To ask you for a name for daughter's bits?

(302 Posts)
lucamom Sun 07-Apr-13 09:11:03

Apologies in advance if this is inappropriate.

My two boys (6 & 4) are mildly obsessed with the fact that baby sister (1) doesn't have a dinkle. We deal with the anatomy explanations quite well I think until it comes time to 'name' her bits (appropriate to their age, but avoiding twee names like foo-foo/Twinkie etc)

I hate the 'v' word (rubbish I know-sister is a midwife who believes in using medical terms for everything!), and I think as a kid we used fanny, which I also hate.

So tell me, what do you/your daughter's call yours? Inspiration needed please.

Sorry if this is weird!

GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 07-Apr-13 09:12:11

I used to call mine 'Minnie' not sure why

chubbymomie2012 Sun 07-Apr-13 09:13:15

I have one Dd and 3ds' we call ladies bits our tuppence. I'm a nurse but I think the v would is ugly. So we stick to the twee I'm afraid.

We use Minky but they know the correct names too.

HamAlive Sun 07-Apr-13 09:13:26

Isn't "dinkle" a bit twee?!

We used "tuppence" as kids but I don't like that.

Suzietastic Sun 07-Apr-13 09:13:48

We say bits for my sons and my daughters which has always been fine. A few of my friends think it's odd and use bits for boys and minnie for girls - which I hate. As I say, we went with bits and its worked fine for years.

What's wrong with vulva? If you aren't going to use it at least tell them that's the proper word for it.

Failing that, fanny or Minnie.

Crawling Sun 07-Apr-13 09:14:12

I used to call mine a minnie ds has assumed that dd has a big bum grin

ParadiseChick Sun 07-Apr-13 09:14:17

Fucking hell.

ParadiseChick Sun 07-Apr-13 09:14:55

Minnie???

NewAtThisMalarky Sun 07-Apr-13 09:14:56

When my daughter was little we used tushie, but there's so much Americanisation now that it might be confusing as they use it differently.

Altinkum Sun 07-Apr-13 09:15:34

My nieces call theirs their fairy....

However I have 2 sons and they call mine my front bottom.

juwie Sun 07-Apr-13 09:16:07

fanny,minnie,penny,foof or foofy.

ohmentalnessisme Sun 07-Apr-13 09:21:05

Its minnie in our house, ds asked one day and I had to think of something quickly.

Catbert4pm Sun 07-Apr-13 09:21:16

Front bottom smile

BikeRunSki Sun 07-Apr-13 09:21:35

Wilma
It's female for Willy after all.

MrsPatrickDempsey Sun 07-Apr-13 09:22:18

DD aged 2 ish 'mummy, what is this called?' (Points to genital area)

Me 'well its called a vagina but people call it different things, eg, penny, fooofoo, front bottom etc.'

DD 'I am going to call mine peach!'

So there you have it! Wish there was a more acceptable common name though like there is for willy.

pinkyponk67 Sun 07-Apr-13 09:24:07

We call ours girls' bits in our house, in a staggering display of originality.

Montybojangles Sun 07-Apr-13 09:24:17

My gran used to say Mary, my nan said tuppence. I've heard people just call it front bottom, fanny and flower. Use what ever you fancy.

Montybojangles Sun 07-Apr-13 09:25:06

grin pinkyponk

ChilliJo Sun 07-Apr-13 09:25:24

DS has a winky, DD a front bottom. I think that sits midway on the twee/factual scale.

Alwayscheerful Sun 07-Apr-13 09:27:49

Fairy

I think front bottom is awful. Bottoms are seen as dirty and not to be touched as that's where poo comes out. Why would anyone teach her daughter that about her genitals?

puddock Sun 07-Apr-13 09:29:11

You're going to get a wide range of opinions on here. Mine is that using coy names is (a) twee, (b) potentially confusing, (c) anatomically vague, and (d) suggests that the bits-that-must-not-be-named are something to be ashamed of.
We use vulva and penis (sometimes willie). I would use vagina if we were talking about childbirth or sex but so far we've only had conversations about external bits! My DCs are younger than yours. Willie is DP's preference - IMO it is a bit like "tummy" - i.e. an inoffensive child's name that's universally understood - but there just isn't a female equivalent and for all the reasons above, I prefer to go down the accurate/anatomical route.

Ra88 Sun 07-Apr-13 09:29:36

My dd calls hers her "lady" lol

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