Have you got a little one on the way in the coming weeks or months? You might have already picked a fitting name for your little bundle of joy, but if you're still stumped for a name, we've discovered some pretty good suggestions.

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According to the website, happiestbaby.com, there are several factors to consider when choosing the name your little bundle of joy will wear for the rest of their life.  Among those are:

  • Does the name allow for growth?
  • Do you want a unique name?
  • Do you wish to honor a family member with the name?
  • Do you like all the possible nicknames?
  • Do you and your partner agree on the name?
  • Would YOU want the name you've chosen?
  • How popular is the name?
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If popularity is one of your biggest concerns, listophile.com has just published 2023's most popular baby names for Louisiana.

The site uses a relatively simple formula to arrive at the end results. Using what the Social Security Administration publishes for the first names from all Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the year, they are able to arrive at the totals.

Here's how those names rank for this year.

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10 Most Popular Names for Girls in Louisiana in 2023

  1. Olivia
  2. Ava
  3. Amelia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Emma
  6. Harper
  7. Mia
  8. Avery
  9. Ella
  10. Sophia

10 Most Popular Names for Boys in Louisiana in 2023

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. James
  5. William
  6. John
  7. Asher
  8. Levi
  9. Oliver
  10. Luke

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