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Thread #49257   Message #743212
Posted By: Celtic Soul
05-Jul-02 - 11:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: British vs. American names
Subject: RE: BS: British vs. American names
Most popular Amurrican names, 2001:

Rank Boys Girls 1 Michael Emily 2 Matthew Samantha 3 Nicholas Ashley 4 Joseph Julia 5 Christopher Nicole 6 Anthony Sarah 7 Ryan Jessica 8 John Kayla 9 Daniel Olivia 10 Andrew Madison 11 Justin Brianna 12 Joshua Victoria 13 Kevin Amanda 14 James Lauren 15 Alexander Hannah 16 Brandon Alyssa 17 David Isabella 18 Jacob Alexis 19 Thomas Emma 20 William Elizabeth 21 Zachary Abigail 22 Christian Grace 23 Tyler Rachel 24 Jonathan Alexandra 25 Kyle Jennifer

And in the African-American community here in the states, amongst other more common names, you will also find many that are set from an internally defined set of rules. I have known a Keisha, JaQuan, Latisha, Jawanda, Nakisha, Shaniqua, LaTroy, Duwan, T'Keya, LeVonte, Sterlicia, etc.