STATES CHRONICLE – Two new parents from Greenville, South Carolina decided to celebrate the total solar eclipse in a unique way. Their second baby girl was born several hours before the astronomical phenomenon became visible, and they decided to name her Eclipse.
Baby named after the eclipse
Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks was born on August 21st at 8:04 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces, and measured 19 inches. Her mother, Freedom Eubanks, wasn’t expecting to have the baby right on the eclipse day.
The woman’s due date was September 3rd, but baby Eclipse couldn’t wait any longer and she came into the world on this magical day. Her mother thought this must have been a sign, and that her baby girl was meant to be born when the sun gets obscured by the moon.
This is what convinced the parents to let their baby bear the name of the phenomenon. Initially, they thought of calling her Violet, but the amazing coincidence convinced them to change their mind. Their family found this idea crazy at the beginning, but now they have gotten used to it and came to enjoy it. Freedom and her husband are planning to call the baby girl Clipsey.
The hospital staff gave souvenirs to all babies born on August 21st
South Carolina is among the 14 US states which get to see the eclipse in its totality. These states are all placed in a path measuring 70 miles in width stretching from the west coast to the east coast. Eubanks was getting ready to watch the eclipse with her other daughter and her husband, but baby Eclipse wouldn’t have it.
The woman went into labor around midnight, so she had to be rushed to the hospital. At 8 in the morning, she gave birth. Eclipse was among 10 other babies who were born at the Greenville Memorial Hospital on August 21st. To celebrate their unique birth date, the staff offered each of them a souvenir onesie with a cute sun on it.
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