The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, and her partner Clarke Gayford have announced the name of their newborn daughter: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.
Neve, derived from the the Irish name Niamh, means “bright” or “radiant” and Te Aroha means “love” in te reo Māori.
She said she and Gayford had struggled “for months” over the name, but the right one became clear once the baby was born.
“Probably like everyone, we went through that struggle where we kept this shortlist of names and we wanted to wait until the baby arrived to really see which one felt like it worked.
“But we chose Neve because we just liked it, and when we met her we thought she looked like she suited the name.
Ardern said the name Te Aroha was chosen as a reflection of the support she’d received from New Zealanders during her pregnancy, especially the Māori community.