Boris proves to be pop­u­lar with par­ents

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

SINCE the Euro­pean Union ref­er­en­dum in June, the num­ber of chil­dren be­ing named Boris have in­creased by 55%, ac­cord­ing to re­cent fig­ures.

UK par­ent­ing club Bounty has pub­lished its list of the most pop­u­lar baby names of 2016 and has found that the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip has been quite the pop­u­lar fig­ure with par­ents.

New­born ba­bies named Boris in­creased by a 55%, while the name Cameron has dropped by 33% since Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron stepped down ear­lier this year.

The Bounty re­port also found royal names were still hugely pop­u­lar, in­clud­ing Char­lotte, which soared by 53% af­ter the birth of Prince Wil­liam and Kate Mid­dle­ton’s daugh­ter, mak­ing it the 16 most pop­u­lar baby name for girls in this coun­try. Son Ge­orge has the fifth most pop­u­lar boy’s name of 2016.

Lisa Pen­ney from Bounty said: “Whilst there are some sur­pris­ing re­sults in our 2016 data, the trend we’ve seen over the last few years have con­tin­ued.”

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