17/03/2015 08:44 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Bizarre Baby Names: Daiquiri, Hiya, Reem And Godtreasure Chosen By Parents


Babies' names are getting stranger and stranger with parents giving their little darlings monikers as bizarre as Daiquiri, Hiya, Reem and Godtreasure.

Records from Scotland for 2014 show mums and dads are stretching their imaginations to ever greater extremes to give their babies a name that stands out from the rest.Those chosen for boys included: Alp, Daily, Diamond-Leigh, Egor, Kasper, Lake, Scout, Sherlock and Spartacus. A boy was also called just the letter 'M', another 'R', and another 'T', while others were named Papa and Spurgeon.

The names of footballers also proved popular, with one boy being called Neymar after the Brazilian Barcelona player and others called Strachan, Pirlo and Zola.

Girls' names, meanwhile, included Hiya, Ariel, Fox and Prayer. Eight girls were called Valentina, seven were called Crystal and five were named Monroe.

Place names also proved popular with boys called London, a girl called Camden and four girls called Paisley.

Musicians also featured with four girls called Rihanna, a boy called Presley and two girls each called Lulu and Shakira.

The number of unique names chosen last year topped 4,800 and accounted for nearly two-thirds of the total number of names.

A list of the top 100 names for boys and girls was published in December, showing Jack and Emily were the most popular.

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