REGIONAL—The first week of 2022 has seen the arrival of two babies born in N’West Iowa.

The region’s first baby of the year was Chelsie Joelle, who was born at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, at Sioux Center Health.

She was born to first-time parents Tyler and Hannah Van Veldhuizen of Rock Rapids weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 22 inches.

Chelsie is the first grandchild on her father’s side and the eighth for her mother’s family.

Then at 7:41 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, Orange City Area Health System delivered its first baby of the year: Shepherd Perry, born to first-time parents Anna and Seth Borchard.

Shepherd weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 21 inches.

The Borchards are from the Sioux County seat community although they served as directors of Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries during Anna’s pregnancy. The couple decided to have Shepherd delivered at the Orange City hospital while they were visiting home.

N’WEST IOWA BABY FIRST NAMES OF 2021:

Three hospitals in N’West Iowa offer birthing services: Orange City Area Health System, Sanford Sheldon Medical Center and Sioux Center Health.

Here are many of the first names of 2021 babies born at the hospitals:

Boys

  • Orange City Area Health System: Aiden, Andres, Angel, Archer, Bennett, Briggs, Caden, Calum, Carson, Cooper twice, Crue, Dagoberto, Dane, Dominic, Drake, Eliel, Eydan, Finley, Gerrit, Gunner, Izrael, Jace, Jackson, Jacob thrice, Jameson twice, Jansen, Jasper, Jax, Jethro, Jetson, John, Jonah, Josiah, Juan twice, Judah, Julian, Kaden, Kane, Kayden, Knoxton, Kole, Kolt, Koven, Kyler, Landon, Leo, Levi, Lucas, Malakai, Malcolm, Matthew, Maverick, Memphis, Miles, Nathan, Ole, Parker, Rexton, Rhett, Stetson, Tate, Tristan, Tucker, Tyler, Vernon, Vontez, Walker twice.
  • Sanford Sheldon Medical Center: Abelardo, Aiden, Alexander, Ami Jay, Anthony, Archer, Asher, Atticus, Bellamy, Brandon, Briggs, Carter twice, Colten, Darin, Deacon, Easton thrice, Eduardo, Elijah, Everett, Ezra, Garret, Greyson, Halston, Harley, Hunter, James, Jasper, Jax, Jensen, Jessie-James, John, Julian, Kai twice, Kaleb, Kane, Keelan, Kiomani, Kit, Koda, Kolt, Leo, Liam thrice, Lucas, Luther, Maddox, Murphy, Mylo, Nash, Pierce, Preston, Rawlins, Rhett, Russell, Ryder, Sawyer, Silas, Tobias, William, Xavier, Yair.
  • Sioux Center Health: Aaron twice, Abraham, Adler, Aiden, Alejandro, Amos, Andres, Angel four times, Archie, Ariel, Austin, Axel twice, Azrael, Beau, Benaiah, Benjamin, Bennett twice, Bentley, Bernardo, Blaze, Boden, Boston, Bowen, Bradley, Braydon, Calloway, Callum, Carson, Christopher, Clay, Cole, Dallas twice, Davis, Dawson, Daxton, Declan, Dylan twice, Edwin, Eithan, Eli twice, Elias twice, Emilio, Erick, Ernesto, Estaban, Gabriel, Biovanny, Hayden, Harvey, Huxton, Ian, Indiana, Isaac twice, Ivan, Jace, Jack, Jackson twice, Jamison, Jared, Jayden, Jeiren, John twice, Jonah, Jonathan, Joaquin, Jose twice, Justin, Kacen, Kasen, Kaysen, Kade, Kaiser, Keegan, Keinner, Kelvin, Kendrick, Kingston, Kippton, Kole, Lawson, Lee, Lincoln, Lowsan, Luca, Marcus, Mason, Mateo, Matthias, Maverick, Max, Nathan, Noah, Oliver, Reggie, Roman, Rudy, Theo, Tony, Trevor, Truett, Tryton, Walker, William, Xavier, Yunior.

Girls

  • Orange City Area Health System: Ada, Alaïa, Alea, Amara, Amy, Anna, Ariella, Aubrey, Averie, Avery, Baylee, Bayler, Berkley, BexLeigh, Blake, Braelynn, Brynlee, Cambry, Camille, Caroline, Cecilia, Chelsey, Cheyenne, Cypress, Dakota, Davy, Delaney, Eden, Elaina, Elara, Eliza, Ella, Ellie, Emberly, Emersyn, Emery, Emilia, Erin, Eve, Everly, Faith, Haddie, Hannah twice, Hattie, Isla, Ivy, Janelle, Jessy, Joanna, Jocelyn, Karlie, Katelyn, Katherine, Kenzie, Lainey, Lenin, Leticia, Liliana, Lily, Luna, Lydia, Mae, Malia, Mallory, Maslyn, Maya, Mayla, Mazikeen, Mera, Naomi, Noel, Nova, Olivia twice, Ophelia, Paisley, Payton, Penelope, Peyton, Quinn, Raven, Ridley, Rori, Rory, Ryklyn, Rylee, Sadie, Sahira, Sawyer, Sidney, Stella twice, Tenley, Valyn, Viry, Whitlee, Willa, Willow, Wrenley, Xhivani, Zola.
  • Sanford Sheldon Medical Center: Adelina, Alejandra, Allie, Amilia, Amy, Ashley, Ava, Avery, Brooklynn, Brynn, Carrigan, Charlotte twice, Cleona, Collins, Dahlia, Dionisia, Elena, Eloise, Emmersyn, Evelyn, Faith, Faye, Francesca, Gracie, Haislee, Hannah, Harper, Holland, Isla, Jayda, Jema, Jordyn, Jori, Kambry, Lea, Leah, Leanette, Lesli, Makenzly, Maria Rose, Mariah, Marsha, Moriah, Mybless, Neeley, Nora, Nova, Octavia, Olivia, Reagan, Sofia thrice, Wrenlee, Ysabella.
  • Sioux Center Health: Abbie, Abella, Adalyn, Addilyn, Addison, Alaina, Alessia, Alina, Aliyah, Amaya, Amelia twice, Anayansi, Aria, Ashley, Aspen, Astrid, Ava twice, Bailee, Bianca, Blakely, Briana, Brianna thrice, Brienna, Carmen twice, Chantelle, Colette, Daleyza, Calie, Damaris, Danna, Daynica, Deyla, Diana, Doralinda, Edith, Elena, Ellie, Elsie, Emilia, Emily, Emma twice, Enderlin, Evelyn, Everly, Gianna, Giselle, Gracen, Grayli, Hailey, Halle, Heavenly, Hilary, Hollis, Hope, Iyra, Isela, Itzel, Ivory, Ivy, Jamie, Jasmin, Jayleen, Jensen, Jeyli, Jezabel, Jolyn, Julia, Kailyn, Karla twice, Kayla, Kayra, Keilani, Kenia, Kinley, Kinzey, Kollins, Kora, Lailah, Lauren, Leila, Lennox, Leora, Leslie, Ligia, Lissandra, Lucia, Luna, Lydia, Maddeline, Madison, Malia, Maria, Maya, Maysa, Melissa, Mia, Myla, Nathalie, Nicolina, Nola, Nora, Olivia, Payton, Palmer, Raegan, Raya, Raylan, Remmi, Riley, Rutila, Rynleigh, Sailor, Saira, Sara, Sarah twice, Savannah, Saylor, Scarlett twice, Sofia twice, Sophia, Summit, Suttyn, Tinley, Vivie, Whitney, Wilhelmina, Wrenley, Yaretzi, Yasmin twice.