MANKATO (TEC News) - The first baby of the New Year has been born in Mankato. She’s Kiera McClinton, the daughter of Angelene and Sean MeClinton of Mankato. She was born on New Year’s Day at 2:17 a.m. She was 20 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, s ounces. It's the couples third child. According to a Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) Mankato spokesperson, there were 1,473 babies born at MCHS in 2012. That compare with 1,553 in 2011 and the all-time high in 2006 of 1,636 babies. The most popular name for babies born in 2012 at MCHS? For girls it was Sophia, Isabelle, and Abigail. For the boys it was Jackson, Henry and Brayden. In the US is was Charlotte, Amelia and Aria for the girls and Liam, Noah and Aiden for boys.
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