Scottish Baby Names: Announcements from Aberdeen

The latest Scottish birth announcements

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 choices.  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!

GIRLS

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

BOYS

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?

 

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benjamelissa Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 6:54 am

Isla Elizabeth and Callum James Tait are my favorite girl and boy names. Honorable mention goes to Alice Lilly, Bella Mae, Isla Grace Maree, Merran Louise, Heath Robert, and Struan McClaren.

Janie_Larkin70 Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 7:01 am

Orla Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Ernest! Super names. Orla is just so lovely; I wonder if it will start sprouting up on these shores? It seems to share a certain style with names that are already popular here. I love it! And, Fitzwilliam is solid, handsome, and rather unexpected! I’d use Fitz as the nickname, but you could also do everything from Will to Liam to Billy.

There were lots of beauties on this list, but those two stood out for me. Not really any terrible names on either the girl or boy list.

Selkit Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 9:01 am

Ooh, I like almost all the names on this list, but I particularly love Orla Elizabeth and Zara Eilidh. With Isla, Ava, etc all being so popular here in the US, I could definitely see Orla following suit. And I have a huge soft spot for Eilidh in general–it’s just too bad the spelling/pronunciation would probably make it unusable here, at least for a first name.

elifsu Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 11:59 am

Love Emi and Olave 🙂

Bobcat108 Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Arielle Francesca
Francesca Sophia
Lucia Alexandra
Angus Alastair David
Callum James Tait
John Archibald Shotto Douglas

IslandMoon Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 12:36 pm

I love Orla Elizabeth, Arrowen Juliet Eilidh Mairi, Nairn Martin Tegid, Teddy Stuart and Ossian Wallace.

I am surprised at how many times Eilidh is used as a middle name but not as a first! Personally, I prefer Eilis.

regionlatbest Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Oh, Ruaridh Gray has me swooning!
Also, Isla Hazel, Roman Graeme, April Iris, Callum James Tait, Arrowen Juliet Eilidh Mairi, Zara Eilidh, Angus Alasdair David, Odhran Fergus James, Ellis Stanley, and Teddy Stuart are all amazing.
I have a soft spot for Ciaran, too. I love seeing it being used!

So many beautiful names on the list, I truly love them all!!

carmenandrea Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Clara Elizabeth and Imogen Louise are just perfection! I love Angus Alasdair David, Fitzwilliam Ernest, Hamish Martin, Ossian Wallace on the boys list.

peach Says:

September 11th, 2018 at 4:55 pm

I have a soft spot for Scotland, especially after traveling there last year. There are a lot of excellent names on this list. These stand out for their originality, and Scottish flair,

ARROWEN JULIET EILIDH MAIRI
MERRAN LOUISE
ZARA EILIDH
CALLUM JAMES TAIT
LEANDER JOHN GEORGE
ALFIE THOMAS STEWART

Wittyusername103 Says:

September 12th, 2018 at 12:35 am

April Iris and Lenny

Baylis Says:

September 12th, 2018 at 4:05 am

The opening paragraph reads as though the writer thinks Scotland isn’t part of Britain.

paw Says:

September 12th, 2018 at 7:56 am

Orla and Angus are my favorites,

Leorising Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:36 am

I live in Aberdeen and know three of these babies (unless there are duplicates). Can you please share the link that had the baby announcements? I’d be curious to see if my two are in there. Thanks!

linda Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

@Leorising–here is the link
“https://www.iannounce.co.uk/Scotland/40/Birth/birth?_fstatus=search”>

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