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Baby names can sometimes be tricky business — you want give your bundle of joy a great name that fits the times, but there's a fine line between popular and way too trendy. On the other side, you want to use a unique name but not one that will mean years of playground ridicule. So where's the sweet spot?

We think it's in these names that we predict will be popular in the year to come. These names were already in the top 100 in 2017, according to the Social Security Administration's baby name list, and they're bound to be on the rise, which means you should use them soon before they become incredibly overused. Our picks are generally from the middle of the list, as well, showing that the name has a solid foundation and also room to grow and become more widely used. 

Check out this list of names that are bound to get more popular in 2019 and see if any of them catch your eye. Or, if you're against popular names altogether, these are 40 names you should probably avoid.

Editor's Note: We use the 2017 SSA top 100 list, as the 2018 list had not been released as of publish date.