Did you know that a baby named Sol was born during the solar eclipse?

During Monday’s total solar eclipse, a mother from Texas welcomed a baby girl and named her Sol, which means “the sun” in Spanish.

Alicia Alvarez, 34, explained to “Good Morning America” that she had envisioned choosing a celestial name for her second child, inspired by naming her first child Luna, or “moon,” in Spanish.

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“I loved how the sun and the moon sounded together. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s [a] perfect name,'” she expressed. Alvarez recounted going into labor earlier than expected but didn’t anticipate delivering on Monday, ahead of her April 17 due date.

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“My doctor had joked — Dr. [Carolyn] Kollar — she joked, ‘Oh, you’re gonna have this baby on the eclipse. So then you have your sun and the moon,'” Alvarez recalled.

At 1:04 p.m. on Monday, during the unfolding total solar eclipse over Mansfield, Texas, Alvarez and her husband Carlos Alvarez welcomed their second daughter, Sol Celeste Alvarez.

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Big sister Luna Laura, 4, has already met her younger sister, and Alvarez mentioned that Sol is “doing great,” eating frequently and “smiling a lot.” Alvarez intends to share Sol’s unique birth story with her when she’s a little older.

Written by Telha

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