Baby girl named Eclipse born in SC on day of total solar eclipse

"I think it was just meant to be, her name," mom Freedom Eubanks told ABC News.

ByNicole Pelletiere
August 21, 2017, 2:13 PM

— -- A baby girl born today in South Carolina, hours before the total solar eclipse, has been legally named Eclipse.

Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks came into the world at 8:04 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long, Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, confirmed to ABC News.

The child's mother, Freedom Eubanks of Spartanburg, was not due to deliver until September 3, she said.

PHOTO: Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks came into the world on Aug. 21 at 8:04 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long, Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, confirmed to ABC News.
Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks came into the world on Aug. 21 at 8:04 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long, Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, confirmed to ABC News.
Greenville Memorial Hospital

"I kind of felt like it was meant to happen, to have her on this day," Eubanks said when asked about giving birth on eclipse day.

South Carolina is one of the 14 U.S. states that falls in the path of totality, a 70-mile-wide ribbon that will cross the country from west to east. Eubanks, now a mom of two, said she had plans to watch today's eclipse with her eldest daughter, but went into labor around midnight.

PHOTO: Greenville Memorial Hospital gifted 11 babies who were born on the day of the total solar eclipse a souvenir onesie, including Eclipe Eubanks, who was born on Aug. 21 at 8:04 a.m.
Greenville Memorial Hospital gifted 11 babies who were born on the day of the total solar eclipse a souvenir onesie, including Eclipe Eubanks, who was born on Aug. 21 at 8:04 a.m.
Greenville Memorial Hospital

Hours later, Eclipse arrived. Parents Freedom and Michael Eubanks originally planned to name her Violet.

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

PHOTO: Greenville Memorial Hospital gifted 11 babies who were born on the day of the total solar eclipse a souvenir onesie.
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Greenville Memorial Hospital gifted 11 babies who were born on the day of the total solar eclipse a souvenir onesie.

"I think it was just meant to be, her name," she added. "We're probably going to call her Clipsey."

Eclipse joins big sister Grayson, 2. Greenville Memorial Hospital gave the newborn a total solar eclipse onesie. So far, 11 babies who were born on Aug. 21 at Greenville received the souvenir outfit.

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