Will be the last Covid-inspired baby name we see?
Jodi and Rob Cross of Bedfordshire, England, finally became pregnant — after a year of trying — in early 2021, during a Covid lockdown.
They eloped in October, then welcomed a baby girl on November 28, 2021.
What did Jodi and Rob name their newborn daughter?
Lockie, after “lockdown.”
Jodi, who works as a hairdresser, also mentioned several name-related coincidences:
There was a girl who came into the salon whose surname was Lockey at the time we were considering names. And then we got married in Gretna Green in Scotland, where there are lots of [locks/lochs*].
*One of my sources spelled the final word locks, but the other spelled it lochs. I don’t know which one Jodi meant, so I included both, because either could be correct: Scotland is known for lochs (“lakes”), while Gretna Green encourages the use of lovelocks.
What are your thoughts on the baby name Lockie?
- Reast, Amy. “Bedford mum names baby girl after pandemic – and says she has no regrets.” Bedford Today 19 Oct. 2022.
- Lefroy, Emily. “I named my baby after the COVID pandemic.” New York Post 19 Oct. 2022.