Jump to content

How do you refer to your baby?
December DIG


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#1 Teeny Bopper

Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

Hi All!

I know it's very early days yet, but thought it might be fun to find out how we all refer to the little ones we're carrying.

We call ours "Scotch" as in scotch tape. After two prior losses, we're praying that this one will stick  wink.gif

Anyone else have a funny nickname for bub?

#2 matt1972

Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

Nacho
She is due to join us in about 5 weeks and all evidence indicates that the nickname is going to stick.
She is like Mexican food in that she has left my wife feeling bloated and gassy wink.gif

#3 Spring Chickadee

Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

During our first pregnancy 'Boomba' As I wanted that baby to be healthy and chubby.

I haven't figured out a name for this one, I just keep saying 'that baby' not very inventive!

#4 missy78

Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Project A.  (we have picked out boys/girls name; both start with "A")

#5 LittleJacksonOne

Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

atm we call it Pea as DH was asking me what the baby would be like at the moment and I said about the size of a pea original.gif

I dont know if we'll change along with its size hehe or come up with something else original.gif

#6 andrea79

Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

With DS it was peanut because like you LittleJacksonOne, I was reading my Up the Duff book and the measurement showed he would have been the size of a peanut! So it stuck!

I honestly thought it would stick post birth but it didn't.

Haven't decided with this one yet but I'm guessing it will probably be peanut again, or peanut#2!

#7 Pssst...

Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

We called DD jellybean from the time of the dating scan cause that's what she looked like on the screen.  We haven't come up with anything for this one yet, maybe we will at the scan again

#8 ally0812

Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

wiggle worm:) as she is now moving and DP is excited

#9 lady chattalot

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

Bubs at this stage - not very imaginative. Last time I let DH choose and we ended up with tadpole that got shortened to Tad...

#10 JuniorGandR

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hi Teeny Bopper - we call ours pip or pipsqueak.  Actually comes from In the night garden - every episode the narrator says "isn't that a pip!" and one night DH turned to me and said we should call our next bub "pip".  original.gif

#11 Hollag26

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

We are calling ours Pudd original.gif

#12 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

I keep trying to think of a good "name" but she is stuck with Baby.  bbaby.gif DS calls her Belly Baby. I am trying to get him to understand there is a baby in mummys Belly - so now she gets Belly Baby then he blows raspberries or says HELLLLLOOOO at my belly. LOL

#13 dannikem+1

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

This bub is Jellybean our DD was peanut and I was sure it would stick after birth. She gets pumpkin now not really sure where that came from rolleyes.gif

#14 shellycs

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

I refer to ours as bub but all our family including my DF think it's a boy and if so the name will be Jet so they all call it Jet :-)

#15 MrsLightyear

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

We call our's Monkey. DP set a ticker on his phone and, for lack of a better one, put a monkey icon next to it, the name has just stuck  original.gif

#16 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

we called ours BB, short for baby blob original.gif

#17 organic~sab

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

Well we call DS cuddley because he is just that so we decided to call this baby snuggely...lol!

#18 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

bub original.gif

#19 Chloejames88

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:54 PM

I have started to refer our baby as 'Bubbles', cause just before i found out my stomach was always gurgling and bubbling. I figure its quite fitting and can be shorten to 'Bubs'.

#20 dreamingofcats

Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

Nugget. Hehe. I am a classy chick.

#21 suzy-c

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

I called him/her 'Young Tarquin' for a couple of weeks, as that's the name I use to describe stereotypical spoiled upper class tots. "Oh yes, young Tarquin is coming along splendidly!" DP said he wasn't using that, pick something else. He/she is now Beanie, because of his size and the fact that all of him can currently fit in a newborn's beanie. original.gif

#22 aryastark

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:49 AM

Foetus. We're weird people.

#23 abc_123

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

At this stage (6 weeks) we don't really refer to bubs as anything. We talk about 'the pregnancy' but I think after the dating scan (next week) things will seem a bit more real and we'll hopefully be able to relax a little.

After having a ectopic pg a few years ago, I think it's got to do with me not getting too attached before reaching the first milestone (dating scan where I can hopefully see that it's the right spot and has a strong HB)  IYKWIM?


#24 accidentally_preg

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Haha, Luna-baby, not as weird as us...

Meatball  laugh.gif

#25 Like a tiger

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

We call ours Baby Bee, my DH and I have a silly private joke about bees and call each other 'bees' all the time so made sence that our baby would be a bee too




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Abbott's childcare changes will 'reduce access and add complexity'

The government's childcare assistance package threatens to confuse and intimidate many parents, experts say.

Be careful what you wish for

Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl? Then remember how you felt once he did?

William Tyrrell's parents plead for information as anniversary looms

As the one-year anniversary of William Tyrrell's disappearance draws near, the missing four-year-old's parents have again pleaded with the public for information that could help bring their son home.

Family sleepovers: a tribute to my 1970s childhood

My memories of those nights in my childhood are all about fun: sleepover excitement, staying up late, watching movies we probably weren't supposed to watch ... freedom.

43 minutes of terror: family's agonising wait for ambulance for toddler

It was terrifying. As the minutes ticked by little Cooper Harrison's parents felt more and more frantic.

What not to say to a new mum

Some phrases just pop out before you really think about them, but there are some things you should try to not say to a new mum.

Mummydesking: the new hotdesking

It is a paradise that only working parents of small children can understand: a place to sit for three hours without any interruptions while someone looks after the kids.

Charlize Theron adopts baby girl

A few months after splitting from Sean Penn, the actress Charlize Theron has adopted a baby girl.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shares painful truth behind wife's pregnancy

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has shared a brutally honest truth about pregnancy in the hope it will help others through dark periods.  

Sugary drinks blamed for removal of toddlers' rotten teeth

Children as young as 18 months are having multiple rotten teeth pulled out as parents feed toddlers soft drinks through sipper bottles, and chocolate biscuits and Milo as bedtime treats.

Mum accidentally fake tans baby

Many of us have fallen foul of a bad fake tan or two, but this little guy's started a bit earlier than most.

Does this three-month-old say 'I love you'?

YouTube user Ted Moskalenko was filmed by his wife, Michelle, as his baby son, Ben, engaged in some baby chat.

Kids break out of daycare centre, cross busy highway

Two children broke out of an early childhood centre and wandered across a four-lane road.

Why I'm glad to be an indulgent granny

The phone calls started a couple of weeks ago. At about 5.30 each evening - if I am lucky - I will be greeted by a sweet, excited voice declaring: "'Allo Annie".

Newborn found in toilet at German airport

A newborn baby found abandoned and extremely ill in a bathroom in the Munich airport is doing well.

Is this the worst relationship advice ever published?

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship/sex advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

How you talk to your baby now can impact social skills later

People used to think that social skills were something kids were born with, not taught.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Scientists predict when you should start a family

Scientists have calculated at exactly what age you need to start trying to get pregnant to have the best chance of realising your dream. 

Differently abled child

When 'protecting' a child is really a cover for judgement

Why are people so concerned for this happy child and his mother?

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

When toddlers have strange obsessions

When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?

When Mama Bear strikes

When we become mums, our instinct to protect our children and keep them safe from harm is so strong we're often likened to a Mama Bear protecting her cubs.  

Immunity boosters for kids

There are no guaranteed ways to avoid the dreaded winter illnesses completely, but there are ways we can boost our children's immunity.

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Mum shares portrait of her proudly breastfeeding three-year-old

Jade Beall usually chooses to breastfeed her son, now 3, in private. This week, however, she shared portraits of her breastfeeding her preschooler.

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.