Jan. 23, 2019 — On Jan. 17, 2019, Florence welcomed its first newborn baby of the year with the birth of Carter Lynn Moffett. Weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and 18 inches in height, the little girl was born at 3:32 p.m. at PeaceHealth Peace Medical Center.
Carter Lynn is the third girl for Mapleton residents Melissa and Tim Moffett, who have had the odd habit of naming all of their children after presidents. Carter Lynn was named after President Jimmy Carter.
“I had never heard of a girl named Roosevelt,” Melissa said of the couple’s first child. “If it was a girl, she could go by ‘Rosie.’”
Playing on the theme, they had planned on naming their second child Lincoln if it was a boy, but she turned out to be a girl.
“We thought Lincoln could work as a girl’s name, so we went with it,” Melissa said.
But by the time Carter came around, the presidential theme stuck.
“We thought, ‘Oh no, now we have a presidential theme, so we have to find a president,’” the couple said.
Taking the name of Lynn from a family member, Melissa and Tim felt that Carter could be the perfect name.
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor’s OB/GYN team includes Drs. Yvonne Sculley, Jacqueline Serrano and Justine Parker. For more information, visit www.peacehealth.org/ or www.facebook.com/PeaceHarbor/.