The Baby Names on the Brink of Extinction (Save ’em if You Dare)

BabyCentre has tallied up the faves–and, perhaps more importantly, the least favourite–baby names for 2017. Does your choice make the cut…or the cull?

Name list

We’re all pretty well-versed in which monikers are trendiest right now (step into any playground and you’ll likely be swarmed by multitude of Amelias, Ollies and Charlies). According to parenting site BabyCentre, here are the titles less likely to be found in a crowd–the names that haven’t been registered at all this year:

Girls

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

Boys

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

Says managing editor at BabyCentre, Sarah Redshaw, “We see names rise and fall in popularity over the years but some names do fall out of favour completely. So if you are looking for a unique name for your baby that won’t be shared with lots of other children then maybe Cilla or Clarence should be on your list.”

Some of the entries are obvious (sorry, Bertha); but as the history of pop culture has long dictated, it just takes one cult sensation to revive even the most unexpected of decades’ past artefacts–although, like scrunchies, some things probably are just better left in the vaults of cringey memory.

Via ok.co.uk