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Friday 24 November 2017

No wacky baby names for me ... but plenty of pain relief, says Lucy

THERE will be no celebrity names or quirky birthing techniques for Lucy Kennedy as she prepares for baby number two.

The pregnant RTE presenter has insisted she's a traditionalist, revealing that she plans to give birth the conventional way and will be shunning the choice of wacky names when her second child arrives.

The 34-year-old, who is gearing up to welcome her new addition in April, told the Herald of her views on the current, alternative birthing trends.

"I say no to hypno birthing or any crazy birth plans like playing music in the labour ward. It'll be straight-forward for me and I'm availing of all pain relief."

And there'll be no "weird" names on the cards either.

"I'm still in shock over Blue Ivy and Harper Seven, there are no mad names on our list -- I'm traditional," Lucy said.

The Sandycove native, who is married to Richard Governey, said she's looking forward to meeting her baby.

"I'm 28 weeks now, so it's kind of the home stretch, the end is near. This is a nice time and the baby's kicking like mad, which is really reassuring."

The 2fm host added that she's not overly concerned about sibling rivalry from her two-year-old son Jack.

"He'll be getting a scooter from baby on the big day. He doesn't really understand what's going on, but he is baby obsessed at the moment, so I think he'll be happy to get a little brother or sister."

The presenter also divulged that she and her hubby have decided to keep the sex of the baby a surprise, but it has not stopped well wishers making assumptions. "Strangers are approaching me now predicting that I'm having a boy," she laughed.

labutler@herald.ie

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