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Mom Welcomes Eclipse-Day Baby, and Names Her in Honor of the Event

A baby girl was born right before the solar eclipse...and her parents chose to name her in honor of the event. They've even picked a cute nickname!

Freedom Eubanks was due to deliver on September 3, but her baby had other ideas. Maybe the baby girl wanted her birth to coincide with a major natural phenomenon? 

Well, it did.

Freedom gave birth on August 21, 2017—just a few hours before the solar eclipse. And as if that weren't enough, the baby was born in Greenville, South Carolina, which was in the path of totality. 

The staff at Greenville Memorial Hospital, where Eubanks gave birth, gave all the babies born on eclipse day cute onesies to represent the monumental day—but the Eubanks family decided to take it one step further.

They named the baby Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks—a far cry from their original plan, which was to name the baby Violet. But it's a pretty fitting choice. "I think it was just meant to be, her name. We're probably going to call her Clipsey," Eubanks said, according to ABC News. 

Congrats to the Eubanks family, and welcome to the world, baby Eclipse!