A first or Christian name has been used since man was first able to communicate. Surnames did not really catch on until the 12th century. The practice of referring to people by their surnames has dramatically decreased in the last 50 years in favour of using less formal first-names, or Christian names. The change in Christian name usage began in America and reflected the move to equality between classes and sexes. Our first, or Christian name is what we are, now, commonly known by.
Christian Girl Baby Names List
Wendy Whitney Willow Winnie
Christian Boy Baby Names List
Wade Walker Walter Warren Waylon Wayne Wesley Weston Will William Willie Wilson Winston Wyatt
Check out the Christian Names Dictionary for some unusual ideas and inspiration.