These nineties baby names are going extinct in England and Wales

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  • Dozens of baby names from the nineties are starting to go extinct.

    Back when you were in school there were always names that came up a few times on the register.

    And while the likes of Lucy, Chloe and Emily (that ‘e’ ending sure was a trend) still remain up there as some of the most popular baby names, there are a good number of nineties monikers that are on the decline.

    According to Cosmopolitan UK, 28 common names that were going around in the nineties have since plummeted.

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    To come to their conclusions, they looked at detailed government data on baby names in England and Wales as far back as 1996, and compared the numbers to names given to babies who were born in 2017.

    The findings showed that 28 baby names which were common back in the late nineties are now at risk of becoming extinct.

    Here are the names you might see dying out on the playground…

    Names at risk of going extinct

    Boys’ names

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    1. Craig – 96% drop

    1996 – 705 baby boys

    2017 – 25 baby boys

    2. Jordan – 95% drop

    1996 – 5,750 baby boys

    2017 – 248 baby boys

    3. Kieran – 95% drop

    1996 – 2,882 baby boys

    2017 – 131 baby boys

    4. Scott – 95% drop

    1996 – 1,632 baby boys

    2017 – 79 baby boys

    5. Ashley – 94% drop

    1996 – 1,874 baby boys

    2017 – 106 baby boys

    6. Shane – 93% drop

    1996 – 846 baby boys

    2017 – 53 baby boys

    7. Shaun – 93% drop

    1996 – 773 baby boys

    2017 – 49 baby boys

    8. Sean – 92% drop

    1996 – 1,594 baby boys

    2017 – 125 baby boys

    9. Andrew – 90% drop

    1996 – 2,676 baby boys

    2017 – 250 baby boys

    10. Christopher – 90% drop

    1996 – 3,483 baby boys

    2017 – 344 baby boys

    11. Curtis – 89% drop

    1996 – 757 baby boys

    2017 – 76 baby boys

    12. Dean – 89% drop

    1996 – 719 baby boys

    2017 – 72 baby boys

    13. Connor – 88% drop

    1996 – 5,009 baby boys

    2017 – 556 baby boys

    14. Callum – 86% drop

    1996 – 4,281 baby boys

    2017 – 567 baby boys

    Girls’ names

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    1. Kirsty – 99% drop

    1996 – 1,202 baby girls

    2017 – 11 baby girls

    2. Shannon – 99% drop

    1996 – 4,649 baby girls

    2017 – 41 baby girls

    3. Danielle – 98% drop

    1996 – 2,641 baby girls

    2017 – 44 baby girls

    4. Gemma – 98% drop

    1996 – 1,261 baby girls

    2017 – 20 baby girls

    5. Jodie – 98% drop

    1996 – 1,354 baby girls

    2017 – 20 baby girls

    6. Lauren – 97% drop

    1996 – 6,299 baby girls

    2017 – 170 baby girls

    7. Jade – 96% drop

    1996 – 2,750 baby girls

    2017 – 86 baby girls

    8. Rhiannon- 96% drop

    1996 – 654 baby girls

    2017 – 22 baby girls

    9. Ashleigh – 95% drop

    1996 – 1,081 baby girls

    2017 – 51 baby girls

    10. Chelsea – 95% drop

    1996 – 1,735 baby girls

    2017 – 83 baby girls

    11. Leanne – 95% drop

    1996 – 616 baby girls

    2017 – 26 baby girls

    12. Samantha – 94% drop

    1996 – 1,854 baby girls

    2017 – 103 baby girls

    13. Hayley – 94% drop

    1996 – 1,088 baby girls

    2017 – 60 baby girls

    14. Rachel – 91% drop

    1996 – 2,105 baby girls

    2017 – 173 baby girls