The list of Dundee’s most popular baby names has been flooded with a biblical new entry taking the top spot — Noah.
Provisional data for 2017 from the National Records of Scotland has revealed 13 bairns were given the name in the city this year.
Bucking a national trend, Jack — the top name for many years — has dropped to joint fifth in the table, sharing the spot with Leo.
The city’s trend for top boy names is reflected in its own administration — Dundee City Council leader John Alexander’s boys are named Noah and Jack.
He said he named his second-born, who arrived in the world in July, because he favoured more traditional names.
Speaking to the Tele today, he added: “Our first born is Jack and I had wanted to call our first-born Noah but my wife Sarah liked Jack and she got to choose because she went through the trauma.
“I just like the more traditional names and I have just always really liked the name Noah.
“If you look at the rest of the baby name table for this year, there are a lot of older names coming back like William and Oscar.
“It is something of a boomerang effect — names fall out of fashion and then they come back again.”
Both Noah and Theo have joined the top 10 from further down the table from last year; Noah was joint 19th and Theo joint 33rd in 2016.
Elsewhere, Muhammad, William and Theo tie for second place, with 11 children each being bestowed with the name.
In the world of girls’ names, Amelia retains the top spot in Dundee, bestowed upon 15 bouncing babies this year.
Emily and Isla share second place with 12 babies apiece, while Jessica and Sophie tied for joint fourth with 11 each.
Dundee’s naming habits are a far cry from this time a decade ago, when names such as Lewis, Daniel, Finlay and Dylan for boys, and Katie, Amy and Ellie for girls occupied the top 10.
Jack and Olivia took the top spots at a national level.
Other names in the top 10 included James, Lewis, Alexander and Harry for boys, and Emily, Jessica and Charlotte for baby girls.
Today’s figures cover registered births from January to November, with final totals for the year set to be published in March.