Ichabod's mother was a wife of Phinehas. She was pregnant and about to give birth to Ichabod when she learned of the loss of the Ark of the Covenant and the deaths of her husband Phinehas and her father-in-law Eli. Upon hearing the terrible news, the labor began and she gave birth. She named the child Ichabod due to the disaster.
And she named the boy Ichabod, saying,The glory has left Israel,because the ark of God had been taken and because of [the deaths of] her father-in-law and her husband. She said,The glory has left Israel, for the ark of God has been taken.— 1 Samuel 4:21–4:22 (AMP)