An original translation from Krone.
What Vienna is concealing
„Mohammad“ already on place five of children’s names!
There is no Mohammad on the official list of the most popular children’s names of the city of Vienna – but in the internal version of the municipality, which is not being sent out to the media, it is: the Muslim name is already on rank 5 of the Top 10. “Both lists are correct. We are certainly not intending to withhold anything, we will correct this”, the spokesman of the mayor of Vienna reassured.
David before Maximilian, Alexander, Paul, Lukas, Leon, Elias, Tobias, Benjamin and Noah: On the official website of the municipality of the city of Vienna, there are several biblical names under the Top 10, and no Muslim names, despite the increased influx from Arab countries into the capital which has been documented for years.
During “Krone” investigations though, another list appeared: On this, the officials have – correctly – added the different spellings of names (Alexander/Aleksander or Mohammad/Muhammad). And in this ranking, Mohammad has been in the top five of the most popular children’s names since 2014 already. The numbers are increasing: In 2010, 99 parents called their boy Mohammad, in 2016 it were already 124.