Millions of people know about William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet." Apparently, the parents of newborn babies knew about the play and its main characters as well. Shakespeare would have been proud of what the parents named their babies.

Babies Romeo and Juliet

A baby boy and a baby girl were born on the same day, in the same hospital, and delivered by the same doctor. That happens all the time, but what is unique about this story is that the parents of the baby boy named him Romeo. The parents of the baby girl named her Juliet.

Romeo who was born on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.

at Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, South Carolina to Morgan and Edwin Hernandez. Just 18 hours and 8 minutes later, the same doctor delivered a baby girl. Christiana and Allan Shifflett named her Juliet. The couple didn't know each other until the birth of their babies connected them at the hospital on the day they were born.

How the names were selected

Romeo's mother said she and her husband had selected his name early in her pregnancy. Morgan Hernandez said she and her husband didn't name their son after the character in Shakespeare's popular play. He was named Romeo after a singer named Romeo Santos who is admired by her and her husband.

Juliet's mother told ABC News that she had picked out her daughter's name months in advance of her birth.

Christiana Shifflett shared that she wanted a name that started with the letter "J" because her son's name is Jonas. She and her husband decided on the name Juliet while watching Jules on the television show "Psych."

It just so happened that photographer Cassie Clayshulte was working at the hospital that day when the babies were born.

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She took photos of Romeo and Juliet and after she posted some of them on Facebook, they were liked by over 4,000 people.

Romeo and Juliet's parents said they would like for the children to get together to celebrate their first birthday with a Shakespearean theme.

Photographer Clayshulte says she will keep in touch with the families in case she is needed for other photos of the children. She has called first dibs on engagement and wedding photos if they end up being romantic as in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."