These babies are destined for love. Just ask Shakespeare
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”
For this adorable duo, their names happen to be everything. Two babies were born 18 hours apart in South Carolina, delivered by the same doctor, in the same hospital. Their names? Romeo and Juliet. When baby Juliet calls out, O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo as newborns often do, he can say, “Yo, check out the crib right next to you. I’m literally right here.”
Seriously, what are the odds of that?
“We had picked the name out months ago,” Juliet’s mom, Christiana Shifflett, of Bluffton, told ABC News. “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.” Romeo’s parents, Morgan and Edwin Hernandez, had also picked out their moniker months prior to his birth.
“It’s funny because we didn’t even name him Romeo after Shakespeare,” said Morgan, 24, of Beaufort. “We named him after a singer named Romeo Santos that my husband and I both love.”
Their story is going viral after the hospital’s newborn photographer, Cassie Clayshulte wrote about the two in a Facebook post for her business, Cassie Clayshulte Photography. “Both parents had picked these names out early on in their pregnancies and neither couple knew each other until they met today!” she wrote on Monday. “Both babies have full heads of hair and already make the cutest couple!”
Clayshulte tells Scary Mommy, “I go into the hospital every Monday Wednesday and Friday morning to provide sessions for any moms who would like them. Both parents had hired me to do their sessions that morning when I realized what their names were!”
“They were both already doing separate fresh 48 sessions and I asked him if I could do a photo of them together and they happily agreed. A fresh 48 is a professional documentary style photo shoot done in the hospital room in the first 48 Hours of a new little one’s life,” Clayshute explains. Why do we think this is the first of many joint photo sessions these two will participate in?
“Our kid’s already famous and she’s only a day old,” Shifflett’s husband, Allan Umana, told ABC News.
Before we know it, these two will be happily co-habitating with their two dogs, Capulet and Montague.
Okay, maybe we’re getting just a little ahead of ourselves.
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