December-Lee, Loki, Khaleesi and Corbyn

I’m fascinated by names, I always have been, but now I wrote I research names for my characters really carefully. I’m always interested in statistics about trends and fashions, and so was very interested when a full list of names given to babies last year (2015) was  published by the National Records of Scotland. The most popular names for girls and boys were Emily and Jack… however…

  • There are six boys named Loki
  • one child called Thor
  • one boy named Remus
  • a girl has been named Khaleesi from the character in ‘A Game of Thrones’
  • a girl called Shakira and another named Paloma,
  • two boys were called Axl
  • other girls were named December-Lee, Texas, Wolf and Diamond, and two were called Briar-Rose
  • there were boys named Sonnyboy, Tennessee and Testimony
  • the year after the independence referendum in Scotland, one boy and four girls were named Indy, twenty-three girls were called Indie and another six Indi
  • there was a boy named Corbyn
  • boys were called London and Lomond
  • girls were named Paris.
  • there was one girl called Surely, one called Avana-Solaris, one Awesome and one Bliss.
  • girls names included Forest, Fox, Pebbles and Rogue
  • one girl was named Mercedes and another Porsche.
  • a girl was named Snow and one Sunshine.
  • four girls were called Sunny
  • one boy was called Bowie, four Ziggy
  • six boys were named Buddy
  • there was one Bully.
  • and other names include Journey, Karma, Lazarus, Peace, Panache, Pepper, Winter and Wisdom

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    1. Lois

      It took us such a long time to agree on our fairly ordinary names for our children… I did want Zebretta for a girl but my husband said no… We both wanted Talisker (like the whisky) but sense prevailed! I give some of the characters in my novels unusual names – but always research them first!

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  1. David Lewis

    Deciding on your childs’ name may take only a minute but they have to live with it for a life time along with the expectations it may imply. I would sooner have someone remember me for my good deeds and forget my name thanks.

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