Baby names come and go, like hairstyles, trouser-lengths and Brexit deadline extensions. Sure, Noah is extremely popular right now, as it was 12,000 years ago when the world flooded. But the 11,997 years in between … not so much.
In Ireland, names like Jack, James, Emily and Conor seem to have a fairly consistent shelf-life at the moment. But looking at names like Michael – which had a spot in the top three most popular Irish baby names for over thirty years, and now struggles for a place in the top ten – nothing lasts forever.