Baby Name Story: James Good Hope Sky


Tammy Martin was just seven months pregnant when she went into labor aboard Republic Airlines flight 586, en route from Phoenix to Detroit, on August 13, 1986.

She gave birth “on the cabin floor in the back of the plane” with the help of an obstetrician-gynecologist, a nurse, and a paramedic, all of whom happened to be passengers on the same flight.

What did she name the baby? James Good Hope Sky Martin, because he was born in the sky over Good Hope, Illinois.

Source: “Jet Passenger Delivers Baby at 30,000 Feet.” Palm Beach Post 15 Aug. 1986: 7A.

4 thoughts on “Baby Name Story: James Good Hope Sky

  1. I was the captain on this flight and would like to get in contact with “Sky Martin”.

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