to be horrified at the names my daughter has given her children?

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DD is 3.7 and has been playing mummies today. Apparently she has 2 babies.

The boy is called Egg-in-a-cup and the girl is called Ice-cream-in-a-cone. confused

The poor dears will be bullied mercilessly. And clearly they'll be held back by these names, I mean they're hardly the names of a doctor or a lawyer.

AIBU? grin

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 07-Feb-13 18:07:35

After saying 'Egginacup' to myself a few times I've actually decided that I like it.


'Icecreaminacone' may never catch on though......


TheNebulousBoojum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:08:39

It's fine, all you have to do is persuade her to translate them into something fashionable, like Japanese or Pitjantjatjara when they reach school age. Then everyone will just say 'Oh, how original'

MechanicalTheatre Thu 07-Feb-13 18:10:25

God, no wonder you're embarrassed. Egginacup is SUCH a chav name and Icecreaminacone...pff. She'll never be taken seriously.

seeker Thu 07-Feb-13 18:10:33

My dd had twins- Lucy and Boggly.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 07-Feb-13 18:12:09

Dd's doll is called Hazlenut. I rather like it!

KC225 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:13:44

YABU she has a good theme going on there. May I suggest her inserting an 'organic' before her surname,

It could have been worse - Fried egg bap and Jammy Dodger

DS3's bear is called EddyTeddySnuffleBug.

TheVermiciousKnid Thu 07-Feb-13 18:15:46

Both names would be so much better with some creative spelling. How about Aig'eena-Kaap and Ai'skreem-eena'koan? She could then shorten both to Ai.

Ai Ai, come over here!

TheNebulousBoojum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:16:36


Doesn't it look pretty? Egg in a cup.

saggyboobsandfalseteeth Thu 07-Feb-13 18:16:47

You think you have problems; my nephew (3) wanted me to call my daughter 'hard' :/

Egg-in-a-cup makes me think he'd be a tad smelly
Ice-cream-in-a cone... urm... people would assume you're cold before talking to you!

You have my sympathies

grin Vermicious, I like it!

TheNebulousBoojum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:17:33

Oops, it copied beautifully in Thai script, but MN is obviously very conventional.

Missgiraffe1 Thu 07-Feb-13 18:17:55

When I was young, we had a paper boy called fizzbalong foostie jam roll. His nickname was fizz wink

BeaWheesht Thu 07-Feb-13 18:19:01

I used to teach an egg-in-a-cup and ice-cream-in-a-cone they were horrendous.

I feel for you.

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 18:19:35

When I was expecting ds, dd1 (about 20 months at this convo) decided that "Bagpuss" was a nice name for a baby (this is 11 years ago!).

Funny enough he brought her a bagpuss toy when he was born. But we preferred "Aidan" for our ds!

FlorriesDragons Thu 07-Feb-13 18:20:10

Beautiful! I was allowed to choose my brother's middle name and it's Matthew. After Matthew Corbett as my parents couldn't ring themselves to agree with Sooty. grin

Btw egg in a cup is my favourite breakfast. Great choice JPD's dd!

Bearandcub Thu 07-Feb-13 18:22:36

Florries please tell me that's true.

StuntNun Thu 07-Feb-13 18:23:18

My friend says she knows someone whose daughter's name is pronounced Egg-in-a-Cup. But it's spelled Le-a.

skaen Thu 07-Feb-13 18:25:02

DD's daughters have very sensible names (Ella and Sophie). Her sons are Pineapple and Porcupine.

nevergoogle Thu 07-Feb-13 18:28:16

DS is proud daddy to Cuddly-Blue-Eyes. Classy huh.

blackeyedsusan Thu 07-Feb-13 18:30:21

lets hope she does not leave them face down in the bath like ds does...

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 18:30:32

My daughter was into old lady chic way before its time.

Her favourite doll (who still is in her bed now she is 17) is Peggy.

Lower division dolls were called Iris and Phyllis.

BabyRoger Thu 07-Feb-13 18:31:16

Well, my 3.5 year old's baby girl doll is called Roger. Poor thing.

I asked her if they baby was now a boy - no it is definitely a girl - just named Roger.

my sis had a teddy called Keith

BigSilky Thu 07-Feb-13 18:35:49

YABU, the hyphens take them a step above ordinary. They'll be the only ones in their class!

We had Diana and Betty in our house confused

kerala Thu 07-Feb-13 18:36:16

My sister had pinkyrose. Sadly don't think she plans to use this for any dc now she's grown up which I feel is a shame. My 4 year old has imogen and Olivia boringly tasteful..

Bobyan Thu 07-Feb-13 18:37:03

Ds's teddy is from IKEA and hence he is called Sven. My dh tells me he likes football and shagging just like his namestake!

Bullincathkidston Thu 07-Feb-13 18:46:24

DD has an Olive she fetched home from spain, she was a central heater instead of a senorita

TurquoiseTranquility Thu 07-Feb-13 18:47:14

Well well. What am I to do then, if according to DS his soon-to-be-born baby sister should be called...

are you ready for this?





[weeping bitterly emoticon]

BramblyHedge Thu 07-Feb-13 18:50:02

We had a bear called 'short to normal'

Nagoo Thu 07-Feb-13 18:51:57

Baby goo's DD is called Bubbles smile

Ds has never named his children. Bastard.

IWantAnotherBaby Thu 07-Feb-13 18:52:56

DD (5) has twins called (boy) Joseph Polly and (girl) Cupcake Molly.

onehitwonder Thu 07-Feb-13 18:53:06

We have a
very small Cadburys buttons monkey called 'Azim in the mud' and a large bunny called 'I oh Missy Rabbit' grin

FuriousRox Thu 07-Feb-13 18:53:59

Dd has dolls called Annie, Little Boy and Dendoor. Ok, dd, whatever you say!

Psammead Thu 07-Feb-13 18:54:56

DD has a doll named Baby Doctor.

I imagined it growing up, becoming a doctor, and having to hear Doctor Doctor jokes all its life.

I possibly need to get out more.

Egginacup will never be a high court judge. A mumsnetter, perhaps.

Some of these names are fantastic!

Turquoise DS was born on Christmas Day and were briefly tempted to call him Jesus. My gran suggested Rudolph. hmm

MrsKeithRichards Thu 07-Feb-13 18:56:06

You need to sit her down and ask her in all honesty, will they ever be high court judges with names like that?

My daughter got given a baby girl doll when she was about 4, and I got her 2 year old brother a boy doll at the same time, thinking they could play together. Daughter named her doll "Mary" having recently heard the nativity and insisted that every female toy was Mary, every male Joseph.

My two year old named his baby boy doll Carfight.

This is the same boy who had a toy frog named Kunt. I am spelling it like that because I always imagined it was sort of germanic, but of course the pronounciation was as you might imagine. He loved Kunt and took it everywhere. His grandfather sweetly asked him what his toy frog was called, and upon being told very clearly "Kunt!" he enquired if maybe my son meant to say Kermit. Son shook his head vigorously. "Not Kermit, Kunt!" Poor Grandfather was a bit shocked... we probably should have made him rename it, but he always made up names for his toys and had no idea he was saying something that sounded so rude.

bottleofbeer Thu 07-Feb-13 18:59:49

On my way for a scan I asked my youngest son what we should call the baby. He said Golden Hair or Kwik Save.

I'm now looking forward to being a nan and taking my grandson Kiwkky out to the park.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Thu 07-Feb-13 19:00:26

My brother had Sophie, Margaret and, er, Grumpy.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 07-Feb-13 19:03:03

My DD (9) currently has dolls named 'Karen' and 'Lisa'

She is years ahead of her contemporaries - her generation will follow suit by naming their children with good 'old fashioned' names of the 70's and 80's grin

MrsWolowitzerables Thu 07-Feb-13 19:03:33

DD1 (4 yo) has a dolly called "Baby Bumcrack" hmm

ouryve Thu 07-Feb-13 19:05:16

YABU. Those names are utterly perfect.

PastaB Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:16

YANBU but does she look after them properly? DD's twins, Arch and Yoggy, regularly get thrown out of the toy pushchair to make way for the remote controls.

Lambzig Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:21

DD wanted to call her baby brother 'Shane'

Snowsquonk Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:44

In the bath one night, my toddler daugher announced that her knees were separate people named Hinny and Hicky and that her hands were also separate people and they were called Bingly and Bongly.

Bingly and Bongly were occasionaly very naughty, but Hinny and Hicky were delightful!

insanityscratching Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:52

Dd had two imaginary friends Hungry and Pickoff, don't think they'll make the popular list any tie soon tbh.

CheerfulYank Thu 07-Feb-13 19:07:53

DS has puppies called Firetruck, MassDog, and Gordie. He says he wants a real girl puppy, a yellow lab, who will be called Rosella.

dawntigga Thu 07-Feb-13 19:08:25

Could be worse it could be Spudulike - it's exotic.


Lookingforthebrightside Thu 07-Feb-13 19:08:35

My DDs have named their dollhouse family Pete & Shelly and their kids are Luke & Layla.

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 19:09:01

My dd was called Shitty Arse for a good few months. grin

She isn't a high court judge though.

PastaB Thu 07-Feb-13 19:09:47

lookingforthebrightside you've just reminded me that when my DSis and I were small we insisted we were twins called Kelsey and Kassie??!! shock

AThingInYourLife Thu 07-Feb-13 19:09:53

grin @ fried egg bap and jammie dodger!

Pleasenomorepeppa Thu 07-Feb-13 19:12:06

DD (3.8) has a doll called Wee Wee Baby.
She also wanted to call DD2 Morrisons because she got a packet of Skittles in there once & it made her happy.
Today she asked if Bollocks was a girl or boy name.
I'm going to be a very embarrassed Granny.

chibi Thu 07-Feb-13 19:12:07

i thought my girl was the only one - her dolls were called Butty and Cruddy (she was 2.5)

insanityscratching Thu 07-Feb-13 19:16:53

In Build a Bear dd insisted that her bear be called Sheila and couldn't be dissuaded. The bear joins dolls Baby Jesus, Roger and Gloria.
I've no idea where the names come from as we don't know people with these names.

DS2 was devastated and sulked for a good few days when he discovered DS3 wouldn't be named Sonic.

We did used to have a cat called Peas-in-a-can-pie, and his brother Alan... Both of them were old gents and passed away, w now have 3 little girl cats called Long cat, Black and Ginevra ... I should maybe stop letting the kids name things.

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 07-Feb-13 19:17:18

dd has dolls Benjamin, Norman and Jasmine. I preferred
it when ds used to call jasmine 'jazz man'. His own doll is bobby.

Lookingforthebrightside Thu 07-Feb-13 19:26:53

PastaB when I was little I decided that being as I didn't have a middle name I would give myself three middles names to make up for my parents neglect on the naming front;
they were Lucy, Elizabeth and Diana!! Not sure where Lucy came from but I was obsessed with the royal family, truly a child of the 80's!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 07-Feb-13 19:31:47

beanie bob and bess were DS2's beanie dolls names, he used to carry them round in a backpack soft seat. some people were ahhh some were [hmmm] cos he was a boy with dolls. we still have them and all their outfits he is 16

Haylebop12 Thu 07-Feb-13 19:40:50

Dd (4) has Lucy, bigger (because its bigger, obv) and aladin peach.

I do wonder if she's mine hmm


openerofjars Thu 07-Feb-13 19:47:26

Only one of DS's dinosaur toys has a name: his Armargasaurus is apparently called Brian. And now he's dropped the bombshell that Brian is actually his son. I really hadn't planned on being a grandmother just yet, but we're adjusting quite well really.

DS2 hasn't named any of his toys although he has christened the laundry hamper "Mr Mocha" hmm

FooffyShmoo Thu 07-Feb-13 19:50:10

My two tiny plastic grandchildren are called Oogi and Chubbly. Lovely they are too.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 19:51:07

When I was her age I had a teddy bear called Jesus.

badtemperedaldbitch Thu 07-Feb-13 19:51:24

Every toy dd had was called rosie or some forms - rosebud, rosella, rose etc

She even named the cat......rosie

NumericalMum Thu 07-Feb-13 19:52:56

A friend of my DC used to bring her dolls to nursery. They were all called "Beer"!

DeepRedBetty Thu 07-Feb-13 19:56:01

We were all asked to come up with a name for my youngest sister just before she was born. Pre-scans, so we each had to choose two names. My mum and dad chose the two they like best, and that's what she's called.

sarahtigh Thu 07-Feb-13 19:58:26

unfortunately or fortunately DD is very literal so 1 doll is "DOLL" and the other "DOLLY" she has 4 teddies I have tried to get her to name them but no joy they are daddy teddy, pink teddy, fluffy teddy and squigglet which puzzled me for ages as to why it had this unusual name I even googled it to try and find it but it is a mispronunciation of the cbeebies scribbler / squibbler

marriedinwhite Thu 07-Feb-13 20:04:12

Puddlejumper I have found someone else with a Christmas Day baby. Ours is 18 now grin. One of the midwives said "oh, you could call him Jesus". We still snigger about it now. He was almost a month early so we were totally unprepared and hadn't even thought about Xmas names - he wouldn't have got one anyway I don't think

Love all the wittiness and wish I could join in but when I was a little girl I had a rabbit called bun rab and a budgie called birdy. sad.

might be outing myself here, but as a child I had a doll called Table grin

SingingSands Thu 07-Feb-13 20:06:39

Well, she should be praised for her creativity and originality!

ALL toys in this house are called either Max or Katy. Yaaaawwwwn.


Lafaminute Thu 07-Feb-13 20:09:20

What a great imagination she has - her outlook will probably change over the next 20 years

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 20:11:23

joyful would you be terribly offended if I stole egg-in-a-cup?

It's just what I was looking for.

Feel free Pickled, I'm sure DD won't mind!

MrsMaryCooper Thu 07-Feb-13 20:16:35

All Ds's toys are Mr Badger Mr Bear Mr Big Cat Mr Little Dog etc.

No ladies, and always referred to as Mr. He called me sir for a little while, too.

Jeebs Thu 07-Feb-13 20:17:10

Has the thought about how well they will go with her last name?!

When my cuddly duck came into our lives was obvious that his name would not go with our old surname and we wanted something that would also include him in our family, whilst remaining true to his heritage and now Doug is very happy.

Mrs McDuck

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 20:19:19

Everything in our house gets called Lucy.

Molehillmountain Thu 07-Feb-13 20:19:31

Apparently my first grandchild is to be named bottom pop. You think you have problems, op?

VerlaineChasedRimbauds Thu 07-Feb-13 20:19:48

Apparently I was found cradling a six-inch nail wrapped in loo paper asking it tenderly: "is you asleep yet, little lord jesus mate?". I did have toys, it wasn't a case of "we lived in a shoe box".

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 07-Feb-13 20:20:02

I had very boring doll/teddy names as a child.

My brother and I did, however, have goldfish named Michael Jackson and She-Ra.

(I now have a fish phobia - must be some connection?)

PickledInAPearTree Thu 07-Feb-13 20:20:23

Little lord Jesus mate grin

poppy283 Thu 07-Feb-13 20:22:46

Dd has happyland people called lady, boy and green daddy.

When we were young my sisters and I would play creche with babies Kleenex, Cordelia and Saggy Bum.

Blessyou Thu 07-Feb-13 20:23:12

I had imaginary children, not friends. They were called Dungunts, Sit-Sit and Timmy. My imaginary DH was Chuck.
I once wailed on a bus, because a lady sat on Dungunts.
She shot up, a little peturbed.

I called my Sindy........ Rubella.

Fairylea Thu 07-Feb-13 20:27:18

Disappointed. Thought this was another terrible mother in law thread.

I even hoisted my boobs up and patted down my twinset ready to say your dds names of her children are nothing to do with you.


BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 07-Feb-13 20:27:53

DD had an imaginary mouse called KiKi, when she was 18months-2ish.

Was very embarrassing when KiKi disappeared during our weekly shop in Asda and DD insisted that I find it blush

We have Bob - a female cat teddy, and ds has two favourite little people animals, known as Nice Dog and Funny Dog.

I am very proud.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Thu 07-Feb-13 20:38:04

When I was five I had a small knitted bear called Inter-Stellar-Contact-Bear. She was dressed in a Robin Hood style outfit. I remember my parents being most peturbed. Fear not op, my kids have relatively normal names.

Verlaine that is outstanding!

Athrawes Thu 07-Feb-13 20:42:17

Wayne Bear

SanityClause Thu 07-Feb-13 20:45:51

When DD1 was little she had a dolly called Chocolatey.

When I was a teenager a kid, I thought it would be cool to have two kids, a girl and a boy, named Marley Cauldron and Leroy Pirate.

Marley Cauldron. Leroy Pirate

Oh dear.

DD is Niamh Elizabeth, I came to my senses.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 07-Feb-13 20:54:20

I think Niamh will be eternally grateful for your change of heart there Netto grin

SanityClause Thu 07-Feb-13 20:55:26

Also, DS had a best friend called Tom Williams (name changed, but equally normal name.) he used to want to call anything he owned Tom Williams.

For example, "if I had an elephant, I would call it Tom Williams."

Once he was walking past Build a Bear with his nanny, and wanted to make one. She said no, because he'd call it Tom Williams. He tried to compromise by saying he would call it Lightening McQueen Williams, instead. Or possibly Tom McQueen. She was having none of it!

Neena28 Thu 07-Feb-13 20:59:34

Dd has a teddy called Jeremy. He is a he according to dd but always sports an outfit that is as frilly and pink as can possibly be.

My mother is convinced this is my fault as I am always being too 'pc' with the children.

I find it cute and couldn't care less!!! She's happy and Jeremy is treated better than most teddies I have ever known!!

HoneyStepMummy Thu 07-Feb-13 21:00:29

When my DSS was 5 I gave him 2 stuffed animals for Valentine's Day. He promptly named the slighty butch bulldog Dora. The fluffy white poodle was named Tomato (pronounced Thom-Ada). He also has a monkey called Player who's best friend's with another monkey called Jackie the Fart

smellsofsick Thu 07-Feb-13 21:11:25

Marriedinwhite we thought we might have a Christmas Day baby and were quite prepared to call him Herod

In the end he was a she and arrived a bit early. We decided against DD1's suggestion of Cat Bic Bics though.

marriedinwhite Thu 07-Feb-13 21:29:48

DH did suggest Ebenezer grin but I think I just gave him the look.

plusonemore Thu 07-Feb-13 21:32:36

ds was going to have 3 children:

lovely girl
lovely boy

SuffolkNWhat Thu 07-Feb-13 21:32:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bigbuttons Thu 07-Feb-13 21:36:20

these are great, one of my kids had a doll called 'pick up truck'

CheerfulYank Thu 07-Feb-13 21:38:07

Lol Verlaine grin

orangeone Thu 07-Feb-13 23:04:10

We have 'baby' and 'Psycho Paul' in this house.

Please don't call social services. I used to breastfeed/dream feed her as an older baby in front of the BBC 3 series 'Ideal'. At least that's where I think it must of come from.......

I used to have ten wooden dolls........

Alice, Pixie-Daisy, Baranda, Miranda, Wendy, Ann, Elizabeth, Carol, Sandra and Rosemary.

What was I thinking with Pixie-Daisy? blush

Dd is going to call her dd 'paige' as she loves reading books!!
Also when dd was small she had 2 imaginary friends called zigga and mighty!!

Ds calls his teddies sniffy (a dog) and pecky (an owl) hmm

LackaDAISYcal Thu 07-Feb-13 23:25:50

My DS's baby is a Jellycat Elephant called Big Ahhh <melts>

DD (6) has a baby called Billy, who is dressed mainly in pink. For years if anyone asked "Is Billy a boy or a girl?" she would reply "A boylagirl" We fear for Billy's future sexuality, but love him/her unconditionally and, as loving grandparents, never really talk about it directly.

Schooldidi Thu 07-Feb-13 23:26:32

Dd1 called her first and favourite doll Normalade. I have no idea where it came from but she's still called that now.

StinkyWicket Thu 07-Feb-13 23:53:43

Hmmm, so many names to choose from!

I knew a name change was coming, I'm leaning towards Baby Bumcrack or Jackie the Fart.

As a child I was very boring, Joanna and Karen were my dolls!

zipzap Thu 07-Feb-13 23:54:15

Ds2 called his bakugan 'Brian the Bakugan' (always in full!) last year when he was 3. I have no idea where he heard it - he doesn't know any brian's, young or old and I haven't noticed it as a character name in anything he or ds1 watch. Very curious.

He then used Brian as his choice at ds1's school winter fete - and won the bear grin. So we now have Brian the bakugan and Brian the bear! I still have no idea how he came to even know of such a currently unfashionable name, let alone develop such a fondness for it!

itsallinmyhead Thu 07-Feb-13 23:58:25

I love this thread!

My DD (now 14) had a baby called Groovey.

We lost Groovey (oops) in Lanzarote airport when DD was 3 and I took her to buy a new Spanish baby in the departure lounge to console her.

She decided on a bear as her new offspring and named her Trudy.

I'm still chastised over the 'babygate' scandal but she still has Trudy. grin

Primafacie Fri 08-Feb-13 00:13:25

DD has three boys (or so she says, despite two being anatomically correct girl dolls) respectively called Cupcake, Cupcake and Baby Jesus. I blame the nativity play for the last one. And lack of imagination for the first two.

Her other 'babies' are called Doggie Ellis, Froggy Ellis, Kitty Ellis and Rabbits Johnson.

No, I don't know either.

My friend's little boy, who according to both him & DD both 37 months, are getting married, had a baby boy called Bemily. It used to be Emily, but then he got to the 'everything must be my gender' stage.

DD has several conventionals, Rosie, Sally, Sarah, then Jesus Antonio!!! I'm an Athiest.

sashh Fri 08-Feb-13 04:51:06

But surely 'egg in a cup' is a girls' name.

DD (20-something months) has Bwee-beep and Map. Bwee-beep is a lovely brown teddy, and Map is an antomically correct boy. I suspect he may be gender dysmorphic, as she likes to wrap him in a pink feather boa.

Egg-in-a-cup is a wonderful name, OP. How very dare you?

saffronwblue Fri 08-Feb-13 05:15:53

My sister had a bear called Maryanne Tennis Lipstick Pink.

McKayz Fri 08-Feb-13 05:53:26

DS2 spent about 10 days calling DD Fireman Sam when she was born. I took him to play school and they asked him what she was called. "Fireman Sam, but Mummy calls her Rosalie. Strange Mummy" and off he went to play.


ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 08-Feb-13 11:29:04

I'm still laughing at "Carfight". I really think that could catch on.

My doll was Kelly, which I thought the best name imaginable. We had goldfish called Sonic and Russ Abbott... And apparently when very little an imaginary friend called Dondy who lived in the overflow outlet of the bath smile

WingDefence Fri 08-Feb-13 12:00:40

My bump (I'm 31+6) is currently called "Belly Shiftwell" by my 4yo DS. Inspired by Cars 2 of course... grin

MrsWobble Fri 08-Feb-13 12:14:26

Dd1 has a teddy bear which was imaginatively christened "Bear". When dd2 got one she called hers Bear as well but was told off by her older sister so he became "Bear-Bear". Dd1 then decided that was a better name so they are both Bear-Bear. As is dd3's bear. Dh reckons we missed a trick not doing this in naming the dds - he would find it much easier if they all had the same name, but fortunately they all answer to pretty much anything he calls them.

magimedi Fri 08-Feb-13 12:24:24

YABU joyful - she could have called them 'Crispy' & 'Pancake'.

Imagine the shame! grin

undercoverhousewife Fri 08-Feb-13 12:29:13

This thread is fab :-) It is making me ROFL

My dd (then 27 months) bought her baby brother a duck when he was born. She loves chinese food. She named it pancake. Dark

buildingmycorestrength Fri 08-Feb-13 14:11:03

Love this thread so so much. 'Egginacup' just rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?

DS named 'his' chicken Bob Twinkle Star. An actual real life chicken. May have outed myself there.

And his baby doll he named 'Ever' which I thought was quite nice.

bigbuttons Fri 08-Feb-13 14:16:04

the dc's also ( still) have a puppet which is a sort of rodent type thing, kind of squirrel/hamster/guinea pig, but then, maybe not. It's always been called foxy- squirrel

My dd's baby boy doll is called Sheppey. I rather like it.

Taffeta Fri 08-Feb-13 14:23:14

DS used to have a walk along dog, a golden lab, which he called Blackie. hmm

buildingmycorestrength Fri 08-Feb-13 16:51:25

Oh, and my husband had a teddy called...

Teddy of All the Bottoms


buildingmycorestrength Sat 09-Feb-13 12:24:36

Can we have some more please?

Entire family weeping with laughter at Egginacup, Baby Bumcrack, Jackie the Fart, Carfight, Bemily, and the six-inch nail.


NinthWave Sat 09-Feb-13 12:42:04

My 2yo has a cuddly frog called MetMet

Jessepinkman Sat 09-Feb-13 12:48:33

Open and shut is my dds favourite name.

openerofjars Sun 10-Feb-13 16:22:20

When I was pg with DD, DS suggested "Little Lord Jesus" for a boy and "Baby Auntie Cath" for a girl.

We said he could help pick a middle name, so he suggested "Wall-E".


LackaDAISYcal Mon 11-Feb-13 16:07:08

:D at openerofjars. <waves>

LackaDAISYcal Mon 11-Feb-13 16:08:23

oooh, my grin is broken! :D obviously doesn't work here <been away from MN too long>


WhereTheWildOnesSnow Mon 11-Feb-13 16:14:54

DS has 3 imaginary friends, one is called Art, another is Fast and the other is called Zombie-knight-Vampire.

borninastorm Mon 11-Feb-13 16:39:05

Ds's teddies are called Bob, Ruby and Bob's Cousin.

zukiecat Mon 11-Feb-13 16:58:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Have we got a mumsnet classic here?? I'm loving this thread

My sister had dolls called SusanMatron (yes all one word) and Wellendeakin (or possibly Well 'n Deacon). And Ann grin

Ds desperately wanted his dsis to be called Snowbubble - awwwwsmile

MarianMaudsley Mon 11-Feb-13 17:17:14

dd2's "babies" are called Blue and Pink, which I think i quite cool
dd1 has a pink tutu-wearing, flaxen plaited, very girly doll. Called Trevor.

shrinkingnora Mon 11-Feb-13 17:23:41

DD - doll called Glug-glug
DS1 - doll called Jeff Broccoli
DS2 - bear called Teddy <conventional>

shrinkingnora Mon 11-Feb-13 17:27:00

DD suggested Bread and Ricky Gervais as baby names...

Ds's favourite name is 'Harron'. Not Harry or Aaron but definately Harron confused

zukiecat Mon 11-Feb-13 18:12:27

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TandB Mon 11-Feb-13 18:31:13

DS1 has two toy dogs called Smelly Doggy and Fluffy Doggy. No matter how many times they go in the washing machine he can tell the difference.

DS2 has a different toy dog called....Doggy. Although he is currently known as Getting a Bit Smelly Doggy.

Oh the confusion.....

TandB Mon 11-Feb-13 18:32:30

Oh and when I was very small I had an imaginary friend who was a pink elephant called Basto.

If I wasn't very clear, people used to do this face hmm

^^ grin

My not very creative imaginary friend was called, Jimmy Krankie blush

MERLYPUSS Mon 11-Feb-13 18:55:33

My neice had a doll called Baby-Bomb-head

shrinkingnora Mon 11-Feb-13 19:36:21

Friend had a bear called Washable. Because it said on the label 'This bear is washable' grin

openerofjars Mon 11-Feb-13 20:08:19

<waves at Lacks>

we did use Eva as one of her names though

FakePlasticLobsters Mon 11-Feb-13 20:25:13

I used to have, actually I still have, a yellow bear called Oh No!

The exclamation mark is part of his name.

DS has a bear called Ken Next Door.

CorrieDale Mon 11-Feb-13 21:25:32

My dd's toys all have extremely literal and dull names. Like London bear, Irish bear, kitten, etc. She is however going to change her own name when she gets married. To Fiona.

CorrieDale Mon 11-Feb-13 21:32:24

Also, her hands are called Handy and Mandy. They have distinct personalities. As hands do.

JugsMcGee Mon 11-Feb-13 21:43:47

DS has rather imaginatively named his dolly "baba". Maybe it's short for Babouska? grin

My DS had a doll called 'Egg' from the age of 2-4. He also has pink and white, the pink and white guinea pig and Daisy the andrex puppy.

My sister had an imaginary friend called SisterBloke outs self

I had a doll I named December. I actually still quite like that one.

I had guinea pigs when I was six, two sisters and one of them had a baby girl. My dad named the sisters Penguin (the black and white one) and Biscuit (the brown one) and asked what I wanted to call Biscuit's baby. I went for Mary hmm but he persuaded me into calling her Crumb. grin

DoIgetastickerforthat Mon 11-Feb-13 23:53:35

When asked DS3 will introduce himself as Donkey Kong.

DS's 12&3 all agreed that the new baby should be called Princess Peach... Katie Price, I am not, so she has a sensible name.

MeanAndMeaslyMiddleAges Tue 12-Feb-13 01:33:37

I used to have a toy rabbit called Nesbitt. His full name was Rabbit C. Nesbitt.

MerryCouthyMows Tue 12-Feb-13 01:50:25

My Dbro had a stripy teddy that I won at a fair and gave to him when he was about 18mo. (10 yr age gap). He called it dancey bear. He still has dancey bear. He said that the rainbow stripes made it look like it was dancing.

I was singularly unimaginative as a child. My favourite teddy was a grey mouse that I had been given one Easter. Hence the name "Easter mouse" Boring fart that I was and still am

Still have Easter mouse, though he was fostered by DD when she turned 2yo, and formally adopted by DD on his 20th birthday...

MerryCouthyMows Tue 12-Feb-13 01:56:56

When I was pg with DS1, my then 3yo DD, and my friend's 3yo DS were having a discussion with me over possible baby names. DD was insistent that my baby was going to be called Bubbles. For a girl OR a boy. Because it was a "Unicorn (unisex) name, for girls AND boys" And my friend's DS thought that Dragonblood was a perfectly 'unicorn' name for boys or girls too.

Strangely enough, neither name made the short list. For which DS1 is eternally grateful.

I'm starting to wonder if 30 month old DS1 lacks imagination. His IKEA doll is known as 'baby' and, despite my eager promptings when pg with.DS2, baby has never been put to bed, dressed up, cuddled or fed, and is instead genially ignored. As is his attitude towards his new baby brother, which is quite convenient smile

At his age I had a soft-toy tiger, called Nutty "because he likes nuts." no idea how I knew that but I was absolutely certain.

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 02:43:45

*blackcurrants, my DS's boy doll is also called Baby. He thought long and hard about that one grin.

DS also has a Build a Bear bear who is the world's first gay superhero bear - very pink, very fluffy, named Captain Bare Bear and wears a body hugging superhero outfit (with matching gimp mask) when not hanging around the house in the nude. His DGM was mortified when she took him to BaB and he came home with Captain, but we have welcomed him to our familial bosom.

HeyMicky Tue 12-Feb-13 03:21:40

For ease of reference all of DD's toys are called Dave. She can change each later as she chooses (she's 5 months), but I like the idea of a small blonde girl solemnly informing Grandma that, yes, this one, too, is called Dave

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