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#1 of 33 Old 12-24-2007, 08:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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With my first pregnancy referring to "the baby" all the time got tedious, but I was paranoid about calling DS by our chosen name even once we knew we were having a boy. This time I have decided to call the baby "Elvis" while in utero. DH and DS are going along with it as well, in fact I'm not sure DS really understands that the baby will get a new name once it's born. Heh. I remind him now and then that it COULD be a girl.

Anyway, just wondering if others have temporary names for the baby while gestating?
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Yes, we call our baby "Baby Douglas" as we have all of our babies We are not finding out the sex (I don't think anyway so that works for us as Douglas is our last name.
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While TTC we have always talked about "Little Lazenby #3." We found out the gender of our first two, but since we have a boy and a girl, we will not be finding out the gender of this one. So, I guess will continue calling this one "Little Lazenby" or "Little Laz."
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Oh, we definitely have had names for both our pregnancies...DS was affectionately referred to as Cletus the Fetus and currently this one is Bubba-Joe the Embryo. Not sure if we will call him/her Cletus the Fetus Jr. once we reach 8 weeks.

BTW, it was REALLY difficult not calling DS Cletus after he was born.

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Oh, we definitely have had names for both our pregnancies...DS was affectionately referred to as Cletus the Fetus and currently this one is Bubba-Joe the Embryo. Not sure if we will call him/her Cletus the Fetus Jr. once we reach 8 weeks.

BTW, it was REALLY difficult not calling DS Cletus after he was born.
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We do not have a name yet. I accidentally called it bean, but that is DS's nickname. We have not come up with anything yet.
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DS was Spud (which DH hated but couldn't come up with anything better). This one will either be Sprout or Mater (like Ta-mater...I love that movie!) I will give DH a chance to come up with something if he wants but we too are not finding out the gender and I hate saying "The Baby". It reminds me of that Sienfield episode...

Elaine...you have to come see the baaabyyy.
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Elaine...you have to come see the baaabyyy.
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Either Bean or my little Sweetness.

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We call this little one Cubby

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bean was my last babes nickname. Not sure what this one will be. My parents called me cosmos.

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We don't have a name yet. DD was peanut, i think we'll wait for the ultrasound to decide.

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i voted, but the nickname is private.
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I think we're going to call the baby sweetpea, but that's not for sure.

Mater is really cute, but my son would call it mater forever. . . he's obsessed with mater.
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I'm fine with "the baby" at this point. Maybe after an ultrasound or later I'll get tired of "the baby" and move on to peanut or bean. :-)

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we just call it "4"
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We're just calling him the babe.... and I say him b/c I felt so strongly today that we're having another boy. First time in this 5 weeks I've felt it so strongly about it

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DD came up with Spot so it has stuck

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My stillborn son was Guido in utero. This one I think we have settled on "La Squirt" because "she" is daddy's little squirt. :: Also when I talk to "her" I call her my little sweetheart.
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Soon after I found out I was pregnant, I read on one of those "your pregnancy week by week" type websites that the babe was approximately the size of the dot above the letter 'i' on a page of printed text. I jokingly referred to "our little dot" a few times, and it stuck, so our babe's working title is now officially "Dot". Never mind that Dot has now grown to the size of a chickpea...

The funny thing is that I think of "Dot" as a female name, so I've unconsciously been referring to the babe as "she" and "her". The whole family is now convinced that I have some sixth sense about my baby's gender, but it's really just a case of gender stereotyping based on a name. I honestly have no idea what Dot will turn out to be!
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The funny thing is that I think of "Dot" as a female name, so I've unconsciously been referring to the babe as "she" and "her". The whole family is now convinced that I have some sixth sense about my baby's gender, but it's really just a case of gender stereotyping based on a name. I honestly have no idea what Dot will turn out to be!
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With my first pregnancy referring to "the baby" all the time got tedious, but I was paranoid about calling DS by our chosen name even once we knew we were having a boy. This time I have decided to call the baby "Elvis" while in utero. DH and DS are going along with it as well, in fact I'm not sure DS really understands that the baby will get a new name once it's born. Heh. I remind him now and then that it COULD be a girl.

Anyway, just wondering if others have temporary names for the baby while gestating?
Just found out this morning, so we haven't really thought about that at all, but when my mom was pregnant with my little brother I told my parents he was a little brother and his name was Adam. They tried to tell me "it might be a sister", but I knew better.
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None yet, but last time my ds called his brother in utero "Lilo" from a "Lilo and Stitch" preview that he saw one time. We didn't know the gender yet, and ds thought that "Lilo" referred to the "monster" not the little girl. But Lilo it was and so when he was born we introduced him to ds: "this is baby Lilo from my belly." And Lilo stuck for at least 3 years. He never got called by his real name. Finally it did wear off, but he occasionally is called Lilo to this day. So watch it!
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We're using "aka-chan" which is Japanese for "baby" and appropriate for both male or female.
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I voted no but thinking this would be a good idea. I know I would if I was carrying it myself. Hmmmm... off to think of an endearing name...
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Ok, you have to pronounce it this way: Throw one fist in the air, all power-rangers style, and YELL,
"Suuuuper-Babeeeee!"
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We just say "the baby" or occasionally "number 4".
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We call the bump Ned
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DS (who dubbed his then unknown sister "baby cashew") has come up with Baby Butter Crunch for this one. Strange boy. . .
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