Babies Romeo and Juliet born in same hospital hours apart
By Livia Gamble
March 23 2017
Romeo doesn’t have to look very far for his Juliet: she’s in the cot next to him.
Two babies, named Romeo and Juliet, have made headlines just days after being born because of their names.
Both born at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina, 18 hours apart, the hospital’s photographer shared the coincidence on Facebook.
“Both parents had picked these names out early on in their pregnancies and neither couple knew each other until they met today!,” Cassie Clayshulte wrote on Facebook. "Both babies have full heads of hair and already make the cutest couple!”
Speaking to ABC News, Juliet’s mum, Christiana Shifflett said: "We had picked the name out months ago."
She added: "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 said they also chose their name months ago.
"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."