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    Lists Of Endangered Male And Female Names

    Link: Goodbye Gertrude and Cecil? New list reveals the baby names dying out - Manchester Evening News

    Neither of my forenames are on the list. Are your names there?

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    yes and it makes way for names like Kenzie (in my daughters year group at school, there are 6 "Kenzies" or "MacKenzie" and 2 Chardonnays.

    I personally favour the timeless names - Grace, Eleanor, Mary, Anne, Bernadette, Jacob, Joshua, Matthew, Paul, John...

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    My wife doesn't like my use of 'old fashioned' names for my tech.

    iPhone - Beril
    iPad - Gertrude
    Laptop - Graeme (I think this is still fairly common?)

    Just picked up a new phone though, so this post and link is well timed...

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    Cecil was dying 80 years ago. I found out fairly recently that my Uncle Jim was in fact my Uncle Cyril Cecil James.

    Even an old man hated it!

    - - - Updated - - -

    My last cat was named Gracie, I love that name.

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    My Grandparents and Great-grandparents' names are on the at risk one. The Lizzie one is a bit silly to list, because there's tonnes of Elizabeths that just shorten it. Same with Jennie.

    The origin of my name's on there, but I doubt Mary will ever disappear.

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    I love it when we get a list of the new Y7 intake, see if we can find the most outrageous name!

    Personally I still think there's a place for Gaylord. It always made me snigger when Dick Emery used it in his sketch show, long before Ben Stiller and Meet the Parents.



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