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What do your children call 'girls bits'?

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CookieMonster2 Thu 25-Sep-08 10:41:04

My daughter has started asking what her 'girls bits' are called, and is becoming more aware of that area of her body now she is potty trained. Unfortunately I don't know the best answer. There seem to be so many terms used, some of which seem really stupid. Its so much easier with boys - there is nothing wrong with willy!
Can anyone help me out here?

malfoy Thu 25-Sep-08 10:44:09

We go for fanny and willy here. I wanted a girl equivalent of willy. Not 100% happy with it but did not want to go down the penis and vulva route.

kolakube Thu 25-Sep-08 10:44:50

My 3.5 year old still calls the whole area her bottom. Why not just call them "girls bits" for now. IMO anything that won't make you cringe when it's yelled across a playground/supermarket/Grandma's house is fine!

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 25-Sep-08 10:47:46

They call them their vaginas. And before anyone says anything, I know that it is technically incorrect, and they know which bit if their anatomy is actually the vagina but it is a convenient shorthand and better than minnie or foofoo or whatver godawful euphemism they could be using.

Tamarto Thu 25-Sep-08 10:47:52

My daughter calls hers her 'penny' No idea why although i think it has something o do with someone confusing her saying belly, when she was learning to talk.hmm

So now at 4 it's always her penny.

Tamarto Thu 25-Sep-08 10:48:49

I love the bit in kindergarten cop where the girl stands up and says "boys have a penis and girls have a vagina" grin

Marne Thu 25-Sep-08 10:49:42

We call them Fanny and willy

Though sometimes dd1 calls it her crack (not sure where she got that from) hmm

rempy Thu 25-Sep-08 10:50:10

Theres a yorkshire thing to call it a tuppence, so penny isnt that bizarre.

I call it undercracker at the moment!

LouMacca Thu 25-Sep-08 10:52:25

Flower and Willy here.

Bobbiewickham Thu 25-Sep-08 10:52:37


They are boys, though.

If I had a dd I'd go for something like "your bits" or FB (short for front bum grin )

Personally, I am rather fond of volvo.

MascaraOHara Thu 25-Sep-08 10:52:45


We tend to use bitsy which arose from 'bits' i.e. me saying "have you dried your bits & pieces properly" etc

pushchair Thu 25-Sep-08 10:54:17

I know of 'mini' and 'wendy' but thats not for us.
Sometimes we extend to 'girly bits'
Anyone tempted to start teaching 'fanjo'? grin

wotsits Thu 25-Sep-08 10:55:57

DH and I were talking about this last night - he'd heard of a little girl calling hers a "Mary". ???

Bobbiewickham Thu 25-Sep-08 10:56:41

I overheard a woman in the public toilets in Southwold referring to her breasts as "bad boys".

This was to a 2 year old child.

Not hugely relevant to the thread, but it made me feel uncomfortable.

What does everyone else think?

tonton Thu 25-Sep-08 10:58:01

fanny & willy
I think fanny sounds loud, proud and positive if you know what i mean grin. Then I can still explian what a vagina/anus/vulva are from technical POV.

bigTillyMint Thu 25-Sep-08 10:59:05

Fanny and willy, but came a cropper when DS then aged 5 used those names when talking with a little girl friend, whose mother thought it highly inappropriate.

They now know penis and vagina, but only use them in the context of a sex-ed type chat at home/school - they know all sorts of other highly inappropriate names now they are both in the juniors!

biscuitytrousers Thu 25-Sep-08 10:59:06

noonoo. easy for them to say early and not embarrassing when mentioned in public. think there may be a character called noonoo on teletubbies tho which might end up being a bit confusing!

bobbiewickham - bad boys is a bit odd.... do you live in southwold? i love it there

Bobbiewickham Thu 25-Sep-08 11:04:01

No, we were on holiday.

I love it too. It's like being trapped in the Boden catalogue!

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 25-Sep-08 11:10:05

Bad boys! PMSL! I think she must have had ishoos, Bobbiewickham.

Elibean Thu 25-Sep-08 11:16:09

Bobbiewickham, agree with you re breasts and bad boys smile

I talk to dd1 in French, she calls her vagina/vulva her 'zezette' as per other French kids we know. In English, she usually says 'my bottom - at the front, you konw, my zezette' even though I loathe the term 'front bottom' and have never used it.

When she asks me the English words, I will teach her vulva and vagina. Though I may well mention fanjo too - she's aware of there being a range of words people use for things, and she does enjoy 'funny words' as well as 'proper words'.

Not that 'fanjo' is improper, perish the thought....grin

katiechops Thu 25-Sep-08 11:17:27


Bizarrely I have a friend who calls her breasts bad boys (sometimes bad lads) and her fanjo her Mary. She's not said it infront of my 2yo though! grin

FluffyMummy123 Thu 25-Sep-08 11:17:52

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LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 25-Sep-08 11:19:07

Just think how few threads there would be on Mumsnet if we were only allowed one thread ever on any one subject.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 25-Sep-08 11:19:22

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LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 25-Sep-08 11:24:10

Maybe we should make a list of all the words Mumsnetters have ever used for vulva.
Offhand I can recall
Front bottom

You seem to have some time on your hands, Cod, you can fill in the blanks.

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