25 Nicknames for Your Little Bun in the Oven

Whether you are pregnant for the first, third, or twelfth time, it’s hard not to give your baby-in-utero a funny little nickname. Whether you name baby after your #1 food craving or what he looked like at your first sonogram, it’s a fun thing and a cute little way to connect with your baby before you meet. I took a poll on Facebook to see what mamas-to-be nicknamed their little ones before they were born. Here’s what they had to say…

  • Bean? Peanut? Tic-Tac?

    Bean? Peanut? Tic-Tac?

    Click through to see what these moms called their little ones before they were born!

  • Baby A & Baby B

    Baby A & Baby B

    A classic for parents of twins!

  • Baby Bat

    Baby Bat

    A little fuzzy night owl? Sounds about right!

  • Baby-Baby

    Baby-Baby

    A friend of mine called her little one “Baby-Baby!” Isn’t it cute?!

  • Bambino

    Bambino

    A common nickname for that growing little babe!

  • Bean

    Bean

    Probably the most common nickname, due to baby’s shape at the very beginning!

  • Blueberry

    Blueberry

    This is what we called our very first daughter, because she was the size of a blueberry when we found out we were pregnant!

  • Boop

    Boop

    Here’s a common nickname for babes before AND after birth!

  • Bud

    Bud

    Bud = Baby Undetermined!

  • Bug

    Bug

    Doodle Bug, June Bug… the little specimen stealing all your energy!

  • Bump

    Bump

    Another classic name for that growing BUMP in your belly!

  • Catfish

    Catfish

    This has got to be one of the most unique nicknames! I love it!

  • Cornbread

    Cornbread

    Yep, naming your baby after your food cravings!

  • Doozer

    Doozer

    A funny one, for sure!

  • Gummy Bear

    Gummy Bear

    Another one named after an ultrasound photo!

  • Gus

    Gus

    Reminds me of that chubby little mouse in Cinderella!

  • Lagniappe

    Lagniappe

    This is a Nola-style expression for an unexpected gift!

  • Little Monkey

    Little Monkey

    Okay, who HASN’T called their babe a “Little Monkey” at some point?!

  • Nugget

    Nugget

    Another common pet name for baby!

  • Peanut

    Peanut

    We called our babes “Peanut” before and after birth!

  • Popper

    Popper

    Here’s one we called my second daughter, Ingrid. It started as “Iggy Pop” then went to “Popper.” Sometimes I still call her that!

  • Radish

    Radish

    Seems like the perfect nickname for a little growing thing!

  • Sprinkle

    Sprinkle

    Hard to believe, but baby is the size of a sprinkle early on!

  • Sprout

    Sprout

    What started as a bean is beginning to sprout!

  • Tadpole

    Tadpole

    Before the baby has legs, he has a tail! Just like a tadpole!

  • The Beebs

    The Beebs

    I love this one, too! So funny…

What did YOU nickname YOUR little bun in the oven???

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