Santiago Alvarez was born on July 30 at 11:38 a.m. to Sherry and Alexander Alvarez of Hinesville. He was born at Liberty Regional Medical Center and weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches. His maternal grandparent is Flowers Howell of Jesup. His paternal grandparent is Quintero Alvarez of Cali, Columbia. He is welcomed by his sister, Elexis Howell, and his brother, Ocean Johnson.