MOST POPULAR NAMES

Well it’s that time of year again, the National Board of Names has announced the most popular names for boy and girl babies born in the last year. There are some surprises and quite a few old favourites. For the boys, Brian has topped the pole again (no surprise there!), just beating Osamabinladen into second place. The success of Osamabinladen is probably due, for the most part, to immigration, and it’s rise from 4th last year has not been dampened by the namesake of the name being executed in April! For girls the name Cheddar, after the popular cheese, has pipped Nicorette into 2nd place, well done Cheddar! The fall of Nicorette after 6 years as number one is surely down to the invention of electric cigarettes, which have caught on in a big way in 2011, well done to them. Names of popular children’s characters are represented in the poll for both boys and girls, with Rastamouse coming in at number 8 for the boys and Peppapig at 9 for girls. So here are those lists in full and keep breeding Britain (and naming!).

BOYS

Brian
Osamabinladen
Raymondo
Sir Alan
Tom-Tom
Pemis
Gripper
Rastamouse
Thingummy
John-Lewis

GIRLS

Cheddar
Nicorette
Tubbs
Lady Diana
Babaganoush
Chlamydia
Vagine
Amanda
Peppapig
Salmonella

6 October, 2011 (18:28) | Musings | By: admin