If you’re looking for a unique baby name, you might be interested in the traditional monikers predicted to go extinct.
Parenting website BabyCentre released a list of names that were popular in the 1950s and 1960s, but have not been registered at all in the past couple of years. They studied their database of the UK mums who gave birth in 2017 and registered their baby names on the site.
The result was a list of 36 once-popular names likely to go extinct.
Some names aren’t as unique as you’d think, including Angela, Carol and Debra for girls and Derek, Duncan and Wayne for boys.
However others are quite distinctive, including Bertram, Cecil, Cyril, Horace and Ernest.
Would you pick a traditional name for your newborn? Have a browse of the list below.
Baby names likely to go extinct
For more baby name inspiration and to browse unique and popular names, head to BabyCentre’s website.
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