She doesn't know it, but Carter Louise Settle is already a big deal in her family. The little bundle of joy is the first girl to be born into the South Carolina brood in 137 years.
“It was an absolute wow moment,” mom Kelen says of the discovery. “I think it’s going to be cool for her. It’s a little fun fact.” The Settle family "went crazy" at the gender reveal a few months ago and now that Carter is here, Kelen says "there’s no question she’s getting spoiled rotten now!”
As for her gender neutral name, the proud mom says it wasn't intentional. “We didn’t have many girl names to go on from his family, obviously! We just decided to go with something we both liked,” she explains. “We wanted something strong that would be cute when she was two, but would also work when she’s in the job force.”
- ONE MORE THING! The fact that Carter broke tradition wasn't the only surprise for the Settle family. Dad Will works for an outdoor advertising company and his coworkers surprised him with a massive billboard announcing Carter's birth. “It is absolutely ridiculous," Kelen adds. "It was a fun surprise.”