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To call my child Bumpe

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mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 22:21:40

NC because this will out me.
MIL insists on referring to my unborn child as 'Bump', she doesn't like when I call it 'It'. Would I be unreasonable to call my child Bumpe-maii after birth (pronounced Boompay of course). I think it sounds classy and French and I imagine MIL will be really annoyed overjoyed that I took her suggestion ignored her suggestions

MaidOfStars Sun 27-Dec-15 22:25:18

Why is Bumpe-maii pronounced Boompay?

<misses point>

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 27-Dec-15 22:26:09

I call my baby "it". I don't know what I'm having, so it's either that or "the baby". I quite like Boompay, but I think you should spell it "Bümpè" just to be really different grin

AuntieStella Sun 27-Dec-15 22:28:52

Isn't it a nn, though?

I think you need the full form on the BC, in case she becomes a high court judge. I'd spell it Ta-ra-ra Bumpe-de-ay.

Do you have a double barrelled surname?

mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 22:29:51

Maid I couldn't be arsed to do the sexy French accent but it could be there. Boompay-Maii sounds sophisticated I think.

Yes Champagne I love random nonsensical accents grin

AwfulBeryl Sun 27-Dec-15 22:30:34

Boompay maii is lovely, but it is getting popular. Do you really want your dc to one of many in their class...?

BiscuitMillionaire Sun 27-Dec-15 22:32:25

Maybe it'll turn out to be twins and you can call the other one Grynde.

mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 22:33:17

Ta-ra-ra Bumpe-de-ay would go beautifully with my Irish surname, I have always wanted a tiny tinker child with a donkey.

MaidOfStars Sun 27-Dec-15 22:33:47

Ah sorry, the 'maii' part is a second separate name (albeit hyphenated).

With you now!

AwfulBeryl Sun 27-Dec-15 22:36:47

Good idea Biscuit, I don't see nothing wrong with a little Bumpe and Grynde.

Junosmum Sun 27-Dec-15 22:37:37

I call my in-utero baby 'it' and bump/ bumpety, tiny human, teeny tiny, wriggle bum . OH calls it bumpsticle among others. I don't really think it matters what anyone calls it. It'll probably have an array of similar type names once it's in the world - I'm forever calling OH pumpkin, muffin, pudding, mushroom, chopsticks etc.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 27-Dec-15 22:40:43

My colleague refers to her bump/baby as "Bambi" and I can't bear it grin

"I love stroking my little Bambi"
"I can feel Bambi kicking"

Etc, etc.

I know she's all excited so I just smile with her and play along but inside my head my brain wants to explode grin

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 27-Dec-15 22:46:18

Someone did ask me a few weeks ago what we called the baby as a nn and looked a bit shocked when said "it". We're just not cutesy people.

fidel1ne Sun 27-Dec-15 22:47:29

Do it.

peppielillyan Sun 27-Dec-15 22:54:13

I had mine called Poof and BammBamm, however people are free in their choices and opinions

mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 22:56:12

I violently hate my baby being called bump, got Christmas and birthday cards to "mummy and bump" angry

metimeisforwimps Sun 27-Dec-15 23:01:57

I maintained my right to call my unborn, sex unknown, babies 'it', in the face of much criticism. Had no desire to call them bump or other twee little names, 'it' was fine, they were no less loved and wanted and now have nice names grin. As for boompay, it makes me think of people swinging their hips and bumping into eachother for some reason!

kungpopanda Sun 27-Dec-15 23:05:18

I have always wanted a tiny tinker child with a donkey.

First step, then, would be congress with a donkey. You know, on reflection,mybumps, I think I might have slightly misread your post fgrin

Bettercallsaul1 Sun 27-Dec-15 23:13:34

Lordy, this thread has taken a turn! I blame David Cameron...

AnthonyBlanche Sun 27-Dec-15 23:22:12

Surely all the fault of Jeremy Corbyn and Diane abbot better??

mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 23:24:25

kungpopanda shock I am shocked and appalled at you! If it was a handsome Irish donkey perhaps...

Brad Pitt in Snatch is a viable option for my tinker child though. Bumpe's daddy is from the West Country and I'm afraid I'll have a farmer baby grin not a handsome dirty faced bare knuckle boxer or Dana-eqsue folk singer sad

mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 23:25:07

Anthony Do not insult my Jeremy Corbae! He could be my next babydaddy wink

Bettercallsaul1 Sun 27-Dec-15 23:33:25

Oh, I didn't realise Diane and Jeremy shared Call-Me-Dave's appreciation of the animal kingdom, Antony - excuse my ignorance! grin

kungpopanda Sun 27-Dec-15 23:34:17

So long as you are having cheerful fantasies, it's all good smile And if it's a girl, then 'Daisy' for "bumpse" would be a good name really really annoying for the child every time you reminded the poor dot why

mybumps Sun 27-Dec-15 23:38:35

"Meet my beautiful children, Hands, Knees, Bumpe(sy) and Daisy"

I could have 6 and call one of them It grin

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