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What name do you call your unborn child?

post #1 of 26
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I'm referring especially to those of us who do not know whether it's a girl or a boy!

When I was pregnant with DD, we called her Embryetta. It seemed more personal than Embryo. THis time around, we call baby "Frijolito" which means 'little bean' because s/he was about that size for so long.

We are so bad about choosing baby names ahead of time - we don't even have the short list done yet! With DD#1, we didn't have a name agreed upon when I started birthing, and I think after seeing what I went through, DH just caved and said, "Whatever you want to name her is fine!" Ha, ha! Maybe I'll have another long excruciating labor and get to name the baby again!

Rebekah
post #2 of 26
We called our son "Bun" for "bun in the oven" and this one, even though we know she is a girl, we call Baby. Or we call her by her name. Not very original. I love "Embryetta"!
post #3 of 26
i do know the gender, however, we aren't telling anyone IRL.. so i'm usually just saying "the baby"...

but, this kid's official nickname is the Octopus Baby... simply because she is so freaking active, i wouldn't be surprised if she came out with some extra arms and legs! there is really strong movement, just everywhere!
post #4 of 26
I called her "the baby" until my sonogram and she's been Delilah ever since. It helps me with bonding.
post #5 of 26
We call her "the Whelpling". Before we even found out I was pregnant, I told dh if we ever had another baby, he/she HAD to have this onesie. And it stuck. Yep, we're geeks.
post #6 of 26
DD was Sprout and this one is Sprig. But I have to admit that ever since DD named the baby of unknown gender Portia, I've been calling it Portia and referring to it as she even though I think it's a boy. That's going to be a hard habit to change!
post #7 of 26
We know the gender so we call her by her name.

Before we called her 'the baby' or 'baby' or 'Brother-Sister' al la James. LOL
post #8 of 26
We call her Jelly. If only we could pick a name!! DD#1 was Marzipan.
post #9 of 26
We know the gender but somehow she is still Cha-Cha. I think it came from some name discussion of "Chamberlain" and the fast that there was a famous baseball player with that last name and his nick name was Cha-Cha. SOmehow that stuck.

No matter what name we decide on, she will probably be eternally called Cha-Cha.

Poor baby.
post #10 of 26
somewhere along the time i started calling the baby "owlie" although really early on, s/he was referred to as all of the following: the sea monster, the sprite, the sprout, and the mean pretzel (don't ask).
post #11 of 26
This one is "Skippy". Isaac was "Zippy".
post #12 of 26
We called this one Cheddar for a while, but mostly Baby.

We still don't know the sex and mostly call it Baby with the exception of when hubby talks to the baby and calls it by our chosen boy and girl name. He'll say, "Mara or Nolan...."
post #13 of 26
Wee One, most of the time. Sometimes, it's the Beab, though...
post #14 of 26
Our first baby was Nibblet, so this one has been Nib-two or Nibby.
post #15 of 26
"Baby." We are so original! Just this morning I actually was talking to him and tried out the name we are leaning towards. It still sounds weird to me but I figure I ought to try to get used to it!
post #16 of 26
just "baby"
post #17 of 26
Scooter. I can't remember why now.
post #18 of 26
Evan was the Bun (as in oven also) and the Olive

Jay was Junior (we knew he was a boy)

this one I call "this one" or "Little one" or "the baby", Dh still barely acknowledges *sigh* so he has no "name" for the baby in utero or IRL... he really is a great guy, just really really scared (guys act weird when they are scared...)
post #19 of 26
Before we knew what he was, he was "the gummy bear", and now that he's bigger and doesn't resemble a gummy bear on ultrasound so much, I mostly refer to him as "the parasite", or sometimes "the male spawn", or just "the boy"..

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Originally Posted by myjulybabes View Post
We call her "the Whelpling". Before we even found out I was pregnant, I told dh if we ever had another baby, he/she HAD to have this onesie. And it stuck. Yep, we're geeks.
Love that onesie! I just sent it to my brother -- he's a programmer at Blizzard, so he's going to love it.
post #20 of 26
Oh oh oh, I am forgetting one of our faves... Demon Spawn. :
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