Massachusetts has received some accolades over the past several months when it comes to living well. For example, did you know that Massachusetts ranks high when it comes to being the happiest U.S. state? Yep. it certainly does and you can read more about that by going here.

Massachusetts is Also Notable for a Few Other Positive Attributes

If you are thinking of starting a family, you may want to consider Massachusetts as the state to lay down roots as the BayState comes out on top as the best state to raise a family. This isn't really a big surprise when you consider all of the things Massachusetts has to offer including natural beauty, art, culture, and a high-quality education just to name a few. Also, let's not forget the fact that Massachusetts ranks pretty well when it comes to being one of the most fun states.  There's no doubt that Massachusetts has all the right ingredients when it comes to starting a family.

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Are You Planning on Starting a Family in Massachusetts? There are Some Names That You Should Know About. 

If you are expecting or are planning on having a baby in the future, one thing you should know is that there are some names that are a no go in Massachusetts. You read that correctly. There are some names that are banned in Massachusetts for one reason or another. Don't worry, there aren't many of them and you probably wouldn't consider any of the names from the list anyway but just in case we have provided the names below.

Naming a Massachusetts Baby Any of These 11 Names is Illegal

You can check out our previous Banned Baby Names article (with some additional information) by going here.

RELATED: Here are some baby names that are perfectly acceptable.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

KEEP READING: What were the most popular baby names from the past 100 years?

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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