Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event

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After their new bundle of joy came into the world at 8:04 a.m., a few hours before the historic solar eclipse was visible across the USA, the couple took it as a sign to name their baby Eclipse in honor of the incredible phenomenon.

The hospital explained that the mum and dad made a last-minute decision to name their little girl Eclipse when she was born.

One special bundle of joy born just before the total solar eclipse in SC will carry the memory with her the rest of her life.

Baby Michael was born at Baptist Easley Hospital at 8:48 a.m.at 8 pounds and 2 ounces.

'I kind of felt like it was meant to happen, to have her on this day, ' Eubanks told ABC News.


Freedom and Michael Eubanks were definitely in for a surprise when Freedom went into labor on August 21, weeks before her September 3 due date.

All babies born at the Greenville hospital on the day of the eclipse were given special onesies to commemorate the event.

Eubanks said her family was first "shocked" over the baby's unique name, but now thinks it was a great idea.

"Welcome to the world, Eclipse".

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