One day, Aevrik Murray may look just like his father, James. But they actually will share a lot more in common.
When Aevrik was born at 2:33 a.m. June 23 and measured 19 inches long, it turned out his father had all the same numbers 23 years ago, Michigan’s Bay City Times reported Tuesday.
James Ham, a professor of statistics at Delta College in Saginaw, Mich., told the newspaper the chance of that happening is 1 in 525,600.
"So it equals out to about 2 in 1 million that a father and son would share the same date and time of birth," Ham said.
"I just kept staring at Jimmy’s birth certificate," said Mary Murray, James Murray’s mother. "I said, 'Jimmy, you’re not going to believe this: You were both born at exactly the same time.'"
There was another birthing similarity, as well. Like his father, Aevrik was born a few weeks before his due date.
"I thought he was going to come out early because I was an earlier baby," James Murray said. "It was just a shock."
Danielle Murray, James’ wife, said the coincidence is wonderful.
"Everyone we tell is just as surprised as we are," she said. "They don’t believe us."