And the First Baby of the New Year Is Named…


Each year, Guam welcomes America’s first baby of the New Year, and this year was no exception.  The U.S. territory which is in Chammorro Standard Time, celebrates the New Year 15 hours before the East Coast of the United States.

The first baby born on U.S. soil this year is named Kanato Azure Ikezumi and was born just 7 seconds after midnight.  Kanato’s parents are Japanese nationals who are residents of Guam. We doubt baby Kanato will start any new name trends, but stay tuned, as we are compiling our annual list of First Baby Names of 2013.  And while we’re doing that take a peek back at our list from last year, The First Baby Names of 2012 and see if you can spot any trends.