Tiger, Ferret and Awesome are among the quirkiest baby names!

Jan 30, 2013, 13:17 IST | ANI

New survey reveals how Brit parents follow celebrities by giving bizarre names to kids

While at least three families gave the name Miracle to newborn boys, at least three girls have been called Tequila by their parents, the Daily Mail reported.

A football-mad family even decided to name their child Rooney-Scholes as a tribute to the two Manchester United footballers.

According to the records, while quirky baby names have commonly been given by celebrities in the past, families across England and Wales are closely following suit.

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While traditional names Harry and Amelia are Britain’s most popular, hundreds of more unusual registrations have been recorded in the recent past.

The names Awesome, Marvellous and Excellent were each given to at least three boys in 2011, figures released by the Office for National Statistics have revealed.

Rock stars also seem to have been a source of inspiration with boys being named Iggy and Ozzie in a nod to musicians Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne.

One family even named their child Jagger-Rock after the lead singer of the Rolling Stones.

After Tequila, girls’ names include Velvet, Ray, Loveday and Comfort.

Parents keen to instill good manners and values in their daughters from an early age have called them Purity, Promise and Justice.

Other names registered this year are understood to include Peace, Rogue, River, Serendipity, Diesel-Joe and Rider Zoom.

Many celebrities are also known for giving their children unusual names, including Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow who named their daughter Apple.

However, few families could match up with parents in New Zealand who were ordered by a judge to change their daughter’s name in 2008 - ‘Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii’.

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