Spencer Hospital Welcomes Babies from A-Z
on Wednesday, January 8, 2020
“What’s in a name?” is the question Shakespeare’s Juliet asks, yet any new parent will attest, lots of contemplation goes into finding just the right name for their newborn. In reviewing Spencer Hospital Birth Center records for 2019, the nearly 250 babies born at the hospital were granted a variety of special names, ranging from A to Z, starting with Aaralynn and concluding the alphabet with Zaylie and Zoe.
“It’s been a wonderful year in our birth center as our team loves the opportunity to help families welcome their little ones into the world and we enjoy educating and pampering new moms,” commented Jeannette Hasley, Spencer Hospital Birth Center Director.
“It’s always fun to learn the names parents select for their babies which often come with a story of why the name was picked or it’s simply because the family like the name,” Hasley said. In 2019, the baby names at Spencer Hospital reflect a mix of traditional and unique, with very few duplicate names.
Of the 124 baby boys born in 2019, the names range from Aksel to Wyatt. Wyatt also happened to be one of the more popular boy names for the year, with three babies named Wyatt which ties with the three babies named Lucas. Of the 120 baby girls born at Spencer Hospital, tied for the most popular names were Harper and Olivia at four each followed by Blakely. Several names were bestowed upon at least two babies, including Amelia, Evelyn, Finley, Layla and Mollie for girls, and Arthur, Bennett, Dax, Gabriel, Maverick and Remington for boys, among others.
However, in Spencer Hospital’s nursery, it was more unusual for babies to share a name as many babies born at the hospital received a one-of-a-kind name. Among the more original names for girls were Havyn, Jaxlie, Rooks and Zayleigh, and for boys, Getzemany, Ghatlyn, Thielyn and Truett. Names that were once considered old fashioned by some are being used once again, with boys receiving names such as Clyde, Elliott, Milo and Silas, and girls named Clara, Esther, Iris and Lenora.
“Each baby has his or her own special personality and it’s always fun to learn the name the parents have picked for their child,” Hasley said. “We’re already off to a great start of welcoming new babies in the new decade. We’re so fortunate to have such an experienced group of family practice physicians at Avera Medical Group Spencer who specialize in obstetrics. They provide excellent women’s health services even prior to conception, then guidance through pregnancy and delivery, and pediatric care once baby is born. In addition to our great physicians we also have a team of registered obstetrical nurses that are here to provide outstanding clinical expertise along with facilitating your once in a life time birth experience!”