The most unfashionable baby names revealed, from Tammy to Chandler

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  • Baby name trends are a strange thing - one minute your chosen baby name is in fashion, then the next it's topping the unfashionable baby names' list.

    We know choosing a baby name can be a tough decision – there are so many different options and inspirations. It could be that you’re a fan of traditional baby names, or perhaps favour the more unique.

    But which baby names are the most unpopular?

    According to parenting website Channel Mum, who have analysed date from the Office of National Statistics, these are the baby names that are rapidly going out of fashion.

    These names are given to less than one child every week and it looks like they won’t be making a comeback any time soon.

    Interestingly, despite the fact that TV programme Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, the character names Chandler, Ross and Monica all appear on the list of unfashionable names.

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    Name expert SJ Strum from Channel Mum said, “It’s a lesson to modern parents that naming your child after the latest trend or popular TV show could see a swift decline in that name being one you’ll love forever.

    “However, what goes down must come up. Highly unpopular baby names are often chosen by hipster parents as these mums and dads seek out a unique name which will make their child stand out in real life and increasingly online.”

    Least popular baby names for girls

    Isis
    Tammy
    Justine
    Tracy
    Norma
    Carol
    Leoni / Leigh
    Marlene
    Donna
    Reese
    Rowena
    Kelly
    Carly
    Monica
    Ashley

    Least popular baby names for boys 

    Jeff/Geoff
    Melvyn
    Graeme
    Piers
    Greg
    Ken
    Clive
    Chandler
    Niles
    Kirk
    Ainsley
    McCauley
    Brett
    Grant
    Ross

    In August the most popular baby names of 2019 were revealed – with Royal baby name Archie topping the boy’s list.

    Before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten, baby name Milo was top of the list.