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The baby names at risk of extinction in the UK

Section: Baby names

You always know when you’ve found ‘the one’, whether that’s your partner, your wedding dress or a name for your baby. Whilst we’ve predicted the top baby names for 2018, it seems these are the names at risk of extinction this year.

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Neville

A cute choice for Harry Potter fans, this French baby name facing extinction means 'new town'. 
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Malcom 

A Scottish baby name that has fallen in favour here in the UK. 
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Doris 

A cute, Greek baby name meaning 'gift of the ocean'.
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Clarence 

A Latin baby name, meaning 'bright'. 
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Derek 

A traditional English baby name meaning 'the people's ruler'.
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Sally 

Although it might not be the most popular name these days, Sally actually means 'princess'! 
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Paula 

The feminine version of Paul, that actually means 'small'. 
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Wendy 

A cute name invented by Sir James Barrie in 1904 for the big sister of Peter Pan. 
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Geoffrey 

An old-fashioned name meaning 'pledge of peace'.
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Wayne

An English name meaning 'maker of wagons'.
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Elaine

An old French form of Helen meaning 'bright, shining light'.
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Sharon

A Hebrew name meaning 'plain'.

None of them for you? Don’t worry, why not try our baby name generator to get some more ideas. 

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