Are you a Gary or Barry? Well, your name could soon be coming extinct.
That’s the message from online resource Netmums , which has compiled a list of 13 once-popular names that are dying out.
Once-common names – or so we thought – are seemingly disappearing.
A whole range of ‘retro’ names which were popular in the seventies and eighties are at risk of dying out, reports the Mirror.
There’s not a lot of love for Gary, despite Neville’s brilliance as a World Cup pundit on ITV.
Likewise, Annette and Janet are plummeting in popularity.
Norman and Linda have also dwindled.
And there are fewer Susans, Ronalds and Elaines, too.
Here’s the full list:
Only 33 babies were named Gary in 2014 according to Netmums .
Whereas Annette has not been chosen by a single parent this year.
Meaning ‘Northern man,’ Norman just about made it into the top 3,000 baby names.
Whereas Elaine has not managed to in recent years.
An extremely popular choice in the seventies, it’s all but fallen out of favour.
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Did you know that Susan meant flower? Sadly, other flora-inspired names have take its place, like Daisy, Poppy and Lily.
Performing slightly better than Norman and Elaine, Ronald manages to (just about) get a place in the top 2000.
No one went for Carol in 2014, and it’s since failed to rank highly.
Once a royal favourite in Scotland (albeit 500 years ago), the popularity of this name has been in decline since the 1960s.
While you may know a Nigel or two, as a name it’s fallen outside the top 2,000.
Meaning “woman” in Italian, Donna has been surpassed in popularity by a whopping 3,500-odd more names.
In the UK, Barry has become the 2,079th most chosen name, though it’s apparently still popular in Australia.
Debbie took the 2,464th spot in the 2014 baby names chart.