What’s in a name?
A hospital in Hardeeville, S.C., was home to a fluke of Shakespearean proportions when staff ironically welcomed two babies named Romeo and Juliet.
Delivered by the suitably noble-named Dr. Randall Royal at Coastal Carolina Hospital, Romeo Arcangel Hernandez would arrive at 2:06 p.m. Sunday while the doubt of “wherefore art thou Juliet?” would be answered 18 hours after when unhappy partner Juliet Evangeline Umana was innate at 8:14 a.m. Monday.
“We had picked the name out months ago,” Juliet’s mom, Christiana Shifflett, told ABC News. “We wanted a J name to go with the son’s name, Jonas. We picked Juliet since we were examination the TV show ‘Psych’ and the character’s name is Jules.”
Likewise, Romeo’s relatives didn’t have the world-famous 16th century play in mind either.
“We named him after a thespian named Romeo Santos that my husband and we both love,” pronounced Romeo’s mom, Morgan Hernandez.
The hospital’s baby photographer, Cassie Clayshulte, posted photos of the camera-ready couple to Facebook, where the story got shared over 1,000 times.
Far from behaving the Capulets and the Montagues, the relatives of Romeo and Juliet shared a giggle about the situation, with the little girl’s dad, Allan Umana, stating, “Our kid’s already famous and she’s only a day old.”