Skip to comments.Yoda and Zebedee on list of Britainís rarest names
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-Colas 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.
Well there still hope for Brittan on this front.
And yet Mohammed, Ahmed and Abdullah are becoming the most common.
what, no mohammads or osamas ? really
How can Yoda be a “Christian name”?
Sloppy editing on their part.
How many Obi-wans, Jar-Jars, and Gungans are there?
“Christian name,” is used as a synonym for, “given name.”
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?”
I don’t see why Aloysius isn’t a perfectly fine name.
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.
This very likely includes ALL ages. I’d suspect the newborn results are very much different.