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.
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