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Since we don't find out the sex beforehand, we usually nickname the baby.<br><br>
Our first baby was nicknamed "LandLand" (looong story, something to do with my husband's nickname regarding the absent minded-professor).<br><br>
Second baby was just "Baby in the belly--in the great BIG belly" (long and not too creative)!<br><br>
This one we've been calling "The Shrimp". Though driving to the airport in Hawaii yesterday my husband asked how "Shrimpola" was doing...hmmm, maybe he actually thinks it's a girl too!<br><br>
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DD got her nickname at the 20 week sonogram - she just *looked* like a squid, so that's what we called her. I'm guessing it'll happen the same way this time. I'm ready - I'm tired of talking about "The Baby" all the time.<br><br>
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Ours doesn't either. And, ds didn't. He was "him" after the u/s.
 

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We've been calling ours Tadpole since day 1. It just fits. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We have been calling ours Croissant. I think it is going to stick for a LONG time, like into his/her teen years. It is appropriate since it is baking in the oven.<br>
To be vulgar, my husband likes to call it little jerk-off (it was an ivf baby so literally IS the result of that) but he won't be doing that once the baby can hear! I think he just likes my reaction of shock everytime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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We only use our nickname when we are alone, definately not around 4yo dd who tends to repeat lots of stuff. Well, her (4yo) nickname is Squirt because she was such a little Squirt when she was born and now somehow this baby is getting called Splat. The other day I actually caught myself saying to dh that if he got a new job the one thing I really wanted was to get Squirt and Splat a big wooden swingset climber thingy. I couldn't believe that I actually said that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">To be vulgar, my husband likes to call it little jerk-off (it was an ivf baby so literally IS the result of that) but he won't be doing that once the baby can hear! I think he just likes my reaction of shock everytime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
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That's actually really funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br>
Uh, we've gone with "the Peanut." DS was "the Raspberry" and DD was "Junior."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">To be vulgar, my husband likes to call it little jerk-off (it was an ivf baby so literally IS the result of that) but he won't be doing that once the baby can hear! I think he just likes my reaction of shock everytime. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
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That made me chuckle, thanks!<br><br>
Let's see, this baby is Harvey the larvae.<br>
In utero, my dd was Boudreaux (dh is Cajun) and my ds was Dobby (after the house elf).
 

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No nickname between the husband and me.<br><br>
We just refere to it as the baby.. at least for a few more weeks than the baby gets a name.<br><br>
My best friend calls the baby Bubbish, we were shopping and I couldn't read.. now I get tormented.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Ours is "Barp" - a combination of the boy and girl names we have at the top of the list. DD was Sprog and then Sproglette. She even had a website!
 

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DS was sweet pea and we started calling this one peanut. Not very creative, I know. I just don't have the brain power for creativity when I am pregnant! lol
 

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My 16 year old cousin asked (joking) if we would name the baby Riboflavin- which is totally something I would have said when I was 16! I joked back to her that that name might be a bit rough on the playground, but it might make a good "fetal name".<br><br>
So we've sort of been calling this baby Ribo- but it's just not all that catchy or endearing. I wonder if something else will take hold as Ribo becomes bigger & more real?
 

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"Cupcake."<br><br>
Our first DD's nickname is "cakey" as in sweet-cakes. So, the dimunitive is cupcake. I don't think it'll stick beyond birth ... but its nice now. We do know it's a girl but we're slow on names.<br><br>
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I refer to this one as little bug, sometimes. (I call the kids snugglebug or wigglebug sometimes . . . don't know how the bug thing started, but I kinda like it.) But with talking to DH or DSs it's always the baby.<br><br>
Hope to find out gender in a week and a half, and then I'm not sure what we'll call him/her. We have a girl's name . . . but we were told our first was a girl, and she turned out to be a he! So, I'm thinking that just in case doc is wrong, how confusing will that be for my 3.5 yo to be talking about his baby sister for the next 5 months and calling her by name, only to have us bring home a baby brother instead? So, I probably won't call him/her by name (if it's a boy, that can only happen if we ever find a boy's name we both like) to my kids. But I probably will with DH and family and friends. I don't know. I'm a little gun-shy on commiting to a gender once it's been pronounced. Of course, I'm going to interrogate doc as to his success rate of correctly identifying gender on ultrasound! Especially if he tells me it's a girl!
 

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That's hilarious -- when my dad emailed his family to announce the pregnancy, he jokingly proposed a naming contest, and got several joking answers, one of which was Boudreaux. And we are not Cajun! I have no idea where this cousin came up with it. Is there some baby-related meaning to Boudreaux or is this just a weird coincidence?
 

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no nickname yet! We called the first one Zethan after a mix of our two names, Zuri and Ethan. SInce we don't have two names yet, no nickname for baby #2! I loved all the other ones people posted!
 
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