A British politician by the name George Galloway hit the headlines a week or two ago for winning the Bradford West by-election and entering the House of Commons. It hit the news because it was an unexpected win in a Labour-party dominately seat. Of course, George Galloway was once an MP for the Labour party, holding Glasgow Hillhead and later Glasgow Kelvin in their name. However, he was expelled from the Labour party in 2003 following his public opposition to the war in Iraq. After this, he joined a small party called Respect and won the Bethnal Green and Bow seat in the 2005 General Election.
The above paragraph may mean nothing to you if you’re not familiar with the British Political System, but suffice to say, this man has been in Parliament since 1987, albeit not continuously. What you may understand more is this: George Galloway has three children, who are called:
Lucy (woo!), born early 80s
Zein, born 2007
Faris, born 2011
Is the time ripe to call out the name Zayn in whatever spelling he may be as a serious Top 100 contender for the coming years? I covered him back in August 2011, mentioning that he currently (i.e. 2010 data) has four variant spellings inside the Top 1000:
Zane – #283, with 161 births.
Zayn – #566, with 60 births.
Zain – #172, with 320 births.
Zaine – #942, with 30 births.
At the time, I did cover the name because a lad bearing the name Zayn was in the then-mostly-only-known-to-Brits band called One Direction. You may have heard of them, as they seem to have taken the world (moreover the US) by storm in the past few weeks – so much so that NameCandy felt the need to cover their names.
Zayn means grace or beauty and I think he’ll be one to look out for in terms of rising popularity.