Jack and Emily top baby names

Jack and Emily were the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2014, National Records of Scotland (NRS) announced recently.

Jack was the top boys’ name for a seventh consecutive year, and Emily rose from third to replace Sophie as the most popular girls’ name.

James was the second most popular boys’ name for the second year running, Lewis remained third and Oliver fourth. Logan (up one place to fifth), Daniel (down one place to sixth), Noah (up six places to seventh). Charlie (up one place to eighth), Lucas (down one place to ninth) and Alexander (down three places to tenth) make up the rest of the boys’ Top Ten.

The figures revealed Noah was the only new entrant to the boys’ Top Ten.