Parents Of Daughter Born On The Day Of The Solar Eclipse Give Her A Fitting Name

She was born two weeks early.

The historic August 21 solar eclipse had people celebrating from coast to coast. Some travelled to areas where they could experience totality, one political analyst used the opportunity to raise awareness about an important issue, and Bonnie Tyler and DNCE appropriately performed "Total Eclipse Of The Heart."

Parents Freedom and Michael Eubanks celebrated the eclipse with the surprising birth of their daughter. The little girl was supposed to be born on September 3, but Freedom went into labor on August 21. The baby didn't arrive during totality, but she came into the world at 8:04 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Given her surprise birth on Eclipse Day, the parents from South Carolina decided to make a last-minute name switch.


Instead of calling their daughter Violet like they had planned, they named her Eclipse.

And she even got a special onesie in honor of the solar eclipse.

Greenville Health System previously revealed that all babies born on August 21 would receive onesies commemorating the solar eclipse. There were 10 babies born on the day, but Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks is one who has a name to match.

Freedom explained that she actually had a feeling that her baby, who is her second child, would be born on the day of the eclipse, and that she was meant to have the name. She adds that the family will probably call the little one "Clipsey" for short.

(H/T: Popsugar)


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