New year baby

Baby Rikvan is the first Haligonian born in 2014. (Courtesy of Mallika Pathy)

Halifax's first baby of the New Year came into the world at 1:44 a.m.

Mom, Mallika Pathy, and dad, Pradip Roy, welcomed healthy eight pound Rikvan Roy this morning at the IWK Health Centre.

Rikvan means 'jubilant with praise' in Sanskrit. 

The little boy is the couple's first child. 

The family is doing well, though mom is understandably a little bit tired.