amusing toddler generated names for things

(95 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.

Nevercan Thu 28-Nov-13 20:42:49

My dd2 loves her bounciline aka trampoline grin

tantrumtime Thu 28-Nov-13 20:44:31

Today DD painted with her figuns (fingers) grin

partyondude Thu 28-Nov-13 20:48:42

Ds likes flyders aka daddy longlegs

TenThousandSpoons Thu 28-Nov-13 20:50:28

Flyders is a brilliant name for daddy long legs!

Dd (3) rubs noses with me and says ed ti go for Eskimo grin

BaldricksTurnip Thu 28-Nov-13 20:52:36

Ds2 used to put his shoes and shocks on. And Ds3 (2yo) asked me for a gonut (doughnut) the other day.

nosleeptilever Thu 28-Nov-13 20:55:31

ds 3's wee pal named jumping on the bed eeko-eeko so now they eeko-eeko together. We also have a game where we bump tummies that ds calls Issa and we have to say it every time we bump.
love fwottie!

bubblesausage Thu 28-Nov-13 20:56:10

DD 2.5 likes to chase the fluffers that come out of our sofa cushions (feathers!)

magicstars Thu 28-Nov-13 21:00:51

Noisy noisy = vacuum cleaner smile

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 28-Nov-13 21:08:04

DS1 (2) likes to watch 'scarf' which to you and me is bbc iplayer confused

He's otherwise very articulate and I've checked repeatedly but it's definitely 'scarf' according to him.

therunnawaybride Thu 28-Nov-13 21:08:17

Dodo - dummy,
Ooooooovveeee - Hoover,
Mashymo's - marshmallows smile

ViviDeBeauvoir Thu 28-Nov-13 21:09:07

He also has a 'fuckle' on his thumb (freckle) grin

TheGonnagle Thu 28-Nov-13 21:10:27

Having a cough is known as choky bubbles in our house.

lovesteaandcake Thu 28-Nov-13 21:11:11

DD1 at 18 months named her dressing gown "down gown", and it's stuck with all of us now ever since

Thiscoukdbeme Thu 28-Nov-13 21:12:12

Our knives and forks are cuttery.

My then 2 yr old called the tin opener 'a spanner for beans' once when trying to explain what we should have for tea and how to prepare it.

Its still known as the beanspanner at home grin

Hopelass Thu 28-Nov-13 21:16:09

My now 18 year old half brother called elephants 'billubilubs' when he was a toddler. I renamed feet 'kebbies' (still call them this; I'm 32 blush)

Hopelass Thu 28-Nov-13 21:17:58

Should add said half brother is in a rock band, has waist length black hair and loathes being reminded of 'billubilubs' hehehe!!

stollibolli Thu 28-Nov-13 21:27:59

Ds has a picture of a giraffe in his room to help him identify it we always said it's a giraffe with a long neck.

yes, he now calls them neck. We love it.

Gigondas Thu 28-Nov-13 21:30:10

The name wee tail has caught on after dd1 asked why she didn't have one and daddy did.

benjalamummy Thu 28-Nov-13 21:31:27

moonk = milk

diggint = what froggy says when he wants to eat flies, apparently

a boioioioioioinggggg = a spring

elQuintoConyo Thu 28-Nov-13 21:34:37

DS aged 2:
Yoyi = lorry
Chupi = dummy
Poppy = strawberry and yoghurt , notwithstanding its flavour!

Not much more though! Can't wait for more.
When I was young I called a dressing gown a dressing garden, and armbows were elbows - I'm 30-something and still use them, as do my family when we're all together smile

phantomhairpuller Thu 28-Nov-13 21:42:34

We watch the teddybishun(?) in our house smile
My dad, who we've always referred to as Grampy, became 'mynor' as soon as ds1 could speak. He is now known by that name- to the entire family!

I used to call gooseberries 'duftiups', digestive biscuits were 'tum-honeys' and my brother used to call his woollen hat a 'waddie'

I'm completely outed now if any of my family are mners! grin

CooCooCachoo Thu 28-Nov-13 21:44:21

Grandad is yakyak ??

YankNCock Thu 28-Nov-13 21:55:45

I've just started minding a little girl who has recently moved from China. She calls our dog 'Go-Go' which is either Mandarin or Shanghai-ese for 'doggy'. In two days I've started finding myself referring to the dog as Go-Go!

DS1 used to take his socks/mittens off and 'put them to dry on the caterator' (radiator).

Also 'Pots-its' for pasta. I've been known to ring up DH at work and tell him 'we're having pots-its for dinner', long after DS1 started saying it correctly.

Bluecarrot Thu 28-Nov-13 22:10:34

Binoculaters = binoculars
Eyebulbs = eyeballs

Not sure if it was dd or my friends DS who came up with those but they spent so much time together (and talked that much rubbish!) it's all blurred into one ;)

I used to say 'woolly whoosh' for washing machine

lgwilk Thu 28-Nov-13 22:28:25

Little one currently calls his bath sponge a munge.

DevonCiderPunk Thu 28-Nov-13 22:29:20

DS calls Angry Birds "The Jumpy Show"

mrsmooms Thu 28-Nov-13 22:39:02

DS age 2 calls the doorbell the 'ding ding button', which is nicely literal.

He always says 'meemock' for 'music', which I find myself using too.

Bananas were 'mee-ohs' for ages. No idea where that's from. Oh, and sausage rolls are always 'roll-rolls' in our house now ..

We had eye bulbs too!

Also marvels instead of marbles smile And my favourite, 'pleasure centre', which is where you go swimming/to the gym/for dance classes etc grin

charitymum Fri 29-Nov-13 00:15:54

"For frog's sake" and "buddy owl" - unfortunately he can say "bugger perfectly!"

seasaltbaby Sat 30-Nov-13 12:59:11

Glubs= gloves


TreaterAnita Sat 30-Nov-13 13:14:17

My son's favourite dinosaur is a 'dinotots' (triceratops) which is what he called them when he was younger - he's 3 now and can say pterodactyl so I'm sure he could manage triceratops but it seems to have stuck.

surgicalwidow Sat 30-Nov-13 13:47:12

grin at 'pleasure centre'!

SomePeopleAreIdiots Sat 30-Nov-13 16:20:43

Tooty horn for recorder.

Thebonniebonniebanks Sat 30-Nov-13 17:00:30

DS would shout cockporn in the supermarket, obviously he was asking for popcorn.

fishybits Sat 30-Nov-13 17:02:47

Zooma for satsuma.

PeasPleaseThankyou Sat 30-Nov-13 18:44:08

DS 21m says "zuzz" which means a fly and "guck" for stuck...!!

igirisu Sat 30-Nov-13 19:28:01

My son isnt talking yet but i used to call a chimney "chimbulley"
bed was "nonnies"
holding hands was "giss donney" i think that stemmed from "give me your hand" but my parents are brummies so the accent is probably to blame! grin

igirisu Sat 30-Nov-13 19:29:19

some of these are really tickling me!!!!

ShriekingGnawer Sat 30-Nov-13 19:36:06

DS2 used to say 'dap' for blankets. I really have no idea why!

ShriekingGnawer Sat 30-Nov-13 19:39:37

Ooh, and 'chowsers' instead of trousers and 'jarzees' for pyjamas. He was so sweet. He's actually asleep on the sofa next to me and very sweet. But he's nearly 4 now. I miss having a tiny one.

Jaffakake Sat 30-Nov-13 19:44:57

Moat = anything that flows I.e. water, milk, river etc. He's finally started saying milk, water, juice at 2.3!

Boosh = Hoover

Daddad= grandpa (makes sense really)

cordyroy Sat 30-Nov-13 22:44:46

These are lovely! my DS age 3 calls car transporters spamborters and his recent description of a cow hunt in the woods went horribly wrong (that one won't be a new family term!)

Judybluey Sat 30-Nov-13 22:54:42

My lo likes her 'gloobs' on when her hands get cold...and she loves playing on the 'computica' grin love things like this I keep saying to my mum we should write them down.

fizzly Sat 30-Nov-13 23:51:58

We have used the fat controller to change the TV channel since our eldest was 18 months. I can't imagine we will ever call it anything else!

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Sun 01-Dec-13 00:57:48

man-ited = Man(chester) United

hairdude = hairdo

bunglebee = bumblebee

merember = remember

Down Evi = Downton Abbey

I have loads more

ItLooksLikeRainDearpOOD Sun 01-Dec-13 01:11:16

We love cucuncumber in our house.

ItLooksLikeRainDearpOOD Sun 01-Dec-13 01:13:09

And DS (3) calls satsumas golden coconuts confused

Turnipsandpumpkins Sun 01-Dec-13 01:33:54

bless yous for sneezes. Don't ever want DS2 to grow out of it.

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Sun 01-Dec-13 08:16:24

soyo = sorry

Ofa = Oliver

huggle = hug+cuddle

DS5 doesn't say soyo anymore. I miss it. I love soyosad

Ds calls chickens Loodleoohs smile I love it!

Oh yes, and a dinosaur is a ra-ra.

lastnightopenedmyeyes Sun 01-Dec-13 08:32:00

Another one who gets asked for cockporn grin (popcorn)

TheBuskersDog Sun 01-Dec-13 09:10:59

Waffles are still window cakes in our house and my son is now 16.

HearMyRoar Sun 01-Dec-13 20:05:53

Yesterday dd (20 months) called waffles 'mega biscuits'.

Love golden coconuts and cockporn just made me spray hot chocolate over the sofa. grin

DS aged nearly 3 calls wetabix 'eatabix'! When DD was in reception she used to call PE EP! I think our family will always call it that now!

AuditAngel Sun 01-Dec-13 20:13:15

Quinto, chupi for dummy comes from Chupete. My MIL uses it.

rhetorician Sun 01-Dec-13 20:15:29

DD 2 (almost 2) says 'crunchy goats' for the cereal formerly known as crunchy oats

MewlingQuim Sun 01-Dec-13 20:28:14

Loving 'beanspanner' grin

DD has:

Fly fly - butterfly
Bubble - bottle
Banklet - blanket
Mamoon - moon/balloon

I still haven't worked out what a 'fwee' is and she keeps asking for one.

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Sun 01-Dec-13 22:30:56

pie die = spider

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Sun 01-Dec-13 22:31:42

ample simple = oatso simple

Pommes Sun 01-Dec-13 22:37:50

Dog-dogs = the puppy
Malk = milk
"Low!" = hello

DS, only 20 months.

Flisspaps Sun 01-Dec-13 22:42:49

We have armbows, Niblets (the minions from Despicable Me) and Compellers (tin opener)

Patilla Sun 01-Dec-13 23:00:02

My username is what DS used to call caterpillars.

I love it so much, reminds me of such an innocent age.

Others included

Crocyile (crocodile)
Tic tics (stickers)
Shishoos (tissues)

plentyofsoap Mon 02-Dec-13 00:33:38

Minger Turtles. Fantastic!

WildebeestH Mon 02-Dec-13 22:13:26

DS (3) is very excited about Farmer Christmas visiting later this month!

Fuzzymum1 Mon 02-Dec-13 22:21:07

DS1 called his blanket Bagoobagee!
DS3 calls the calculator a countalater and an ambulance is a 'neenaw bus'

getoffthecoffeetable Tue 03-Dec-13 01:39:25

a squirrel is called a squiffel

Weegiemum Tue 03-Dec-13 02:12:03

My dd1 used to often ask for "hanunu ogrit" - another yoghurt.

I still remember the walk we were on when she said "another" properly.

We still eat ogrits. And bikkits (ds). To dd1, fire engines said "naw nee". To ds, they said "naw".

They don't like me telling people as they're now 13.10 and 11.10.

10yo dd was totally articulate - no funnies at all.

ThomasLynn Tue 03-Dec-13 02:29:57

We have
Meeyulk for Milk
Tinna for Tuna
Kissmitee for Christmas Tree
All cats are Patzizz (Patches)
Suck for dummy
BETFUS!!!! for sausages

DropYourSword Tue 03-Dec-13 05:15:40

My sister used to say squiddle instead of squirrel!

fishybits Tue 03-Dec-13 10:44:02

The Waitrose delivery man is known Postman Pat. Not sure why and none of the other delivery men are.

starlight36 Tue 03-Dec-13 13:12:29

Katie Morag is always Katie Moran.
Singing the theme tune to RastaMouse we all have to 'giddy up' for the Easy Crew and Puff the Magic Dragon lives 'Hide and Seek'

ZombieMonkeyButler Tue 03-Dec-13 13:21:53

DD (2) points to the light switch & says "yellow sparkles" when she wants the light on grin.

ThreeBecameFour Tue 03-Dec-13 13:27:47

This will no doubt out me but my dd calls breast pads boobie pancakes....

MiaSparrow Tue 03-Dec-13 16:21:32

Another one for meyulk (milk) here.


Looloo (toilet)
Ooflute (elephant - now grown out of, sadly. No, Mummy, it's an elephant.)
A piggy front - when I'm carrying DD frontwards, obvs.
Upside up - as opposed to upside down
M'seum (museum)
"it's only retend"
Wiggly worms for noodles, which she always asks for loudly at the Thai blush

Loads more I can't think of, but current favourite: Naner flop (banana skin) grin

MiaSparrow Tue 03-Dec-13 16:22:26

Oh and "on that Donald had a farm..."

DS (3.8) has informed us that the little slips of paper you get inside a Kinder egg is called a 'Flanger'


sparkleshine Wed 04-Dec-13 14:03:52

Another 'Farmer Christmas' for my nearly 4 year old
The remote control is just the 'mote'
Fireman Sam is 'fire sam' probably cause it's a fire engine or fire station.

My brother still says renember instead of remember. I used to call an umberella an olyolyar or something like that. Not sure how it would be spelt.

LittleMilla Wed 04-Dec-13 14:09:44

We have fatsumas which has stuck for satsumas.

And matchsticks is gymnastics

Will try an remember some more...

WeeJo08 Wed 04-Dec-13 16:13:28

When I was little (about 3) my Dad was in the bath with me & I pointed to & asked, "Daddy, is that your Cooking Doodle?"

My little girl is still too tiny for talking (just turned 1 this week) but I'm looking forward to the funny names for things so much! My parents still use the words I used when I was little:

Cardideen - cardigan
Raderee - radiator
Ak - anorak
Furnished - finished

PuppyMonkey Wed 04-Dec-13 16:16:41

DD1 used to call apricots "cot cots."

DD2 couldn't say DD1's name very well - it's Maddie - so for some reason from an early age called her "Babboo." We have no idea why, but we liked it.

newmum001 Wed 04-Dec-13 16:57:57

When dd was 1 she called water "dordy" also calls her nose a "snitch" we all use that one now including my mum and sister. None of us ever have an itch nose we all have itchy snitches. I wish I'd written them down there were so many funny ones.

Dinner gloves = oven mits
Flingo = flamingo
ostahorse = Obsticle course

Sometimesiwonder Wed 04-Dec-13 17:02:17

DD decided her name was Jidgy.

She used to go up to other little kids and announce 'I Jidgy'. We still call her Jidge sometimes (she's nearly 11)

highlandbird Wed 04-Dec-13 18:55:05

Love these grin

In our house we have poo-cackies for fact DS1 can say pancakes now but the word has stuck with us.
Also for land rover we have a few extra v's added in making it a land rovovover!
Oh and a wee rabbit night light is named Siggle idea why but it is very cute wink
Am trying to remember to write them all down before we forget them forever sad

highlandbird Wed 04-Dec-13 18:58:01

Keep remembering more!

When I'm feeding DS2 boobies have become beeboos, that one has stuck forever now I think!!

Kiwiinkits Thu 05-Dec-13 21:50:05

My Dd has called trampolines "trampadalines" since she was 2. So cute.

Kiwiinkits Thu 05-Dec-13 21:50:44

(she also calls Maori people he-ha's. NO idea where she got that. It's so racist funny!

Bigfingers Thu 05-Dec-13 22:01:26

can i have a buffbana ? (banana)
mummy, please can we listen to music on the radiator? (radio)
orvalus. ( all of us)
bouncaline (trampoline)
bapple (dc3's current word for any fruit)

grin love my little DCs grin

We have:

'Chumps' for chalks
'Giggles' for crayons
'Nannys' for raisins
'Beebees' for tv
'Songs' for guitar.

I think giggles and nannys may stick smile.

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