Fifers opt for Sophie and Jack (again!)

Jack and Sophie were the most popular names given to babies in Fife in 2014
Jack and Sophie were the most popular names given to babies in Fife in 2014

Jack and Sophie were the most popular names given to babies in Fife in 2014, the National Records of Scotland has revealed.

The Kingdom’s choice of Jack tallies with trends across Scotland, giving the name a seventh consecutive year at the top.

But Emily has pipped Sophie to the girls’ national top spot, rising from third place on the Scottish tables in 2013.

Sophie had previously been Scotland’s top favourite for nine consecutive years.

The records also show Fife is particularly fond of the name Eilidh, which is the fifth favourite choice here compared to 19th nationally.

The top boys’ names in the Kingdom, in descending order, were: Jack, Oliver, Lucas, Lewis, Harris, Mason, Daniel, Logan, Noah and James.

The girls’ names were: Sophie, Ava, Emily, Eilidh, Isla, Jessica, Olivia, Ellie, Grace and Lucy.

Almost 26,900 boys and over 25,600 girls were registered in the first 11 months of 2014.

Parents chose over 7400 different first forenames for their children, but in an ever increasing trend towards different names and variations of traditional spelling, almost 4,800 of these were unique.

Across Scotland, the top names for boys were: Jack, James, Lewis, Oliver, Logan, Daniel, Noah, Charlie, Lucas and Alexander.

For girls: Emily, Sophie, Olivia, Isla, Jessica, Ava, Amelia, Lucy, Lily, and Ella and Sophia in joint 10th place.