Someone was bound to do it.
Freedom and Michael Eubanks were the ones.
The South Carolina couple had a baby on Monday. At the last minute, they decided to name their new daughter after the huge event of the day — the solar eclipse.
Eclipse Eubanks was born at 8:04 a.m. Monday. The new earthling weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces, measured 19 inches long and sported a full head of hair.
Greenville Memorial Hospital announced her arrival on Facebook.
Unlike the solar eclipse, anticipated for years, baby Eclipse’s arrival on Monday was a bit of a shock for her mom, who thought the pains she felt were a false alarm. She reportedly wasn’t due until Sept. 3.
On the way to the hospital, the Eubankses decided if the baby arrived on such a momentous day they would scrap the name they’d already chosen, Violet.
“It was kind of shocking and unusual,” Freedom told The Greenville News. “She’ll probably have some pretty special birthdays.”
The hospital dressed the baby in one of the Total Solar Eclipse onesies it had ready for any baby born on the big day.
This little boy – given the down-to-earth name of Michael – got to wear one.
Eclipse’s daddy seemed as dazed as the millions of people who looked up at the sky on Monday.
“Wow, my child is born on something that happens every so many years,” Michael told Fox Carolina.