Most unpopular baby names revealed

Sandra or Roy, your name could be about to become extinct.

Picking a name for your baby is tough work. Inspiration is everywhere and competition for certain names is fierce.

But it seems some names are so unloved, they might be on the verge of dying out completely.

BabyCentre compiled a list of the most unpopular names list by analysing baby name registration data, looking for once-popular names that hadn’t been registered at all this year.

It seems Angela’s and Bertam’s are definitely on the way out, along with a handful of other, slightly old-fashioned names.

Without further ado, here is the list of unpopular baby names for 2016:

Girls’ names people don’t love any more

  • Angela

  • Beverley

  • Carol

  • Debra

  • Diane

  • Donna

  • Doris

  • Elaine

  • Joanne

  • Maureen

  • Paula

  • Sally

  • Sandra

  • Sharon

  • Sheila

  • Tracey

  • Wendy

  • Yvonne

Boys’ names people are disliking lately

  • Bertram

  • Cecil

  • Clarence

  • Clive

  • Cyril

  • Dean

  • Dennis

  • Derek

  • Duncan

  • Ernest

  • Geoffrey

  • Horace

  • Leonard

  • Malcolm

  • Neville

  • Nigel

  • Roy

  • Wayne

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