Sarah Caldwell
January 17, 2013 AT 03:57 PM EST

Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi announced to People that she and her husband, Mike McCuddy, will soon bring home a little bundle of joy.

The couple are expecting their first child, a boy, via gestational surrogate.

“We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate,” DioGuardi told People. “I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked.”

The couple already decided their son will be named Greyson James Carroll McCuddy.

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