So what did your existing DC want to call the new arrival?

(72 Posts)
DaySleeper Thu 15-Nov-12 09:42:48

And did you listen?

To kick it off, DD1 has decided that new DC (due in a month) will be called:

Julia or Celestia if a girl

Robbie if a boy. No idea why. And, no, she doesn't agree that Robbie should be "Robert" on his BC to give him more options as a future High Court judge....

Any more??

DaySleeper Thu 15-Nov-12 09:43:54

(I should add that DD1 is three.....)

Bonsoir Thu 15-Nov-12 09:44:53

There is not going to be a new arrival in this household, but when my DD was about 3 she was determined that her future little sister should be called Princess Rose.

My ds is Robbie.

Your dd has her shit together wink

She wanted to call DC2 Gabriella, or Lily or Rose - and the possibility of DC2 being a boy was NIL (in fact DC 2 was a DD).

We chose another name smile but we did use Rose as DD2's 2nd name

LedaOfSparta Thu 15-Nov-12 09:48:31

White Fang for boy, Pink Fang for girl from DS2 who's 5.

FriggFRIGG Thu 15-Nov-12 10:30:56

4 year old is desperate for a brother or sister called.... Mitzy confused

ReindeerBollocks Thu 15-Nov-12 10:36:03

That's quite good for a three year old.

My three year old DD wants to call the baby ... Her name. Her full name. DD suggested her own name and was massively offended when I laughed.

Having two children with the same name? Robbieand Celestia sound rather good.

gufflings Thu 15-Nov-12 10:36:50

DD (almost 3) wants to call her imminent DS: Rabbity, Gray, Pinky or Yellowy.

Needless to say, we will not be listening to her.

Very impressed with your collective DCs' ability to come up with sensible suggestions at all!

weegiemum Thu 15-Nov-12 10:39:06

My dd1 was 1.10 when she said a good baby name would be "bagpuss".

We didn't call ds that, but he did bring her a bagpuss of her very own!

DoIgetastickerforthat Thu 15-Nov-12 10:47:32

I have 3 DS's and am expecting a DD in Jan, the boys have collectivlu decided that her name should be Princess Peach.


StellaNova Thu 15-Nov-12 12:45:19

Ds1 wanted to call DS2 Alexander, and that is what he is.

Me and my sister wanted our mum to call our youngest sister Aily after a character in a Famous Five book. She agreed, to keep the peace, so we were most put out when the baby was in fact called Amy.

My 3 year old DD wanted to call the new addition Alexander as well Stella, so I was quite hopeful of her coming up with something appropriate when we found out we're having another girl (Alexandra?). Sadly she has settled on Fluffy Tinkerbell, and anyone who refers to the bump as just Fluffy is promptly corrected with her full title. I don't think we'll go with it.

trikken Thu 15-Nov-12 12:53:43

Fluffy Pink.

squoosh Thu 15-Nov-12 12:57:55

StellaNova was that the book where the five went skiing in Wales? Loved that one. Think she was a wild mountain child or something. Oh those feral Welsh children!

BikeRunSki Thu 15-Nov-12 13:00:53

Regardless of private-scan-almost-100%-certainty that it was a girl.

DD is not called Peter, or Digger which was DS's second choice.
I do know a Maisy Dora named by her older sister in honour of her favorite characters (Mouse and Explorer).

My five year old dd wanted to call the newbie Ben, because then she'd have Ben and Holly for her sister and brother. He's not. (Actually is Alexander!)

noisytoys Thu 15-Nov-12 13:03:15

DD (3 at the time) wanted baby DD to be called Rapunzel. Baby DD is called Willow

Adviceinscotland Thu 15-Nov-12 13:05:39

Bit off topic but I am reading the famous five to my dc at the moment. Loved the books when I was younger.

Now I'm pg I wonder if they will suggest dick or fanny confused

werewolvesdidit Thu 15-Nov-12 13:07:41

Variety Tenter (????)

FairiesWearPoppies Thu 15-Nov-12 13:09:02

If was a boy "George" so she could be like peppa pig, if a girl.... Buttercup moo.... [confised] (did point out was baby not a cow)

It was a boy and we went with her suggestion!

emsyj Thu 15-Nov-12 13:11:22

DD is 2.5 and wants the new baby to be called either Jess or Cress (we're reading a lot of Meg & Mog at the moment...) She refuses to come up with any boys' names as 'brothers are smelly' (blaming that one on Little Princess...)

VolumeOfACone Thu 15-Nov-12 13:23:12

DD wants Katie.
Oddly enough we wanted Katie for her, but our friends had a Katie when I was pregnant.
Maybe we will use it this time!

BartimaeusNeedsMoreSleep Thu 15-Nov-12 13:26:26

My friend's DS (2.8) wanted to call his baby brother "Strawberry cake".

Less than a year later when he saw my bump he decided the baby would be called "Chocolate cake"

HoneyDragon Thu 15-Nov-12 13:28:14

Ds was adamant that dd should be called Serena. We have no idea where he got the name from.

As a just 3 year old I did name my baby brother - Tom, after my best friend at nursery smile

StellaNova Thu 15-Nov-12 13:54:50

sqoosh that's right! A feral Welsh mountain child!

Mintberry Thu 15-Nov-12 14:11:38

Ahaha, I've had a good laugh at this thread.

Discussion has not come up, but 5yo SS has requested to be renamed Wolf.

Greensleeves Thu 15-Nov-12 14:15:15

ds1 declined to call ds2 anything initially. He used to scream "Put him in his basket!" at me. I once heard him playing with his train set chanting "Get babba out. Get babba out" to himself.

They adore each other now!

AndFanjoWasHisNameO Thu 15-Nov-12 14:17:20

DS wants to call the new baby either 'baby Rosie' or 'Miles Axlerod' from the film Cars hmm best thing is that we actually quite like Miles (although naybe without the Axlerod?)

OP - is DD a Peppa Pig fan? DS wanted to call this baby Robbie Rabbit or Richard Rabbit from Peppa Pig.

Now he wants to call it Darth Vader. I explained that perhaps it's not the most suitable name for a baby, but he insists that we can call it 'Baby Darth Vader'. He's taken to hugging my bump the last few days and saying 'I love you baby Darth Vader'. Bit worried now...

Kveta Thu 15-Nov-12 14:20:01

DS wanted to called DD Pingu or Baby. He was so put out by her actual name being Emilie that he pronounced it Enemy for several weeks.

'Bob' hmm

Although DP wishes to call the baby 'Dave' if its a boy, so talks have ceased on the subject until sense is seen all round. I maintain that 'it'd be funny' is not a good enough reason for giving a baby a name hmm
I'm working on the principle that he is joking of course but I am refusing to discuss for the moment grin

Micha54178 Thu 15-Nov-12 14:22:50

My little one was telling everyone that mummy was having a baby girl and it was going to be called Rosie. We tried to explain that mummy was having a baby boy, but she just said that the doctors had made a mistake. Even once he arrived, she still asked if we could call him Rosie!

scrumpkin Thu 15-Nov-12 14:25:33

God (It was around the time of the nativity hmm)

KnockedUpMell Thu 15-Nov-12 14:26:35

19m DS calls dd 'wah wah wah'. Quite appropriate for a baby really....

I think we will end up calling DS2 (due date TODAY) Jake. DS1 is mad about Baby Jake. He does lots of bump stroking & kissing is very interested in this new Jake!
Given that his options are likely to be Raa or Daisy Do we're quite happy with Jake!
DS was a girl until the moment he emerged so will have a back up girls name just in case though DS will probably still insist on Jake!

ProcrastinatingPanda Thu 15-Nov-12 14:27:55

Ds wants to call the baby Swampfire.

monkeynumberthree Thu 15-Nov-12 14:28:59

My Hello Kitty crazy DDs (2yo + 3yo) are insistant that DC3 will be Kitty for a girl, and Boy-Kitty for a boy hmm

I actually really like Kitty as a NN but not so keen on Katharine. However, we have no shortlist yet for DC3 who is due next week so may well end up as Kitty if we get really stuck!! grin

KaraStarbuckThrace Thu 15-Nov-12 14:29:34

DS wanted to call DD "Octonaut"


BonaDea Thu 15-Nov-12 14:29:55

I don't have any DC yet, but my friend's DD suggested Josie which I thought was quite a grown up suggestion

cashmere Thu 15-Nov-12 14:30:10

Harry, Hufty, Nooga and currently 'little star'!

ivykaty44 Thu 15-Nov-12 14:32:23

katy and yes I did smile

curiousgeorgie Thu 15-Nov-12 14:32:43

My DD has a new baby cousin called Malachy.

And telling her that there's a baby in my tummy she now calls my tummy 'Malkily' which is a little odd while still keeping a secret from SIL! grin

curiousgeorgie Thu 15-Nov-12 14:33:42

Monkeynumberthree... I Really like Kitty as a name in its own right wink

ffnorm Thu 15-Nov-12 14:40:52

DS never acknowledged I was pg,so no names suggested,luckily he is very taken by her since she arrived.
My friends DD, 3, declared she wanted a brother called sistergrin

Popumpkin Thu 15-Nov-12 14:49:52

DS2 named DD Poppy. We did like the name but kept running other suggestions by him - Mia, Chloe, Lily etc. and everytime he'd listen, think about it & then say "or Poppy" grin.

DS1 wanted to call DS2 'Rabbit' bacause it would infact be a rabbit and not a baby after all confused safe to say DS2 was a baby after all and was not named 'Rabbit'

spiderlight Thu 15-Nov-12 15:07:26

DS would probably go for Eddie Stobart John Deere. Although he has already stated on several occasions that he's going to call all his children after himself (and has done so with all his soft toys apart from Washingmachine and Washingmachine2).

amazingmumof6 Thu 15-Nov-12 15:13:29

for DC6 our 5 boys wanted the names Yoda Shark for a boy or Yoda Yogurt for a girl.

Annunziata Thu 15-Nov-12 15:14:01

Brum- he liked the programme!

amazingmumof6 Thu 15-Nov-12 15:18:48

when pregnant with DS4 older ones were big fansof ?Thomas the tank Engins, so they wanted anything from Gordon and Douglas (coincidentally DH's 2 grandfathers!) to Skarloey and Diesel 10!

AS you can see from my previous post 6 years on they progressed to Starwars

GrandPoohBah Thu 15-Nov-12 16:12:37

DSS likes Princess Peach as well, doiget.

That or Fidget. We did try and explain that it wasn't really a person name, but I don't know that it has sunk in.

Oh gosh I've just remembers DD2 was called "Hello Kitty" for about a week at DD1's insistence (and because we had dithered over a name)

Ds wanted to call the baby Robin because "i already have a hamster called batman" grin we said no although I did like his logic

QuickLookBusy Thu 15-Nov-12 16:52:42

Dd was 3 when dd2 was born. Whilst I was pregnant she wanted to call her Lauren. No idea why.

When she first saw her, she decided she should be called Sunshine, because she was "like a little ray of sunshine"
It still melts my heart now, when I think of it.

fairimum Thu 15-Nov-12 16:55:57

DD (4) - wanted to call recently born DD2 - Leafy...

GinAndaDashOfLime Thu 15-Nov-12 16:59:27

Dolly .. hmm

MrTumbleForPM Thu 15-Nov-12 17:07:40

DD who's 3, has a best friend who has a baby sister called Olivia, so she wants a baby sister called Bolivia.
Her first thought was Meg, which i would have gone with, but DD insisted we also had to get a cat called Mog.
But now she's most insistant that it must be Bolivia confused we've stopped mentioning it now as she has a strop when we sugest something else!

RedGreenRouge Thu 15-Nov-12 17:13:17

Dd1 wanted to call dd2 Fimble, so we decided not to go with her.

StellaNova Thu 15-Nov-12 17:14:58

terrywoganstrousers was it you who had a thread a while back about how your DH wanted to call the baby Dave because of some promise he'd made at school or something?

kate2boysandabump Thu 15-Nov-12 17:18:52

Ds1, when he was 2, wanted to call ds2 Percy, after the engine. We didn't.

I'm due in 4 weeks, this time;
Ds1 (9) Gladiator
Ds2 (7) Katsuma

We aren't going with these either.

openerofjars Thu 15-Nov-12 17:19:54

Round Xmas last year we asked then3yo DS what we should call Bumpy when s/he arrived. He thought for a minute and said, "Little Lord Jesus". And if it's a girl? "Er, um, Baby Auntie Cath".

We eventually let him have a bash at helping choose one of her middle names.

SkiBumMum Thu 15-Nov-12 17:20:14


Stella- not me, thankfully!

DS2 would have been called Treehouse if it was up to our then 5 y/o DS...

Rolf Thu 15-Nov-12 18:03:35

Barry the Baby
Chicky Chicky Blarna (Banana)

DS wants to call DC3 Edward if it's a boy, and Gordon if it's a girl. Though he has very kindly said we could also use Tallulah if we don't think Gordon is girly enough.

DD is too young to have any opinion. She just likes to bash my bump and shout 'hello baby'.

EyeoftheStorm Thu 15-Nov-12 20:16:41


Cezella Thu 15-Nov-12 20:28:16

Crystal or... Toast!

crabb Fri 16-Nov-12 08:08:07

DGS is almost 3. His Mum is pregnant but he has NO interest in naming the baby. Instead he insists he has a baby in his tummy whose name is Coco.

Nivet Fri 16-Nov-12 18:55:40

DS wanted to call DD Spider Biscuit. TBF I thought it had a bit of a punk feel to it & when she arrived it would of quite suited her.

We went with something more traditional though grin

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