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Jack and Sophie top names polls
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More than 2,500 different boys' names were chosen
Jack and Sophie were the most popular names for babies born in Scotland this year, according to official figures.

Jack returned to the number one slot, replacing Lewis, while Sophie was the top girls' name for a second year.

The General Register Office for Scotland statistics showed that parents chose a wide variety of names.

If combined, Callum/Calum and Aimee/Amy would have taken over the top spots, while Lewis, Ryan, James and Cameron all remained in the boys' top 10.

TOP FIVE BOYS' NAMES
Jack
Lewis
Callum
Ryan
James

The boys' list was completed by Jamie, Daniel, Matthew and Kyle.

Sophie, Emma, Erin, Katie, Lucy, Chloe, Ellie, Amy, Olivia and Emily made up the girls' top 10.

By December 2006, more than 26,500 boys had been registered with more than 2,500 different first names.

More than 3,500 different first names were recorded as the number of girls registered over the same period topped 25,300.

Luca was the highest climber in the 2006 boys' baby name chart, rising by 62 places to enter the top 100 at number 90.

TOP FIVE GIRLS' NAMES
Sophie
Emma
Erin
Katie
Lucy

There were also large rises for Shaun (up 23 places to 69th), Lucas (up 19 places to 64th), Robbie (up 16 places to 36th) and Charlie (up 15 places to 34th).

Imogen was the highest climber for girls, rising by 54 places to 100th.

There were also large increases for Ava (up 24 places to 28th), Zara (up 36 places to 59th), Georgia (up 22 places to 71st), Poppy (up 35 places to 74th) and Mya (up 28 places to 81st).

Duncan Macniven, the Registrar General for Scotland, said: "As always, the list of Scotland's favourite baby names is very interesting."


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Lewis and Sophie top names list
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Emma and Lewis keep top name spot
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