Author(s): Anne Matthews
Catering to the nation's diverse ethnic background, Baby Names for New Zealanders is the comprehensive 21st century guide to choosing a name for your baby. Expanded and updated for 2008, it offers over 15,000 names, including derivations, diminutives, nicknames and meanings. Since first being published in 1998, this book has sold over 20,000 copies.
Over 15,000 girls' and boys' names
Meanings, variations, nicknames and diminutives
Tips on how to name your baby
Famous names from history, literature and New Zealand entertainment and sport
Handy checklists of names organised by ethnic origin
New panels featuring popular Maori, Pacific Island and Chinese names.
Whether you are looking for an Anglo Saxon, Maori, Pacific Island, Asian, Italian or even Greek name for your baby boy or girl - or want to name your baby after a famous historical figure, fragrant flower or precious gem - Baby Names for New Zealanders will help you discover the perfect name for your child.
Anne Matthews is a professional writer and editor who has long been interested in naming patterns. In this book she draws on her research and personal experiences of the many countries she has lived in, worked in and visited to provide a comprehensive list of baby names for all New Zealanders.