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First Baby Names of 2012 By State

The website namecandy.com released a list of the names of the first babies born in each state in 2012 exemplifying some trends in baby naming. Here's a partial list along with local times of births, courtesy NameCandy:

Alabama: Karis, 12:13 a.m.

Alaska: Mathea Jeannine, 12:02 a.m.

Arizona: Eviana Maye, 12:00 am and Cooper Jones, 12:01 a.m.

Arkansas: Wesley Ren, 12:20 a.m.

California: Sophia, 12:00 a.m.

Colorado: Aubrey Faith, 12:01 a.m.

Connecticut: Carolyn, 12:02 a.m.

Delaware: Austin Dean, 2:20 a.m.

Florida:  Marcos Jarett Dante 12:01:40 a.m.

Georgia: Thatcher James, 12:00:07 a.m.

[See the rest at namecandy.com]

[Read the full article about 2012 naming trends]

Stephanie Pappas
Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science. She covers the world of human and animal behavior, as well as paleontology and other science topics. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. Stephanie hails from East Tennessee, the global center for salamander diversity. Follow Stephanie on Google+.