Carrie Underwood: I Need to ‘Lock Down’ a Baby Name Soon

02/02/2015 at 01:15 PM ET

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She’s worn plenty of glamorous gowns the past few months, but Carrie Underwood‘s secret to feeling pretty during her pregnancy isn’t about getting all dressed up.

“Just knowing that the whole process itself is really beautiful … Even when I feel pretty large, it really is such a miracle and such a beautiful thing,” the country singer, who’s expecting her first child this spring, tells PEOPLE.

But despite embracing the special time in her life, Underwood, 31, is also awaiting the go-ahead to get in shape and bounce back to her pre-baby self.

“I’m looking forward to reclaiming my body,” she admits. “I’ve been saying it’s been on loan for the past many months … I’m excited to take it back.”

And with a little more than two months to go until she welcomes her baby boy, the mom-to-be and her husband Mike Fisher still have one big item left on their to-do list.

“We don’t have a baby name. We need to lock that down here pretty soon,” Underwood, a brand ambassador and the face of Almay’s new Simply American campaign, says.

“We joke a lot about funny things that go with Fisher, but there’s not some family name that I have had to be like, ‘No! That’s terrible!'”

For more from Underwood, pick up the 2/16 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Jackie Fields

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unfaithfulwife77 on

Carrie Underwood is flawless.

amyinaoaktown on

Options are good…if you lock down a name, it might not suit the child when you eventually meet him/her! I think you kind of need to see their personality before you finalize something so personal like a name.

Jac on

I liked her more when she was on AI. I don’t know, lately it seems like she’s rather smug… That’s my opinion.

CallMeMaybe on

Jac, if you consider being a “celebrity” with a happy marriage, secure in her faith and with a successful career “smug” as opposed to happy I guess you’d be correct…smh

Pam on

My husband and I chose our son’s name the day he was born, literally hours before. It’s such a hard decision that we didn’t want to rush. We chose the perfect name for our boy.

Kate on

Shock the world and call the baby “Mary” or “John”. Now those are “way out there” names by today’s standards!

Noneya on

LOVE her! Wishing her and her family nothing but happiness and a healthy baby!

LS0919 on

Name him Hunter! Hunter Fisher! Just kidding, please don’t do that!

Shell on

I really like her and Mike together. I am sure they will have a beautiful baby.

Liza on

She’s so cute! I just hope she doesn’t opt for Mike Jr.

maryhelenc on

With my last daughter, we didn’t have a name until two weeks before she was born! Sometimes it’s good to have a couple of backups in case the one you chose doesn’t work @ birth. I have a feeling that this child is going to have a weird name. Every time I think a celebrity will pick something down to Earth, they pick something out there. Maybe if I think in reverse, it’ll change.

Kim on

Carrie- enjoy your pregnancy rather than worrying about getting your body back. God knows you will have plenty of help and time to focus on that when your son arrives.

S. M. on

During her pregnancy, it seemed to me that she can’t wait to pop this kid and go back to whatever she was doing before. Every interview I’ve read has her complaining about one aspect of being pregnant or another. Has she ever said she is happy that she is going to be a mother? If so, please enlighten me.

Chris on

It took Me 2 days after my Wife gave birth to our first to choose a name. I had the second locked in a month before due date.

Paula on

Name him Mike Jr. or any kind normal name.

Emily Miller on

I like the name Elijah Jacob Fisher or I like Mike Fisher since it’s their first child and son together! He is gonna be such a cute baby boy I can’t WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary on

@S.M.–not everyone enjoys being pregnant. I couldn’t stand it, but I love being a mother.

Summer on

S.M. – I hated every second of being pregnant. I was sick nearly the whole time and extremely uncomfortable the last few months. I absolutely adore my children and will do it all over again for a third one day, but I was saying the exact same things she was when I was pregnant.

nikki on

april baby?

Mary on

I like the names Jack or Jake. I’m sure they will give him a normal name.

Daryl Zero on

If you are that indecisive Carrie, how about you name him/her “IT”?🙂

Nikki on

Im sure their boy will be so cute, look at her and her husband..a very cute couple

nc on

my maiden name is Fischer ( the “C” is german) and I think it is very hard to come up with a name to go with that last name. My mom named both my sister and myself after actresses because she couldn’t think of good names to go with Fischer.

Kestrel on

I wonder why people feel so obsessed with finding out what gender their baby will be. White, green and yellow are lovely colors – and didn’t we all shop like mad after they were born? Heck, if you insist, but a few of each color and return what you don’t need. We have “infant to child” cribs-cum-twin headboards but we can’t wait to buy a pink dress.
Gain as much as you need to have healthy kids. That’s all that matters!

Anonymous on

Kate- Mary definitely would be a shocking choice. I don’t know too many boys with that name!😉

Anyway, how about King? Or Nemo?😉

NP on

Hope they give a meaningful name, not like so many other strange Hollywood kids name.

emma on

Please nothing really stupid

Anonymous on

So happy for Carrie and Mike! Congrats.

Anonymous on

Stephen James Fisher

Maxine on

Jake Fisher sounds good.

Rosalie Neal on

Carrie and Mike….
How about Finn, Flynn, Sam, Fiott, Fleet, Fly, Tye, Seth, Colier, Kai..Fai

just me on

Carrie, don’t feel too pressured to have a baby name before he comes. For our first we had a name picked, but when he came it didn’t feel right. The second time we went in with a list of 6 to debate but when she came we went with something entirely different and only used one of the six as a middle name. 🙂 And I wish I could tell you you’ll have your body back, and maybe you will if you formula feed, but if you breastfeed….. I won’t feel I truly have my body back until the day I’m finished with that. Totally worth it, but I still miss my body…

Rosalie Neal on

Also like…Folk, Luke, Owen, Oliver, Wyatt, Steph, Jamisson, Monroe, Abe, Mick, Mac, Oak, Houston , Holston, Jax, Max…Carlton. Edmonton

Lori on

I believe she should go with something like Kaleb Michael Fisher or Landon Michael Fisher

Stephanie on

Why only have one name choice? Why not have a list of names, and meet your kid, first, before picking the perfect name for them? I don’t even want kids, but I still if it did happen, I have a list of names I like and names I don’t like so much, but may be a better fit. You want to be able to name your kid something cool or pretty, but sometimes a Lisanna is really more of a “Jennifer” and Corbin is really more of a “Johnny”.

Anomoymous on

Ice Fisher, Stage Fisher

wvmamaw on

How about Carolyn Michele? Beautiful name for I’m sure a beautiful baby.

wvmamaw on

Sorry, didn’t read enough. Didn’t know it was a boy. Then Craig Michael.

Nancy on

Keep the name secret, so everyone get a surprise later.

Anomoymous on

Fayte, Fannin, Falton, Freedon, Stephon Jamison, Mikalangelo

Anomoymous on

Flynt, Ford, Farrington, Underwood Fisher

hyacinth on

You need a good boys’ name, one that is not a joke.
You need a name that would fit a hockey player, a country
singer, a CEO or maybe President.
My choice is CARLYLE.
Best of luck, HY

NV on

Name him King George Fisher LOL.

Sarah Dumas on

I still like Brad’s suggestion of Garth.

jenny on

She had her baby and named him Isaiah Michael Fisher