Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event

A baby born in SC hours before the total solar eclipse has been named after celestial event.

All babies born at the Greenville hospital on the day of the eclipse were given special onesies to commemorate the event. I've had some rude comments about her name and I've had some very sweet ones but it's a name - all that matters is that my daughter is healthy and she is here.

Freedom and Michael Eubanks' second child's birth date was due to be September 3, and they planned to name her Violet.

Eclipse weighed six pounds and three ounces when she was delivered and will officially go by the name Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks, but her parents have some ideas for nicknames already.

The path of the solar eclipse August 21.

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The last total solar eclipse to travel from one side of the U.S. to another was in 1918, and millions took the opportunity to see the rare event.

Michael said it will likely stick for birthdays to come.

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

"Once she understands what an eclipse is, I'll definitely make that a big theme", he said.

  • Megan Austin