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WIBU to call DD2 'Number 2'

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Discopanda Tue 30-Dec-14 21:23:11

DD2 is due in April- we can't agree on any names, we used up all the good names on DD1, 'Number 2' is starting to sound catchy and atm she kicks when I call 'Number 2'. I know registrars are allowed to refuse you calling your babies by certain names but if I explain my reasons surely they'll allow it?!

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 30-Dec-14 21:25:42

Errr... biscuit

DixieNormas Tue 30-Dec-14 21:26:28

How about thing 1&2 like cat in the hat

LuckyLopez Tue 30-Dec-14 21:27:08

Weirdly or not I found my DS 2 easier to name than ds1. It just came to me. Good luck!

madsadbad Tue 30-Dec-14 21:27:54

You should call her "?" then when she's a teenager and everyone writes "I love ?" on their hands/books etc she can be oh so popular!

Hamsolo Tue 30-Dec-14 21:28:38

Or Bea?

Hassled Tue 30-Dec-14 21:29:55

You can't have used all the good names on DD1 - how many middle names does she have exactly?

Have a look through the royal family tree, paying particular attention to the younger sisters and little-known cousins. There will be something in there.

Crikeyblimey Tue 30-Dec-14 21:29:56

I am the youngest of five and believe me, every single time my mother introduced me as her 'number 5' I hated it with a passion.

I know she mostly meant it as a kind of 'how cool is it that I have five kids' but I HATED it.

My response was always 'and she also gave me a name, I'm Crikey pleased to meet you'

DirtyBlonde Tue 30-Dec-14 21:30:29

Call your bubz whatever you want, hun.

Ignore the narrow-minded bitter stuck up hags who like boring names only.

xxx

ItsaboatJack Tue 30-Dec-14 21:32:03

Really? Surely you're joking? Of course YABU.

My dh often refers to our two as daughter no 1, and daughter no 2. But as pet names, you can't seriously want that to go on their birth certificate and go through life being called Number 2? At the very least you'll soon start to grow bored of explaining to people why they're called that.

toomuchtooold Tue 30-Dec-14 21:37:06

When I had my twins they were labelled "1 of 2" and "2 of 2" at the hospital. I almost expected the placenta would come out with a label attached which said "this completes your delivery".

However. Finding actual names: just look up the ONS 100 top names for girls, pick something in position 11-50. Common enough everyone can spell it, rare enough they probably won't share a class with 3 other kids with the same name. No bother.

Discopanda Tue 30-Dec-14 21:37:10

I just thought if it was said with flair it might sound exotic...

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 30-Dec-14 21:38:46

There are so many other names. Balonz springs to mind...

dangerrabbit Tue 30-Dec-14 21:39:28

m.youtube.com/watch?v=nmJKY59NX8o

woowoo22 Tue 30-Dec-14 21:39:37

Numeros Dos?

Memphisbelly Tue 30-Dec-14 21:39:40

I am due in 4 weeks and having ds 2, also cannot pick a name as much as we like ds1's. People suggest names like we haven't thought of all of them or look at us like we are hiding our choice from them, genuinely we have none....at this point 'number 2' is an option so I say go for it wink

woowoo22 Tue 30-Dec-14 21:40:07

Call her Godiva and nickname her Diva a la Mapp and Lucia

EvilTwins Tue 30-Dec-14 21:41:02

I have twins. I often call one or the other "the other one" It works for us.

Littlef00t Tue 30-Dec-14 21:41:17

Número dos sounds rather elegant?

myotherusernameisbetter Tue 30-Dec-14 21:43:50

No, you can't - No2 is slang for a poo/shit etc etc.

I prefer "Baby Girl, The sequel".

Purplepoodle Tue 30-Dec-14 21:46:15

We call ours 1,2 and 3 but only when me and dh are talking about them (usually when one hold has done something)

CatCushion Tue 30-Dec-14 21:48:18

How about #2 or mach 2? (Until the elder DC is nearly old enough to catch on.)

Fabulous46 Tue 30-Dec-14 21:50:54

*Call your bubz whatever you want, hun.

Ignore the narrow-minded bitter stuck up hags who like boring names only.

xxx*

The tickers will be here soon grin

woowoo22 Tue 30-Dec-14 21:51:49

Thanks Littlefoot, I thought so wink

SquinkiesRule Tue 30-Dec-14 21:53:10

We searched on www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/namesbystate.cgi for names, it ranks them by how many babies were named that by state and year. It's interesting looking up the kids to see how many others used the same name in the same year.

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