amusing toddler generated names for things

(138 Posts)
Twattergy Thu 28-Nov-13 20:33:21

When ds was about 20m he started referring to his blankie as 'fwottie'. I checked many times with him, 'do you mean froggy?'but no, it is definitely fwottie. The blankie has a little elephant on it and he can say elephant so I can only conclude he's just created his own name for it. It makes me chuckle and I'd love to hear your other random toddler names for stuff.

BigKicker Sun 08-Mar-15 12:15:17

Aww love this post! Words from my DD (15 months)

Baboons = balloons, balls, anything round
Guppy = yogurt
Baggy = her comforter
Diddy = her dummy
and oddly when you say bum her only reply is Mama. Hmm!

MiaSparrow Fri 06-Mar-15 13:10:24


(Nostrils, obvs)

AdmirableGirl Thu 05-Mar-15 22:23:42

Headphones are 'music sunglasses'.
The microwave is 'the ten nine.'
Katie Morag is 'Katie More Like'.
Being carried is 'big cuddles'.
Milk is 'nulk'.
Ds is 3.

nevergooglebrandybutter Thu 05-Mar-15 00:02:48

Chip sit down = McDonalds

excitedmamma Wed 04-Mar-15 23:24:09

Leg sleeves for trouser leg grin

Didactylos Wed 04-Mar-15 23:02:57

pirate castles are churches with steeples - like a mast?

JuniperTisane Wed 04-Mar-15 22:58:09

Ds2 calls apples 'bapples'. Its very cute hearing him ask for bapple juice or bapple slice so now we all say it and I haven't the heart to correct him.

Kiwiinkits Wed 04-Mar-15 22:53:27

DD (2.5) calls my bras "booby gloves". Love it!

Leviticus Tue 03-Mar-15 20:50:00

DS1 likes 'Norman sandwiches' - 'not toasted just Norman please'.

jaybirdsinginginthedeadofnight Tue 03-Mar-15 20:45:41

DD (2.10) doesn't do words beginning with 'm' well so I am 'noggy' (mummy) and her soft toy monkey is 'nee-chee', she also pronounces 'f' as a shhhrr sound her foot is her 'shhhroot' for example but my favourite is 'fuffer-shhry' for butterfly grin

Goldenbear Tue 03-Mar-15 13:01:27

My 3 year old says 'munch pack' for 'packed lunch'.

StampyShortnose Mon 02-Mar-15 22:35:14

Ds was watching a film on dvd and asked "Mummy, can I have some cockporn* please? ".


Fishandjam Mon 02-Mar-15 22:32:36

DD calls a caterpillar a "pickerpackler". Nappies are "mackies" (which I've now picked up, inadvertently!)

NestlingDolls Mon 02-Mar-15 22:27:10

Ahh, these are lovely smile

PandasRock Sun 01-Mar-15 16:36:34

<outs self>

We have 'up sleeve' and 'down sleeve' tshirts instead of long/short sleeves.

The dc all wear jamamas instead of pyjamas.

They also all wear 'coat-ons' and 'hat-ons' and of course, glubs.

They used to have dressing grounds, but I think that fell out of use.

They all enjoy rollerscoaters, but don't like it when the drops/hills are too steef.

Best of all (mostly because i cannot work out where it came from) ds has invented a new class of bird - the 'rink'. Originally a shortening of flamingo, he now knows (and can say perfectly) the proper name, but in a wildlife book will identify (as well as using names, so eg would say 'that's a flamingo, it's a rink' much like he might say 'that's a rose, it's a flower') flamingoes, ostriches and swans as 'rinks'. He is as yet undecided about geese, but ducks are definitely not 'rinks'.

In our house unicorns are Unicles and dressing gowns are rain coats grin

My sister used to call bits of sock fluff between her toes, "bunglies". And she used to go "bungly hunting" grin

MrsN1984 Sun 01-Mar-15 16:07:13

I used to call a calculator an 'ooh-are-chew' lol

UsernameAlreadyInUse Sat 28-Feb-15 20:38:06

DS1 recently came out with diggamiggafyer for dehumidifier. That's now the official term in our house.

slightlyconfused85 Sat 28-Feb-15 20:36:43

She also calls a hat a haton and a bib a bibon. She will not be corrected

slightlyconfused85 Sat 28-Feb-15 20:35:50

Dd called grapes gaboos when she was a little toddler. Now she is perfectly able to say grapes but the whole family says gaboos anyway...

Guin1 Sat 28-Feb-15 08:48:53

DS also used to pronounce "st" as "d", so would run across the park shouting that he had a "big, long dick". Or a "little, bendy dick". Etc.

When he first started understanding numbers, he could count "one, two" then anything else was "more two".

My favourites, which we still use, are tappytippa (caterpillar) and benty bunty (belly button).

dreamcometrue Sat 28-Feb-15 08:23:37

If things are crinkly or bumpy (like a ribbon on a cushion. He calls it brinkly. We use this word too!
He also shouts "look at that dick! " (stick)

Lagoonablue Sat 28-Feb-15 07:47:30

Om cooper. This is a computer according to my not so toddler 4 year old.

Also croco cowell. Crocodile apparently.

Tbf he is young for his age and has a bit of a language delay.

LifeOfBriony Sat 28-Feb-15 07:45:53

Windscreepers = windscreen wipers; think of the noise they make...

And the corkscrew is known as the Tinky Winky!

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