3 Millionth Silicon Valley Resident Born

PHOTO: Newborn Max Danner is pictured with his parents, Dan and Bing Yuan Danner.PlayKaiser Permanente
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The Danners had no idea when they went to give birth to their first baby that he would be honored as the 3 millionth Silicon Valley resident.

Baby Max arrived Monday morning at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, and his birth marked the symbolic 3 millionth resident of the region known for it's technology companies, including Facebook and Apple.

A new person comes to Silicon Valley -- by plane, bus, train, car or, yes, by being born -- approximately every 16 minutes, according to Joint Venture. The group's population and economic study estimated that the area's 3 millionth resident would arrive by mid-morning on Monday, and the hospital decided to celebrate a baby born around that time -- Max Danner.

The Danners were showered with gift baskets and congratulations, and new mother Bing Yuan Danner said she'll absolutely tell Max about his special arrival someday.

"I hope he can become a scientist and artist," she told KGO, ABC News' San Francisco station.