Photos | New Nambucca Valley arrivals and popular baby names in 2018

One baby is born every minute and 42 seconds in Australia. That’s roughly about 257, 760 babies born since January 1, 2018, give or take, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics population clock.

The clock estimates an overall total population increase of one person every minute and 23 seconds, placing the current population of Australia at around 24,956,000 – and that’s taking into account deaths and those also relocating overseas.

Most popular baby names in 2018

So which names are making the popular list so far this year? Here’s what’s leading the pack in 2018 according to names.org

Girls: Olivia, Emma, Ava, Charlotte, Mia, Sophia, Isabella, Harper, Amelia, Evelyn

Boys: Noah, Liam, Benjamin, Oliver, William, James, Elijah, Lucas, Mason, Michael

Local bubs born this year

And here are some of the beautiful little bubs we’ve welcomed into the Nambucca Valley in 2018.

Lola Ivy Ringstad was born March 30, 2018 to loving parents Sheldan and Jed Ringstad from Bowraville.

Baby Lola Ivy Ringstad born March 30. Photo by Fille & Moi Design.

Baby Lola Ivy Ringstad born March 30. Photo by Fille & Moi Design.

Rosie Jean McLaughlin was born on March 21, 2018 to proud parents Jonathan and Emma Mclaughlin from Bowraville. 

Little Rosie Jean McLaughlin born on March 21.

Little Rosie Jean McLaughlin born on March 21.

Faith Evelyn Ely  Chantel James and Giles Ely welcomed daughter Faith Evelyn Ely on February 24, 2018. Born at Macksville Hospital, Faith weighed 8 pound 4 ounces. The little cherub is the second granddaughter for David and Barbara Ely and Peter and Linda James; and the 21st great grandchild of Heather Welsh from Macksville. 

Newborn Faith Evelyn Ely was born February 24 to proud mum and dad Chantel James and Giles Ely and becomes the 21st great grandchild of Heather Welsh. Photo by Fille & Moi Design.

Newborn Faith Evelyn Ely was born February 24 to proud mum and dad Chantel James and Giles Ely and becomes the 21st great grandchild of Heather Welsh. Photo by Fille & Moi Design.

Lukah Daniel Peter McQueen –  Zach McQueen and Shelly Joynson from Nambucca Heads with new arrival Lukah Daniel Peter McQueen, born January 30 at 2:37pm in Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, weighing 7.44 pounds and measuring 52cm. Lukah is the new little brother to Leighton, Parker and Izabella.

Zach McQueen and Shelly Joynson with new arrival Lukah Daniel Peter McQueen born January 30.

Zach McQueen and Shelly Joynson with new arrival Lukah Daniel Peter McQueen born January 30.

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