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How long until I remember my baby's name?

(43 Posts)
RidingSixWhiteHorses Wed 28-Oct-15 20:55:49

Third child is three weeks now - is he destined to always be known as 'dd, er ds, er I mean ds2'?

TheoriginalLEM Wed 28-Oct-15 20:58:19


RidingSixWhiteHorses Wed 28-Oct-15 20:59:59

Well say their names were Molly, Billy and Will - I keep calling third child the wrong name then correcting myself then having to do so again. So 'Moll, I mean Bill I mean Will'. Just wondered if it's just me that doesn't remember third child's name?

SpaggyBollocks Wed 28-Oct-15 21:00:47

yep. do you have pets? I sometimes have to list those too before I land o. the right name.

PacificDogwod Wed 28-Oct-15 21:03:12

Well, I dunno, I have 4 between the ages of 12 and 5. 12 and 5 years and I still go though all of their names and the dog's before I arrive at the correct one blush


Congratulations btw!! thanks

Every1KnowsJeffTheJerkOlantern Wed 28-Oct-15 21:03:20

I've got 5, its a minefield of names! Sometimes I go through them all before I get the right 1!

Dh calls them all Dave. Saves time he says grin

Pippidoeswhatshewants Wed 28-Oct-15 21:03:30


I thought I had ds' name nailed, but as he is growing up he reminds me of my db more and more, so he gets called db's name regularly. Dd is known as ds dd.
Dh used to be quite good with names, but tonight he called me dsis , ds , dd ahem Pippi.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Wed 28-Oct-15 21:03:58

I have a DS, a DD and a dog. I often say "Good dog, err girl, err boy", and DS, DB and H all have the same starting sound to their names and I randomly call them all by each other's names. So, in answer to your question, a long time but don't worry the DC will get used to it. wink

BrienneofQarth Wed 28-Oct-15 21:04:04

I'm 33 and still waiting for my mum to get my name first time without going through my siblings names first.

BathshebaDarkstone Wed 28-Oct-15 21:07:21

I often say DS when I mean DD and sometimes don't even know I've done it until DD says "why did you just call me DS?" blush

whatlifestylechoice Wed 28-Oct-15 21:26:05

I'm 33 and still waiting for my mum to get my name first time without going through my siblings names first.

41 here, and the same. She often calls me her sisters' names too, just for good measure.

Lately, however, I have been calling DP the dog's name and vice versa. I think it's the beginning of the end. confusedgrin

scatterthenuns Wed 28-Oct-15 23:08:25

My mum blends my sister and my names together. Think Sandra and Stephanie... Standra or Sandphanie.

You never will OP grin

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 29-Oct-15 12:01:36

It gets worse...

I tried to feed the whisk as to ds once.

Ham69 Thu 29-Oct-15 12:15:44

I'm quite good at DD (6)'s name now though was DS's name until she was about 2! DS (9) gets DH and my DB's name before I arrive at his!
Congratulations flowers

waxweasel Thu 29-Oct-15 13:36:47

I often get DD and her doll mixed up name-wise. Her doll's name isn't even a real name!

waxweasel Thu 29-Oct-15 13:36:59

And congratulations smile

EeyoresTail Thu 29-Oct-15 13:42:35

It shall always be so grin
My DM did it with me and my 3 DSIS and still does
She now does it with the 4 DGD!

hels71 Thu 29-Oct-15 13:54:50

I only have one child, she is 8, and I still call her by DH's name or my sister's name..

IAmAPaleontologist Thu 29-Oct-15 13:59:47

Children, the cat, everything gets muddled. I find I get less muddled if I label the children a through to c.

TurquoiseCat Thu 29-Oct-15 14:04:25

I am the youngest of three. Our names are not rebecca david and anne - I answer to re-da-er-anne!

DH used to be called the dead dog's name, so mine's not that bad really - the dog didn't even have a 'human' name! grin

WhirlwindHugs Thu 29-Oct-15 14:30:58

I have a sinking feeling it never stops! My mum is calling me DSis's name.

Poor DD1s name is usually the first that comes to mind and gets shouted when someone is being naughty, then have to apologise when she gets indignant.

BakingBunty Fri 30-Oct-15 21:19:10

Not so much muddling names but an epic name fail anyway which might make you feel better;

Health visitor: "is Bea short for anything?"
Me: "yes, Bridget. No, that's not right. Um... It's Beatrice. Yes, definitely Beatrice."
Long pause...
Health visitor: "do you think you're getting enough rest?"

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 31-Oct-15 00:40:02

My lovley recently departed mum would have related to this thread. She would constantly get our names mixed up and call me by my sisters name and vice versa.
Bless her.

DownUdderer Sat 31-Oct-15 01:11:09

I call both my girls Betty, it's not the real name if either of them. Makes my life easier - but I have a one week old DS and he's destined to be called Betty too (poor boy)

JemimaPuddled Sat 31-Oct-15 02:34:04

I still answer to all my siblings' names and the family dog's name. Awkward as my friend has the same name as my sister, so gets awkward on nights out. I'm a dc3. Call it an extra skill. Congrats... Your brain might come back eventually btw.

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