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A Bay of Plenty baby will always know where she comes from regardless of where she travels in the future.

The baby girl who was born at Tauranga Hospital on January 11 has been given the name Zealand-New by her grandmother Sharron Te Moni, the Bay of Plenty Times reported.

"I was fiddling around and it was something different to say it back to front," Ms Te Moni said.

The little girl's full name is Zealand-New Sharron Phyllis Atareta Davoren.

Her mother, Tomicina Davoren and her father Mana Te Moni from Merivale in the Western Bay said they had never heard anybody being called that name.

"It is unusual to name your child that," Ms Davoren said.

Zealand-New is the couple's fourth child. The others are named Rlexuz Toara Chantz Te Moni, Mikaere Morgan Te Moni and Korizma-Lake Vonnita Manaaki Te Moni.

- NZPA