ORLANDO, Fla. - Two Central Florida parents had their own experience of a lifetime when their son was born during the Great American Eclipse.
Mom, Natalie Abreu, welcomed her 7 pound, 14 ounce, 20-inch-long son Monday afternoon, a few hours before the eclipse crossed over Orlando.
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As millions were watching through their special glasses for this historic event, Abreu was able to watch with her son, who was born at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
The name for Abreu's son was a team effort, as family and friends texted and called her with a number of suggestions. The parents finally decided on the middle name "Eclipse," hours before News 6 talked to them Tuesday.
"This is once in a lifetime and the name came around about five different times from five different people and we just stuck with it," she told News 6.
Abreu, whose due date was Aug. 27, was set to be induced Monday, the day of the historic event. The baby, whose first name is Omega, is the youngest of five children, including his 23-month-old big brother.
"Omega was the name that we originally chose because it means the end and this was our final ... finally baby," Abreu said.
Baby Omega's first name has a special meaning to his parents because they said he completed the family. His name was chosen before he was born.
"I don't think anyone is going to have his name. It's is going to be very special," his mother told News 6 on naming her son Omega Eclipse.
His parents are excited to tell their son the meaning behind his name when he gets older.
"Once we explain what went on at the time of his birth and what went on, I think he is going to be excited, because it is very unique," Abreu said.
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