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Baby's nickname

(38 Posts)
Rauby Tue 26-Sep-17 20:22:45

When I was pregnant with my little girl we decided not to find out the sex, so until we met her we named her 'little bean'. We still call her that now, but now we've expanded into 'pickle' too. I'm curious to know what nicknames everyone has given their babies, before or after birth?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 26-Sep-17 20:24:10

Bean is common. Ours was bean. He's now 21. It didn't stick grin

RefuseTheLies Tue 26-Sep-17 20:25:43

My dd was and is 'bug'. She's nearly two now.

CrystalMethHog Tue 26-Sep-17 20:26:38

Our DS is bobs. No idea why, his real name isn't even close!

AccrualIntentions Tue 26-Sep-17 20:27:20

Not born yet, but so far it's the gremlin.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Tue 26-Sep-17 20:50:47

Tiberius, as DH wanted to name the baby after Captain Kirk, regardless of sex. We didn't call her Tiberius, and she now has a nickname loosely associated with her actual name but not related to to the word itself.

TeaAndToast85 Tue 26-Sep-17 20:51:39

The little smurf. God knows why

BikeRunSki Tue 26-Sep-17 20:57:38

Mini C, where C is our surname.
We also drove a car of this name at the time.

FartnissEverbeans Wed 27-Sep-17 17:13:42

Sausage. I don't know where that came from but I'm surprised he doesn't think it's his real name!

Now that he's bigger he's also Cuddlemonster

thethoughtfox Wed 27-Sep-17 18:38:55

Tummy Bunny ( cause I used to picture a bunny thumping its feet on my insides when she would kick me)

Dreams16 Wed 27-Sep-17 19:05:52

Tinker poo 😂 the one nickname I use for my DS

Youvegotafriendinme Thu 28-Sep-17 07:29:49

We found out we were having a boy but decided to keep the name to ourselves until he was born. We called him Gaston. Me, DH and all our friends and family referred to him as Gaston. Once he was born it wasn't said again. He does has one aunty who calls him baby G though.
Me and DH now call him the beastie

Gillian1980 Thu 28-Sep-17 07:42:03


She sometimes calls herself Bubsy too so perhaps we need to use her actual name more!!

wildone81 Thu 28-Sep-17 07:59:56

We have a chicken, which bears no resemblance at all to her actual name! Husband also affectionately calls her shtinky....

UserThenLotsOfNumbers Thu 28-Sep-17 14:36:33


RosyPony Thu 28-Sep-17 14:39:22

Our family life is just a series of constantly evolving nicknames, even the dog.

queenofthedump Thu 28-Sep-17 14:40:21

Our dd was Derek before she was born.

Santawontbelong Thu 28-Sep-17 14:40:48

Ds 5 told everyone on holiday he was having a db called Oleg soon!!
Def wasn't but ds now 3 has a worse nn really!!

ohfourfoxache Thu 28-Sep-17 14:42:39

Ours didn't have nicknames before they were born.

But we now have a Squiggles and a Scrunch!

dontquotemeondailymail Thu 28-Sep-17 14:45:37

Spud! No idea how it came about though

DappledThings Thu 28-Sep-17 16:56:16

Moo and variations on a theme; Mootron, Mooboo, Monkey Moo and once when DH was really running with it - Mootros Mootros Ghali.

EssentialHummus Thu 28-Sep-17 16:59:22

Was the creature in pregnancy, now Squidge/Squidgey.

emmeline7725 Thu 28-Sep-17 16:59:57


BertrandRussell Thu 28-Sep-17 17:01:54

"Our family life is just a series of constantly evolving nicknames, even the dog."

Us too!

Mumof3wunnerfuls Thu 28-Sep-17 17:11:25

My youngest (dd) is nearly 4 and wencall her schnitzy. Have no idea why. The other is chickaletta. grin

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