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Extinct Baby Names: Bertha, Fanny, Cecil And Willie Fall From Favour

24/11/2017 19:02 GMT

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Traditional, once popular baby names are at risk of dying out completely, according to new research. A study by Ancestry.co.uk found baby names including Bertha, Fanny (no sniggering at the back), Cecil and Gladys are extinct, and haven't been recorded in the latest birth records at all.

Several other girl and boy names that featured in the top 100 in 1905 – including Horace and Doris (an option for parents of twins, perhaps) - are 'endangered' after falling in popularity by 99VIRTUAL-BabynamesArticleModule-leftSlideshow-84774%