As sure as the ball drops on New Year's Eve, we'll be hearing about the first baby to enter the world in 2019. (It's not unheard-of for OBs to tell laboring moms to hang on past midnight for that final push, if they can.) If your due date is expected to be (or planned for) January 1, that's occasion enough to give your child a special New Year's Day baby name, of which there are many.
The turning of the calendar has always been a time for renewal and anticipation, and having a baby increases that sense of optimism for the future. It's only fitting, then, that a child born on the first day of the year should have a name reflecting hope and happiness. Other choices include names more specific to the month, which are also cool. You couldn't call your child January if they were born in September, right? Well, you could, but you'd be just leaving your kid open to endless rounds of "So how come you weren't named September?"
You might not have the bragging rights of giving birth at precisely a second past midnight on January 1 (the odds of that are 1 in 526,600, per ABC News), but whatever time your baby arrives on that date, you can still celebrate by bestowing one of these special names on your newborn.