We’ve been keeping a pretty close watch on English and Irish birth announcements, but it’s been a while since we’ve checked out the Scottish.
Traditional Scottish names still prevail—for boys lots of Calums and Callums, Finlays, Camerons, Lewises and Murrays, along with Jacks, Gabriels, Charlies and Aarons. For girls, Charlotte, Chloe, Eva, Leah and Lily seem to be particular favorites, as are increasing numbers of little Maisies and Daisys. And nickname names continue to flourish for both boys and girls.
So here, from across the country—Arbroath to Berwick to Perth to the Isle of Lewis, are some of the more interesting names and combinations that have been announced in Scottish newspapers over the past two months, together with some of their sibs.
COCO MAE (sister of LOUIS RAY and JESSE JAMES)
CONNIE ALEXA (sister of MORAY), CONNIE ANN MAY
CORINNE FAITH (sister of Cara, Kai, Cole and Kristin)
DEMIE ADA–JAYNE (sister of OLLIE EDWARD)
EILIDH (pron AY-lee) LINDA, EILIDH MAIRI (sister of IAIN and FINLAY); EILIDH MARGARETE
EUPHEMIA BEATRICE (sister of FREYA)
EVIE JADE, EVIE JUNE. EVIE LOUISE
GREER OLIVIA HANNAH
HARRIET HELEN (sister of ARCHIE and FLORA)
HAZEL SHEILA MARGARET
INDIE, INDIE MANETTE
ISLA FAYE, ISLA GRACE, ISLA MOLLY (sister of GEMMA, ABBY and EUAN; ISLA SADIE, ISLA RAE, ISLA ROSE, ISLA CHLOE ROSALIND
ISLAY( pron EYE-la) NIAMH
JUDE ELIZABETH JOAN
LILY ISABELLA JEMIMA
ALASTAIR KENT (brother of ABBIE and ALEC)
ALFIE (brother of GEORGE); ALFIE GREGORY, ALFIE ERIC JAMES
ANGUS HARLEY, ANGUS JOHN MUNRO, ANGUS ROBERT
ARCHIE JOHN, ARCHIE MICHAEL, ARCHIE WILLIAM
ARDA (brother of KERIM)
ARTHUR JOHN (brother of DAVINA and TAVISH)
COBEN (brother of CONOR and CARYS)
CONNELL MATTHEW WILLIAM
FREDDIE (brother of FLORENCE and CLAUDIA); FREDDIE JOSEPH, FREDDIE MARK
MUNGO CAMPBELL (brother of ARCHIE and FERGUS)
RUADHAN (pron ROO-an) DAVID
SAM ALASTAIR OGILVY
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