WHEN her parents decided to call her Isis, after the Egyptian goddess, they didn't know she would also be born on an auspicious day.
Isis Feveck wasn't due to arrive until January 17, but she surprised her parents, Melissa Pascal and Gregory Feveck, by being the first baby born for the New Year at the Mt Hope Medical Sciences Complex.
Snuggling her baby girl to her chest, 29-year-old Pascal said the tiny tot was a gift and blessing that she hopes will set the tone for the year.
Isis is one of the most powerful deities in Egyptian lore, presiding over wealth, leadership and the protection of children, among other attributes.
There was another striking name given to one of yesterday's newborns at the same hospital. New Year's baby number three was named Omega and his mother hopes he will become a singer.
The sixth child for Sherry-Ann Johnson, little Omega Borrell was wide awake, active for a newborn and exhibited a sturdy pair of lungs.
Omega, who weighed in at eight pounds, was not due until January 20.
"He decided to come early," said Johnson, 34, who added, "Yes, that is definitely the last one."
Three more brand-new citizens of Trinidad and Tobago were welcomed at the maternity ward yesterday morning, with their parents still deciding on names.
Allyssa Marcelle of Arima, delivered her baby girl on time, having been scheduled for December 31, last year.
"This wasn't a surprise," the 22-year-old, first-time mother said.
Also a first-time mom, Selika Sylvester, 28, welcomed a baby girl at 4.26 a.m., who weighed in at six pounds and six ounces. Yet to be named, the cherubic youngster was due to be delivered on her daddy's birthday of January 17.
"I expected to have two weeks of preparation time," said Sylvester, of Febeau Village, San Juan. "Thank God everything was in place already."
The new mom, an employee of CNC3 television station, is pleased with baby's birthday, saying, "It's a special day and nobody will forget her birthday."
Most of yesterday's babies were presented with hampers from First Citizens ( both facilities) and Oscar Francois Ltd.