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…
Baby A & Baby B – A classic for parents of twins!
Baby Bat – A little fuzzy night owl? Sounds about right!
Baby-Baby – A friend of mine called her little one “Baby-Baby!” Isn’t it cute?!
Bambino – A common nickname for that growing little babe!
Bean – Probably the most common nickname, due to baby’s shape at the very beginning!
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 – Here’s a common nickname for babes before AND after birth!
Bud – Baby Undetermined!
Bug – Doodle Bug, June Bug… the little specimen stealing all your energy!
Bump – Another classic name for that growing BUMP in your belly!
Catfish – This has got to be one of the most unique nicknames! I love it!
Cornbread – Yep, naming your baby after your food cravings!
Doozer – A funny one, for sure!
Gummy Bear – Another one named after an ultrasound photo!
Gus – Reminds me of that chubby little mouse in Cinderella!
Lagniappe – This is a Nola-style expression for an unexpected gift!
Little Monkey – Okay, who HASN’T called their babe a “Little Monkey” at some point?!
Nugget – Another common pet name for baby!
Peanut – We called our babes “Peanut” before and after birth!
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 – Seems like the perfect nickname for a little growing thing!
Sprinkle – Hard to believe, but baby is the size of a sprinkle early on!
Sprout – What started as a bean is beginning to sprout!
Tadpole – Before the baby has legs, he has a tail! Just like a tadpole!
The Beebs – I love this one, too! So funny…