The full list of names given to babies last year has been published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). The most popular were Emily and Jack, as reported last year when NRS released its list of top names.
The new list gives the complete details of forenames given to boys and girls in 2015.
And while the inspiration for them is not provided, popular culture such as film, TV and music appears to have played a part in the choices. Thor and Loki, figures both from Norse mythology and the Marvel Comics universe, pop up on the list.
Loki, the trickster god of Norse legend, was the most popular choice with six boys named after him to the one Thor.
Roman mythology also seems to figure in the names with one boy being named Remus.
It could be suggested that Game of Thrones, the hugely popular TV fantasy drama, influenced the four Kits among the male names. Actor Kit Harrington plays Jon Snow in the show. There are two boys named Jon on the list.
Another of Game of Thrones’ characters figures among the girls’ with three named Khaleesi, the title of a Dothraki queen played by Emilia Clarke. There are 79 Emilias on the list.
There are 13 girls called Leia. Were Star Wars fans among some of the parents? There are no boys called to Han, but 167 Harrisons – Harrison Ford played Star Wars’ loveable rogue Han Solo – and more than 140 Lukes.
From the world of music, there is girl who was named Shakira and another Paloma, and among the boys a Bowie and two Axls.
Other eye-catching names from the list of those given to girls include December-Lee, Texas, Wolf, Diamond and two Briar-Roses, while among the boys there is a Sonnyboy and Tennessee and Testimony listed.