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...to not give my unborn child a cute nickname...

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Ariel21 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:29:58

Seriously. I've been calling it "The Foetus".

Anyone else?

AntsMarching Fri 05-Apr-13 08:31:28

I called mine "It" or "The Baby" grin

Posterofapombear Fri 05-Apr-13 08:32:12

Nah sorry, DD was 'Cub' .

I intend any future DC's to be Cubling and Cublet grin

<Offers OP the sick bucket>

Ariel21 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:32:52

Yes, occasionally I call it 'The baby" or "parasite" grin

weebarra Fri 05-Apr-13 08:34:31

This one is PS2. DS1 was practice baby (pb), DS2 was practice sibling (ps), hence ps2.

weebarra Fri 05-Apr-13 08:35:23

Or yes, if I'm feeling particularly ropey, the parasite.

NorthernLurker Fri 05-Apr-13 08:36:57

I agree. It's dire when it gets too cutesy. We just talked about the baby or the bump.

TheCatIsUpTheDuff Fri 05-Apr-13 08:40:57

This one is also "baby" or "parasite." No, that's not morning sickness. I'm chundering at your nauseating tweeness.

lisac99 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:41:34

My sister has been calling it the 'snot prawn' as she said that was most correct in regards to what it looked like. She said she was determined to not go too 'cutesy' and did not ask for the scan to reveal the sex as she hated the idea of everyone buying pink / blue things, so now the snot prawn will have yellow / green things instead.

It's very obvious the way she touches and talks about aforesaid prawn that she's really looking forward to meeting her baby and I have no doubt she'll love it, but it's been really funny to see certain people's reactions when she refers to it as that.

Has anyone else had any negative reactions to calling it something like 'the parasite'?

catgirl1976 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:43:25

Mine was called 'Boris' as in Boris the bump

Boris is now DS's middle name blush

MrsWolowitz Fri 05-Apr-13 08:46:20

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louisianablue2000 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:51:14

All three were just 'the baby' although DD1 (who was four at the time) didn't think much of calling her unborn sibling 'it'.

Love 'the foetus' because I know exactly what kind of reaction that will get from the cutsey name consortium and 'snot prawn' made me laugh. Hate all cutsey names with a vengence.

WankbadgersBreakfast Fri 05-Apr-13 08:53:55

Badgerette was known as Jelly.
Because she made my belly wobble like it.
She was also known as Parasite, which made my mum perform her most glorious catsbum.

sashh Fri 05-Apr-13 08:56:05

A friend's was 'little shit' or 'alien' depending on her mood.

HorraceTheOtter Fri 05-Apr-13 09:00:21

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eosmum Fri 05-Apr-13 09:04:44

DS was Agustus, as in Agustus Gloop from Charlie and the chocolate factory, as he was always measuring big for dates. DDs were sparticus and sparticus eile, can't remember why.

HollyBerryBush Fri 05-Apr-13 09:25:57

"Alien" like the film grin

Ariel21 Fri 05-Apr-13 09:29:07

I love Rasputin. Might put that on the actual list.

LadySnapcase Fri 05-Apr-13 10:09:38

Ours is called Stumpy, as at the 8 week scan we had you could just see little stumps where its arms and legs were.

GinAndSlimlinePlease Fri 05-Apr-13 10:12:17

We called ours a little name. And when I had a miscarriage it made it much easier to have lost a much wanted baby with a name rather than just a foetus. It made our baby more real and loved.

But that's what worked for us.

sparklekitty Fri 05-Apr-13 10:14:14

My bump was called Katniss blatantly outs self after my friends teenage daughter came to help out at work. I found out I was having a girl, if I'd had a boy bump would have been Edward yes as in Twilight

I didn't call her anything really but Katniss kinda stuck smile

My DH called her alien baby when he could see her moving

Quenelle Fri 05-Apr-13 10:20:09

DS was Junior. Pregnancy #2 was Sybil, because it was to be a sibling for DS. I miscarried, unfortunately, but I always think of him/her as Sybil now.

CMOTDibbler Fri 05-Apr-13 10:23:28

Ds was Xerxes grin

FryOneFatManic Fri 05-Apr-13 10:41:08

I don't like cutesy names either. It was always "the bump" or "baby" in both pgs.

Fenton Fri 05-Apr-13 10:46:34

Mine was Herbert.

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