You asked

Please provide statistics on the number of babies in the UK that have been given first name "Teemu". I'd like information from the years 2019 (for example first half of the year?), 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

We only hold baby names for England and Wales. For baby names in Scotland, please refer to National Records of Scotland. For baby names in Northern Ireland, please refer to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

We only hold data annually therefore we cannot provide baby names for 2019. However, we have published baby names for 2015 to 2018. To protect the confidentiality of uncommon baby names and to prevent the identification of individuals, we only release baby names where there were more than two babies born with a specific name each year. These figures can be found on our website.

Unfortunately, there were fewer than three children named Teemu in England and Wales for each year between 2015 and 2018 and therefore we are unable to reveal how many babies were given this name in any in individual year as they are considered personal information under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (SRSA). Section 39 of the SRSA makes it an offence to disclose information held by the Statistics Board that would identify an individual or a body corporate. Because the disclosure of this information is prohibited by law, we find that s.44 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) applies. S.44 is an absolute exemption and no consideration of the public interest test needs to be applied.

However, to protect any identification, we might be able to produce a bespoke analysis showing the number of children named Teemu between the years 2015 and 2018, without revealing which year the birth(s) occurred. Any such analysis would be outside of the Freedom of Information regime and would be subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreement of costs where appropriate. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact, for any births related enquiries, so that we may discuss your enquiry further. For more information about the services we offer please visit our website.