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Jack and Emily remain the most-popular babies' names

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Ozzie Osbourne's 26-year-old son Jack recently announced that he has been diagnosed with the condition multiple sclerosis.

Ozzie Osbourne's 26-year-old son Jack recently announced that he has been diagnosed with the condition multiple sclerosis.

'The Five-Year Engagement' British star Emily Blunt, who is married 'The Office' actor John Krasinski is actress du jour.

'The Five-Year Engagement' British star Emily Blunt, who is married 'The Office' actor John Krasinski is actress du jour.

All-round funnyman, Tenancious D singer and 'Nacho Libre' actor Jack Black performs on stage.

All-round funnyman, Tenancious D singer and 'Nacho Libre' actor Jack Black performs on stage.

British actress Emily Mortimer plays a rebellious producer in Aaron Sorkin's latest series, 'The Newsroom'.

British actress Emily Mortimer plays a rebellious producer in Aaron Sorkin's latest series, 'The Newsroom'.

The musician and producer Jack White announced his split from his wife, model Karen Elson last year and the couple threw a 'divorce party' to mark the occasion.

The musician and producer Jack White announced his split from his wife, model Karen Elson last year and the couple threw a 'divorce party' to mark the occasion.

Emily Deschanel , whose younger sister is actress Zooey Deschanel, stars in the hit TV series 'Bones'.

Emily Deschanel , whose younger sister is actress Zooey Deschanel, stars in the hit TV series 'Bones'.

The acting legend Jack Nicholson might be 75-years-old but he shows no signs of slowing down yet.

The acting legend Jack Nicholson might be 75-years-old but he shows no signs of slowing down yet.

The 45-year-old British actress Emily Watson recently picked up an award for her role in a drama about serial killer Fred West.

The 45-year-old British actress Emily Watson recently picked up an award for her role in a drama about serial killer Fred West.

The American singer-songwriter and surfer Jack Johnson has a solid following in the States and organises a music festival in Hawaii each year.

The American singer-songwriter and surfer Jack Johnson has a solid following in the States and organises a music festival in Hawaii each year.

The Australian actress Emily Symons first made her name playing ditzy Marilyn Chambers on 'Home  Away' before moving to Brtiain and joinng 'Emmerdale' for seven years.

The Australian actress Emily Symons first made her name playing ditzy Marilyn Chambers on 'Home Away' before moving to Brtiain and joinng 'Emmerdale' for seven years.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films

The face of the BBC's 'Newsnight' Emily Maitlis is a glamorous presence on TV screens.

The face of the BBC's 'Newsnight' Emily Maitlis is a glamorous presence on TV screens.

For getting us to Italia '90, Jack Charlton will always be dear to our hearts.

For getting us to Italia '90, Jack Charlton will always be dear to our hearts.

Fans of 'CSI: Miami' will recognise Emily Procter as the ballistic expert, Calleigh Duquesne, from the show.

Fans of 'CSI: Miami' will recognise Emily Procter as the ballistic expert, Calleigh Duquesne, from the show.

Used to play Jamie Mitchell on 'Eastenders'. Jack Ryder has not really been heard of since Kym Marsh divorced him in 2008.

Used to play Jamie Mitchell on 'Eastenders'. Jack Ryder has not really been heard of since Kym Marsh divorced him in 2008.

The 'Wuthering Heights' author Emily Bronte is considered the greatest of the three Bronte sisters.

The 'Wuthering Heights' author Emily Bronte is considered the greatest of the three Bronte sisters.

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Ozzie Osbourne's 26-year-old son Jack recently announced that he has been diagnosed with the condition multiple sclerosis.

JACK and Emily are the most popular baby names in Ireland.

Some 831 baby boys born last year were named Jack keeping it in the top spot which it's held since 2007, the Central Statistics Office reported.

And Emily was the top girl's name for the second year running, with 626 babies receiving this name.

The top five boys' names in 2012 were Jack, James, Daniel, Sean and Conor, all of which have been in the top five since 2007, though their order of preference within that have sometimes changed.

Isaac, Danny and Logan meanwhile were new entrants to the top 100 names for boys, with Danny the fastest growing.

For girls Emily, Sophie, Emma, Grace and Lily are the top five, with the order of preference unchanged since 2011.

Evie was the fastest growing name for girls last year soaring from 124th place in 2011 to 84th in 2012.

Amelie, Hanna, Maisie and Rose were other new entrants to the top 100 for girls.

No Irish girl's name made it into the top 10 list, with Aoife the highest ranked in 11th place, followed by Caoimhe in 16th place and Saoirse at 17.

For boys however Sean, Conor, Liam, Oisin and Darragh all made it into the top 20.

In general girls had a wider variety of names with 4,730 different names registered to newborns last year compared to 3,804.

Parents from outside Ireland had slightly different choices, with David and Matteo among the most popular names for families from western Europe.

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