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Yoda and Zebedee on list of Britainís rarest names
Metro UK ^ | Monday 1 Jul 2013

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:10:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway

There is only one person in Britain with the first name Zebedee – but three forced to be known as Yoda, new figures suggest.

These are the rarest Christian names in the country – in stark contrast to the two most popular, John and Susan, researchers found.

Almost one in every 20 men living in Britain have the first name John, Experian Marketing Services suggest – that is, a total 1,166,793 namesakes, a rate of 4.87 per cent.

Some 565,028 women are named Susan, 2.24 per cent of the female population – with Anne, Margaret, Sarah and Catherine close behind.

The next-most popular male names are David, Michael, Steven, James and Paul – the latter order perhaps apt for ex-Beatle James Paul McCartney.

Yet while John is the most common male name in cities including London, Manchester and Glasgow, Susan is beaten in the English capital by Anne, Sarah and Catherine.

Other findings include 251,101 men named Brian, 84,000 Malcolm and 7,711 Royston, while there are also 32,454 women called Marilyn.

The study was carried out for Coca-Cola’s ‘Share A Coke’ campaign, which expands from today (MON) in a bid to satisfy anyone disappointed not to see their own name on a bottle so far.

Some 150 names have been branded on Coke bottles since earlier this summer and now another 100 are to be added.

These could potentially please the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cheryl Cole, Prince Harry, Russell Brand and Harriet Harman, who have their names added.

Others included in the latest batch include Barry, Chantelle, Kofi, Katy, Hassan, Pooja, Katarzyna and Nazia.

People still missing out are also invited to have personalised bottles printed at one of 73 Coke events to be held across the country from today.

To find out where and when, see www.shareacoke.co.uk.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: unitedkingdom

1 posted on 07/05/2013 8:10:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well there still hope for Brittan on this front.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 8:14:07 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.")
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To: nickcarraway

And yet Mohammed, Ahmed and Abdullah are becoming the most common.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 8:19:51 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ThomasThomas

what, no mohammads or osamas ? really


4 posted on 07/05/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT by proud to live proud to die (islam is not threat, terrorist disagrees)
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To: nickcarraway

How can Yoda be a “Christian name”?

Sloppy editing on their part.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 8:28:12 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: nickcarraway

How many Obi-wans, Jar-Jars, and Gungans are there?


6 posted on 07/05/2013 9:25:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Shadow44

“Christian name,” is used as a synonym for, “given name.”


7 posted on 07/05/2013 9:31:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My sister named her first-born son Joshua, which I think is a very cool name. Everybody calls him Josh. But my brother named his first-born son Aloysius. It’s pronounced Alo wi shus. Everybody calls the little dude Al. Mama, Daddy and the grandfolks are still giving him a hard time about it.
“Why did you hang such a dumba** name on that little boy?”


8 posted on 07/05/2013 11:44:44 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru

I don’t see why Aloysius isn’t a perfectly fine name.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 11:53:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: doc1019

I remember see reports of just a few years ago, that the most common name for new born males there IS Mohammed, etc.

A Brit Freeper here got real testy with me about. Up until I linked him the Brit Paper that published the report.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 3:20:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

This very likely includes ALL ages. I’d suspect the newborn results are very much different.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 3:22:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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