If your name is Angela or Bertram, then we are sorry to tell you that your moniker is at risk of dying out this year, according to a recently-revealed list of once-popular names that are falling out of fashion.
Parenting website Babycentre analysed baby name registration data for 2016 from its 3million users to create the list. The data showed which names had been logged in 2015, but not in 2016, the Independent reported.
Angela topped the list of girls’ names, while Bertram came first for boys’ handles. Parents are also shunning names like Tracey, Sharon and Carol for girls, and Clive, Nigel, Derek and Geoffrey for boys.
Sarah Redshaw, Managing Editor of BabyCentre, said it is “inevitable” that names rise and fall in popularity, added “The question is will they die out completely, or experience a revival in the future? It may not seem the obvious option, but if new parents want to make sure their baby has a name that stands out from the crowd this year, they should look to names like Paula, Debra and Elaine that were popular in the 60s, 70s and 80s for girls.”
She continued, “For boys, names that peaked in popular as early as the turn of the last century, like Cyril, Horace and Bertram could be unique choices.”
Girls’ names no one loves anymore: Angela, Beverley, Carol, Debra, Diane, Donna, Doris, Elaine, Joanne, Maureen, Paula, Sally, Sandra, Sharon, Sheila, Tracey, Wendy and Yvonne.
Boys’ names no one loves anymore: Bertram, Cecil, Clarence, Clive, Cyril, Dean, Dennis, Derek, Duncan, Ernest, Geoffrey, Horace, Leonard, Malcolm, Neville, Nigel, Roy and Wayne.