36 baby names that are on the verge of extinction

If you think it's been a while since you've heard somebody say, "meet our newborn baby, Dean," you aren't crazy. According to a new report from BabyCentre, it's one of the 36 baby names that have yet to be registered in 2017.

Some names, sadly, just aren't destined for longevity. Last year a couple made headlines when they named their son Gary to stave off its inevitable extinction. We need more couples like this going to bat for these antiquated names. Who will be the champion for the name Elaine? For Horace? Are we really on the brink of living in a world without anybody named Ernest?

Here is the full list of names in danger of ceasing to exist:

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Baby names on the verge of extinction
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Baby names on the verge of extinction
Angela
Bertram
Beverley
Cecil
Carol
Clarence
Clive
Cyril
Debra
Diane
Donna
Dean
Doris
Dennis
Derek
Duncan
Elaine
Ernest
Geoffrey
Horace
Joanne 
Leonard
Maureen
Malcolm
Nigel
Nelville
Paula
Roy
Sally
Sandra
Sharon
Sheila
Tracey
Wendy
Yvonne
Wayne
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