Babies named Johnny Cash, June Carter born same day at same hospital

UNDATED:  (FILE PHOTO)  Country musicians Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash hold their infant son John Carter Cash in a promotional portrait for the film "A Gunfight," directed by Lamont Johnson in this photo from 1970. Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003 in a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee while being treated for a stomach complaint. He was 71. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)

ALABAMA — Two families in Alabama welcomed newborn babies named Johnny Cash and June Carter at the same hospital on April 10.

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The babies were born at Huntsville Hospital, according to Their parents didn’t know each other.

The couples met after they learned that both of their babies were named after late Grammy award-winning country singer-songwriters, Johnny Cash and June Carter, according to Good Morning America.

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

“I thought it was a bizarre 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 the same day], it got a little bit more intensified at that point,” Nicole Davis said, according to Good Morning America.

Nicole Davis and her husband Johnny Lee Davis Jr. are parents to 12 children.

“We do love Johnny Cash, but we really just thought the name ‘June’ was beautiful,” Clark said about her daughter with Carter Clark, according to WAFF, per

“Dad’s name is Johnny Lee Davis Jr., and we tried on Johnny Lee Davis III for a while and we just could never get comfortable with it. We were trying to call him ‘Lee’ so he would be a little bit of his own person but it just never caught, so we had to go back to the drawing board,” Nicole Davis said, according to the news outlet per

Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in 1968. Both Cash and Carter died in 2003, according to Good Morning America.

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