Actress Emma Stone attends The Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden in Los Angeles, California, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO /VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Actress Emma Stone attends The Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden in Los Angeles, California, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO /VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Baby names are so important. Parents get to give a child a name, for life, that will be uttered dozens of times a day. If it's horrible enough, that kid or adult can change it. But usually, people stick with what they're given.

Anybody who has one of those common names — Michael, Lauren, Matt, my fellow Sarahs — knows the blessings and the curses of having a name everybody else does. Your teacher won't mispronounce it. But you're likely to share your name with people you both like and dislike, and there's nothing you can do about that.

Most popular baby names of 2014: Emma, Noah are tops

Each year, the Social Security Administration does an awesome thing by releasing the most popular baby names in Texas. We know what's going to happen: You're going to congratulate your mainstream friends for sticking to names other people like, or you're going to secretly judge them if they named their kid The Name Of the Year. Sorry in advance to baby Emma's mom.

The Social Security Administration has been compiling this baby name list since 1997, and names date back to 1880. 

Interestingly, Texans' No. 1 baby names for boys and girls mimic the No. 1 baby names for the whole country. See the most popular baby names nationwide here.

Here are the most popular baby names in Texas for 2016.

We've paired them with photos of famous people who carry those names. These people are not babies. Onward.

BOYS

1. Liam

We opted to go with Liam Hemsworth, though Liam Payne of One Direction is obviously a good choice. Fun fact: My cousin is also named Liam. He isn't famous.

We opted to go with Liam Hemsworth, though Liam Payne of One Direction is obviously a good choice. Fun fact: My cousin is also named Liam. He isn't famous.

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2. Noah

Noah Lyles is a sprinter from the U.S. Other options here could have been very old or very young: Noah from the Bible, or about a zillion child actors.

Noah Lyles is a sprinter from the U.S. Other options here could have been very old or very young: Noah from the Bible, or about a zillion child actors.

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3. Sebastian

Sebastian from 'The Little Mermaid': great accent. Good friend.

Sebastian from 'The Little Mermaid': great accent. Good friend.

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4. Daniel

Daniel Radcliffe (front) is one of the most famous Daniels. We like "Harry Potter" Daniel the best.

Daniel Radcliffe (front) is one of the most famous Daniels. We like "Harry Potter" Daniel the best.

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5. Matthew

Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey's first name is still plenty popular.

Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey's first name is still plenty popular.

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GIRLS

1. Emma

Rather than go with a second "Harry Potter" actor (Emma Watson), we chose the gorgeous Emma Stone.

Rather than go with a second "Harry Potter" actor (Emma Watson), we chose the gorgeous Emma Stone.

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2. Mia

Let's take it back now, y'all. Here's soccer player Mia Hamm in 2004.

Let's take it back now, y'all. Here's soccer player Mia Hamm in 2004.

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3. Sophia

Sophia! Here's Sophia Vergara.

Sophia! Here's Sophia Vergara.

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4. Olivia

Surely we'd go with Olivia Munn or Olivia Wilde, right? Bet you didn't see Olivia Newton John coming.

Surely we'd go with Olivia Munn or Olivia Wilde, right? Bet you didn't see Olivia Newton John coming.

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5. Isabella

Isabella is such a popular baby name, yet there are not a ton of famous adults with it. (Yet.) Here's Isabella Rossellini.

Isabella is such a popular baby name, yet there are not a ton of famous adults with it. (Yet.) Here's Isabella Rossellini.

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