Surely An Awesome Choice For Baby Names

15 March 2016, 14:13 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Awesome, Bowie, Snow and Sunshine were some of the more unusual names parents in Scotland gave their babies last year.

There were 209 families who, like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a new baby Charlotte into the world in 2015.

But only nine parents gave their daughter the same first name as Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

The data, from the National Records of Scotland, revealed that the year after the independence referendum, there was one boy and four girls named Indy, 23 girls called Indie and another six named Indi.

There were also a number of unique baby names, with one girl called Surely, one Avana-Solaris, one Awesome, one Bliss and another named Diamond.

Other unusual choices for girls included Forest, Fox, Pebbles, Rogue and Wolf.

Some parents were perhaps inspired by cars, with one girl named Mercedes and another called Porsche.

There was also a girl named Snow, as well as one named Sunshine. There were four baby girls called Sunny, while 74 newborn females were named Summer.

There was one boy called Bowie and four who were named Ziggy, perhaps inspired by David Bowie and his Ziggy Stardust alter-ego.

Six baby boys were given the name Buddy - the name chosen by TV chef Jamie Oliver for his son - and there was also one who was called Bully.

Journey, Karma, Lazarus, Peace, Panache, Pepper, Winter and Wisdom were among the other names chosen by parents for their new sons.

Jack was the most popular boy's name in Scotland for the eighth year in a row, with Emily the most commonly chosen name for girls for the second year running.