Newborn baby boy given hell of a start in life after parents name him LUCIFER


A FAMILY were so happy at welcoming a new little devil into their life that they named him Lucifer.

But the hellish name could be thwarted by another born last year — Messiah.

The baby’s family were able to call him Lucifer because the council where his birth was registered did not deem the name offensive
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Other unusual monikers chosen by new parents for their offspring in 2018 include Awesome, Nun, Royalty and Corbyn-Bleu.

Olivia was the most popular name for girls born in Scotland, but Luna-Marvella, Favour, Pepper and Alba-Crystal were also picked.

Jack was the top boys’ name for the 11th year, but Harlem-Ace, Echo, Winter and Merlin were other new arrivals.

Karen Watson, of Edinburgh Council, said: “There aren’t really any rules around names.

“It’s a case of people can call their babies whatever they like.

“Some people make up a name, some name their babies after the latest actors, someone who has been in Love Island or even football teams or players.

“To be perfectly honest, names now are actually pretty normal and there are only one or two that go a wee bit different.

“As long, as it’s not offensive we don’t get involved in what they are calling their baby.

“Any sort of legislation comes from NRS.

“If it was something really offensive we would get in touch with NRS but to be perfectly honest that doesn’t really happen.

“I can’t remember a time of that happening and I’ve been doing the job for 39 years.”

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