A recent poll revealed that the top baby boy name in Britain is not George (or Henry, or Oliver or Jack)… it's Mohammed! The growing immigrant population is having a tremendous impact on the nation's long-standing tradition.
"[Muslims] are only four percent of the population yet Mohammed is the most popular boys name in the U.K. England is lost already," tweeted one resident. Another tweeter complained that it was a, "disgrace our own government let this happen."
Official statistics from the British government, however, dispute the BabyCentre poll and rank Mohammed at number 15 in England and Wales and number 52 in Scotland. It is possible, perhaps, that the government didn't take into consideration the variety of spellings (Mohamed, Muhammad, Muhammed) in its count. Among the top 1,000 baby boy names in the U.S., Muhammad is No. 422, Mohamed is No. 445, Mohammed is No. 555 and Mohammad is No. 575.
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