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Scottish Baby Names: Announcements from Aberdeen

Scottish Baby Names: Announcements from Aberdeen

By Linda Rosenkrantz

There’s something so undeniably intriguing about reading the local birth announcements in real time as they’re published in various places.  We always relish our own monthly roundups, as well as our friend Eleanor Nickerson’s frequent feature on her British Baby Names site, which also encompasses some Irish and Scottish names.  But recently I found myself getting lost in the reveals of new Scottish bairns—all born in 2018– and couldn’t resist sharing some of my faves—particularly those with surprising first and middle combos.  Some of these have distinct Scottish burrs, some don’t. Lots of Eilidhs!

GIRL NAMES

ADA OLAVE (not a typo)

ALICE LILY

APRIL IRIS

ARIELLE FRANCESCA

ARROWEN JULIET EILIDH MAIRI

AUBREY MAE + MARCY GRACE, twins

BELLA MAE

CHLOE ETTA LORNA

CLARA ELIZABETH

EMI

FLORENCE ROBYN

FRANCESCA SOPHIA

GENEVIEVE

HARRIET JAYNE TRUDIR

IMOGEN LOUISE

ISABELLE PENNY

ISLA ELIZABETH

ISLA GRACE MAREE

ISLA HAZEL

IVY ISLAKAY

LUCIA ALEXANDRA

MAISY OLIVE

MARA MAISIE

MERRAN LOUISE

MILA MARGARET

MILLIE ALISON AGNES

NOA HABOU

ORLA ELIZABETH

REESE LAURA

ROSIE BELLA

SOPHIE EILIDH

SYRA

ZARA EILIDH

BOY NAMES

ALFIE THOMAS STUART

ANGUS ALASDAIR DAVID

ARCHIBALD HECTOR

ARLO MATHIESON

CALLUM JAMES TAIT

CAULEY JOHN EDWARD

CIARAN

ELLIS STANLEY

FINN JOHN

FITZWILLIAM ERNEST

HAMISH MARTIN

HEATH ROBERT

JOHN ARCHIBALD SHOTTO DOUGLAS

KYLE STEWART HENRY

LEANDER JOHN GEORGE

LENNY

MACHAIR HENRY JOHN

NAIRN MARTIN TEGID

ODHRAN FERGUS JAMES

OSSIAN WALLACE

ROBBIE

ROCCO IGNACIO ROMEO

ROMAN GRAEME

RUARIDH GRAY

SAMI DAVID

STRUAN MACLAREN

TEDDY STUART

WOODY CARTER

What’s your favorite girl and boy?

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.