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21st Oct 2015

Report lists ten names on the brink of extinction in England and Wales

Bad news for Garys...


Every year, a list of the most popular baby names appears in the media.

In 2014, Oliver, Harry and Jack were the most popular names for baby boys in England and Wales.

But what about the other end of the spectrum? As pointed out by an article in the Independent, there are some names that are likely to never to be written on a birth certificate again.

These are the list of names that were popular in 1996 but have fallen dramatically in recent years.

Gary – was 147th in 1996, 889th in 2014

Neil – was 232rd most popular name in 1996, 754th in 2014

Graham – fell from 341st most popular name to 1819th

Barry – fell from 441st most popular name to 2079th

Ronald – fell from 427th most popular name to 1935th

Nigel –  fell from 552nd most popular name to 2079th

Gerald – fell from 680th most popular name to 2248th

Bernard – fell from 680th most popular name to 1012th

Maurice – fell from 818th most popular name to 1327th

Clive – fell from 898th most popular name to 2964th

Norman – fell from 1337th most popular name to 2964th