September 21, 2017

Hey mums and dads, if you’re having a baby soon you might want to help bring these names back from the brink of extinction, before it’s too late.

BabyCentre have discovered parents are shying away from baby names made popular in the 1980s, leaving the likes of Ian, Donna and Karen, Frank, Dorothy and Ricky on the edge of extinction forever.

They also include,

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Girls

Cilla
Bertha
Cynthia
Janice
Anita
Marcia
Mildred
Dorothy
Edna
Bonnie
Cindy (Sindy)
Donna
Gail
Karen

Boys





Ian (Iain)
Frank
Clarence
Ricky
Edmund
Gus
Roger
Bertram
Clive
Roald

So if any of these names are a family tradition you might want to start giving them a plug to bring them back into the record books.





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  • ???????????? I love that we won’t hear Cindy or Frank. These are my husbands and my ex partners ????????????

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  • Love this list! Names that I wouldn’t personally use but enjoyed reading them.

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  • Bonnie, really. That is a lovely name and a name that suits all times! I’m surprised at that one.

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  • I’ve still seen the name Gus used. I thought it was actually one of the more common names used in recent history for boys.

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  • I still hear these names. I’m sure there are cycles when it comes to names.

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  • Funny enough I know quite a lot of people with this names, they sure aren’t extend yet. Personally I prefer names that aren’t common.

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  • Awww my grandma is called Bennie and so is one of my friends. I like it :)

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  • I really don’t believe (now what’s the word I am looking for …oh lets say common) common names will ever be extinct, as some folk actually do family trees/family history and name their children after ancestors. Maybe real way-out names may flounder but I have no problems with any of the above names.

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  • lol i haven’t heard any of these names for kids in a long time. people like to express their uniqueness through their child much more these days. my child goes to school with a Khalessi (game of thrones character name)

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  • Names are such funny things. How they can stir up so many emotions.

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  • Lol I don’t think these being extinct is such a bad thing!

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  • They are very old fashioned names!

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  • I don’t really think the world will suffer for having a few less Berthas and Bertrams.

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  • Names go in and out of style like many things. Embrace and own your name. :)

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  • Oh! My sister-in-law is actually called Anita and she hates that name!!! :-)


    • Anita is such a pretty name.



      • She doesn’t like it a ll. And she has now asked people to start calling her “Bo” instead! :-)

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