Tuesday 6 January 2004

What's in a name?

I note that Scotland's First Minister, Jack McConnell, is calling in the ad men:
Advertising experts have been called in by the Scottish Executive to promote a more modern image of Scotland abroad.
But it's not just the country that may need a new image. What about Jack himself?
Jack and Chloe have been knocked off the top spot as the most popular names for Scottish babies.

While Jack remains the most popular baby name in England, Lewis, which has its origins in Germany, is now favourite with parents north of the Border.

So parents in England still put "Jack" at number one, but not here in Scotland. Surely this has no connection with the name of our beloved leader.