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These 36 baby names are at risk of extinction

Mirror logo Mirror 4/04/2017 James Rodger
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This list of 36 baby names show those at risk of extinction unless parents start using them as monikers for their little darlings again. 

While some names fall in an out of fashion, these may be wiped out altogether.

Online resource BabyCentre has compiled a list of 36 once-popular names that are yet to be registered on its database in 2017.

Sharon, Leonard and Carol all fail to feature on the database.

And other boys names widely-used once upon a time - like Dean and Derek - are also absent.

Similarly, there is not a lot of love for Geoffrey or Neville.

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And, somewhat surprisingly given the high-profile nature of Rooney , the name Wayne hasn't cropped up either.

Cecil, Duncan, Horace and Malcolm are becoming less and less common too, reports the Birmingham Mail .

Elsewhere, in the girl stakes, names like Angela, Debra, Diane and Elaine have suffered a decline in popularity.

And Paula also features among those that could soon become extinct.

Joanne, Sally, Sharon and Wendy are swiftly disappearing, too.

A couple made headlines in 2015 when they named their baby Gary in a bid to "stop the name from going extinct."

Full list of names at risk of becoming extinct

  1. • Angela
  2. • Bertram
  3. • Beverley
  4. • Cecil
  5. • Carol
  6. • Clarence
  7. • Clive
  8. • Cyril
  9. • Debra
  10. • Diane
  11. • Donna
  12. • Dean
  13. • Doris
  14. • Dennis
  15. • Derek
  16. • Duncan
  17. • Elaine
  18. • Ernest
  19. • Geoffrey
  20. • Horace
  21. • Joanne
  22. • Leonard
  23. • Maureen
  24. • Malcolm
  25. • Nigel
  26. • Neville
  27. • Paula
  28. • Roy
  29. • Sally
  30. • Sandra
  31. • Sharon
  32. • Sheila
  33. • Tracey
  34. • Wendy
  35. • Yvonne
  36. • Wayne

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