20 December 2006

The Sheeple have spoken

Pop culture rules... Britannia drools.

Jack is still the most popular name for baby boys in the UK, while Olivia has become the favourite for a girl, the national statistics agency has said.

Floral names have also done well with Lily, Daisy and Poppy all in the top 30, the agency revealed.
How the mighty have fallen. Apparently, rather than naming their children after ancestors or family members, people here are taking their cues from Angelina Jolie, or TV drivel like 'Big Brother.'

It's more than a little disturbing.

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Anonymous said...

To me this is a good news story! I was expecting the top names for boys to start with Mohammed and Achmed.
Blue meanie

VW said...

One hopes that it's a mere coincidence that the top names for babies in Britain happen to be the same as the leader of the New Democratic Party and his wife.

Neo Conservative said...

blue... read 'america alone' by mark steyn to find out what the most popular names in belgium and france are.

Neo Conservative said...

victor... the jack and olivia coincidence is indeed what caught my eye initially... the lemming-like behaviour of naming your child after a hollywood rent-a-kid is what set me off.

good luck at the new site.