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Baby Lucy Luck welcomed to Indy by longtime Colts fan Lucy

An avid Indianapolis Colts fan named Lucy is wondering where Andrew Luck and his wife got their inspiration to name their new baby girl.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Andrew Luck’s wife, Nicole, gave birth to a baby girl 10 days ago. They named her Lucy.

The Lucks want their privacy and aren't releasing a photograph of their new baby girl, but another Lucy in Indianapolis wishes little lady Luck nothing but the best.

Lucy Stroub has nine grandchildren from her six adult children. Lucy loves her family and her Indianapolis Colts. She also loves that the retired quarterback and his wife named their baby Lucy, a daughter born on November 12. That was dad's number with the Colts.

"When I was growing up I didn't like the name,” said Stroub. “I got teased a lot – ‘Loosey Goosey,’ ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.’ So, I didn't really care for it. But as I became an adult, I found out how unique it was, and therefore, really started liking my name."

Lucille Ball's "I Love Lucy" TV show is cherished in Stroub’s house with souvenirs and signs, right along with photos and mementos from Stroub watching the Colts win Super Bowl XLI in rainy Miami in 2007.

Stroub is a serious Colts fan, with her Colts license plate and season tickets for 26 seasons. She was watching the game last night when the news broke about Lucy Luck.

"I had multiple people texting me last night during the game that he had had the baby and she was Lucy," she said. "I thought it was pretty awesome, pretty awesome. I'm wondering how he came up with the name.

Stroub is named after her grandmother and is a 10-year breast cancer survivor who Eyewitness News featured in a Race for the Cure story in 2012.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Luck several years ago at a fundraiser for Coach Pagano, got some autographs. So, I think when he met me, he must have been intrigued. So he named his daughter Lucy," Stroub laughed.

Or maybe the inspiration came from another Lucy with football experience, pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown? Stroub keeps souvenirs of that Lucy, too, and welcomes baby Lucy Luck.

Lucy was the 392nd most popular girl's name in the United States in 1998. Twenty years later, it has soared, ranking as the 51st most popular name for girls in 2018. That's the highest rank for Lucy ever, dating back to 1900.

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