There is no doubt that more exotic and unique baby names have taken over in terms of popularity over the past decade, so much so that pretty soon, once-common names could be no more.
According to a report issued by the Office of National Statistics this week, classic names that we grew up around are in danger of becoming extinct.
The statistics of the ONS’ latest survey shows that names including Carol, Kathleen, Susan and Julie are on the way out for newborn girls.
For the boys, it’s Gary, Neil and Graham that have proven less and less popular in recent times.
The UK study processed baby-naming data from 1996 to 2014, with researchers going on to release a top 11 list of the most ‘in-danger’ names. They are as follows:
Girls: Carol; Annette; Kathleen; Susan; Julie; Donna; Elaine; Ann; Debbie; Sandra; Tracy.
Boys: Gary; Neil; Graham; Barry; Ronald; Nigel; Gerald; Bernard; Maurice; Clive; Norman.
Is your name, or the name of your little one on the list? Would you consider choosing one of these names for your newborn, to help put them back on the map?