Star-Crossed Babies! Newborns Named Romeo and Juliet Born Hours Apart in South Carolina Hospital
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Hardeeville, South Carolina, where we lay our scene.
This week Coastal Carolina Hospital's resident photographer, Cassie Clayshulte, discovered a pair of real-life star crossed babies. Little Romeo and Juliet were born hours apart in neighboring rooms at the hospital, unbeknownst to their parents, who were informed of the coincidence by Clayshulte.
"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," Clayshulte told CBS News. "It just shows even more that it's fate — they just happened to be in the room next to each other. Both parents had picked the names out early on in their pregnancies, and neither couple knew each other until they met that day."
Clayshulte posted photos of the star-crossed babies on Facebook, and it didn't take long before they went viral.
"Sunday afternoon in Bluffton, S.C., at 2:06 p.m., Morgan and Edwin Hernandez welcomed their baby into the world and named him Romeo," Clayshulte said in the post. "18 hours and 8 minutes later, in the next room, Christiana and Allan Shifflett welcomed a baby girl and named her... that's right.....Juliet!"
Clayshulte says she hopes to photograph the little lovebirds sometime in the future.
"We've already made jokes they need an arranged marriage," Clayshulte told CBS. "I had told them that if they want to book me now as their wedding photographer, they could do that."