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‘Archie’ enters the top 10 of most popular boys’ names “阿奇” 入围最热门男孩名榜单前十

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英格兰和威尔士 2020 年的官方出生数据显示,与母亲在 35 岁及以上的宝宝相比,更年轻母亲的宝宝名字更新潮,也更简短。

Oliver has been the most popular name for boys for eight years in a row, and it’s the fifth successive year that Olivia has topped the girls’ list.

奥利弗(Oliver)已经连续八年蝉联 “最热门男孩名字” 榜单冠军,奥莉薇娅(Olivia)也连续第五年荣登 “最热门女孩名字” 榜首。

A new entry in the boys’ top ten for 2020 was Archie, the name of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son. The top ten also includes his father Harry and his cousin George.

2020年男孩名字榜前十名的新入围者是萨塞克斯公爵和公爵夫人(即哈里王子和梅根)儿子的名字阿奇(Archie)。前十名还包括阿奇父亲的名字哈里(Harry)和堂哥的名字乔治(George)。

But the most popular boy’s name, with about 5,500, was Muhammad, when adding together the different spellings of the name.

但如果算上名字的不同拼法,最受欢迎的男孩名字则是穆罕默德(Muhammad),共计约5500人。

On the girls’ list, more than 3,500 Olivias are followed by Amelia, Isla, Ava and Mia.

在女孩名字榜单上,有超过3500个奥莉薇娅,随后的是艾米莉娅(Amelia)、艾拉(Isla)、艾娃(Ava)和米娅(Mia)。

43 people named their sons Boris last year. There were only nine new Kiers.

去年有43人为儿子取名为鲍里斯(Boris)。只有九个叫基尔(Kier)。

词汇表

in a row 连续地
successive 接连的
topped 位居……榜首
list 名单
new entry 新入围的条目
adding together 算在一起,加起来
spellings 拼写,拼法
named 给……取名

阅读理解:请在读完上文后,回答下列问题。

1. For how many years has Oliver been the most popular boy’s name?

2. Which boy’s name would be the most popular if you counted all the different spellings of the name?

3. Which famous couple has a son named Archie?

4. Which girl’s name was the second most popular on the list?

答案  

1. For how many years has Oliver been the most popular boy’s name?
Oliver has been the most popular name for boys for eight years in a row.

2. Which boy’s name would be the most popular if you counted all the different spellings of the name?
The most popular boy’s name, with about 5,500, was Muhammad, when adding together the different spellings of the name.

3. Which famous couple has a son named Archie?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son is called Archie.

4. Which girl’s name was the second most popular on the list?
Amelia is the second most popular girl’s name on the list.

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