These are the once on-trend baby names that now risk extinction

Calling future parents…

Naming a baby is a mammoth responsibility – choosing the moniker that your child will be known as for the rest of their life, and potentially shaping the person they become.

Should you go traditional or opt for a celebrity-style curveball name like Apple or Blue?

The most important thing to ensure when naming your baby is that the moniker in question is actually legal – yes, there are a lot of banned baby names that you definitely need to avoid – everything from ‘Traffic’ to ‘James Bond’.

We found out earlier this year what the most popular baby names of 2018 are so far, but what about the least popular?

Baby names going extinct

It seems that a lot of ’90s names are at risk of extinction, with Laurens and Jodies popularity plummeting in favour of Olivias and Arias.

According to a report by The Guardian, the Keirans and Craigs of the world could also be in short supply soon.

By analysing data from the Office for National Statistics of baby names between 1996 and 2017, they deduced that there may soon be a lack of the following…

Least popular girls names

Shannon

Kirsty

Jodie

Gemma

Danielle

Lauren

Kayleigh

Jade

Rachael

Rhiannon

baby names going extinctLeast popular boys names

Craig

Jordan

Macauley

Kieran

Scott

Lee

Ross

Ashley

Mitchell

Shane

According to a list by Mother and Baby, they’re not the only ones. The following names also run the risk of extinction:

Elaine

Sharon

Doris

Sally

Paula

Geoffrey

Wayne

Neville

Malcolm

Clarence Derek

Happy name choosing – maybe you could stop one of these names going extinct with your pick!

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