On August 30, 1985, while Hurricane Elena was threatening the Mississippi coast, Cheryl Brimage of Biloxi, Mississippi, gave birth to a baby girl at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
The baby, born four days late, was named Elena. “The baby waited on the hurricane, so I just had to name her Elena,” Cheryl noted.
(The mother of baby Alicia, born 12 days late and named after Hurricane Alicia, used similar reasoning.)
Source: “Mom names baby for Elena.” Gainesville Sun 31 Aug. 1985: 2A.