For those of you who wait to name baby until the birth, do you have a "tummy name" you use to refer to baby in utero? DH was "Jumper" when my MIL was pregnant with him, and we called DD "Thumper" during her tummy days. We're having a hard time coming up with another tummy name for this one... doesn't seem quite right to use Thumper again. I've thought of "Bumper," but that just seems silly (but so was Jumper and Thumper LOL). Other ideas: Tater, Bun Bun (as in the bun in the oven), Flipper
We use similar names to what we call the kids... wipper tipper (long story, but something that has stuck as a nick name), munchkin, or peanut... things like that.... or I just say baby bean or baby boy.
We didn't really call the girls anything else either.
Interested in seeing what other people do.
Yes! We call this one "Buko," (hence the screen name), which works well as we won't be finding out the sex. It means like... young coconut, I guess, is the simplest translation (from Tagalog). Pronounced just like it looks-- BOO-ko.
We really use it a lot, as if it's the baby's name! DH is always texting me... "What's Buko up to today?" or saying "Hi, Buko," to my belly. We use it like a gender-neutral pronoun and everything... LOL...
I wonder if we won't continue to call the baby "Buko" when he/she is in-arms, or if we'll call future belly babies "Buko" or something else?
lol- love this thread!
yes- we had tummy names, and many many long term nicknames.
drummer and little thump were my first, who was born, named, and promptly nicknamed Munchkin, Munch, Baldy-Two-Tooth, and probably a few more.
baby two was peaceful- so we called her Shlomo- the hebrew for Solomon, which is peace. it took us a few days to name her after birth, but her name is now also about peace. so the baby nickname actually did affect her later name.
baby three was Sweet Baby, or just Sweetie. she also fit her name. Bumpkin was also in there.
baby four- little Warrior, or feisty fighter. oh my. she is so much both of these still.
this one is just Little One. but we haven't settled yet at all. i was wondering what to name it. peanut, pickle, peanut butter butt, dumpling, potato, and probably a 1000 more things i call them all..... but we usually settle on a name that reflects the personality of the little critter. so waiting to get to know the wee one a bit more before settling for the long haul....
We've always just called it "baby". But, funny story, when DD was born she was sooo tiny (5 lbs 10 oz when we brought her home) and we swaddled her in a brown blanket. One of our friends said she looked like a kidney bean, and so she still has the nickname "bean". I didnt realize until months after she was born that people nicknamed babies that in pregnancy.
My husband and I don't use names when we talk about the baby to eachother but I have a girlfriend who asks each week which fruit on the size scale we're at that week and then we refer to the baby as that fruit in all conversations that week. It's kinda fun. This week was dragonfruit, next week grapefruit...
DH is calling the twins Yin and Yang now, since the way they're arranged looks like a perfect yin/yang symbol. They're head to toe, and each of their placentas is directly below the other one's feet so that the amniotic sacks are rounded at their heads, then curve around to make a little pointed tail enclosing the placenta. It's really neat but we couldn't get a good still shot of it from the u/s. Yin/yang isn't quite cute enough for me LOL, so I'm not totally settled on it yet...
Mine has many names - all are used with fondness I promise....
Baby, The Fetus (formerly The Embryo), The Parasite, Cheese (long story), Sprog,... that's all I can think of right now.
In the book I'm reading right now the main character is pregnant and she refers to the fetus as "the infant-inconvenience".