15 Baby Names About to Disappear

Nanette, Waldo on verge of extinction
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2015 5:59 PM CDT
15 Baby Names About to Disappear
There, there, Thisbe.   (Shutterstock)

Parents looking for an old-school baby name the very opposite of trendy might try checking the list of these almost-gone names compiled by Nameberry. All 15 were given to just five kids apiece in 2013, according to the Social Security Administration, and any name below five doesn't register anymore. Here they are:

  • Girls: Alpha, Barbra (yes, the spelling variation used by Barbra Streisand), Claudine, Nanette, Sheba, Sondra, Thisbe, and Zelma.
  • Boys: Elmo (short for Guglielmo, for the record), Icarus, Inigo, Llewellyn, Remus, Sherwood, and Waldo.
Click for a list of 10 banned baby names. (More baby names stories.)

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