It can be one of the biggest challenges for expectant parents – picking, and agreeing on, a name for your baby.

Some may choose something traditional, a family name, or perhaps their favourite singer or place. However, some parents choose to be bolder and forget about normalities, naming their offspring Lucifer, Awesome or Destiny-Dior.

These are just some of the more out-of-the-ordinary names given to babies in Scotland last year, as revealed by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Names such as Birdie, Royalty, Nun, Echo and Adora-Belle were also on the full list of monikers given to the 47,785 babies born across the country in 2018.

One baby boy on the list was simply called A.

However, Justine Roberts, founder of parenting website Mumsnet, issued a word of caution to parents considering throwing caution to the wind with their baby name.

She said: “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. If you’re thinking of 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 (can you really envisage a future Chief Inspector Ultron or Professor Cutiepie?) and at the very least you’ll need to prepare your child for a lifetime of explaining their name every time they meet someone new.”

The data from NRS shows that many parents opted to name their children after famous figures and celebrities with boys called Bowie, Cobain, Dre, Elton and Elvis. 

A baby girl was called Paloma, perhaps in tribute to singer Paloma Faith and there were four boys named Thor.

Other parents went with a sporting theme with three boys called Ricksen, perhaps in tribute to former Rangers star Fernando, and one called Zidane as a nod to legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane.

Place names also proved popular with boys called Boston and Leith and girls named Jura, Perth and Paisley.

There was also a political theme with Corbyn and Corbyn-Bleu making the list, perhaps after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Four girls shared a forename with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, but only one was given the same first name as Prime Minister Theresa May.

There was also a record low of babies being called Donald – the name of the US President – with just six being given the moniker.

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