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The Rarest Baby Names of 2017 [Infographic]

Choosing the perfect name for your new arrival is one decision that all parents struggle to make, especially those looking for a unique or less popular name for their little one.

So, what are the rarest names chosen by parents?

Here, we’ve found 50 of the least popular names for boys and girls for the previous year to give you some inspiration. We’ve picked some of the most unusual names on the list, as well as some of our personal favourites, with names influenced by popular culture, names reminiscent of days gone by, and some which are downright unconventional.

To qualify as a rare name, we’ve used some of the monikers that were registered only three times in England and Wales last year (as the Office for National Statistics withholds those registered for two or less for privacy reasons.)

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