Moms welcome babies Johnny Cash and June Carter on the same day, at the same hospital

Two Alabama families welcomed babies named Johnny Cash and June Carter, both on April 10 and at the same hospital.

Moms Sophie Clark and Nicole Davis told “Good Morning America” ​​that they couldn’t resist meeting when they both learned of the surprising coincidence: Their babies were named Grammy-winning country singer-songwriters, married from 1968 to 2017. their death in 2003.

“I was very shocked. I was so excited when I found out,” Clark, 22, recalled.

Davis added: “I thought it was a weird coincidence. And I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ When I realized they named her June Carter and we named our baby Johnny Cash, and that (they were born on the same day), it kind of intensified at that point.”

Nicole Davis and Sophie Clark both welcomed their babies – Johnny Cash Davis and June Carter Clark – on April 10 at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children in Huntsville, Alabama.

Courtesy of Nicole Davis

Davis and her husband Johnny Lee Davis Jr. are parents to 12 children and baby Johnny Cash Davis is their youngest.

“Johnny is number 12 between the two of us. So my husband has six from his previous marriage and I have five from my previous marriage, and they range in age from 21 to 8,” Davis said of his stepfamily.

Johnny Cash Davis was born at 9:50 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

Courtesy of Nicole Davis

Davis told “GMA” that she and her husband went back and forth with different names for their baby boy. Ultimately, they settled on Johnny Cash Davis, who they plan to call Cash.

“We talked to our coworkers about it and talked to our friends and family about it and everyone agreed that Cash is a great name, like it’s a great boy’s name,” Davis said. “He could be a baseball player, he could be an astronaut, like Cash could do whatever he wants. And so we really loved him from the second we landed on him.”

Clark said her sister helped her and her husband Carter John Austin Clark come up with the name for their daughter June Carter Clark. Clark then suggested that their daughter’s middle name be her husband’s first name.

“I just started calling her June Carter and everyone loved it. Our families loved it and it just fell into place,” the first-time mom explained.

June Carter Clark was born at 2:30 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Courtesy of Sophie Clark

Both mothers gave birth at Huntsville Women’s Hospital and children in Huntsville, Alabama. with baby June arriving first at 2:30 p.m. and baby Johnny arriving later in the day at 9:50 p.m.

Clark said they learned about the Davis family when her husband’s uncle, who was visiting them in the hospital, ran into baby Johnny’s father and struck up a conversation with him in an elevator in the city. ‘hospital.

“So he called my husband right after and told him, and I told him, ‘We have to find this baby because it’s such a big coincidence,'” Clark said.

Clark and Davis said hospital staff helped them arrange a meeting with the babies together in their cribs, and both moms say they now want to stay in touch and continue meeting over the years.

“I don’t imagine there’s ever a time when we can separate,” Davis said, adding, “We’re on the other end of the spectrum as far as parents go. We’re really far from the path to go through being a parent and they’re just getting started and so yeah, I’m very excited about remaining friends and giving these guys the opportunity to spend time together and grow together.

“We want to keep them in touch,” Clark acknowledged. “Maybe I’ll take some pictures of them. It’s too big of a coincidence not to.”

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