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Quote kodoo Replybullet Topic: Muhammad, Most Popular Name in Britain
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Muhammad, Most Popular Name in Britain

Muhammed, the name of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him and his progeny), has become the most popular name for newborn babies in England and Wales in 2013.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the name of the Prophet (PBUH&HP) has beaten Oliver as the most popular name chosen by parents over the past year, Breitbart London reported on Friday, August 15.

Though the announced results put Oliver at the top of the list with 6,949 times, the statistics put the different variation of the spelling of the Prophet name in different entries at leading positions in the list.

This means that "Muhammad" came in 15th with 3,499 children but "Mohammed" was 23rd with 2,887 and "Muhammad" was 57th with 1059 given the name.

As a result the top three spellings alone accounted for the names of 7,445 boys, easily beating the second most popular name Oliver easily.

News that Mohammed is the most popular boys name in Britain was first exclusively reported on Breitbart London following a leak at the ONS last week.

At the time, Mohammed was already the most popular boys name in London by some considerable margin.

The estimates showed that the Muslim name was the most multi-cultural London and the West Midlands, while Oliver came out top in the South East, South West and Wales.

Britain is home to a sizable Muslim minority of nearly 2.7 million, mainly from Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin.

The name of Mohammed has grown in popularity in recent years.

In 2009, the name of the Prophet became the most popular name for newborn babies in England and Wales.

Mohamed came third as the most popular name in Britain in 2008.

Source: International Quran News Agency
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Quote imranali Replybullet Posted: 18 April 2015 at 1:21pm
I am living in Pakistan in my country most of the family would like to show his or her first name Muhammad. so many post i read about this topic Muhammad name increase day by day.
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Quote ISLAM HASHTAG Replybullet Posted: 03 October 2015 at 1:17am
Do you feel ashamed to be called by a name which emphasizes your religion?

Do you prefer to be just called Mo?

Do you think the name is too common and it is silly to name your child Muhammad or Ahmed?

Do you think that the parents who name their child Muhammad have lost their creative pursuit of naming and just go by tradition,or is it just like naming tinku,pinku,….etc

There was an article in the guardian “Muhammad: the truth about Britain’s most misunderstood name“.Which emphasized that although the name muhammad is an undeniably popular name,many people would just like to shed it and go by another name.The above questions are from the reason cited to shed the name muhammad.This was after” Muhammad” became the most popular name of boys in britain last year.

If your answer to the above questions is “yes”,you seriously need to reconsider.

5 virtues of keeping the name Muhammad:

Edited by ISLAM HASHTAG - 03 October 2015 at 1:23am
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