Claire and Dinesh Ranganathan, from Southgate, are the proud parents of 2014’s first baby boy born at East Surrey Hospital.
Baby Niko was born at 3.35am on January 1 and weighed 7 lb 13 oz. Mother Claire was relieved to finally be holding her baby especially after he was due to arrive on Christmas Day. Father Dinesh said: “We were really hoping he would be born before Christmas. But after Christmas day it was a waiting game. We didn’t have anything planned for New Year’s.” Niko was the third baby to be born at the hospital on new year’s day.