A mom who named her child after the lockdowns through the pandemic has insisted she has ‘no regrets’ and would not care what anybody thinks.
Jodi Cross, 36, from Wixams, Bedfordshire, fell pregnant along with her first daughter Lockie, named after Covid lockdowns, through the second Coronavirus restriction in 2021, after a yr of attempting to begin a household.
Jodi and her husband, Rob, 36, opted for the distinctive moniker for his or her tot to recollect the Coronavirus lockdown.
The mother-of-one mentioned: ‘We had been attempting for a yr to get pregnant and lockdown meant I used to be furloughed and Rob was working much less.
Jodi Cross, 36, fell pregnant along with her first daughter Lockie, named after Covid lockdowns, through the second Coronavirus restriction in 2021, after a yr of attempting to begin a household
Lockie is called after the lockdowns which saved 1000’s of lives however condemned many to a way more restricted life
Jodi and Rob had been in the identical class at college however misplaced contact till they met once more on Tinder in November 2019.
They struck up dialog and ended up assembly at a neighborhood pub for a catch-up.
Romance rapidly blossomed between them and so they began courting – till Coronavirus struck and the nation hit a standstill in March 2020 because the nationwide lockdown within the UK started.
Jodi defined on the time that on the time, she and Rob had been dwelling individually, so Rob, who has one baby from a earlier relationship, moved into her flat along with her.
Jodi mentioned she and her husband Rob, 36, had been capable of get pregnant as a result of he was working much less and she or he was furloughed
They started attempting for a child however had no luck for a yr.
Hairdresser Jodi credited the coronavirus lockdowns as being the explanation they lastly had been capable of get pregnant as a result of they’d extra time to strive for a child attributable to being on furlough.
Jodi mentioned: ‘I ended up taking on a little bit salon throughout lockdown as a result of I had been on furlough a very long time.
‘By this level we had been attempting for a yr and thought being pregnant wasn’t going to occur so began to deal with work as a substitute.’
Jodi (pictured with new child Lockie) mentioned her baby was named after a ‘good time’ fairly than a ‘dangerous one’
It was solely after they started to assuming it wasn’t going to occur that they obtained a shock.
She mentioned: ‘I believe we simply relaxed a bit as a result of we had a lot extra time than we usually would, after which we discovered I used to be pregnant.’
The couple had been overjoyed – and even stunned their households getting married in secret when Jodi was seven months pregnant.
Jodi mentioned the weird identify alternative represented a cheerful time for them as she and Rob ‘had the most effective time’ all through the pandemic.
She mentioned: ‘We all know plenty of folks did not get pleasure from lockdown however for us, it was a very good time.
The household are joyful collectively and the couple even obtained married in secret when Jodi was seven months pregnant
‘We truly had the most effective time in lockdown. With each of us being house, we had no worries and located it actually enjoyable.
‘We named her after a very good time, not a nasty one.’
Their child woman Lockie was born on November 28, 2021. Jodi mentioned lockdown was a ‘actually good time’ of their lives regardless of the pandemic – and so they named little Lockie after it.
The mother-of-one mentioned though it would shock folks, she has ‘no regrets’ over their identify alternative.
She mentioned: ‘When she was born there was the brand new pressure of Covid coming about – Omicron – so we knew she’d be a lockdown child.
‘So we named her Lockie for lockdown – we actually preferred the identify, and lockdown was a very good time in our lives as a result of it was so enjoyable.
‘Folks won’t just like the identify, however I do not care what they assume.’
Though some folks would possibly discover her mad for selecting to call her daughter primarily based on such a tough time, Jodi mentioned she would not care.
The mother-of-one mentioned folks could not just like the identify in the mean time however by subsequent yr it may very well be the ‘hottest’ child identify
She mentioned not solely was ‘Lockie’ primarily based on lockdown but additionally a number of coincidences main as much as her start the place the phrase saved showing many times.
She mentioned: ‘There was a woman who got here into the salon whose surname was Lockey on the time we had been contemplating names after which we obtained married in Gretna Inexperienced in Scotland, the place there are many lochs.
‘The first motive was undoubtedly lockdown, however the identify simply felt proper.’
No one has ever mentioned something dangerous concerning the identify to Jodi , though she admitted it is attainable folks have carried out so behind her again.
She mentioned: ‘Folks won’t just like the identify, however I do not care what they assume.
‘You by no means know, different folks would possibly hear our story now – and subsequent yr it may be the preferred child identify.’