Trump kills Donald in Scotland, but Corbyn is on the rise

Last year saw a record low of babies called Donald in Scotland, according to the latest figures, although Corbyn is on the rise.

Records of boys called Corbyn and Corbyn-Bleu were noted by the National Records of Scotland(NRS) which today released the full list of the names given to the 47,785 babies born across the country in 2018.

But there was a record low babies called Donald – the name of US president Donald Trump – with just six being given the moniker.

Jack and Olivia were the most popular names for babies north of the border in 2018, with several bizarre names being revealed too.

Arrow, Awesome, Buzz, Echo, Lucifer, Harlem-Ace, Valentine, Merlin, Winter and Wit were on the list, and one baby boy was simply called A.

Girl names on the list included Alba-Crystal, Birdie, Bluebell, Favour, Luna-Marvella, Missy, Pepper, Nun and Ocean.

Parenting groups hailed mums and dads for their creativity — but warned some of the names could lead to problems in later life.

Justine Roberts, the founder of Mumsnet, told The Scotsman: “Lots of Mumsnet users look for baby names that are in the sweet spot between ‘unusual’ and ‘plain weird’ – few children really enjoy being one of four Amelias or Olivers in their class and it’s understandable that parents want something a bit different.

“If you’re thinking about going the full Moonbat, though, Mumsnet users advise thinking it through carefully before you head to the registrar.

“Unfair as it is, really odd names could have an impact on future employment prospects (can you really envisage a future Chief Inspector Ultron or Professor Cutiepie?) and at the very least you’ll need to prepare your child for a lifetime of explaining their name every time they meet someone new.”

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