Is Your Name Becoming Extinct?
My mom gave me two middle names. One is Eric, and the other is the rarely heard name of Rolf. In 54 years I had never met a person named Rolf until I met our General Manager here at Townsquare Media, Rolf Pepple.
I think my first name is fairly rare as well. I can count on one hand the number of Craig's I've met in my life.
BabyCenter.com recently published a list of baby names that are falling out of popularity. So far this year, none of the 200,000 babies born in America have been given these names, rendering them 'endangered':
Endangered Girl Names
- Bette / Bettie
- Erma / Irma
Endangered Boy Names
Many other names are considered as 'on the bubble' or declining in popularity.
Girl names dropping most in popularity
Boy names dropping most in popularity
Is your name, or the name of your children on this list? Sound off in the comments.