Lady parts?

(65 Posts)
germainebeer Sun 20-May-12 13:28:44

I am wondering what term to use with my daughter, when referring to her lady parts. When I was growing up with 2 older brothers, my Mum and Nan called their tackle 'tiddlers' so it followed that girls had 'tiddies'. As I have no older sons, asking my daughter to wipe her tiddy after a wee seems a bit random and meaningless. What terms do the rest of you use?

germainebeer Mon 21-May-12 00:56:52

Oh 'yoni' is lovely - I just looked it up. The loose translation from Sanskrit is 'sacred space' and it is worshipped as the site of female creative power. I think I'll go with that. Thanks 5madthings (and all of you)!

5madthings Mon 21-May-12 08:43:17

yes it has a lovely meaning smile and it was another mnetter who told it to me, i wish i could remember who blush

BikeRunSki Mon 21-May-12 08:49:44

Boys have willies, so girls have wilmas here.

clabsyqueen Mon 21-May-12 15:41:04

Loving this thread. Yoni is rather nice though I quite like the light heartedness of wilma and willy. Wilma made me laugh out loud - can i hear my daughter at school ''miss i really hurt my wilma'. Jury's still out...

Nevercan Sat 09-Jun-12 21:11:36

Willy and wee wee here grin

Imsosorryalan Tue 10-Jul-12 13:13:37

Minefield isn't it! We have very matter of factly gone with wee wee bum and poo bum!

mimimomma Wed 18-Jul-12 20:48:25

For some reason in our house it's woo woo.

Wiggypigs Thu 19-Jul-12 22:18:28

I called it a peach when I was little smile

I like foofoo

sleeplessinderbyshire Thu 19-Jul-12 22:22:34

my DD came up with "wee wee bottom" and "poo poo bottom" by herself. self explanatory, not too clinical but entirely unconfusing IMHO

EyeoftheStorm Thu 19-Jul-12 22:26:44

I imagined my DD discussing something with a doctor and what would be the clearest and least ambiguous. I felt front bottom was the clearest and then more specific words like vulva and vagina would come into it as she got older.

Front bottom at least separates out poo problems from urine infections/thrush etc.

Have no idea why I'm thinking about it in medical terms at all.

OhYoshimi Fri 03-Aug-12 08:45:19

I have a 5 yr old son and recently had a daughter so have been pondering this. My son thinks it's a foofoo because that's what his 2 closest female friends call it. It's very irritating that there's no standard lighthearted name, I'm unsure about foofoo, can't quite bring myself to use it. At the moment it's 'bits' but why should it be? It's like admitting embarrassment over it IMHO. I do like wilma, might try that.

We use vulva/vagina, although sometimes DD calls it her girlbits.

As others have said it's frustrating that there's no equivalent to 'willy'!

bubalou Thu 09-Aug-12 16:39:06

I have a DS aged 4 but have been looking at a word for him as he knows I don't have a willy but doesn't know what I do have & I never know what to say.

Someone I know tells her little girl it's a hoohaa!!!

blush x

workshy Thu 09-Aug-12 16:50:39

my 2 have always called them bits

they know the proper names but they have always felt more comfortable with bits (DD1 used t have lots of UTIs so she had to talk about her bits with lots of medical types)

lots of people in my adopted local area calls it a 'tuppance' wtf???

bacon Mon 27-Aug-12 23:33:14

my boys call my parts a foo-foo - nice word.

honeytea Tue 18-Sep-12 10:04:25

We said willy and fanny in our house when we were growing up, I didn't realise fanny was not appropriate for a child.

My DP has a neice called fanny and a cousin called willie so we might have to reconsider when the time comes for DS to learn those words.

olympicaddict Thu 04-Oct-12 14:50:56

I've grown up using the word fanny but that can be confusing if you visit the U.S. as the Americans refer to that as a lady's bottom.

LisaMWill Thu 04-Oct-12 14:55:54

Daisy for a girl's bits winky for a boys.

Badgerina Sat 06-Oct-12 05:36:34

What's wrong with fanny? confused

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 06-Oct-12 05:39:56

Front bottom. I know it's not breaking the area down into constituent parts and she will learn all the correct terms but for now front bottom smile

LadyCurd Sat 06-Oct-12 08:51:00

Vulva. It's a part of the body - nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.
I personally find front bottom a bit offensive, equating the best female organ to where you shit from. All the silly cutesy names are just twee and irritating. I'm not hugely averse to yoni though. Or Vagina although technically incorrect can be more comfortable to hear as so many wince at the word vulvas which admittedly I used too.

Also important to give kids correct vocabulary to give them the language they need to talk if anyone tries to abuse them. Abusers rely on kids not knowing the words- referring to their penis as a lollipop for example. No-one would question a kid talking about sucking on a lollipop sad

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 06-Oct-12 08:55:29

I use 'foof'. Fluffy enough for you? grin

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Sat 06-Oct-12 09:05:08

"Bits" is revolting. Not sure why, but I absolutely hate it.

puds11 Sat 06-Oct-12 09:08:39

Foofty here, sometimes fanny. As far as i know, fanny is just the geordie word for fanjo.

doinmummy Wed 10-Oct-12 15:51:07

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