Two newborn babies delivered just hours apart at a South Carolina hospital may have romance or at least a good story to tell, in their futures. The baby boy is named Romeo and the little girl as you guessed it, Juliet.
The two sets of parents found out about the striking coincidence, The babies were born on Sunday and Monday in neighbouring rooms at the hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina.
“It was just a 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.
On Sunday afternoon, Morgan and Edwin Hernandez welcomed their son Romeo into the world. Eighteen hours later, Christiana and Allan Shifflett welcomed their baby girl named Juliet.
Both parents had picked the names out early on in their pregnancies, and neither couple knew each other until they met that day,
Romeo’s parents about doing a possible photo shoot when something clicked. Quickly, the photographer ran to the nurses’ station to double check another patient’s name, and realized it was true, a baby girl who was born earlier that day was named Juliet, to see if they would consider allowing Romeo to be photographed with the infant girl, as long as Juliet’s parents agreed, of course.
Juliet’s mum, Christiana, just had a C-section so she wasn’t able to leave the room, but said her mother would be happy to wheel Juliet into the strangers’ room for a picture. As soon as Juliet entered in Romeo’s room, the jokes began to flow. The internet loved them too. Clayshulte posted the photos of the “star-crossed babies” on her facebook page and they quickly received thousands of likes. “It was meant to be,” one Facebook user wrote.
The Shiffletts also chose to name their child based off a popular culture reference rather than the classical inspiration of the name. We wanted a J name to go with our son’s name, Jonas. We picked Juliet because we were watching the TV show ‘Psych’ and the character’s name is Jules. The couples have already joked about an arranged marriage for the two children, and plan to get together for a joint Shakespeare-themed first birthday party. destined meeting of “star-crossed” babies in South Carolina would have influenced William Shakespeare to rewrite his widely celebrated romantic tragedy.