Babies Named Romeo and Juliet Born Within 24 Hours, Just Rooms Apart

For never was there a story of more pure adorableness than these two babies who were born a day apart in the same hospital and coincidentally named for the most famous star-crossed couple.
Courtesy Cassie Clayshulte Photography

In fair Bluffton, South Carolina, babies from two different households were born within 24 hours of one another. A common enough occurrence, yes. But it's these little ones' names that make their stories align.

What's in a name, you ask? In this case, a lot. For one child, born to Morgan and Edwin Hernandez on Sunday afternoon, was called Romeo. Just 18 hours later, a baby girl born to Christiana and Allan Shifflett, was called Juliet.

"Both parents had picked these names out early on in their pregnancies and neither couple knew each other until they met today!" photographer Cassie Clayshulte wrote on her Facebook page, where she posted snaps of the star-crossed namesakes in their isolettes.

It was Clayshulte who actually tipped off the two sets of parents—who welcomed their babies in neighboring rooms—that their newborns' names made quite an interesting coincidence.

"They were both actually scheduled to be induced on March 26, but they both came early which is so neat. It just shows even more that it's fate—they just happened to be in the room next to each other," Clayshulte explained to CBS News.

Cassie Clayshulte Photography

Once the photographer informed them, both Romeo's and Juliet's parents agreed to have them pose together for pictures. When each family saw the sweet images, Clayshulte said they cried. "They just loved them."

She hopes to photograph the "couple" together later in their little lives—and unlike the Shakespearian sets, these "parents were very excited," Clayshulte told Parents.com. "The parents have already asked me to photograph their future wedding!"

Until then, parting is such sweet sorrow.

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.

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