First 2015 Baby in New York Wastes No Time

PHOTO: Olena Olenyukh gave birth to Maxim Olenyukh at midnight on January 1, 2015 at Coney Island Hospital. HHC Coney Island Hospital
Olena Olenyukh gave birth to Maxim Olenyukh at midnight on January 1, 2015 at Coney Island Hospital.

A little boy born at midnight became the first baby of the new year in New York City.

Maxim was born at Coney Island Hospital at 12 a.m. on the dot, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces, according to a news release from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

He is 21 inches long, hospital spokesman Robert Cooper told ABC News.

"Mother and baby are doing well," he said.

The first babies of the year are often not identified because of concerns about identity theft or abductions, according to The Associated Press.

Three hours later, a baby girl became the first baby of 2015 in the Bay Area, according to KGO, ABC's San Francisco station. Although she hasn't been named, she weighs 8 pounds and is 21 inches long.

PHOTO: Baby clothes and teddy bear are set out for newborn baby in this undated stock photo.Getty Images
Baby clothes and teddy bear are set out for newborn baby in this undated stock photo.