This baby has a story to tell for the rest of her life.

The nearest hospital to rural Eldora, Iowa no longer offers labor and delivery services, so when their little bundle of joy was about to come into the world, Dwayne and Amanda Melton had to load up and drive 50 miles to Ames.

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All was going well but by the time they got there, the little baby just couldn't wait anymore. Amanda's water broke just before they got to the parking lot and when they pulled in at Mary Greeley Medical Center the baby, whose name was not noted in the KCCI story, was delivered in the parking lot of the hospital. Dwayne said:

I came around and as I am opening the door she is leaning back holding the baby by the head and shoulders and she says you gotta grab her. I reached in and caught her in the palms of my hands

At least they knew they had medical professionals at the ready but they acknowledge the distance is a tough situation. Most importantly for them, their baby is safe, happy, and healthy and that's really all that matters. Congratulations!

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If the Meltons are still looking for a name, we might have a few suggestions.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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