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Mac Seafraidh
Saturday, January 8th, 2005, 04:58 AM
Mohammed Enters List of Favorite UK Boys' Names

Thu Jan 6, 2005 09:56 AM ET
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By Matthew Jones



LONDON (Reuters) - Mohammed has joined perennial favorites Jack and Joshua as one of the most popular names given to British boys in 2004, a sign of the country's growing ethnic diversity and a legacy of Muslim immigration decades ago.


The Office of National Statistics said on Thursday Mohammed -- meaning variously "one who is praiseworthy" or "exalted" -- had moved up two places to enter the top 20 for the first time.

"It is all about demographics. There are now more Muslims being born in Britain than previously," said Dr Jamil Sherif of the Muslim Council of Britain, an umbrella group of 400 organizations.

"About 40 percent of Muslims here are under 25," he told Reuters. "There are a lot of young families."

Emigration from Asia and Africa surged during the 1960s and 1970s and Britain -- population around 61 million -- is now home to about 1.6 million Muslims.

But despite its increased popularity, the name has a long way to go before it takes the laurels from Jack which has topped the charts for 10 years.

Last year, Joshua was at number two, Thomas at three, James at four and Daniel at five. Since 2000 these names have all been in the top five.

Girls' names saw more change in the top five than boys, but only marginally so.

Emily held the top spot for the second year running as did the number two name, Ellie. Jessica, the third most popular name moved up one place as did Sophie at four.

Chloe, which was top for six years until 2003, dipped to number five while Evie was the highest new entry at 39, up 22 places. One of the fastest movers in the boys' names was Charlie, which gained nine places to 16, while last year's big climber Alfie dropped nine places to 27 and Spencer slumped 47 places.

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http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2005/01/mohammed_enters.php

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=7256034

Carl
Saturday, December 23rd, 2006, 11:58 PM
For England & St. Mohammed !! (??)
""Mohammed overtakes George in list of most popular names (Britian)
""D Telegraph. 21/12/2006
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.
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).
The list of popular babies' names for 2006 also shows that the cult of celebrity is changing the baptismal tide.
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.
Jack has been the top boys' name for 12 years but Olivia has risen three places from last year. Last year's top girl's name, Jessica, dropped to number three, There are just three new names in the top 50 girls' names list - Imogen, Sophia and Anna.
The ONS said some of the girls' names gaining the most popularity this year were Evie (21), Freya (23), Poppy (30) and Jasmine (31).
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. ""
Mohammed leaves Michael trailing in the name game

The boy's name Mohammed has shot up the popularity charts in a new sign of the deepening influence of Islam on life in Britain.
The official count of the baby's names chosen most often last year shows that two different versions were in the top 50 picked by parents.
Mohammed, the most common variant of the Muslim Prophet's name, was the 22nd most popular name for boys.
And the alternative spelling Muhammad entered the list of the top 50 names for the first time, becoming the 44th in the chart.
The rise of Mohammed as a name is an indicator of growing numbers of Muslims in British society in recent years.
There were 3,732 boys named Mohammed or with one of seven other variants of the name in 2000. Last year there were 4,532, and this year 5,936, a rise of nearly two thirds on the Millennium year.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=424005&in_page_id=1770

Pro-Alpine
Sunday, December 24th, 2006, 12:07 AM
It appears that almost all Muslim men are named Mohammed. Just like Australian men and the name "Bruce".

Sigurd Volsung
Sunday, December 24th, 2006, 12:11 AM
It won't be long until that name will be number one on the list.

Just to confirm, I heard that all Muslim males must take up the name Mohammed, be it a middle or first name. Is that the case?

RedJack
Sunday, December 24th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Good to see Freya in there. I wonder that stories like this don't alarm more people. Even non racialist people must be disturbed that their country is changing so rapidly into a foreign hodge-podge.

Thruthheim
Sunday, December 24th, 2006, 07:21 PM
It won't be long until that name will be number one on the list.

Just to confirm, I heard that all Muslim males must take up the name Mohammed, be it a middle or first name. Is that the case?

That is the case mate. It's a situation where they name all their offspring Mohammed in one form or another, whether or not becomes there known name is another matter.

Æmeric
Sunday, December 24th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Well then, on the bright side 5,932 males with a varient of Mohammad in their names born this year would mean that Muslims account for under 2% of births in Britain.

Northerner
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, 11:02 PM
A recent article in The Times reports that the 2nd most common name for baby boys is Muhammad (or one of its variants).

Here are some excerpts from the article:


Muhammad is now second only to Jack as the most popular name for baby boys in Britain and is likely to rise to No 1 by next year, a study by The Times has found. The name, if all 14 different spellings are included, was shared by 5,991 newborn boys last year, beating Thomas into third place, followed by Joshua and Oliver.

Scholars said that the name’s rise up the league table was driven partly by the growing number of young Muslims having families, coupled with the desire to name their child in honour of the Prophet.


Overall, Muslims account for 3 per cent of the British population, about 1.5 million people. However, the Muslim birthrate is roughly three times higher than the nonMuslim one.

Statistics from the ONS show that Muslim households are larger than those headed by someone of another religion. In 2001, the average size of a Muslim household was 3.8 people while a third contained more than five people.

Click here to read entire article (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1890354.ece)

Willow
Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Scary stuff...we're doomed

SmokyGod
Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 03:59 PM
i feel bad for you guys, you've had the damn muzzies in your society for a while. Did the July 7th bombings sway public opinion against them at all?

BeornWulfWer
Monday, September 1st, 2008, 09:50 PM
Update:

It now seems as if the name Muhammad/Mohammad is now 17th, having climbed from 22nd place. This is only 2007, so we can look forward to it having another surge in the 2008 poll.:thumbdown

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/article3074698.ece

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/names.htm

Guntwachar
Monday, September 1st, 2008, 10:31 PM
Mohammed has joined perennial favorites Jack and Joshua as one of the most popular names given to British boys

I guess most boys with that name dont look very "British" and if they do the parents should be ashamed of choosing that name.

Nachtengel
Thursday, September 17th, 2009, 03:11 AM
Telegraph.co.uk today reports that Mohammed has become the most common name for baby boys born in London and in three other English regions.

In the capital, the Islamic name—including its varient spellings—was twice as popular as the second-placed name, Daniel, in 2008.

For those who follow these things, this won’t come as a huge surprise. We know that the UK’s Muslim population is growing, both through immigration and through its higher birthrate. We know that there are particular concentrations in London, the West Midlands and the North of England. We know that Muslim families tend to choose one particular name for their baby boys—Mohammed—a way that other communities do not.

And last week it was reported that the name was now the third most popular in England as a whole. In fact, Mohammed probably rose to the number one slot in the capital some time ago. For several years, I have been trying to pin this down as a fact. But until now, it has proved impossible because for the past decade or so, the Office for National Statistics has not disclosed regional breakdowns of popular baby names, only national totals. My requests for the regional figures were met with the response that this would be impossible to provide, even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Now that the ONS has somehow managed to produce regional figures after all, we can see that Mohammed is number one in London, West Mids, North West and Yorkshire/Humberside. Yet you wouldn’t know it from a cursory glance at the ONS press release, issued on Sept 8, which states that Mohammed is “number three in London”.

That is because the ONS does not take varient spellings into account. Fair enough. But in this case, the number-crunchers were being literal to the point of being obtuse. Some will suspect that they were motivated by a well-meaning attempt to avoid interpeting their own findings in a way which would prove controversial. Some would call this political correctness.

Even before today’s revelation of the regional findings, Max Hastings accused the ONS of a “shabby effort to conceal” the fact that Mohammed is the third-most-popular name England-wide.

The fact that it has taken a week from the publication of the figures for the full story to emerge will surely reinforce this view in the mind of many people who are already sceptical of Government statistics.

http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2009/09/mohammed_now_no.php

Mjolnir
Thursday, September 17th, 2009, 03:16 AM
http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2009/09/mohammed_now_no.php

I am ashamed to admit it, but Mohammed has been the most common name for baby boys in Amsterdam for years now.

It s pure destruction of heritage, culture and ancestory...let alone the genetic pool of a once great civilisation.

Old Winter
Thursday, September 17th, 2009, 03:32 AM
The cities have now become the places with the most official inbreeds.

Mjolnir
Thursday, September 17th, 2009, 03:47 AM
The cities have now become the places with the most official inbreeds.

Well we are importing underdevelopment. It will all level out in the end, once all our countries are mixed. Than our mixed childeren can migrate to more prosporous states, not effected by migration of the masses. Than those countries will erode too, until the world is one poor, underdeveloped, mixed, uniform communist state without any zeal.

GroeneWolf
Friday, September 18th, 2009, 09:20 PM
it is dysgenics in practice.

Mjolnir
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:57 PM
it is dysgenics in practice.

It is mate. It will all erode, our heritage will be spoiled by inbreads and barbarian masses, who will turn our great countries into cesspooles of crime, underdevelopment and barbaric beliefs.

The time has come to make a stand, for our childeren and in honour of our ancestors.

saxonblood
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 01:35 PM
In a way, this is all about achieving a sort of beneficial 'rate' of dysgenics from a nationalist perspective. We could benefit from mass immigration up to a certain point, as it may awaken the masses to support a nationalist revolution, in order to bring back our nations to their rightful germanic heritage.

However, we must pray that it won't happen so fast, that it will be too late to turn back the tide once and for all.....i fear with statistics such as these, the latter may be the case.

Of what we can be certain though, mass immigration must end, if we are to preserve our germanic heritage.

Mjolnir
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 01:48 PM
In a way, this is all about achieving a sort of beneficial 'rate' of dysgenics from a nationalist perspective. We could benefit from mass immigration up to a certain point, as it may awaken the masses to support a nationalist revolution, in order to bring back our nations to their rightful germanic heritage.

However, we must pray that it won't happen so fast, that it will be too late to turn back the tide once and for all.....i fear with statistics such as these, the latter may be the case.

Of what we can be certain though, mass immigration must end, if we are to preserve our germanic heritage.

I couldn' t agree more with you. Only there is a fine line where the tide needs to be turned and mass immigration needs to be stopped, when "the minds are ripe" in our countries. The more mass migration, the more resistance against it...but furthermore, the more difficult it is to turn the tables on migration. Especially people who are getting hopeless because they live amongst the islamic parasiting masses, once all hope is lost they will cave in quickly. We need to get them on board.

I am aware all those "bastards" can vote once they get their ID. In Holland they are all voting "en masse" on leftwing parties, to ensure their benefits and the chain migration of imported brides, family members (they got some large families too....) etc. The time is now.

saxonblood
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 01:53 PM
I couldn' t agree more with you. Only there is a fine line where the tide needs to be turned and mass immigration needs to be stopped, when "the minds are ripe" in our countries. The more mass migration, the more resistance against it...but furthermore, the more difficult it is to turn the tables on migration. Especially people who are getting hopeless because they live amongst the islamic parasiting masses, once all hope is lost they will cave in quickly. We need to get them on board.

I am aware all those "bastards" can vote once they get their ID. In Holland they are all voting "en masse" on leftwing parties, to ensure their benefits and the chain migration of imported brides, family members (they got some large families too....) etc. The time is now.

Exactly, i have witnessed first hand the union of the far-left and the islamists, they divided our people, destroyed our industry, put the boot down our way of life and now they are swamping us in an effort to use the votes of foreigners to prevent us from stopping them.

The time most certainly is now, for all europe

SaxonPagan
Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Mohammed is now the most popular name for baby boys ahead of Jack and Harry

Mohammed has become the most popular name for newborn boys in Britain. It shot up from third the previous year, overtaking Jack, which had topped the list for the past 14 years but was relegated to third spot.

Olivia topped the list for little girls for the second year in a row, behind Ruby and Chloe. A total of 7,549 newborns were given 12 variations of the Islamic prophet Mohammed’s name last year, such as Muhammad and Mohammad.

The second most popular boy’s name, Oliver, was given to 7,364 babies. Harry and Alfie came in fourth and fifth place respectively.

The official list, which covers all births in 2009 in England and Wales, has Mohammed at number 16 but this does not include the many different spellings, which are all ranked separately.

When they are added in, Mohammed zooms all the way up to top spot for the first time.

In order of popularity, the variant spellings used during the year were: Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohamed, Mohamad, Muhamed, Mohammod, Mahamed, Muhamad, Mahammed and Mohmmed.

There are still other possible spellings but these were not used for births in England and Wales in 2009. Regionally, the single spelling of Mohammed came top of the list for the West Midlands.

Since 1999 the number of babies called Mohammed, however spelled, has increased by more than half. In 1999 the name was given to 4,579 newborns. Going even further back, the single spelling Mohammed appeared at 73 in the list in 1964 and 87th in 1944.

Some names appeared to have been given a popularity boost by celebrity association. There were 282 boys called Brooklyn, 78 called Romeo and 73 called Cruz – sharing their names with the sons of David and Victoria Beckham. The top 100 names lists include six new entries for boys: Aiden, Arthur, Frederick, Jude, Stanley and Austin.

The girls’ list had just three new entries: Heidi, Mya and Sara. Big risers were Lucas, up 19 places since 2008 to 17th in the boys list. Archie climbed 11 places to 20 while Noah jumped 13 places to 32. For girls, Maisie is increasingly popular, up 29 places to 34.

However, Emma, which not long ago was among the nation’s favourite names, dropped ten places to become the 41st most common name given to girls. The figures also revealed the continued resurgence of names popular in the early 20th Century. Evie was the tenth most popular girls name last year, up 157 places since 1999.

Ruby has seen a similar rise in popularity – it was not even in the top 100 in the late 1990s. Its return has been linked to the hit song of the same name by the Kaiser Chiefs and Charlotte Church choosing it for her daughter in 2007.

Overall, the popularity of the most common names has changed little, with the top tens for both boys and girls remaining almost identical. There were 706,248 children born in England and Wales last year.


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flâneur
Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Not very imaginative are they.

Andrew man
Sunday, October 31st, 2010, 10:31 PM
I might as well say good-bye to my name, Andrew, and all other Andrews out there... Good-bye, Andrews! :P