Chad Lowe Welcomes Daughter Nixie Barbara

04/11/2016 at 08:00 PM ET

Three’s company for Chad Lowe!

The Pretty Little Liars star and his wife Kim welcomed their third child, daughter Nixie Barbara Lowe, on Friday, March 18, he confirms to PEOPLE.

“She came a little early, but she’s small and mighty,” Lowe, 48, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “All is well.”

Nixie’s first name references the water sprites of German folklore, and “seemed like a good fit because we’re both avid surfers — my wife more so than me — and are involved in the Waterkeeper Alliance,” the actor and director explains. When Nixie arrived earlier than expected, making her a Pisces, the moniker seemed perfect. Her middle name honors Lowe’s late mother.

Already parents to daughters Fiona Hepler, 3, and Mabel Painter, 6½, “we’re wonderfully outnumbered, I like to say,” Lowe tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “We feel so fortunate.”

Chad Lowe Welcomes Daughter Nixie Barbara
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“We are so thrilled that our family is growing,” the actor and director told PEOPLE exclusively in December.

“Mabel and Fiona can’t wait to be big sisters … Kim and I are studying up on zone defense!”

Chad Lowe Welcomes Daughter Nixie Barbara
The family with Chad’s brother Rob in December – Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

And with Kim’s previous pregnancies under his belt, Lowe — who recently directed episodes Life in Pieces and brother Rob‘s show The Grinder, as well as his own — definitely knows the drill.

“I’m trying to bank some sleeping hours, which is a little tough,” he told PEOPLE shortly before Fiona’s birth.

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The Lowes began dating in January 2007 and tied the knot in front of family and friends during an oceanside ceremony in Los Angeles in August 2010.

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Good for him.

Jill on

I remember when he was married to Hillary Swank!

What Do You Think on

What a cutie!

mom of three girls 2 on

Three girls are wonderful.. i has three wishes always.. i wonder how early baby #3 was..

Anonymous on

Beautiful family! Hillary Skank blew it! Too busy trashing him in the media and now he’s moved on to a better life!

kris on

I met Chad and Hilary when they were married while on safari in Kenya. He was the nicest and friendliest guy. While Hilary wouldn’t give us the time of day, Chad sat and visited with us. So happy to see that he is with someone who makes him happy and that he is loving being a dad. Good for you Chad!

April on

Gorgeous family! Awful name! Nixie?

Tanley on

Love that name.

MJ on

What a sweet family. An absolutely precious baby and adorable little girls!

Jenb64 on

I know Kim’s brother. Hillary treated him like crap (at least in the end). Glad he is happy. Supposed to be a really sweet guy.

Wth on

Hillary really missed out on a great family man. And her career is nowhere now!

Nicole on

I looked at that first picture and went “OH MY GOD what is wrong with that child>!?!??”. Makes you do a doubletake until you realize it’s a pacifier.

Rhonda on

Good for him! beautiful family! I always thought, and still do, that Hillary was gay and just not out of the closet!

Jennifer S. on

I hadn’t really seen Chad since “Life Goes On” (I know, eons ago). Man, he’s really handsome! He had a bit of a hard-edge look to him before, but no longer. Congrats to him and his family!

sharon on

Gorgeous family! So happy for them.

sally on

“Swaddling. Holy f’ing shit. ”
Wow, Kim needs to class it up a bit. No way for a mother of 3 to be talking. I hope she doesn’t talk like that in front of those beautiful girls!

Lilybelle on

BTW, Mrs Lowe is allowed to write what she wants on her own personal social media. She had three kids pretty quickly and if you read this article, @SALLY, you would see that this baby was born prematurely, which must have been frightening or very worrying. I am not an English scholar, but I am the daughter and granddaughter of – well, two – and a minister, and I do believe curse words, in my Mama’s words “Are there when you really, really need them!” So if that was your only takeaway from this? I am sad for you. Have we learned nothing about not judging others, especially complete strangers??
My best friend has parents who scream and call her brother crazy (because he is a sweet, sensitive boy who would rather read a book than play outside) and tell her she will be nothing when she grows up. Tell me please, which is worse for “beautiful children” to grow up with? Occasional salty language that they won’t even see, or actual verbal abuse? Please give that some thought.