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Mix of traditional, modern baby names top St. Luke's popular list for 2014

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Sioux City, IA--Unique spellings were the name of the game when it came to the most popular list of names for Siouxland babies born at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s in 2014.

            At St. Luke’s, Mia reigned supreme as the most popular girl’s name in 2014. Alternate spellings of the name also included Mya and Myah. The name beat out last year’s frontrunners Emma and Isabella, although both monikers were included in the top 10 list of names for 2014. Other popular girls’ names included Aubrey, Ava, Addison, Sophia, Amelia, Olivia and Brooklyn (also spelled Brookelynn, Brooklynd and Brooklynn).

            In the boys’ department, Jackson and Carter took the top spots with some parents choosing alternative spellings including Karter and Jaxon or Jaxson. More traditional names such as Alexander, Wyatt, Noah, Aiden (also spelled Aden, Aidan, Adan, Addyn and Ayden), David, Parker, William and Liam rounded out the top 10 list.

            While some parents used their creativity for unique spellings, other parents were simply creative when it came to naming their newborns. Names such Arizona, Bannessia, Loyal-Lee and Lexiael were given to Siouxland girls. More unique boys’ names included Baze, Hazen, LeeAnder, Savior and Pheonyx.

            Each year, approximately 2,000 babies or three out of every four babies in Sioux City is born at St. Luke’s, making the hospital families’ number one choice for childbirth in Siouxland.

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About UnityPoint Health – Sioux City

As part of UnityPoint Health – Sioux City which includes UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s offers a vast network of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals committed to coordinating care to meet the individual needs of our patients. UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s is one of the region’s most patient and family-centered hospitals, delivering innovative care to communities in the tri-state area including Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  St. Luke’s treats more than 77,000 patients annually, coordinating care from the doctor’s office to the hospital and back home through St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home.

Using a team approach, the physicians and specialists of UnityPoint Clinic are committed to helping patients manage their health. Through more than 48,000 patient visits annually and with services including family practice, general and vascular surgery, pulmonary and critical care, occupational medicine, nephrology and cardiology, UnityPoint Clinic is focused on getting patients healthy sooner and keeping them healthy.

For patients who need additional care at home, UnityPoint at Home provides services and equipment including nursing care, infusion therapy, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, home medical equipment and supplies. The UnityPoint at Home team, which includes registered nurses certified in chronic care management, work with each patient to find the right home care solution based on their unique needs.

 Through our mission to improve the lives of the people of Siouxland, UnityPoint  Health– St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home work together to ensure the best outcome for every patient, every time. For more information, visit unitypoint.org.