Yesterday Judith emailed in reply to my post about the doll called Eitan. She said she had the impression that the English equivalent of “Eitan”, “Ethan”, was becoming a more and more popular boys’ name. She’s right. Also yesterday, by coincidence, The Office of National Statistics published the latest report on the most popular boys‘ and girls‘ names in the UK. In 1999 Ethan was 40th, in 2000: 32nd, in 2001: 21st, in 2002: and in 2003 it was 15th.