Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mohammed to overtake Jack as favourite name

By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 1:39am GMT 20/12/2007

Mohammed is on track to become the most popular boys' name in England and Wales by next year.
The name was second only to Jack in 2007, which has been top for the last 13 years.
But there were just 385 more children called Jack and because of the high birth rate among Muslim families, the name is set to become the most popular boy's name by next year.
While Mohammed is in 17th place, its position would be number two if all 14 variant spellings of the name were taken into account.

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