BOSTON (CBS) – Wondering why you haven’t met any young Homers or Blanches lately?
A new list says they are among this year’s “Endangered Baby Names.” Parenting website BabyCenter.com has released once popular names that are now “on the brink of extinction” because none of their members have chosen that name for a newborn in 2017.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
For girls, the names are Bette/Bettie, Blanche, Erma/Irma, Krista, Myrtle, Olga and Rhonda.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The boys names in danger of disappearing are Carroll, Dick, Homer, Lowell, Roosevelt, Rudolph and Willard.MORE NEWS: 'He Was My Motor, I Was His Heart': Rick Hoyt Remembers Father, Boston Marathon Icon
BabyCenter also identified names that are “threatened” because they have dropped drastically in popularity. Those include Gwen, Peyton, Kate, Bradley and Elsa.