There are endless reasons why parents choose certain baby names instead of others. For instance, in 2016, there were some seriously surprising sources of inspiration, including super freaky pop culture influences. And while new names continue to become more popular, older names are getting left behind — and that’s exactly what’s happening to the 36 names on this list that are quickly disappearing.


While the folks over at BabyCentre make it their biz to keep track of which names top the list of most popular of the moment, they also happen to notice which names aren’t getting as much attention. According to their info, there are 36 names which used to be quite common that haven’t been registered yet in 2017, which means that while there may still be folks out there with the names, new parents are avoiding the monikers for their newborn mini-me.

Here are the 36 names that may be about to disappear:

1. Angela

2. Bertram

3. Beverley

4. Cecil

5. Carol

6. Clarence

7. Clive

8. Cyril

9. Debra

10. Diane

11. Donna

12. Dean

13. Doris

14. Dennis

15. Derek

16. Duncan

17. Elaine

18. Ernest

19. Geoffrey

20. Horace

21. Joanne

22. Leonard

23. Maureen

24. Malcolm

25. Nigel

26. Neville

27. Paula

28. Roy

29. Sally

30. Sandra

31. Sharon

32. Sheila

33. Tracey

34. Wendy

35. Yvonne

36. Wayne

Is your name (or a name you love) on the list? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t Mashable; photo via Chip Somodevilla/Getty)