Baby Named After Highway Where She Was Born


We wish all parents were this cool.

Naming a baby after a car is not an entirely new phenomenon. Back in 2009, a UK couple was rushing to the hospital when their . The couple named the baby 'Kia' and the automaker responded by gifting the couple a free car.

Nearly a decade later, a couple in New York gave birth while driving on the Long Island Expressway (LIE for short). , the baby, who was originally going to be named Aurora, was named Allie in honor of her birthplace. Get it? The letters L-I-E are in Long Island Expressway.

Though Allie is a fine name, we think the couple missed out on an enormous opportunity. The couple was rushing to the hospital in their Toyota minivan and although we don't know what model year it was, perhaps Toyota would have given them a new one if they had named their daughter Sienna.

Toyota recently , so clearly, the company knows how to get good publicity from giving away a free car. Jokingly, this would have also been a great opportunity for the couple to and name their daughter 'Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder.'

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The story of Allie's birth was quite remarkable. After realizing they weren't going to make it to the hospital, the couple pulled over near the entrance to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel around 3:15 a.m. Luckily, Harry Persad, a police officer, and former emergency medical technician was there to help deliver the baby. “When the baby came out, the father and the mother were panicked because the baby wasn’t crying,” Persad said.

The girl's nose and mouth were blocked by amniotic fluid, so he instructed the father to clear the blockage by sucking the baby's nose and mouth. Although it was likely a frightening experience, little baby Allie is happy and healthy. “She is a little miracle, a heavy little miracle,” said the father, Ivan Albarracin.


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