She has urged the public to speak the names of those killed instead. 

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed never to speak the name of the alleged Christchurch gunman as she believes that notoriety was a hoped wish ahead of Friday's shooting. 

In an impassioned speech to the country’s parliament, Ardern implored others “to speak the names of those who are lost, rather than the name of the man who took them”.

“He sought many things from his act of terror but one was notoriety,” she said. “That is why you will never hear me mention his name.”

She then outlined some of the stories of bravery in the wake of the shootings, praising two police officers who apprehended the suspect, ramming his car while shots were still being fired.

“Naeem Rashid died after rushing at the terrorist and trying to wrestle the gun from him," she spoke.

“Abdul Aziz, originally from Afghanistan, confronted the armed terrorist after grabbing the nearest thing he could find, a simple Eftpos [card] machine.

“There will be countless stories of bravery, some of which we may never know. But to each of you, we thank you.”

Promising that the perpetrator would face the “full force of the law in New Zealand”, she added: “The family of the fallen will have justice.”

50 people died following shootings at two mosques in Christchurch after a lone attacker opened fire during Friday prayers.

Thirty remain in hospital with injuries, nine of whom are in a critical condition.

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