In March of 2006, a Scottish woman named Shirley Anne Hodge went into labor amid wintry weather that turned the 40-minute drive to Ayrshire Central Hospital into a trek that “took four hours and involved three vehicles, including a helicopter.” (The other two vehicles were an ambulance and a police jeep, both of which got stuck in snow.)
After the airlift, she gave birth to a baby girl at the hospital.
The baby’s name? Skye.
My hunch is that the name was a nod to the helicopter ride, though my source didn’t state that explicitly.
(Another potential influence might be Scotland’s Isle of Skye.)
Source: “Pregnant woman in airlift drama.” BBC 12 Mar. 2006.