『Archie’ enters the top 10 of most popular boys’ names 「阿奇」 入圍最熱門男孩名榜單前十

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英格蘭和威爾士 2020 年的官方出生數據顯示,與母親在 35 歲及以上的寶寶相比,更年輕母親的寶寶名字更新潮,也更簡短。

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.

奧利弗(Oliver)已經連續八年蟬聯 「最熱門男孩名字」 榜單冠軍,奧莉薇婭(Olivia)也連續第五年榮登 「最熱門女孩名字」 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圍者是薩塞克斯公爵和公爵夫人(即哈里王子和梅根)兒子的名字阿奇(Archie)。前十名還包括阿奇父親的名字哈里(Harry)和堂哥的名字喬治(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,最受歡迎的男孩名字則是穆罕默德(Muhammad),共計約5500人。

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

在女孩名字榜單上,有超過3500個奧莉薇婭,隨後的是艾米莉婭(Amelia)、艾拉(Isla)、艾娃(Ava)和米婭(Mia)。

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

去年有43人為兒子取名為鮑裡斯(Boris)。只有九個叫基爾(Kier)。

詞彙表

in a row 連續地
successive 接連的
topped 位居……榜首
list 名單
new entry 新入圍的條目
adding together 算在一起,加起來
spellings 拼寫,拼法
named 給……取名

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

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.