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…

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…

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