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Alexander, Isla and Katie were the most popular baby names in the Western Isles this year.

Five baby boys were named Alexander while four girls were named Isla and four Katie.

Second most popular boys name was Michael with four boys being given this name. Erin and Kara were also popular girls names.

This is different from the national report of Jack and Sophie being top of the list.

New data released by National Records of Scotland shows Jack remains top boys’ name with Lewis in second place - both for a fourth consecutive year.

For the seventh year in a row, Sophie is the most popular girls’ name with Lily climbing seven places to second.