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What's Your Baby's Nickname?

by Suzanne Murray on October 10, 2008 at 5:04 PM

photo by Hadleysmom

My friend Cafe Melisa, who is also CafeMom's awesome Pregnancy Buzz blogger, asked Baby-Mamas-To-Be what names they were considering. I can relate to mommy_bink who said, "I have thought of names since I have been dating my husband. It's fun for me!" I had a list of potential baby names for years ...

And when I actually got married and pregnant, my husband and I spent a lot of time searching for names and figuring out what we wanted to name our baby. Fast-forward to 18 months later. My "precious little pumpkin girl" gets called so many things I'm worried she'll never know what her name is. We call her bugaboo, bug, mama's good girl, sweetie, little sweetie, honey, squeaky, speedy, cutie ... you get the idea, pretty much anything but the name we agonized over. What do you call your precious little person?

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  • JayGi...
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    JayGirlsMom

    October 10, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    HER NAME IS JAYLYN KAY.   WE CALL HER JAY, J.K., BIRD, PEANUT, CHEEKS, FACE, LIL ONE, SWEETIE, JAY-JAY, AND BOO-BOO!  JUST LIKE YOU, WE HARDLY USE HER "REAL" NAME, AND INSTEAD OPT FOR A FUN NICK NAME VERSION!


  • Angie58
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    Angie58

    October 10, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    We named our son, Steeler.  (Yes my man is a big Steelers football fan.)  But before he was even born we started calling him babybear.  We had bought the book Baby Bear, Baby Bear What Do You See?,  and it became our nickname for Steeler.  I also worry that he's going to think that is his name.  I'm not sure we've actually called him by his given name more than a few times.  So in the furture, if you hear of Babybear for President or Babybear the quarterback of the Steelers you will know  that is only a nickname and his real name is much cooler.


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    jadejade98

    October 10, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    I call my older son Boo, but I haven't quite figured a nickname for my little one yet.  Strange... hadn't realized I had a nickname for one and not the other.


  • bigmo...
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    bigmouthtaylor

    October 10, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    My sons name is Domanik but I call him booby. When he was born he had a spot on his boob (it's gone now), but the name just stuck with me.


  • Momma...
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    MommaLaur

    October 10, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    I like to call janis my little moguai! Like Gizmo from gremlins. I call her this because she hates baths, she isnt very fond of sunlight, and i dont feed her after midnight because shes usally asleep, and shes cute like gizmo and makes funny noises LOL


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    BrodysMommy251

    October 10, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    My sons name is Brody, but I call him Boober (like the Fraggle). I have no idea where it came from, but it happened one day, and just stuck.


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    MDPLopez3

    October 10, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Oldest DD is Laina Bug. Middle DD is Sammy J and DS is Little Man


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    kjpj-lovecats

    October 10, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    By daughter is Bella-we'll call her Bella and Bells


  • carwells
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    carwells

    October 10, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    We didn't know the sex of either of our girls while I was pregnant.  Not wanting to call them it I came up with punkin for the first one and peanut for the second.  I have two beautiful girls and the names we called them in the womb have stuck for their nicknames.  The oldest is Carol no nickname that goes with her name.  The second is Emily and we call her emi.


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    samantha8886

    October 10, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    My sons name is Aidan, but since he was born I have called him "Tootsie". No real reason why I started, but it just stuck.


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