Midlothian is bucking the national trend as far as the most popular forenames for children are concerned.
Topping the 2011 list of names in the county are Charlie and Ava, while the nation’s favourites are Jack and Sophie.
New data released by National Records of Scotland shows Jack remains the top boys’ name with Lewis in second place – both for a fourth consecutive year. Between them, they have been the top boys’ names for the past 13 years.
James and Logan remain in third and fourth places respectively, and Ethan climbs six places to fifth.
This is the seventh year in a row Sophie has been the most popular girls’ name, with Lily climbing seven places to second. Ava stays in third place while Olivia falls two places to fourth and Emily falls one place to fifth.
The Midlothian top 10 boys’ names are – 1, Charlie (2010 – 8th), Jack (1st), Jamie (5th) and Riley; 5, Lewis (3rd); 6, Callum, Cameron, Finlay (2nd), Logan (8th) and Rory. Dropping out the top 10 are Aaron, Ethan, Connor, Dylan, James, Samuel and Thomas.
The county’s top 10 girls’ names are – 1, Ava (2nd) and Lucy (5th); 3, Sophie (1st); 4, Emily and Olivia (5th); 6, Ellie, Isla (2nd) and Lily (2nd); 9, Amy, Chloe (8th), Erin, Freya, Holly and Jessica. Sliding out the top 10 are Emma, Lucy, Leah and Niamh.
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