50s and 60s name extinction – say it isn’t so!

Timeless names. Where would expectant parents be without them? Yep when it comes to naming our little bundles of joy what could be a better honour than taking on the moniker of Hollywood icons past and present.

50s and 60s name extinction

But all that could be set to change, if the findings from the latest name-based research is to be believed. Yep if you thought your name had survived the cull you’d be wrong!

According to new data compiled by BabyCentre, below is a list of 24 names that haven’t been registered by parents so far this year. Translation? They could be gone for good! Can you find your name on the list below?


  • Cilla
  • Bertha
  • Cynthia
  • Janice
  • Anita
  • Marcia
  • Mildred
  • Dorothy
  • Edna
  • Bonnie
  • Cindy (Sindy)
  • Donna
  • Gail
  • Karen


  • Ian (Iain)
  • Frank
  • Clarence
  • Ricky
  • Edmund
  • Gus
  • Roger
  • Bertram
  • Clive
  • Ronald

Earlier this year, more figures from The Baby Centre – which analysed its database of 3 million UK mums, all of whom have given birth this year – found that 36 popular names from the ’50s and ’60s could also be at risk of extinction!

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50s and 60s name extinction – here’s full list:

  • Angela
  • Bertram
  • Beverley
  • Cecil
  • Carol
  • Clarence
  • Clive
  • Cyril
  • Debra
  • Diane
  • Donna
  • Dean
  • Doris
  • Dennis
  • Derek
  • Duncan
  • Elaine
  • Ernest
  • Geoffrey
  • Horace
  • Joanne
  • Leonard
  • Maureen
  • Malcolm
  • Nigel
  • Neville
  • Paula
  • Roy
  • Sally
  • Sandra
  • Sharon
  • Sheila
  • Tracey
  • Wendy
  • Yvonne
  • Wayne

We’re not sure how former Countdown host Carol Vorderman or former Coronation Street star Angela Griffin will take the news!

We’re keeping out fingers crossed that this doesn’t play out. We’ve always dreamed of being a modern day Doris Day! What a legend she was!

Beautiful 💜 #dorisday

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