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B.C.’s 2021 New Year’s baby born in Vancouver

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The province's first baby of 2021 was welcomed into the world at BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver early Friday morning – Jan 1, 2021

The first baby born in B.C. in 2021 has been announced.

The child was born in B.C. Women’s Hospital in Vancouver at 12:21 a.m. and weighed in the new year at seven pounds and four ounces.

According to the hospital, the baby girl has not yet been named.

Mother and baby are doing well and the parents, Catherine Harrison and Darcy Doberstein are overjoyed at their new addition.

No further details have been released at this time.

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Meanwhile, the first baby born in 2021 in the Fraser Health region came along only a few minutes later at 12:29 a.m.

Rehmat Pangli weighed in at seven pounds, one ounce and Fraser Health tweeted a photo with her proud parents.

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This year, the top names chosen by parents remain similar to other recent years, with Olivia once again taking the lead for the most popular name for babies born in 2020.

Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Lucas, Emma, Theodore, Benjamin, Ethan and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency’ss preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020.

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