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It is no secret that growing up and as a young adult I never planned to have kids. Now I can't imagine myself without them. From the time I saw two lines on the pregnancy test, I agonized over everythhing from bedding to formula to outfits to lotions and creams, and of course, baby names.

When I was pregnant with my first child, it was the early days of the internet, and the BabyCenter was new. I got weekly emails about the baby's progress, and searched for names and their meanings.  I settled on a sort of variation of my name as his first name. His first name isn't on this list, but his two middle names are.

This list mixes some of the old school popular names with the newer names, so you have a good variety to choose from.  The old school names are very British sounding because of the colonization of many of the islands.  Some names may be more popular in some countries and not others.  

Happy searching!


GIRLS

Aaliyah
Alicia, Alysia
Anika
Anya
Ayanna
Beverly
Candice, Candyce
Carolyn
Charlene
Cherine
Cherise
Claudette
Claudia
Cynthia
Danielle
Deborah
Delphine
Denisha
Dominique
Elizabeth
Elsa
Fay Ann
Grace
Gwinette
Imani, Emani
Ingrid
Jackie
Janelle, Janel
Jaqueline
Jasmine
Jeanette
Joan
Joanna
Judene
Judith
Kadene
Kai
Karel, Karelle
Karima, Kareemah
Karine
Karissa
Karyn, Karen, Karinne
Katherine
Kathy
Keisha
Kerene
Kerry Ann
Keshanna
Keyanna, Keyonna
Khadija
Latecia, Laticia
Leslie Ann
Lisa
Liselle
Lisette
Marlene
Marva
Marvette
Mary Ann
Michelle
Mikayla, Michaela
Monica
Narissa, Nerissa
Nia
Nicole, Necole
Onica, Onika
Patricia (Patsy)
Paulette
Pauline
Rachel
Rachelle
Robinne
Rosa
Samara
Sandra, Saundra
Sara, Sarah
Shanelle
Shanise
Shantelle, Chantelle
Sharlene
Sharon
Shauna
Shaunette
Shelley
Shelly Ann
Shenika
Shereen
Sherlene, Shirleen
Shevan
Stacey
Susan
Suzanne
Suzette
Tatiana
Tessanne
Tianna, Tiona
Tracey
Trishelle
Ursula
Vashti
Veronica
Victoria

BOYS

Alfonso
Amani
Andre
Andrew
Angelo
Anthony
Antoine
Antonio
Armstrong
Barrington
Benjamin
Benton
Brandon
Calvin
Carlton
Carnell
Charles
Christopher
Cleavon
Clifton
Cornelius
Corwin
Dalton
Damarcus
Damon
Daniel
Dante
Darius
Deangelo
Delano
Delford
Dell
Delroy
Denzel
Derron
Devon
Dominic
Dontrell
Dorsey
Duane
Edrick
Edward
Edwyn
Eldrick
Elwyn
Erskine
Evander
Everton
Everton
Gareth
Garfield
George
Grant
Harrison
Hasan
Henry
Isaiah
Jamal
Jamar
James
Jamie
Janard
Jarel
Jarrick, Jerrick
Jason
Jeron
John
Jonathan
Joseph
Joshua
Jovan
Kadema
Kamau
Karam
Kelvin
Kelvyn
Kelwin
Kendell
Kendrick
Kenley
Kenton
Kentwood
Keon, Keyon, Kian
Kevon
Keyvon
Kristion, Christion, Kriston, Criston
Kwamie
Lamont
Laran, Lorren, Larren
Lathan
Leon
Leron, Lerron
Lincoln
Lloyd
Lyron
Malik
Marc, Mark
Marcus
Marvin
Michael, Mikal
Nelson
Neville
Nicholas
Nigel
Odell
Oswald
Otis
Patrick
Peter
Phillip
Rachard, Rashard
Rhashan, Rayshawn, Rashan, Rayshan
Robert
Romeo
Romon, Romone
Romy
Samuel
Santana
Sean, Shawn
Sebastian, Sebastion
Selwyn
Sherwin
Simeon
Spencer
Sterlin, Sterling
Steve
Tedroy
Trenton
Trevor
Umar
Vashan
Vishon
Wardell
Wendell
Winston
Winton, Wynton

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Did you find your name? If there is a name that you hear a lot (like if you are a teacher in the Caribbean and your classroom has a Shanetta R., Shanetta B., and Shanetta L.) that isn't listed here, put it in the comments so that I can add it.