Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Unconventional names

Unconventional names

Choosing a baby's name is always an important decision for parents. Some names are enduringly popular, while others stand out because they are unusual. In 2009 Bay of Plenty woman Tomicina Davoren decided to call her new daughter Zealand-New after the name was suggested by her mother-in-law Sharron Te Moni. The family liked it because it was unusual.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Alan Gibson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Baby rituals and conventions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26186/unconventional-names (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018