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No more Britneys, Rachels or Shanes?! These names are at RISK of going EXTINCT!

Once popular names such as Britney, Rachel and Shane could soon no longer appear on the classroom registers. GASP!

Yep, new analysis predicts these names will soon be as dead as the dodo. And there are MORE monikers predicted to go extinct very soon!

Check them out below…

These names are at RISK of going EXTINCT!

Britney Spears, Rachel from Friends played by Jennifer Aniston and Shane Warne. Source: Instagram

These baby names are at risk of going extinct

A team at The Guardian has analysed changes in baby names on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) between 1996 and 2017 in England and Wales. They found that there are heaps of names that are rapidly going out of fashion.

Boy names such as Kieran, Jade, Ross, Mitchell, Ashley, Scott and Shane have seen an enormous decline in popularity, with Craig having had a 96.5 per cent decrease since 1996.

No more Britneys, Rachels or Shanes?! These names are at RISK of going EXTINCT!

What’s more, 11 baby girl names have also declined. Kristy has seen a 99.1 per cent decrease in popularity, as well as Shannon, Gemma, Danielle, Rachael and Kayleigh.

Analysis has found that Jaxon is the faster-rising boys’ name and Aria is the fastest-rising girls’ names. Previously, the most popular names were Mark and Hayley in 1996.

No more Britneys, Rachels or Shanes?! These names are at RISK of going EXTINCT!

Once popular girl names on the brink of extinction:

  1. Shannon
  2. Kirsty
  3. Jodie
  4. Gemma
  5. Danielle
  6. Lauren
  7. Kayleigh
  8. Jade
  9. Rachael
  10. Rhiannon
  11. Britney

No more Britneys, Rachels or Shanes?! These names are at RISK of going EXTINCT!

These names could already be extinct, as the Office for National Statistics has no record of anyone taking those names in 2017!

  • Lyndsey / Lindsay / Lynsey
  • Christie / Kristy

These names are at RISK of going EXTINCT!

Once popular boy names on the brink of extinction:

  1. Craig
  2. Jordan
  3. Macauley
  4. Kieran
  5. Scott
  6. Lee
  7. Ross
  8. Ashley
  9. Mitchell
  10. Shane

Watch out! Experts reckon the middle child is going extinct!

These names could become ‘extinct’ by the end of the year!

12 Aussie baby names that could be extinct VERY soon!

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Editor with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. When Jennifer isn't trawling the internet for the latest celebrity gossip she is running around after her son Kian.

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