ROGER is at risk of dying out as a name, a study has found.
Piers — as in Piers Morgan — Clifford, Clive, Daryl, Dwayne, Dwight, Elliot, Hubert, Leslie, Maurice, Norman, Royston and Vernon make up the 14 at most risk of vanishing, researchers say.
Bertha, Gertrude, Maud and Phyllis are also living on borrowed time, the study suggests.
Barbara, Doreen, Doris, Glenda Kerry, Marjorie, Muriel, Pauline, Tina and Tonya, could join them if trends continue.
Parenting site BabyCentre UK pinpointed the current 14 most unpopular names for boys and girls after checking name records for newborns in 2021.
Muhammad was the most popular boys’ name for the fifth year in a row. Noah and Oliver held steady in silver and bronze positions for a second year.
Harry jumped three places to eighth following England’s footballing success in the Euros.
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Jesse (Lingard), Jack (Grealish) and Luke (Shaw) also rose up the top 100 list.
Olivia switched places with Sophia to take top spot for girls while Lily was third.
Rosie was the only other girls’ name in the top ten not to end in an ‘A’.
The most popular baby boy names in 2021
The most popular baby girl names in 2021