Pseudo Names you tell people when they ask Baby's name? - Page 2
Well, my mother and sisters seem to have taken to calling our unborn son Marmaduke. DH and I usually call him the Auxiliary Pig, but DH occasionally calls him "[Current top firstname contender] Pig", which rather annoys me because a) I'm not totally sold on that name yet and b) one day he's gonna slip up and do it in public.
The fake baby names I've been keeping in mind for a while are: Ziggy (the Zygote), Cletus (the Fetus), the Wombat, and the Prisoner. A new contender might end up being "Hippo." I finally got the courage to tell DH that I'm planning to use Hypnobabies to prepare for the childbirth when the time comes (he tends to scoff at stuff like that) -- he surprisingly took it very well, and has recently taken to picking on me by calling our future kid the "Hippobaby." It's growing on me!
I'm determined not to share our future kids names until the day their born. We've let a few of our top choices slip to close family, but in the last few months we finally settled on the top four girls and top four boys names we like (including middles). It's gotten to the point that when we talk about our future kids we call them by name. I do NOT want to hear negative feedback about any of these names from friends or family, and I definitely don't want someone to hear a name we've chosen and then decide that they like it so much they want to keep it for themselves.
I'm hoping that using a cute fake name, as well as not finding out the baby's sex, should help us get through the whole nine months without spilling the beans!
SierraBella: I follow a blogger who just gave birth to a baby girl she named Luna and that has been my secret nickname for my own Supermoon baby!
Publicly, the baby's name is either Minicorn (because everyone says my world is full of unicorns and rainbows, hence minicorn) or a hilarious hybrid of the first names of me and DH.
But we have called her Mei Ling, even before we knew it was girl. I saw it was the name of someone's cat and told DF too bad we aren't Asian, that I thought it was a pretty name. Then we got in a hilarious discussion about what people's reactions would be if we (white as can be) name our child an Asian name. So her nickname became Mei Ling. Even now that she has a real name (Magnolia), we still sometimes call her Mei Ling when talking about her or to her. I'm sure once she's born it might continue on as a nickname.