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Mum Names Baby After Coronavirus Lockdown and has Zero Regrets

Mum Names Baby After Coronavirus Lockdown and has Zero Regrets


Going through a pandemic and being in lockdown is something most people would like to forget. Not this mum. She named her daughter after the coronavirus lockdown and says she has zero regrets about her decision.

After a year of trying to have a baby, Jodi Cross, 36, fell pregnant with her first daughter during the second Coronavirus lockdown in 2021. Her and husband Rob decided to honour that special time in their lives and call their baby girl Lockie – after ‘lockdown.’

While most people would rather forget lockdowns, Jodi said it was because of the pandemic that she was able to fall pregnant. In fact the mum of one says lockdown was a “really good time” in their lives hence the name choice.

“We had been trying for a year to get pregnant and lockdown meant I was furloughed and Rob was working less. I think we just relaxed a bit because we had so much more time than we normally would, and then we found out I was pregnant. When she was born there was the new strain of Covid coming about – Omicron – so we knew she’d be a lockdown baby,” she says to Wales Online.

“So we named her Lockie for lockdown – we really liked the name, and lockdown was a good time in our lives because it was so relaxing. People might not like the name, but I don’t care what they think.”

Jodi and Rob had been trying for a year to have a baby with no luck. It was only during lockdown when they had resigned to the fact it wasn’t working that the miracle occurred.

Jodi said: “I ended up taking over a little salon during lockdown because I had been on furlough a long time. By this point we had been trying for a year and thought pregnancy wasn’t going to happen so started to focus on work instead. A week later I found out I was pregnant.”

She says the unusual name signifies a really special time for the two of them. Jodi said: “We know lots of people didn’t enjoy lockdown but for us, it was a good time. We actually had the best time in lockdown. With both of us being home, we had no worries and found it really relaxing. We named her after a good time, not a bad one.”


Images: Wales Online UK


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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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