Area couple names New Year’s baby after science fiction hero

January 9, 2017 by  

A Melville area couple became the first new parents in the region when their healthy baby girl was born less than 30 minutes into the New Year.

Northwell Health medical facility hosted the big event and the delivering physician saw three additional deliveries following the arrival of this first New Year baby. What makes this first birth of 2017 even more interesting is the fact that the parents chose a unique name for their 7.5lb bundle of joy.

Ripley Estrella Malauskas will not only be remembered for her timely birth, but for the movie character whose name she intentionally shares. ‘Alien’ star Sigourney Weaver played the character of Ripley in the movie franchise and both mother and father of Ripley Malauskas admit to being huge fans of the film and the actress. Mom Andrea said the name was fitting for her daughter because of how active she was when waiting for her arrival, and likened the baby’s movements to being pregnant with an alien creature.

The name is an unusual choice, but the parents may have unintentionally made their lives easier without even realizing it. After all, they will not have to think very hard to come up with appropriately themed, custom birth announcement ideas and future birthday party invitation designs, party décor, or themed posters and flyers.