Suddenlink released a note yesterday stating that beginning April 24, you should begin dialing ten digits. This will include area code and phone number for all local calls. However, for the time being, if you only dial the seven digits, and your call will still be completed as dialed.

However, beginning October 24, you must dial ten digits for all local calls. If you forget and only dial seven, your call will not be completed. You will receive a recording alerting you of the error and it will tell you to hang up and try the call again. This will affect Louisiana along with Arizona, Arkansas, California, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.

You will need to reprogram certain services and equipment like fax machines and alarm/security services. Many may wonder why the change is being made. The Federal Communications Commission has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline beginning July 16, 2022. This would be impossible if ten-digit local dialing is not implemented.

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.