Latvia's most popular baby names revealed!

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The list of Latvia's top 10 boys' and girls' names for newborns in 2017 has been revealed, even though there are a few more days left for them to make their presence felt, if they are so inclined.

And a very charming list it is too!

While the country's strict laws on which names are and are not acceptable sometimes come in for criticism, at least they also mean faddish names based on pop singers who had a hit this year or sports teams that happened to win a trophy don't get attached to new arrivals, condemning them to many years of embarrassment when everyone has forgotten why they are called Gangnam Style Smith or Leicester City Jones.

So here are the top tens:

 

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