Deciding to bring a baby into the world is a very big decision made by couples, but once that decision is made, another one is lurking and arguably just as important: coming up with a name.

With so many names out there, it can be overwhelming. When my wife and I were trying to think of a name for our son, we made a list of our top 10 or 15 names and slowly dwindled them down until we reached our final decision.

It's not always about whether you like the name, but you have to think of the child too - whether they will feel good and confident about their name, will there be a bunch of other kids with his or her name in the same class, and the big one, will it be a name that other kids will be easily able to poke fun at and rhyme with naughty words? Because kids can get pretty creative and flat-out mean sometimes, and while that's not cool at all, let's be real, it happens.

There's just a bunch of stuff to consider before naming a baby and when I hear or see some kid's names that are floating around out there these days, I just start to feel bad for the child and hope they don't grow up hating their parents for giving them a particular name.

We're not going to get into that now but I do want to dive into some of the most popular baby names here in Colorado and check out the 4 names that you can absolutely not name your baby...and that's a good thing.

First, the names that you are absolutely banned from naming your child according to Today.com:

Baby Names That Are Banned In Colorado And The United States

Naming a baby can be a daunting task, here are some names that you can absolutely eliminate from your list of ideas.

As for the state of Colorado's official rules for naming a child, there aren't too many but there are a few.

Colorado has no limit on the length of a name, but you need to be able to spell it using a standard keyboard, so no graphic symbols or foreign characters.

So with that being said, let's take a look at the top five baby names for boys and girls in Colorado.

This was found using a study from 2020 from the Social Security AdministrationStacker compiled a list of the most popular names in Colorado.

Let's go with ladies first, the top 5 baby names for girls in Colorado:

The 5 Most Popular Baby Names In Colorado For Girls And Boys

Let's check out what Coloradans are naming their kids these days, here are the most popular for both girls and boys.

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