A mum-of-15 has delivered her 16th baby – and all of the children have names beginning with the letter ‘C’.
Patty Hernandez, 39, from Charlotte, North Carolina, continued the unusual family tradition by naming her newborn Clayton.
She named all of her children with the same first letter in honour of their 38-year-old dad Carlos.
The mum said her latest pregnancy was her toughest yet, although despite this she is still open to having more children.
Patty, who runs her own cleaning company, said she feels like her huge family is a ‘blessing’ from God.
She added: “God has blessed us with all these kids, I know some people don’t agree and there are nasty comments online but for us it’s a big blessing.
“If God wants us to have another child we will have another one.”
Patty said most of the nurses at the hospital recognised her when she went in for the delivery.
“They were like ‘you were here last year, we see you every year’,” she said.
The couple, who have never used contraception, also have three sets of twins, Carla and Caitlyn, aged 10, Calvin and Catherine, six, and Caleb and Caroline, three.
The rest of the children are; Christopher, 11, Cristian, nine, Celeste, eight, Cristina, seven, Carol, four, Camilla, two, Charlotte, one, and Crystal, one.
Patty and her husband currently spend an eye-watering £650 on food for their children every fortnight, however she stressed they do not receive any government support.
The couple earn enough from their cleaning business to pay their bills – and they hope their eldest Carlos Jr, 13, will soon be able to help out at the family firm.