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Baby named after solar eclipse; her nickname? Clipsey

03:17 PM August 23, 2017

This composite image shows the progression of a partial solar eclipse over Ross Lake, in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.  Image: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

An infant born on the day of the so-called Great American Solar Eclipse received a unique name to mark the occasion, reports ABC News.

Mother Freedom Eubanks gave birth to her second child in South Carolina just hours before the total solar eclipse.

She and husband, Michael, were considering “Violet” but changed their minds at the last minute, recognizing the significance of the historical day.


The couple welcomed their second child, Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks at 8:04 a.m.

Eubanks, who went into labor at midnight, had initially planned to watch the eclipse with their two-year-old daughter.

The mother of two believes that her second daughter’s birth on eclipse day was “meant to be.”

Her nickname? “We’re probably going to call her Clipsey.”

Parents on Facebook joked that they should have named their kids “Leap” and “Groundhog.” Another said she would have named the child “Luna” for moon.

The hospital where Eclipse was born, Greenville Health System, welcomed 11 babies born on Aug. 21.

The babies received commemorative onesies designed with a sun wearing sunglasses.


South Carolina was one of the 14 states treated to a total eclipse where the moon completely covered the sun. A partial eclipse was seen in the rest of North America and parts of Africa and Europe.  Niña V. Guno /ra


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