Back in October 2006, I reported here that Mohammed was already the most popular name for new-born boys in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other major European cities.
Holy atomic pile, Batman! -- the UK has achieved that dubious distinction as well.
It shot up from third the previous year, overtaking Jack, which had topped the list for the past 14 years but was relegated to third spot.
In order of popularity, the variant spellings used during the year were: Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohamed, Mohamad, Muhamed, Mohammod, Mahamed, Muhamad, Mahammed and Mohmmed.
There are still other possible spellings but these were not used for births in England and Wales in 2009. Regionally, the single spelling of Mohammed came top of the list for the West Midlands.
Good luck with that.............