If there’s anything we’ve learned about baby names over the years, it’s that they’re just like flares… they’ll dip in and out of fashion through the decades. When I was a kid growing up in the 80’s, my name was one of a handful that reigned supreme in primary schools across the country – Melissa. Ugh, I always hated the bogan genericness of my name, as I’m sure the many Louises, Kylies, Kathys, Rebeccas and Belindas I grew up with did too.
Classics like Alexandra, Ava, Olivia and Charlotte will always get a run… but the Leannes and the Craigs? According to the Office of National Statistics in the UK, there’s a list of names that are on the endangered list, and it seems they’re as dead and buried as the stirrup pants and fluro leg warmers we rocked back in the day.
On the other end of the spectrum, there’s the list of the most popular names of 2019 so far, courtesy of Nameberry. It’s no surprise that many timeless classics are in the list, as well as some more recent celeb baby name inspo (we’re looking at you, Archie).
We had a hilarious chat about the worst baby names ever on a recent ep of Show+Telling. Listen in below and subscribe here.