Suggestions for a Nickname

Updated on October 26, 2011
S.R. asks from Clinton, MO
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I am so over calling this baby "it." With our other two kids we found out the sex, so we could refer to them as "he" or "she." With this one we did not find out and it makes it difficult to talk about the baby. We have been calling it "the baby" or "it," exciting I know. I know sometimes the baby gets called peanut or something like that, but we have a cat named Peanut. Then there is my husband who wants to call it Larry or something goofy like that just to be funny. My mind is drawing a blank, I can't come up with one single "name."

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answers from Richmond on

When I was pregnant with my son, we called him 'baby babaganoush' :)

When my mom was pregnant with me, I was 'Klondike'. Yeah, I don't know either, but I got a really cool shirt out of it that says 'Call me Klondike' that all 3 of my kids have worn ;)

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answers from Savannah on

My friend refers to her little one as whatever food it is compared to in developmental sites. When baby is the size of a raisin, then it is a little raisin, a grapefruit, a zucchini etc.

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answers from Columbia on

Bean. Jelly bean, lima bean, jumping bean (for when it's being sweet, grumpy, moving a lot).

Right now, it's "baking bean." After, he/she'll be "baked bean!"


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answers from Colorado Springs on

Jellybean or sweetpea are both cute.

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answers from Orlando on

We let our almost two year old "name" the baby. We asked her what the baby should be named and she chose Bubbles. So for my entire pregnancy (even after we found out it was a girl) she was Bubbles.

Funniest thing is that since birth (she is 7 months now) she has constantly been bubbling out of her mouth. She loves blowing raspberries and just bubbling like crazy. :)

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answers from Boise on

My oldest son's first daughter was gummy bear and the second is jelly bean.

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answers from New York on

Called mine Thumper!

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answers from Green Bay on

We affectionately called ours "Cletus"...(cletus the fetus)...which also got horrified looks from MIL when she heard it - she thought that was the real name we picked!! :-)
One of our friends called theirs "Beanie Baby" because they had an early ultrasound and they said it looked like a Bean, which turned to "beanie" which turned to "beanie baby" which turned to "beanie baby B---" (their last name starts with a B.
I think a nickname simply just happens. Don't stress over it...
What about "bun" ("bun in the oven" saying). Or "heshee" (he/she) or "shehee" (she/he). Make it simple... :-) it might just stick after baby is born...especially with two little ones who keep hearing it! :-)

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answers from Anchorage on

I called mine pumpkin butt because he always stuck his butt out into my stomach so we could see it.

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answers from Tampa on

I suppose ther is no actual name yet, slackers!!! For the month of October "pumpkin" :)

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answers from Chicago on

One of my friends called her son "Nub" until he was born

My husband called our 3rd kid "glob" to poke fun at the idea that a baby in the womb could be considered by some to be just a glob of tissue until some indeterminate point in time.

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answers from New York on

We called all the babies the same thing while inside and that was Pookie Pie. We had to stop that when my sister and one of her daughters were pregnant at the same time. Then we called my sister's baby Pookie Pie and my neices baby Hey You. I still call my little neice Hey You. She repeats everything and it is so cute hearing her greet me with a loud and enthusiastic, "HEY YOU!!!!". It's too cute.

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answers from Chicago on

My girlfriend said baby and their last name.. IE baby smith.

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answers from Cleveland on

I used to call my babies, while pregnant all sorts of things lol
but Little monster has always stuck.
Sounds pretty crude, but i used to call them my "lovely parasites"

Parasite; noun
an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

Based on the definition that is kinda what babies are haha

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answers from Allentown on

Munchkin or pumpkin.

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answers from Muncie on

My 5 year old Daughter was "Lumpy", she was always elbows and knees making me all lumpy.

Baby #2 is "Pindot". I'm only about 3-4 weeks along. A pindot is about how big he/she is right now.

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answers from Dallas on

We got tired of hearing 'feedback' from people on our real name choices so we told everyone number one was Squanto and number two was Bertha. We told them very straight faced that those were the names, shut everyone up real quick, lol.

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answers from San Diego on

We also don't know the sex of our baby and I like to refer to he/she and "ity bitty". Our first we called peanut.

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answers from Dallas on

When we saw the 1st sonogram of my nephew, he looked like a little peanut. So, we called him peanut and it stuck. He's 2 yrs old and he's still Peanut to close family and friends.



answers from Fresno on

When my babies were still in the oven, I would call them PUMPKIN before I knew their sex. Then when I found out if they were boys or girls, I would refer to them by their names.



answers from Dallas on

When I was pregnant with my son we refered to him as alien baby. This came about after our first ultrasound in which the shape of his head was very rounded on top and came to a very distinct point at the chin, seriously looked like an alien you would see in a movie. Thank God he filled out.



answers from Seattle on

Trip / Tres/ Tre/ Three/ San / San Ban (pronounce sahn-bahn, means # 3 in japanese)
Thing Three

Haha... Cletus the Fetus... I can't quite get over that one. I don't think I could keep a straight face.

My family called me "Gonzo" in uterus, because my grandmother -when my mum was trying to figure out if it was an arm or a leg that kept poking out- suggested it might be my nose.


answers from San Francisco on

My husband referred to ours as "muck mucks" before they were born. :)


answers from Orlando on

My husband calls or little girl "chia pet" lol



answers from Columbus on

I got the weekly email about how the baby was growing and th size was compared to a fruit or vegetable and that was the nickname of the week.



answers from Des Moines on

Your husband sounds like mine, haha. My son was referred to as FESTER while pregnant. Yes, Fester - isn't that terrible? Haha, my younger brother came up with Fester the fetus once and everyone thought it was funny and it stuck



answers from Austin on

A facebook friend called hers "little love."


answers from Spokane on

When I was pregnant my then 3 y/o chose to call the baby "Lizard" and it grew on all of us eventually!



answers from Omaha on

My niece is pregnant and she calls her baby her "little teddy graham" sister called her little one "butterbean." I think both are adorable!


answers from Dayton on

DS was Tiny. Referring to a movie character-not size. DD picked it.

I keep seeing 'Squish' on the blogs and I think that's cute.


answers from Santa Fe on

Our friends called their bump Spaulding (like the basketball). After their daughter was born they couldn't stop...she was named Spaulding! She's a very cool teenager now. We called our son our little "bean". Our friends who have a wicked sense of humor called their bump "fetie" - short for fetus. haha.



answers from Seattle on

I was going to suggest peanut until I read your cat's name is peanut.. Lol. How about baby bean?



answers from Dallas on

Ours was due in March, so we went with Marchie.


answers from Norfolk on

'Chris' can be a boy or a girl.
'Our little pumpkin' (or cabbage) works well, too.



answers from Hartford on

When I was pregnant I called my daughter "butterball" because that was what my belly looked like. Now she is 3 I've called her "monkey butt" from the day she was born.



answers from Philadelphia on

Let your older kids come up with a nickname. When I was pregnant with my second, we asked my son (2 years old at the time) what he wanted to call the baby in my belly. We didn't know what we were having either and hated calling the baby "it". He called her "Vanilla". We don't know why he picked it, but it worked for us.



answers from Bloomington on

We didn't know with either of ours, either.

We used My Kidney Bean or Our Kidney Bean.

I kinda like Larry, though. :)



answers from Minneapolis on

This might be a little TMI for some people and interesting to explain, but is there anything significant related to the time or location near possible conception? We went to a professional football game near the time of conception of our firstborn so my husband always referred to the baby by the name of one of his favorite players on the team.



answers from Boston on

My friend, whose last name is Roberts, referred to her baby(s) as URB (Unidentified Roberts Baby). I thought it was hysterical and so much better than "it" or "the baby." Assuming your screen name is accurate, this could work for you :D

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