Most unpopular baby names of 2018
THESE are 20 of the least popular baby names according to Netmums … starting with the girls.
Amanda: This may not seem so unpopular as there are many grown-up versions around, but the name fell from popularity after the '80s and just hasn't recovered since.
Carol: Once popular among girls born in the festive season, this name has not once been chosen in 2018.
Cindy: Meaning 'woman from Kynthos', this name is the 7th least popular name for this year.
Debbie: Sorry Deb, but your name is almost a goner. While once really popular, these days Deborah and Deb are just a distant memory from the '50s.
Donna: This old classic means 'woman' in Italian, yet has fallen away into the land of obscurity in 2018.
Edna: This Hebrew name meaning 'pleasure' wasn't pleasing enough to be given to many babies in recent years.
Janet: Dammit, Janet! Your name is no longer cool. Despite meaning, 'God's gracious gift' it's still vanishing into oblivion.
Marcia: Marcia, Marcia, MARCIA! Gone are the days we will be saying this name over and over again. Bye-bye Marcia …
Muriel: This name was very popular in the 1920s, but that was … sooooo long ago. These days it's only really heard in funny movies.
Susan: Flower names have become rather popular in recent years, but not this one. Susan means 'lily' but has dropped off in popularity since the '60s.
And the boys names …
Clive: Meaning 'lives near a high cliff', we're guessing babies these days are much safer away from scarily high locations anyway. Sorry Clive.
Derick: This Danish name meaning 'gifted ruler' was near the top of the charts in 1934, but not so much these days.
Edgar: Here's one we've definitely not heard in a while! This old English name means 'wealthy spearman' and has begun its final descent into the land of extinction.
Gary: Everybody knows a Gary, right? Well maybe not for too much longer …
Gerald: Can you imagine meeting a toddler called Gerald? Apparently, neither can many parents, hence this once-popular name's spectacular fall from grace.
Frank: Nawwww, no more little Frankies running about? Apparently not, as this French name meaning 'free one' was one of the least popular baby names of 2017.
Howard: Meaning 'brave heart', Howard was a super popular boy's name in the 1940s and 1950s. Now, not so much.
Karl: Sorry Mr Lagerfeld, unlike your clothes, your name is not in vogue, ranking number 1050 in popularity in 2018.
Nigel: Well this is pretty obvious. Who would want to name their kid Nigel No Friends? In fact, Nigel is so unpopular it doesn't even make the top 2000.
Ronald: While busy mums may enjoy a cheeky Macca's run from time to time, there's no love for the name Ronald. Currently, it just scrapes in the top 2000, but not by much.