Muhammad 2nd Favorite Name in Britain

Muhammad 2nd Favorite Name in Britain
June 8th, 2007  

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Muhammad 2nd Favorite Name in Britain
Muhammad 2nd favorite name in UK
June 7, 2007
Muhammad is the second most popular name for baby boys in Britain, second only to Jack, and will probably rise to number one by next year, new research reveals. According to The Times newspaper, 5,991 new-born boys received the name last year, spelled 14 different ways. Thomas was third followed by Joshua and Oliver.

The official register of names puts Mohammed at number 23, but analysis of the top 3,000 names puts Muhammad in second place once the different spellings are taken into account, BBC News online reported Thursday.

The reason for the name's increased popularity is thought to be partly because more Muslims are having families. Muhammad Anwar, professor of Ethnic Relations at Warwick University, said "Muslim parents like to have something that shows a link with their religion or with the Prophet [Muhammad]."

The name Muhammad first entered the top 30 list in 2000 and saw a rise of 12 percent in popularity last year, according to The Times. It means "one who is praiseworthy."

The name is spelled in a variety of ways in the UK depending on a family's origins and a variance in pronunciation. Mufti Abdul Barkatullah, formerly an imam at the Finchley mosque in London, said, "A non-Arab Muslim would have the name ending in -ed while an Arab Muslim would adopt the -ad ending."

June 9th, 2007  
June 9th, 2007  
Londonstan is not simply a joke. The Anglo-Saxons are being bred out of their own land. Me thinks a crisis is on the horizon.
Muhammad 2nd Favorite Name in Britain

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