FIVE Indies, a Caledonia and nine girls called Nicola are among babies born in the wake of the independence referendum, a new report shows.

Almost 30 girls were named Alba during a year when Scotland was adjusting to life after the vote and in which the General Election kept politics firmly in the spotlight.

There were no Kezias, but perhaps the youngster called Corbyn took his title from the incoming Labour leader, who took charge of the party in September. Young Hillary may or may not have been named after a Democratic presidential hopeful, as may two boys called Bernard.

Meanwhile, it is uncertain whether or not two new Scots called Boris were called after the outgoing London mayor.

However, music did appear to play an influence in the decisions made by some parents, with babies named Bowie, Lemmy, Hendrix, Cobain, Ozzy, Donovan and Slade after rock stars.

Meanwhile, several key characters from the television series Game of Thrones made the list, including Arya, which had several variations, Brienne, Jon, Theon, Bran and Tyrion – though, spelled in this case with a letter I instead of the Y, this may simply have been the use of a Welsh name for girls.

Another two girls were called Khaleesi, the title of dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen, while Atreyu may have been chosen by fans of the boy warrior in 1984 fantasy film The Neverending Story. Though spelled slightly differently, Aragon and Arrawen evoke figures from the Lord of the Rings series, while Hercules, Thor, Loki and Elektra conjure up ancient stories – or members of the Marvel comic book universe.

In a period where Jack and Emily remained the most popular choices for the eighth and second year running respectively, many parents made very individual choices.

Kingsley, made famous by the Partick Thistle mascot, was chosen for another newborn, with Corryvreckan, Firth, Harris, Cupar, Rannoch and Rhu amongst the geographical picks for boys.

Fox and Munro were used for both sexes, while girls enjoyed some unique titles of their own, including Papaya, Nettle and Ptarmigan.

Several variations of Alba and Indy were used for the youngest ladies, with others named Glencora, Nevis, Islay and Paisley.

Overall, almost 4,500 different options for girls were used, alongside more than 3,500 for boys. This compares to 1,970 female titles and 1,170 male picks in the 1970s.

While David topped the chart from 1974 to 1992, it now sits in 41st place, while Laura, which was number one for girls for a decade, did not feature at all in last year’s top 100.

But despite the variation in first names, some things do remain the same – the three top surnames in the Birth, Marriage and Death registers for 2015 were Smith, Brown and Wilson, as was the case in 1975 and every fifth year since then.