21 January 2011

Naming your baby Mohammed

Incognito tells the story:

Apparently, Mohammed (if you include all the different versions) became the number one boy's name across England in 2009, with Jack being booted (after 14 years as king) to third place with Oliver taking second.
In twenty or thirty years it could cause a bit of a problem in schools (Mohammed, stop bothering Mohammed, you hear!) and in the circles where a person is addressed by adding the first name to the obligatory "Sir".

A remedy to this issue could come from a re-examination of the name's use. If it is considered a blasphemy to draw prophet Mohammed's picture, isn't using the name even more of a blasphemy for a mere mortal?


Yitzchak Goodman said...

I wonder why the name "Allahpundit" and similar things don't bother them. Who cares about Mohammed--aren't they supposed to be monotheists?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Certainly mono-something, I would say.