The BABY name trend comes and goes, meaning these once classic nicknames are now extinct.
Language school Babbel analyzed the last century’s records from the Office for National Statistics – and compared parents’ 2020 choices with the 100 most popular names between 1914 and 1994.
And some of the favorites are dead – so are you on the list?
Babbel also notes “endangered” names – with fewer than 10 babies in 2020 – to warn Britons of a decline in popularity.
When it comes to young boys, Graeme, Horace, Iain, Leigh, Melvyn, Nigel and Royston are all extinct by 2020.
Meanwhile Bertha, Beverley, Carol, Carole, Doreen, Gail, Gertrude, Gillian, Glenys, Glynis, Hilary, Jeanette, Jill, Kay, Kerry, Lesley, Lindsay, Lyndsey, Lynne, Lynsey, Mandy, Maureen, Muriel and Phyllis had all died for their daughter.
And you’re sure to know someone on the at-risk list, with Annette, Cheryl, Denise, Janet, Kirsty, Pamela, Suzanne and Tracey all doing it.
They star Beryl, Brenda, Carolyn, Dawn, Debbie, Debra, Diane Donna, Doris, Edna, Freda, Geraldine, Gladys, Gwendoline, Hilda, Janice, Jean, Jordan, Lindsey, Lorraine, Lynda, Lynn, Marian , Marion, Marjorie, Marlene, Maud, Mildred, Norma, Pauline, Sheila, Shirley, Thelma, Tracy, Toni and Yvonne.
As for the endangered boys’ names, Gary, Graham, Keith, and both Stewart and Stuart, are all on their way to retreat.
Barry, Cecil, Clarence, Claude, Clifford, Cyril, Dale, Donald, Garry, Glen, Glenn, Gordon, Graham, Howard, Leslie, Neville, Norman, Rodney and Trevor are also on the list.
“Naming practices form the foundation of all languages as well as the foundation of identity,” said Ted Mentele, Editor of Didactics at Babbel.
“We hope that by drawing attention to the overlooked origins and fascinating meanings of these endangered names, we can give them new life for the next generation.” follow and save them from oblivion.”
Earlier today, a mother asked: “I want to give my twins weird names but my husband is furious – am I being too stubborn?”
Meanwhile, another person was shocked after finding out her husband tricked her into naming their daughter after his EX.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4567701/least-popular-baby-names-extinct-uk-at-risk/ Less common baby names now ‘extinct’ in the UK and names at risk of following