Scottish naming pool: creating a new naming tradition?

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The paper presents the findings of the online survey “Naming practices and traditions in Scotland” conducted between October 2016 and January 2017 among 163 participants, most of whom are members of a few Facebook and Quora groups dedicated to Scottish culture. There were two main objectives of the study: 1) to find out whether Scots still follow the so called traditional Scottish naming pattern and 2) to identify socio-cultural factors that influence naming practices in modern-day Scotland. The survey questionnaire consisting of 10 questions was published and embedded online courtesy of Google docs. To substantiate or refute the research hypotheses the following tasks were completed: 1) the traditional Scottish naming patterns were identified; 2) the Scottish naming pool was ascertained; 3) the data collected from the respondents were juxtaposed to the lists of the 100 most popular names in Scotland for the years 1900, 1950, 1975, 2000 and 2016.
Translated title of the contributionШотландский именник: формирование новой традиции имянаречения?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationАнглистика XXI века
Subtitle of host publicationМатериалы IX Всероссийской межвузовской научно-методической конференции
EditorsА. В. Зеленщиков, Е. Г. Хомякова, И. В. Толочин, В. Г. Тимофеев, Н. О. Магнес
Place of PublicationСПб.
PublisherУниверситетские Образовательные округа
ISBN (Print)9785441600354
StatePublished - 2019
EventAnglistics in 21st Century: International Research and Methodological Conference - Санкт_Петербургский государственный университет, Санкт-Петербург, Russian Federation
Duration: 24 Jan 201826 Jan 2018
Conference number: 1Х


ConferenceAnglistics in 21st Century
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
Internet address


  • anthroponymy
  • Scottish naming pool
  • traditional Scottish naming pattern
  • socio-cultural factors affecting naming practices


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