An Alabama boy whose birthday is Wednesday said he turned exactly 12 years old at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12.

Kiam Moriya of Birmingham has a birth certificate confirming the date and time of his birth in 2000 and his parents said they did not notice the pattern until a couple weeks after his birth, reported Wednesday.

"The lady who was helping us fill out the forms said, 'Do you realize your son was born December 12 at 12:12 p.m.?''' said the boy's father, Kazuo Moriya. "That's when it really hit us with all those twelves. I do have to admit that it might mean something, but I have no idea what. It's definitely a little crazy.''

The family said Kiam has found local and online fame from news of his birthday.

"I think a lot of his classmates and his friends think that it is a cool thing,'' Moriya said. "It has gone a little crazy in my opinion.''

Moriya, who moved to the United States from Tokyo when his was 15, said the year of his son's birth, 2000, is also considered by the Japanese to be the 12th year of the reign of the current emperor.