Meet baby Eclipse, born on a most heavenly day

And while her parents, Freedom and Michael Eubanks, had originally planned to name her Violet, they had a last-minute change of heart.

The path of the solar eclipse August 21.

A SC mother has named her baby girl Eclipse after giving birth just hours before the once-in-a-lifetime solar event.

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The child weighs 6 pounds, 3 ounces and is about 19 inches long, WSPA reported. The baby's middle name is also a little different. The baby girl was not due until September 3.

Eclipse Alizebeth Eubanks was born just after 8 a.m. Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Besides Eclipse, there were 10 other babies born at the same hospital on Monday and all the babies were given eclipse-themed gifts.

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"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. Consider that some US regions not in the narrow path of the total eclipse - plotted from the West Coast in OR to SC, passing over such locales as Casper, Wyo.; Carbondale, Ill.; and Nashville, Tenn. - will experience partial, but not unspectacular, views.

Most of the parents said they were going to save pictures and newspaper clippings of the eclipse for their babies' scrapbooks.

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