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

Smiling babies sitting in a row
Smiling babies sitting in a row

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.

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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%