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"Thank you for coming into this world."

What does this expression mean?
When do you this expression?
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It's not an expression I recognise (it's not a set phrase like 'Happy Birthday').

It sounds like a new parent being happy about having a baby?
I like Nona's reading.
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Nona The BritIt's not an expression I recognise (it's not a set phrase like 'Happy Birthday').
It sounds like a new parent being happy about having a baby?

One of my friends used the expression meaning that he's happy about having a baby or something like that,
but I guess it's a corrupt Japanese English word, which is not commonly used among native speakers.

Let me confirm one thing.
What do native English new parents say when they welcome their babies?
Hi,

What do native English new parents say when they welcome their babies?

Nothing, really, since babies do not understand what they hear. Whatever parents say, they say for their own benefit. I probably said things to my son like 'Hello, son, I'm your dad'. I forget.

Best wishes, Clive
My husband sang "Happy Birthday" to each of our daughters on the day of their birth. It's not common, though -- unfortunately, English lacks a standard greeting foro the newly born. "Welcome to the world" would be appropriate.
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That's so sweet, Khoff!

I wish we did have something to say. I think it's much nicer than "Thank God that's over."
My first 'welcome' was 'I suppose you haven't had a very nice day either',
I've heard people congratulate new parents on their new "edition". Emotion: smile
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