Thursday, January 7, 2010

William and Isabella reach the top

The end of the year comes with a lot of interesting statistics. For example, it's good to know that William has edged out Jack as the most popular name for new born baby boy in our state in 2009. Here is the report from Sydney Morning Herald.

After a five-year reign, Jack has lost its stranglehold on the title of NSW's top name for newborn boys, replaced by William. And the top girl's name - Isabella.

There were 660 Williams registered with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages last year, exactly the same number of Williams as in 2008, when it finished second. Jack dropped from 665 listings in 2008 to 585 in 2009.

Isabella jumped two places from third in 2008 to claim the girls' title last year, with 538 listings, ahead of Chloe (521) and Charlotte (501). Charlotte was the big mover, climbing into third place from seventh position in 2008.

Why did I say it's good to know that? In modern day spin off of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy is often called Mr. William Darcy, by getting rid of the more classic prefix of Fitz.

Do you have some interesting year end statistics to share?

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