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Baby born at 12:12 a.m. on 12/12 during last full moon of the decade

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Baby Denarius and mother Denarrika Fisher are pictured in a photo at the hospital. (Photo credit: Provided / HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital)

O’FALLON, Ill. (WSET) -- A baby boy might have the lucky number 12.

Baby Denarius was born at 12:12 a.m. on December 12 (12/12) during the last full moon of the decade.

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital said Denarrika Fisher and Charles Bell, of Belleville, Illinois welcomed him into the world at exactly 12:12 a.m. in the Women and Infants Center.

He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and mom and baby are doing wonderfully.

He was originally due on December 30 but decided to come early for this numeric and lunar coincidence, the hospital said.

"Fisher didn’t realize the date and time being the same at the time but the nursing staff in the Women and Infants Center did when they noted the birth information when the baby was delivered," the hospital said in a statement.

She plans to give him the nickname "Moon".

The full moon is known as both the Cold Moon and the Long Night's Moon, according to the Farmers' Almanac.