Category: Olivia & Oliver #1 in the UK
British baby names were very much on the front burner this week, following the release of the official Top 100 popularity lists for 2010. At the top was a pair of what sounds for all the world like uh-oh-matchy-matchy twin names, Olivia and Oliver.
Here’s how the rest of the Top 10 played out, with the comparative standing in the States in parentheses:
Olivia (Number 4 in the US)
Sophie (59 )
…and for boys:
William (the closest at #5)
(Though, as was pointed out last year, if the three main spellings of Muhammed were added together, that name would approach first place.)