Popular female Swansea staple names of the 70s and 80s, Donna and Tracey, are set to have no new name registrations by the year 2024 a survey has found.
The names, currently dominating the ‘early to mid-40s, recently divorced and off to La Parilla for a garish, loud and drunken lunch’ demographic, isn’t attractive for new parents who are opting for names like Teagan, Regan and Chaos.
Swansea University researcher Pete Bowen said: “There was a time in the 80s when you couldn’t walk ten yards without hearing ‘Oh, Don’ or ‘Tracey meesh’. Sadly those days are soon to be fond, distant memories.
“Our research shows a slight resurgence in the double-barrel naming fad in the early 90s, but names like Donna-Marie and Tracy-20/20 just didn’t stick and most of them have exiled to the Rhondda.
“I’m not sure I’m completely ready to live in a world of Lexie’s and Laycee-Mae’s, but it’s a reality we all need to face up to.”
43 year old Donna Watkins said: “I think it’s really sad that we’re a dying breed, but at the same time more Lambrini for me.”
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