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Baby Boy Names: Top 10 Popular Names, Traditional Names and Maori Names

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There are many names for boys to choose from. 

A name is a name for a life-time.

Through your choice of name you are giving a baby an identity.  It is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. 

When choosing a name consider the following:

  • Can the name be altered or shortened to form a nasty or hurtful word?  Think about name calling and bullying for when your child is school-aged.
  • Think about how many other children might have the same name as your child at preschool or childcare and if you want your child to have a name that is very common or more unique. 
  • Can the name be easily pronounced and recognised in the community and country you live in?  
  • Hyphenated surnames e.g. Smith-Roberts are now less fashionable. 
  • Will the name conjure up negative feelings every time you say it?  Avoid the names of people you don't like, even if you like the name.  And don't name baby with the same name as a family member or friend who may be at risk of falling out with you sometime.   Why? Children pick up on their parents emotions and will notice that the name has negative associations for you.

To help you in your choice below we provide lists of the top names chosen by NZ parents, popular names, unique names and Maori names.

 


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