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Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd Reveal How They Picked Baby Lawson Keith’s Name

Big decision! When it came to choosing a name for their first child, Jordan Lloyd admits she and husband Jeff Schroeder struggled to find a name she really liked.

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“We couldn’t come up with a name that we agreed on!” the 30-year-old new mom explains. “Jeff wanted to do the whole ‘J’ thing — Jeff, Jordan and then a ‘J’ name for him. I was like, ‘No!’”

Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd
Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd attend BODY at ESPYs at Milk Studios on July 14, 2015, in Hollywood.

Lloyd wanted something more unique for her son, who the couple of seven years welcomed on October 13. “I couldn’t really find a ‘J’ name that I really liked. There were some that I did like — Jack, I think is cute — but I was like, everybody has Jack then,” she says of the 24th most popular boys name of 2016, according to

Once they broadened the search past J names, it was Lloyd’s sister who inspired her future nephew’s name, Lawson Keith. “My sister sent a text message to me and was like, ‘Do you like the name Lawson?’ and I was like, ‘I like that. I didn’t even think of that.’ And so I asked Jeff and he goes, ‘You know what, I don’t hate it either.’ So it was the only name really that we both agreed on that we both weren’t like, ‘Oh, I hate it,’” she says.

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After narrowing it down to two names, Lawson and Lincoln, the couple decided to make a final decision at the hospital. As for his middle name, Keith, that was a no-brainer.

Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd and Lawson
Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd with baby Lawson.

“My dad’s name is Keith. It’s kind of a tradition of ours,” Schroeder explains. “My middle name is Edward, after my grandfather on my dad’s side, so I kind of wanted to keep that. I wanted to keep at least traditions that my family has passed along, so I got to do Keith as a middle name, and Jordan kind of got to pick the first name.” 

For more on the couple, check out their YouTube channel, Jeff & Jordan TV, which has new episodes every Wednesday.

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