Baby born during Hurricane Ivan, named Ivan


On September 15, 2004 — in the middle of Hurricane Ivan — a Georgia couple welcomed a baby boy at South Georgia Medical Center.

Parents Rocco Reed and Rachele Mercer already had a name picked out, “but changed their minds at the last minute.”

They ended up naming their son Ivan Dwayne Reed — first name to commemorate the storm.

Source: “Baby named after hurricane.” WALB News 16 Sep. 2004.

Image (Hurricane Elena) by NASA

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