11 currently rather unpopular baby names which we feel deserve another chance
Trends are a fickle thing, aren't they? One minute something is in, the next it is SO over.
This is also the case with baby names, of course, that tend to swing in and out of fashion through the years.
Looking to find a name for you babe that he doesn't have to share with half the kids on his future class-list? These might do the job:
Such a pretty name for a little girl, yet no-one seems to want it anymore.
We think this one is such a classic! Oh, and you can shorten it to the very sweet 'Leo' too.
Poor aul' Miley. In recent years, the once very popular (in the US at least) name has dropped more than 400 spots on the lists of names parents chose for their baby girls.
It was a good ride, Craig. After staying one of the top 100 names (in the US) for most of the twentieth century, this Scottish name meaning "crag or rock" has dropped, well, like a rock recently.
Another once very popular name (at least when Seinfeldt was still airing!) that is now fading into oblivion.
Now, who is going to buck the trend and go with Duncan this year?
Oh, Donna. Any fans of Beverly Hills 90210 who might feel like honoring the fabulous Donna Martin?
We really like Dean! And you can say you named him after the very stylish Dublin boutique hotel, obvs.
Courtney was in the top 200 in the US for more than 30 years, peaking in 1995. According to Nameberry, it started declining in 2003 and hasn't stopped.
Not even Malcolm in the Middle has been able to save this one.
Wendy is a sweet and traditional girl's name we feel is about time swung back into fashion.