Another post that was written a week or so ago, but then turkey and Christmas pudding got in the way!
It’s silly season, and while most shops are winding up to the sales and most offices are winding down to the annual party, government statistics agencies across the UK have been compiling their lists of top ten baby names. Since the year’s not yet over [at time of releasing their press releases] the analysis covers the period from January to early-December 2007.
There are strong regional differences.
Not a single girl’s name Only Sophie makes it into the top ten for all three reported regions (NI, Scotland, England + Wales). [Thanks Ruth!]
And if you mine further into the Northern Ireland figures and look across the five Health and Social Services’ boards, Aoife and Caitlin only make it into the Western Board’s top five and miss out on the overall top ten.
The full list containing 2007’s top 100 names won’t be published until next summer. But if 2006’s anything to go by, Alan won’t make it into the top 100.