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'Muhammad' was 2nd-most popular name for British boys in 2012

August 14, 2013

The name 'Muhammad' was the 2nd most popular name for boys born in Great Britain in 2012, the Office for National Statistics reports.

Over 7,000 babies were named Muhammed-- although there were many differences in the spelling of the name. Only "Harry" was more popular as a boy's name.


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  • Posted by: Roy - Aug. 15, 2013 3:24 PM ET USA

    Welcome to your new masters. And thank the British government for destroying British culture with this naive policy of immigration and "tolerance."

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Aug. 15, 2013 2:53 AM ET USA

    I'm not surprised! When we landed in London a couple of years ago, there were only three women, and each was dressed in the traditional head coverings, stamping all passports. I thought I had gotten off in Saudi Arabia, but it was London!

  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Aug. 15, 2013 1:20 AM ET USA

    I used to know an Englishman who flew with the RAF in World War II. One day, I said to him, "Cheer up! There'll always be an England." He looked at me and said, quietly but firmly, "No, there won't."

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Aug. 14, 2013 8:07 PM ET USA

    "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."

  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 14, 2013 3:28 PM ET USA

    This does not bode well for 20 years from now.