‘Lucifer’ and ‘Corbyn’ among unique Scottish baby names as full list released

The full list of baby names is published every year.
The full list of baby names is published every year.
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It features Lucifer alongside a Nun and, perhaps even more incongruously, four Nicolas and a single Boris.

For some, the chance to give their newborn an Awesome name was too tempting to refuse, while others settled for Adora-Belle.

The parents of two girls thought one daughter simply Divine, while the parents of one boy erred on the side of brevity, naming him A.

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While Jack and Olivia proved the most popular names among the 47,785 newborns, the list released by the National Records of Scotland is notable for some of the more unusual names chosen.

They included Alba-Crystal Birdie, Bluebell, Destiny-Dior, Luna-Marvella, Rainbow and Royalty for the girls. In what may have been a nod to the Scottish winter, there was even a Snow.

The unique boys names, meanwhile, included Arrow, Awesome, Buzz, Echo, Harlem-Ace, Valentine, Merlin, Winter and Wit.

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Four girls share a forename with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, but only one infant last year was given the same first name as Prime Minister Theresa May.

The list also showed there was a baby boy called Corbyn, as well as a Corbyn-Bleu and one who was called Boris.

But the popularity of Donald has waned, with a record low of just six boys being given the name of US president Donald Trump, down from ten last year.

Some 30 girls were called Indie, with just one boy given the same name, although there were two boys named Indi, and a boy and a girl named Indy.

Some parents appeared to seek inspiration from nature, with six girls called Raven, three called Lake and three called Juniper recorded, as well as one Bee, a Berri, a Berrie and two girls called Forrest.

Other children were given the same names as various places around the globe, including some who share a name with some of Scotland’s more remote islands. There were 11 girls born last year called Islay, one called Tiree and one girl called Harris – although there were 294 baby boys given this as a name.

Looking further afield there were three girls called Aspen, two called Dallas and two called Sydney.

There were four boys and one girl called Bowie, which could be a reference to the late singer David Bowie.

Meanwhile three boys and one girl were given the name Ziggy, possibly in memory of the Ziggy Stardust character the singer created.

Justine Roberts, the founder of Mumsnet, praised the creativity on show, but warned some of the names given to newborns could lead to problems later in their lives.

“Lots of Mumsnet users look for baby names that are in the sweet spot between ‘unusual’ and ‘plain weird’ – few children really enjoy being one of four Amelias or Olivers in their class and it’s understandable that parents want something a bit different,” she said.

“If you’re thinking about going the full Moonbat, though, Mumsnet users advise thinking it through carefully before you head to the registrar.

“Unfair as it is, really odd names could have an impact on future employment prospects.”