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If you've opened up a newspaper in the past decade, you'll no doubt be aware that there are some weird baby names out there at the moment.

For every Tom, Dick and Harry there seem to be a dozen Bears, Apples and Blues.

It's no surprise then, that some names are in decline.

While Emmas, Olivias and Liams are dominating the registries, others are seriously suffering - and according to BabyCentre, there are 24 names that haven’t been registered by their 45 million users so far this year.

Girls names about to go extinct:

Cilla

Bertha

Cynthia

Janice

Anita

Marcia

Mildred

Dorothy

Edna

Bonnie

Cindy(Sindy)

Donna

Gail

Karen

Boys names about to go extinct:

Ian(Iain)

Frank

Clarence

Ricky

Edmund

Gus

Roger

Bertram

Clive

Roald

The upside to this is that if you do decide to name your baby daughter Cilla, they'll probably be the only Cilla in the room! And when you're looking at baby names, surely rarity is a good thing?

HT The Sun

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