If you're expecting a baby in 2018, congratulations! Although my son is almost three, I still remember the excitement that came with planning to welcome a child into our lives. There were so many things to figure out, but what to name my son wasn't one of those things. All of the men on my husband's side of the family are named "John" and so in keeping with tradition, that was the name we bestowed on our son.

Picking out a girl's name just in case our little guy wasn't a boy (it's happened!) proved to be a little more difficult. Everyone on my husband's father's side of the family has the initials JL and let me just tell you- we scoured so many websites in search of a girl's name that we both liked. It took about two months, but we finally agreed on the name  "Julianna Lillian." Obviously, we didn't get to use the name Julianna, but we're holding on to it on the off chance we get our wish and have another baby.

If you're still searching for the perfect name for your little bundle of joy, you should take a look at the top baby names of 2017. By looking at this list, you can either choose or avoid one of these super popular names, depending on how mainstream you want to go.

Here are the Top 10 Baby Names of 2017:

For Girls-
Sophia
Olivia
Emma
Ava
Isabella
Mia
Aria
Riley
Zoe
Amelia

For Boys-
Jackson
Liam
Noah
Aiden
Lucas
Caden
Grayson
Mason
Elijah
Logan

But wait, there's more! Baby Center actually listed the top 100 baby names for both boys and girls, and I know you'll want to see the list in its entirety!