Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Name Game

It's no secret that celebrity baby names have been a little, uh, out there for a number of years. From Nicholas Cage's son Kal-El Coppola to Jason Lee's son Pilot Inspektor to Geri Halliwell's daughter Bluebell Madonna (pictured), there is no shortage of craziness.

While official figures show that old-fashioned names are still among the most popular choices, some classic names remain firmly stuck in the history books. Norman and Gertrude top a list of names that have fallen out of fashion over the last 100 years, according to research for the mother and baby website While Ruby and Olivia are all the rage, Edna, Ethel and Irene are strictly off limits.

Other unloved entries on the list of endangered names include Clifford, Frank, Arnold, Leonard, Ada, Agnes, Elsie and Mabel.

Which names would you kick to the curb?

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