This was originally posted on September 17, 2008
The Belgian Office for Statistics has released information on baby names in Brussels and wider Belgium from last year.
The main highlight of the list is that Arabic names have made a real impression.
Mohamed was the most popular name in the city, with others such as Amin, Ayub, Mehdi, Aya, Yasmine and Salma also turning up in the top 20. Nationwide, Mohamed came in 7th behind very popular names like Lucas, Nathan and Noah.
Some amusing names came up on the list too:
That’s right, a girl called Man.
These kids are just a few years away from becoming the recipients of playground teasing in Belgium. Good luck to you all!