Something else to make the "a MUSLIM was elected to CONGRESS and wants to swear in on teh KORAN OMG!!!!!!!111!!!" hysterics wet their short pants:

Mohammed Overtakes George in List of Popular Names
Mohammed, and its most common alternative spelling Muhammad, are now more popular babies' names in England and Wales than George, reflecting the diverse ethnic mix of the population.

The Office for National Statistics said there were 2,833 baby boys called Mohammed in 2006.

The name is 22nd in the list of most popular boys' names, moving up a place from last year.
Of course, this is in the UK... but I do predict some more hysterical "start having more babies, white people!" editorials.
Spelled Muhammad, it is the 44th most popular name and enters the top 50 for the first time along with Noah, Oscar, Lucas and Rhys.

There were 2,833 babies called Mohammed born in 2006 and 1,422 called Muhammad. The total exceeds the number of Georges (3,386) or Josephs (3,755).
So... they could have titled the article "Mohammed Overtakes Joseph in List of Popular Names." I can't imagine why they chose to use "George" instead.


Two other things:
There were 38 babies called Cruz (after David Beckham's third child) this year, raising the name from 1,508th to 650th. There were 14 Peaches (after the daughter of Bob Geldof), raising that name from 4,509th to 1,561st.
People. Stop naming your child after the child of a celebrity. Just... stop it. It demeans us all as a species.
As usual, the boys' top 50 is more stable, but Harrison jumped six places to number 36. Alfie, Cameron and Henry all rose five places to numbers 16, 30 and 39 respectively.
I'm just glad to see that I'm not the only person that likes the name "Alfie." I don't know if I'd curse a kid with that name, but I do like it.

What's it all about, Alfie?

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