HOR, Winner, Calypso, Mercedes-Cherie and Surely were among the unusual names given to babies born in Scotland last year.

A full list of the names given to the 50,460 babies born across the country last year has been revealed by the National Records of Scotland.

While Jack and Emily were the most popular names for babies, some parents opted for more unusual names for their children.

Boys names included Pepper, Hercules, Earl, Gusts, Maverick, Rock and Tyson. One was called Frankie-Boy and another Larsson, perhaps in tribute to former Celtic stars Frank McAvennie and Henrik Larsson.

Girls names on the list included Splendor, Summerlily, Nettle, Angel-Rose, Bliss, Calypso, Caledonia, Elektra and Nirvana.

Other baby girls were called Fox, Jizelle-Lexi, Pebbles, Rhythm, Rivers, Wolf, Snow and Porsche. 

Places names also proved popular with a boys called London, Stirling, Highlande and Memphis and girls called Alaska, Texas and Arran.

It would appear that uniqueness was the trend among parents, with 1,977 boy's names and 2,714 unique girl's names given to just one child.

Other unusual names given to boys included Rollo, Winter, Tudor, Panache, Garfield and Lazarus.

There was also a musical theme with boys being named Bowie and Presley.

Justine Roberts, the founder of Mumsnet, said: "Discussions about proposed baby names are seemingly endless on Mumsnet, reflecting people’s anxieties about what, for most parents, amounts to the first big parenting decision they have to make, and no one wants to consign their child to a lifetime of ridicule or blandness.

"The upside is that when they’re 18 and you’re regretting everything from school choices to their current haircut, you can at least feel relieved that you gave ‘Cicero’ the swerve.”

Lisa Penney, spokeswoman for Bounty, the UK's largest parenting club, said: “Generally speaking, all babies grow up to make a name their own and wear it well no matter how unusual it may sound at first.”


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