Family Health Notebook: Oh Baby! Essentia Health welcomes New Year’s Baby

The Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year. Little Charles Everett Dreier made his entrance into the world at 2:13 a.m. His proud parents are Susanna Schafter and Nathan Dreier of Superior. This is the couple’s fifth child, but their first boy. Charles weighs 6 pounds 15 ounces and is 20.75 inches long.

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The Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center brought 1,357 babies into the world through November 2017. And from Eliza to Emmett, Henry to Hadley, there are a lot of baby names to choose from. Here are the top ten names, according to the Minnesota Department of Vital Records.

Oliver (11)
Jaxon (9)
Theodore (9)
Logan (8)
Michael (8)
Amelia (8)
Hazel (8)
William (7)
Ethan (7)
Lucas (7)

(number of babies with this name)

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Essentia Health-Virginia welcomed 206 babies into the world through November 2017. With this many babies, you can imagine there is quite a variety of names chosen for each little bundle of joy. According to the Minnesota Department of Vital Records, here are the top ten names:

Bentley (3)
Elise (2)
Molly (2)
Quinn (2)
Robert (2)
Rylee (2)
Wyatt (2)
Liam (2)
Eleanor (2)
Mason (2)

(number of babies with this name)

Statewide, at Essentia’s combined hospitals in Minnesota, Oliver and Jaxon take top honors.

Note: Content by Maureen Talarico, Essentia Health

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