These Baby Names Are Set To Become EXTINCT In 2017

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These Baby Names Are Set To Become EXTINCT In 2017

Extinction is just for things like the dinosaurs, right? Well, turns out it’s even for the more trivial things in life, which aren’t so trivial when you think about them: baby names. 

At some point we are all going to stress over what to call our children, because it’s the name they will go by for the rest of their lives. 


No pressure or anything… 

We’re always on top of trending names and lists of the most magical names to win our hearts over, but we never thought about the names that are on their way out. 

Britain’s online resource BabyCentre has no compiled a list of 36 of the once-popular baby names, that have not been entered or registered on its database for this year, 2017. 

Does this list prove that the bizarre and unique names now floating around are pushing out the more traditional names? 

We’ll let you be the judge of that. 

Without further adieu, here’s the list of names that might become extinct!

Boy's names heading into extinction territory: 

  • Bertram
  • Cecil
  • Clarence
  • Clive
  • Cyril
  • Dean
  • Dennis
  • Derek
  • Duncan
  • Ernest
  • Geoffrey
  • Horace
  • Leonard
  • Malcolm
  • Nigel
  • Neville
  • Roy
  • Wayne

Girl's names now under threat:

  • Angela
  • Beverley
  • Carol
  • Debra
  • Diane
  • Donna
  • Doris
  • Elaine
  • Joanne
  • Maureen
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Sandra
  • Sharon
  • Sheila
  • Tracey
  • Wendy
  • Yvonne