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  • ‘Mohammed’ on Course to be Most Popular Baby Name in Germany

    01/25/2018 5:25:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The name Mohammed and its many spelling variations are on course to become one of the most popular names in Germany going from 97th to 26th most popular in less than a decade. According to the Gesellschaft für Deutsche Sprache (Society for German Language, GfdS), often labelled as the most important language society in Germany, the name Mohammed has seen a rapid rise in popularity, though the name could be even more popular than their figures suggest, Die Welt reports.
  • 100 Most Popular Names of 2011

    05/14/2012 9:15:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    A lot of weight rides on the name you choose for your kid. And every year when the Social Security office releases the data on the most popular baby names, parents get upset. As a Michele who faced the extreme popularity of my name way back when, I'm here to tell you that if your child's name is on this list, it's going to be just fine. In fact, take pride in knowing your baby name choice won't be ridiculed.
  • 'Barack' Not Catching on as a Baby Name

    08/28/2009 1:42:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 2,814+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/28/09
    The females of the first family made the list of the 1,000 most popular baby names, says a new report, but the president did not. Michelle, the first lady's name, and those of her daughters, Sasha and Malia, appeared on the list released Wednesday by the Social Security Administration, The New York Times reports. Sasha, at 353rd, hasn't changed much in rank in the past few years. Malia jumped to 345th most popular baby name last year from 400th in 2007, while Michelle dropped from 94th to 103rd. Other names proved popular because of their association with celebrities. Hillary jumped...
  • China: Couple tried to name baby "@"

    08/17/2007 12:01:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 430+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/16/07
    Couple tried to name baby "@" Thu Aug 16, 9:19 AM ET A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@," claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said Thursday. The unusual name stands out especially in Chinese, which has no alphabet and instead uses tens of thousands of multi-stroke characters to represent words. "The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means 'love him'," the father explained, according to the deputy chief of the State Language Commission Li...
  • Another set of FREAK parents selling their baby's name online

    06/11/2005 11:23:42 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 24 replies · 793+ views
    ebay ^ | June 11, 2005 | TheOtherOne
    She's Healthy Happy and has NO NAME! A few weeks ago Terry Gonzalez from ABC KGUN 9 news contacted us wanting to do a story on our unnamed baby. We agreed and a few days later we were everywhere. Our story has been featured on News and Radio across America and other Countries such as the Philippines and Australia Including: KFI News Radio and CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Good Morning America has contacted us They all Want UPDATES!!! Since all the media attention, we have received hundreds of emails and countless phone calls from people suggesting names. After almost two...
  • The names that give you extra sex appeal

    08/12/2004 1:49:57 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 1,236+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 8/12/04 | David Derbyshire
    Certain first names make people more attractive to the opposite sex while others are a turn-off, say linguists. In an experiment, they found that pictures of men were rated as more appealing if they were called Ed, Matt or Mike than if their names were given as Paul, Sean or Roger. The authors of the study claim the explanation lies in vowel sounds. Women prefer names with short vowels, such as e and i, produced at the front of the mouth. However, the opposite is true for men. They prefer women's names with longer vowel sounds such as Laura, Moira...