Helena, MT's First Baby of 2004

January 3, 2004

Source: Helena Independent Record


On January 3, 2004 the Helena Independent Record reported, "After two days of labor, Subhashini Sakthivel gave birth Thursday to Helena's first child of 2004 at St. Peter's Hospital...Originally from Madurai, India, this is the first child for the Sakthivels." The article discusses how the Indian couple adapted to different American customs such as naming their child in a hospital, but maintained some Indian customs such as bestowing the first name of the father as the boy's last name.