Tradition tops trendy when it comes to names

Royal baby
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Scarborough was in line with the national trend in 2015 when it came to naming our newborns.

It has emerged that when it comes to baby names, 2015 was a year for tradition over modernity.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their daughter Charlotte expectant parents took note, with the name topping the girls list this year. But the same can’t be said for her brother, Prince George, whose name briefly spiked in popularity before dropping off the list altogether to be replaced with the biblical name Ezra.

Popular names throughout the year in Scarborough included Chloe, Poppy and Lily for girls, with Jack, Joseph and Sebastian for boys.

Some of the more unusual girls’ names on a local level included Aurora, Luna, Skie, Alyssa and Avalyn.

Boys names which stood out in Scarborough included Ashton, Jasper, Cash, Arlo and Tobias.

The traditional names are a step away from the national pop culture trend that saw parents name their babies after characters from Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games and the Disney movie Frozen.

While Daenerys, Katniss and Elsa experienced a brief spike in popularity previously, 2015 saw them booted from the top 100 altogether.