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What name did you give your baby when you found out you were pregnant? E.g. Peanut

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Frillsandspills Wed 29-Jul-15 01:15:29

Just wondering really.
I remember finding out I was pregnant and had a 6 week scan and around that time I'd googled what the baby was like, what size it was etc and read it was the size of a lentil, so my baby was always called lentil. Even now at nearly 20 weeks I still call him lentil and so do my friends. Part of me is wondering whether I'll end up calling him that when he's born as it's stuck so much!

What were your names?

MadAngryGnome Wed 29-Jul-15 01:21:07

Peps. Short for a long name we would never have called an actual baby but enjoyed using during the pregnancy smile

Notnowdarling01 Wed 29-Jul-15 01:29:23

Ds was elvis, no idea why. My dh did declare elvis has left the building, when he was born. Huge cringe! Dd was peach, again not sure why.

AlpacaMyBags Wed 29-Jul-15 01:35:32

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Mrsfrumble Wed 29-Jul-15 01:42:01

After the 20 week scan DS was Mos Def, thanks to the sonographer who took once glance between the baby's legs and said emphatically "Most definitely a boy. ^Most definitely^".

BlueBananas Wed 29-Jul-15 01:42:46

Is this a thing now?
Mine have always just been 'the baby'

Minisoksmakehardwork Wed 29-Jul-15 04:04:33

Dd was pig, after Bil declared she looked like a piglet on the first scan picture. Ds was peanut and dts were twump.

It's always been a 'thing' among my friends. Gives us the chance to feel closer by naming the baby before it arrives. That and not giving way any names we may be discussing. Made that mistake with fil and he then referred to dd by name for the rest of my pregnancy. Bloody good job sonography wasn't wrong as I think he'd have continued to call a boy by dd's very definitely girl name.

ButterDish Wed 29-Jul-15 04:31:44

He was - wait for it - 'the baby'.

TropicalHorse Wed 29-Jul-15 04:58:47

Mine was The Squid. Sometimes gets called Squiddy even now!

lastnightiwenttomanderley Wed 29-Jul-15 05:02:24

Ours is tadpole for a similar reason to the lentil!

Really disagree with naming properly before they're born - it isn't a done deal in my eyes until that baby's out, but nice to have something a bit more.personal. Don't have any objection to 'the baby' but do have an.irrational reaction to people dropping the 'the' I.e. 'when baby comes' so it helps minimise that!

MayoforSam Wed 29-Jul-15 05:30:36

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Skeppers Wed 29-Jul-15 05:35:18

For a while it was 'beef baby', ever since I read on one of those baby size tracking apps that he was the size of a beef tomato...it sorta stuck.

Now we know he's a boy, he is "(DH name) junior" but we've shortened it like in that episode of The Simpsons where Homer tells Bart he's going to call him 'Homer Junior'..."the kids can call you 'HoJu'"

So, he's currently 'DH name-Ju'

I've got a feeling it's going to stick...

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 29-Jul-15 05:42:46

Since 8 weeks we've been calling him the name we are going to call him when he's born. Lucky I guessed the sex correctly

madwomanbackintheattic Wed 29-Jul-15 05:51:35

The first one was Fergus. I have no idea why, I didn't start it. That isn't what she was christened...

DoctorDonnaNoble Wed 29-Jul-15 05:57:50

Somewhat boringly he's called bump at the moment.

contractor6 Wed 29-Jul-15 06:48:02

Squiggle, friends wanted a name! And its so wriggly

WhyStannisWhy Wed 29-Jul-15 06:52:06

Pickle. We didn't know what we were having until birth and I was having huge bonding issues so we wanted to make it feel a bit more real.

No need for snarky "Is this a Thing" comments Really, is there?

WhyStannisWhy Wed 29-Jul-15 06:53:23

Oh and 15 months on, she still gets called Pickle grin

ValancyJane Wed 29-Jul-15 06:57:14

For the first month or so it was 'ball of cells' (I'm a Biology teacher!), now at 14+5 it's the baby or whatever vegetable my app is comparing it to this week. PIL call the baby 'chickpea' as that's the size it was when they found out.

cowbag1 Wed 29-Jul-15 06:57:47

Bruce. Even before we knew he was a boy. Was really hard to call him by his actual name though once he was born!

WendyTorrance Wed 29-Jul-15 07:00:27

DD1 was named Thunderbird. This is because early on in my pregnancy, I had to stifle laughter in the hairdressers when the trainee told me that her mate had just had a baby called 'Chardonnay' and wasn't it lovely? I felt that naming my child wfter an alcoholic drink was the way to go.

The babies I miscarried were called Pip and Gary. DD2 had a name but it may well out me!

ARV1981 Wed 29-Jul-15 07:01:16

Mine's called 'little bean'. Though, at 33 weeks, it's a big bean now! We named it that after seeing an early scan when they said it was the size of a baked bean.

I don't plan on continuing calling it that, but as pp have said, it's nice to call it something.

My first DD started out as podge as my DH said I was getting a podge (ie tummy was expanding). When we found out it was a girl this changed to podgina.

In my current pregnancy he's known as pumpkin because he's due end of October. Can't bear to call them by their proper names until they're out it just feels weird iykwim! smile

Fizzy13 Wed 29-Jul-15 07:37:31

Ours was sardine after the first scan ( as the clear spine made dh think of sardines ) went through a phase of sproglet but us now mostly squiglet as it squiggles so much.

lauraa4 Wed 29-Jul-15 07:50:10

Nugget grin

I had an early scan at 7 weeks due to a couple of suspected issues and he just looked like a little chicken nugget at that point so we called him that until we thought of his name at 20 weeks!

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