When it comes to being a parent of a newborn, there are a whole lot of sleepless nights and challenges.

Of course, there's the typical stuff, diaper changing, feedings, etc.  However, one of the most important things you can do is make sure you pick the right name for that new little bundle of joy. I mean, you don't want to name your kid something that will come back and haunt them in later years. So, you might want to stay away from anything that would rhyme with any sort of swear word or could be derogatory in any way.

Trust me, your kids will thank you later.

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My wife and have yet to have children, but we've chatted about what their names should be. After she dismissed my request to name our firstborn son Huckleberry (I grew up in Missouri and love Mark Twain)

We came up with a couple that we really liked, but they've become extremely popular in the last few years and we certainly don't want our kid to be in school with 4 other kids in their class with the same name. (Which by the way would never happen with the name Huckleberry)


As far as baby names go, they tend to ebb and flow over the years.  In the last few years, we've seen more traditional names make a big comeback.  So, what are Montanans naming their babies? According to Baby Names, a popular baby naming website, here are the Top 5 Baby Names for both boys and girls.

Top 5 Boy Names for Montanans

  • Oliver
  • Henry
  • William
  • Wyatt
  • James

Top 5 Girl Names for Montanans

  • Charlotte
  • Olivia
  • Evelyn
  • Harper
  • Nora

These are certainly some great names, however, sometimes you have what you believe to be the perfect baby names picked out and when the baby arrives and you look at them, you realize you need to go in a different direction.

Pregnant woman trying to choose a name for her baby

So, maybe be a little flexible.

Credit: babynames.com

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