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Parents on Essential Baby forum discuss the names of yesteryear that are heading close to extinction.

Justin and Kylie are two of the names you don’t hear for a new baby these days. Along with Gary and Vickie.

In the thread which has over 100 replies, parents shared their least favourite names.

Girls’ names that have decreased in popularity include: Amanda, Barbara, Cheryl, Danielle, Jennifer, Jessica, Megan and Pam.

Boys names included Adam, Darren, Jeff, Michael, Peter, Scott and Richard.

GIRLS
Amanda

Angela

Barbara

Belinda

Christine/Christina

Cheryl

Danielle

Diane

Donna

Fiona

Gaye

Gail/Gayle

Jacqueline/Jacqui

Jenny

Jessica

Joanne

Jodie

Julie

Karen

Kathy

Katrina

Kelly

Kerry

Kirsty

Kristy

Kylie

Leanne

Linda

Lisa

Marie

Megan

Melanie

Melissa

Melinda

Michelle

Nicole

Pam

Rachel

Renee

Sharon

Stacey

Susan

Stephanie

Tanya/Tania

Trish

Tracey

Vickie

BOYS

Adam

Andrew

Anthony

Bill

Brendan

Brett

Bruce

Chris

Craig

Damien

Darren

Doug

Frank

Gary

Geoff/Jeff

Grant

Ian

Jason

Jim

John

Justin

Mark

Matt

Michael

Nicholas

Paul

Peter

Phil

Scott

Stuart

Richard

Ross

Troy

Victor

I know my name is pretty much dead in the water! Correct me if I am wrong – I do believe lots of these names are still being used today as middles names?

How else can we save these good old names from becoming a distant memory?

Will your name survive another generation?

Share your comments below.

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  • Ha! I am on that list, as is my sister and brother. I love that my name is not so common.

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  • I agree most of these names will come back and be popular again. A lot are used as middle names so theyre not actually lost. And using a middle name is usually a reference to a family member so are still special.

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  • I hope a lot of these names will become popular again!
    A lot of them are used as middle names now as I don’t think the traditional truly do go out of style.
    I much prefer a traditional name my child can say to a unique one they are unable to pronounce!

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  • Piff sorry but I feel this is a load phooey.
    Now there’s a word you don’t often here.

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  • Some of them were the most popular new of kids in my primary school… We had like 5 Jessica’s in the class! Most will come back after they’re not seen as so popular

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  • The popularity of names change all of the time and it does depend on location/country.

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  • I do believe a lot of these names will one day be popular again.

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  • My name ‘Leanne’ will become extinct! I’m okay with that. It makes me more unique! When I was young, I was sad that there were so few people who shared my name; no famous people; no songs written about me. I’ve grown into my name and am now happy with it. There’s a whole new generation of interesting names. However, like most fads and trends, things do come back in vogue again. So maybe there will be a resurgence way in the future.

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  • My name is in the list of names that decreased in popularity. Actually I like that. I wouldn’t like to have a very common name! :-)

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