The most unfashionable baby names revealed, from Tammy to Chandler

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Baby name trends are a strange thing - one minute your chosen baby name is in fashion, then the next it's topping the unfashionable baby names' list.

We know choosing a baby name can be a tough decision – there are so many different options and inspirations. It could be that you’re a fan of traditional baby names, or perhaps favour the more unique.

But which baby names are the most unpopular?

According to parenting website Channel Mum, who have analysed date from the Office of National Statistics, these are the baby names that are rapidly going out of fashion.

These names are given to less than one child every week and it looks like they won't be making a comeback any time soon.

Interestingly, despite the fact that TV programme Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, the character names Chandler, Ross and Monica all appear on the list of unfashionable names.

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Name expert SJ Strum from Channel Mum said, "It's a lesson to modern parents that naming your child after the latest trend or popular TV show could see a swift decline in that name being one you'll love forever.

"However, what goes down must come up. Highly unpopular baby names are often chosen by hipster parents as these mums and dads seek out a unique name which will make their child stand out in real life and increasingly online."

Isis Tammy Justine Tracy Norma Carol Leoni / Leigh Marlene Donna Reese Rowena Kelly Carly Monica Ashley

Jeff/Geoff Melvyn Graeme Piers Greg Ken Clive Chandler Niles Kirk Ainsley McCauley Brett Grant Ross

In August the most popular baby names of 2019 were revealed – with Royal baby name Archie topping the boy’s list.

Before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten, baby name Milo was top of the list.

Sibelle Mehmet
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Sibelle Mehmet is a Junior Digital Writer at She joined the team in April 2019 and was her first job since completing a MA in Magazine Journalism at City, the University of London in the summer of 2019. Sibelle previously interned at a number of national titles including OK!, Heat, Closer, Mother & Baby, and The Times Newspaper magazine. She's written extensively about the latest celebrity, showbiz, and royal news.