First Baby of the New Year

January 1, 2019

Montgomery residents Americe Moody and Preston Discher cradle their new baby girl — Journey Divine Discher — born Jan 1 at the Robert Wood University Hospital in Somerset. 

 

Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 arrived at 1:52 pm on Tuesday, Jan 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery.

 

Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long, she was delivered by obstetrician/gynecologist Fisayo Tunde, MD at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

 

It is the couple’s first child.

 

Journey is an increasingly popular baby name in the US, ranking in the top 50 on babycenter.com. (Journee or Journey).

 

The top baby names for girls in New Jersey in 2018 were: 1)Emma, 2) Isabella, 3) Olivia, 4) Mia, 5) Ava, 6) Sophia, 7) Charlotte, 8) Emily, 9) Amelia, and 10) Leah, according to NJGov, the official website of the state of New Jersey.

Top names for boys in New Jersey in 2018 were: 1) Liam, 2) Noah, 3) Jacob, 4) Matthew, 5) Michael, 6) Joseph, 7) Lucas, 8) Dylan, 9) Logan, and 10) Benjamin.

 

Social Security Online also tracks popular baby names by state. Visit ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ for more information.

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