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Top names of 2011

Cement was the most popular girls' name of 2011 and Architrave the top name for boys.

So says the Association of Building Materials Suppliers which has conducted a survey into baby names for the first time this year.

Top ten girls names:
  1. Cement
  2. Plinth
  3. Crenellation
  4. Balustrade
  5. Fourbytwo
  6. Coping
  7. Spandrell
  8. Entablature
  9. Crosshead-Screw
  10. Lintel
Top ten boys names:
  1. Architrave
  2. Mullion
  3. Soffit-Board
  4. Glazing
  5. Weatherboarding
  6. Rustication
  7. Stipple
  8. Chipboard
  9. Paint
  10. Stringcourse

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