

Jarvis Kelvin- Hugo & Tallulah

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GIRLS

Roam Violet- Alaska

Camilla Mary Christine- Maddison

Olive Grace- Maggie

Senka May- Mason

Eliza Penelope

Aurelia Saskia Romy Fleur- Alexia, Laura, Logan & Romy

Willa Joy

Ingrid Clare- Pippa

Pippa June- Caleb, Connor, Jack, Lucas & Jed

Elodie Milla- Gabriella & Luciana

Huia Blackshaw- Maia & Aria

Reyvl Eleanor Rameka- Devyn, Tayvius & Vaydem

Iris Kitty Lulu- Tate, Ben, Kelly & Harriet ( the dog :))

Zinni Rose

Eliza Marion- Jasper

Tui Valda Rosalie

Vita Olive Elsie

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TWINS

George Laurence & Tessa Catherine- Eddie

Isla Elizabeth & Hugo Duncan- Campbell

Sam Anthony & Arthur William- Walter & Pippa

Matilda Jane Jenniphere &  Harriett Jane Margaret- Barney, Emma & Angus

Poppy Petal & Olive Jessica- Louie & Arlo

Cooper Price & Kea Lee

Vinnie & Frankie- Gino

Emmeline & Frances

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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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Willow will she blow far and wide…

WILLOW

With Pink announcing the birth of her daughter Willow Sage Hart, will there be a rush of baby Willow’s born in New Zealand?

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Meaning

Taken from the name of the tree which is derived from the Middle English wilwe (willow). Willow trees are noted for their flexibility and graceful appearance, hence the adjective willowy, which means “gracefully slender and lithe,” qualities seen as desirable feminine attributes.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Alternatives

Willa, Willia, Wilhelmina, Willamina, Willo, Wilma, Willona.

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Rankings

Willow entered the New Zealand top 100 for the first time in 2010, making spot  #83.

USA #290 for 2010, previous years, 313, 407, 429 & 524. Entered in 1998 at #853.

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Community

Here in a community I post  in is a Mother with a Willow – Her son is Jett and her daughter Willow Saige, another person commenting in the thread has chosen Willow for her unborn daughter several months ago.

Another forum I have recently started to visit, a poster asks about Sage for a boy and gets mixed reactions.

Willow is actually on my short list but I think its sure to rise status will deter us 🙂

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Celebrity Willow’s include;

Willow Palin,

Willow Camille Reign Smith,

Willow Katherine White,

Willow Rose Owen,

Willow Lenora Herschenfeld,

And Sage

Sage Florence Galafassi

Sage Gold Marshall

Sage Ann Philips-Roberts (Twin Kellan Clay)

Sage Moonblood Stallone

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Telegraph Willow’s

Willow Mia

Willow May

Willow Martha Phoenix (twin Thisbe Georgina Grace)

Willow Mary

Willow Annie Jessica

Willow Violet

Willow Muriel

Willow Agatha Rose

Willow Irene Laura

Willow Grace

Willow Matilda Ann

Willow Pamela

Willow Pandora Loveday

Willow Verder Georgina

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Links

http://www.huggies.co.nz/forum/topic/2679891-just-had-to-have-a-brag-lol/

http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/54198571.aspx

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article2130988.ece

http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/girl/willow

http://celebritybabies.people.com/2008/11/07/michelle-monagh/

http://www.namecandy.com/celebrity-baby-names/search/baby/willow

http://www.babynames.com/Names/Celebrities/celebrity_babies_2008.php

http://www.namecandy.com/celebrity-baby-names/search/baby/sage

http://celebritybabies.people.com/2011/03/15/kyra-phillips-john-roberts-welcome-twins-sage-and-kellan/

http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/births/announcements/from/01-Jan-2004/to/06-Jun-2011/keywords/Willow

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Birth announcements Christchurch Press November

GIRLS
Sky Juliet- Loki, Mya & Beau

Olive Georgina- Alice & Josie

Eloise Amelia- Jack

Eloise Sophie- Hugo & Luca

Anna Catherine- Maggie

Grace Michelle & Charlotte Mae

Jessica Kate & Hannah Grace

Anneka Maria Wilhelmina

Lucy- Bella

Kate Emme Letty

Alessandrina Jane & Isabella Veronica

Matilda Marilyn- Jack

Jemima Elizabeth- Georgia & Matilda

Tabitha Mary- Frano, Noah & Hugo

BOYS
Lleyton Gary

Bradley Charles

Crusoe

Tom Luke- Nova

Marco Francesco- Sienna & Bruno

Mitchell George- Nick & Ellen

Jett Campbell Joe- Jamie, Jack & Jemma

Jack Patrick & Luke Nicholas

Duke Taylor- Poppy

Beau Bennett

Jonty Blake- Will

Stirling Henry- Edmund & Hadley

Alec Stuart

Chace Ethan

Euan Stewart- Hannah & Liam

Inigo Peter- Jessy, Teale & Florence, Chester & Edith.

B/G Twins

David Justin & Naomi Rose- Liam

Freya Elizabeth & Isaac Sidney

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Featured name from the NZ top 100- 2009 BOYS

JACK

In NZ

Jack was #5 in 1999, for the years 2000-2004 he sat as runner up at place #2, in 2005 he hit number one overtaking Joshua.

In 2006 at #1 the most boys called Jack were born- 534, these four years old may be popping up in NZ kindy’s.

Since 2005 Jack has regained his spot at #1, although the number of Jack’s born has declined (345)  as parents are choosing  a wider selection of names.

Globally

Jack is #1 in Australia (2008), England & Wales (2009; 8,007), Scotland (2009) and Ireland (2009). It seems the USA is the only place not catching the Jack fever- it sits at #42 in 2009.

ChCh Press

Jack William (8)

Jack Eliot

Jack Alexander Waugh

Jack Riley

Jack Benjamin

Jack Markus Flynn

Jack Evatt

Jack Colin

Siblings

Jack + Keygan (twins) & Thomas

Jack + Poppy (twins) & Phoebe & Sophie

Rory & Michael

Thea. Alfie. George. Freya. Olivia. Maisie. Molly.

Georgia, Matthew, Bridget, Grace & Samuel.

Elliot & Monty

Grier & Thomas

Louise, Michael & Nicholas

Jess, Josh & Luke

Telegraph

Jack Andrew

Jack Charles (2)

Jack William (4)

Jack Sebastian Lewis

Jack Percy

Jack Patrick Cole

Jack Angus

Jack Emerson

Jack Edward Henry

Jack Samuel

Jack Buster Robert

Jack Selwyn

Jack Owen

Jack William Toby

Jack Adrian Charles

Jack Peter Killian

Jack Rockett Elliot

Siblings

Jack & Isabella (twins)

Jack & Eliza (twins)

Jack & Max (twins) & Georgia

Constance & Ned

Archie & Kiki

Jemima & Matilda

Harry,Emma, Freddie & Tom

Felix, Georgia & Max

Annie, Charlie & Pippa

Daisy, Sammy & Olly

India & Ava

Emilia & George

Lily & Eliza (twins)

Max & Isabella (twins)

Eloise & Jasper

Lily, Eva & Percy

Zam, Daisy, Hope & William

Sophie & Kit

Caspar & Lottie

Max, May & Evie

Poppy & Sam

Rose & Harry

Edward & Georgina

Annabel & Camilla

Frank, Will & Stan

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