Blogger Cranmer wonders if “there a conspiracy to keep ‘Mohammed’ out of the most popular name lists?
For the last 14 years Jack has been the most popular boys’ name in the land. But in multicultural Britain children named after the Muslim prophet Mohammed come a close second. Back in 2007, The Times observed that Muhammad was the second most-popular name chosen for boys in the UK. And they prophesied, along with The Daily Mail, that 2008 would see it hit the Number One slot.
So where is it?
According to The Guardian, and The Times, Jack remained the most popular name for a boy in 2008, and Muhammed appears absolutely nowhere. The Daily Telegraph has also expunged the name, despite prophesying along with everybody else that it would overtake Jack in 2008.