In an article about unusual baby names in New Zealand — the land of 4real, Zealand-New and Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii — I spotted these: Alizaye, Caution, Chevy, Daytona, Falcon, Ford, Prayz Hosanna, Qais and Raiden.
Independent midwife Leigh O’Neill said parents were influenced by the world around them, especially the media, when choosing names for their babies. One of the most unusual baby names she has come across this year was Ska, named after a genre of music.
“It’s a punk/reggae kind of music and yeah, they’re young parents.
“I guess they chose that after the type of music they like, but that’s certainly one of the more interesting ones,” Mrs O’Neill said.
I’m now on the lookout for kids named Reggae, Dubstep and Crunk.