This result comes from a religious group that makes up only 3% of Britain’s population. Earlier this year, Mohamed overtook the traditional Finnish name Timo as a popular boys name.
“For the last 13 years Jack has been the most popular boys’ name in the land. But in multicultural Britain children named after the Muslim prophet Mohammed come a close second. In a reflection of the increasing influence of Islam, figures released yesterday showed the most popular spelling of the name – Mohammed – had climbed five places to 17th in the annual list of top baby names. However, when the seven other spellings of the name are taken into account, the total comes to 6,347 babies, making it the second most popular name of the year – up from 5,936 last year.”
Traditional British names take a licking, while the multicultural clock keeps on ticking. More here. *L* KGS