Giving a nickname to your growing “human bean” is the first step to bonding with your child without having to permanently settle on a lifelong name. All though picking a name for life is pretty tricky. As this blogger soon discovered….

Blogger Sophie Cachia – the young mummy, hit the headlines again over the weekend with claims she had changed her baby girls name for the third time. She of course denies the claims as a total storm in a teacup.

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The Mirror shared, Blogger Sophie Cachia welcomed her daughter into the world in January.
Delighted to finally have the baby girl she’d been dreaming of, she already had several names in mind.

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The mum originally settled on a very traditional name, Betty Margaret, after their grandmothers.

But after just two weeks she decided it wasn’t quite right.

Blaming medication and hormones for her first choice, she made the bold move to change her little girl’s name.

So little Betty became Florence Margaret, nicknamed Flossy.

But now, six months down the track, Sophie admitted she still isn’t happy with her choice.

“But I totally f**ked the whole thing up and now my experience with naming a girl is one gigantic clusterf**k of f**kups.

“So now LEGALLY she’s Florence Margaret but we call her Florence Gigi (especially since she’s her Aunty Gigi’s mini-twin!!!) So yeah… basically I suck at naming girls.”

Sophie did confirm however that there has only been one name change!

The nicknames we may live to regret

We asked our MoM’s what nicknames they gave their little jellybean before they officially met.

Some of them are very cute, while some are just plain WRONG, they include…

Bubba Son
Cletus (the foetus)
Gut grub

Sciobhan shared, “Smudge and that’s the name we gave him. Yes it is on his Birth Certificate and his everyday name”

Jas said, ” My dad has called me tuppence since day dot… I’m 41 and he still calls me that”

Amy shared,”Puddin’ was always my daughters nickname during pregnancy and 3 years later it still is”

Dee shared, “Olive. The size she was at the time. Her dad fell in love with it, it’s now her name.”

Tanjia shared, “Froggy and budgie…I still call him froggy every now and again (he’s 27 yo)”

Kristy shared, “My son nicknamed my daughter Rosie when we found out she was a girl, now that’s all we’re allowed to call her”

Stacey shared, “Peanut. She’s almost 7 and we still call her that more than her real name.”

Lindsey shared, “Squishbabychild….she’s almost 15 now so she’s probably glad it didn’t stick!”

Zoe said, ” I called her Emmy short for Embryo but it didn’t stick after she was born”

Do you have name regret?

Share your comments below

  • Little Ninja and Bladder Stomper were two of the names we used before birth


  • no i didn’t have any nicknames besides bub lol. it was hard enough just to come up with a name and my hormones went crazy and i had crazy ideas and hubby didn’t really agree lol took months took settle on a name at all


  • It can be hard enough choosing names that both parents like without choosing nicknames. I know one child who hates her first name being shortened. At the same time her Mum hates her first name and has shortened it. Her uniform has her full first name on it. Two of her kids have nicknames and they suit them actually.


  • I don’t remember nicknaming my pregnant belly. I do remember using their names that we chose for them. We chose names based in part on probably nicknames. I didn’t think that was altogether weird…but maybe it is?!


  • Lol those are pretty funny- mine wasn’t that exciting. We called her BOB (baby of Blockley) and we also called her our little dragon baby because she was born in the year of the dragon.


  • A lot of those nicknames are not very appealing.


  • I was so sick during my 9 months I don’t remember calling my growing child anything but bub or he. I always felt he was a boy. Funny though when a pet name sticks.


  • Haha. My friend called her bub “Trev” throughout her whole pregnancy. No idea why but they had decided on either Maggie for a girl or Austin for a boy. Of course, he popped out and she couldn’t call him Austin because he’d been Trev for 9 months. So he’s called Trev and actually, I think it really suits him. Hilarious though.


  • Some of those are sweet. Others, the kids must be grateful they didn’t stick!


  • My daughter struggled to call her brother by his real name (Enosh) and called him Nosh, later he was called Eno by his teacher and class mates.


  • No nicknames here …. have loved reading through all the ones listed in the comments here though – lovely!


  • We liked their real names so much we never went with nick names. But of course that changed when they went to school.


  • My sisters nickname is Dink. My family were all born in England except her, she was born in Australia. The first Dinky Di Aussie in our family, Dink stuck.

    • Everyone in our family, everyone she meets through our family, all call her Dink. Never her real name. But people she met thru her hubby all call her by her real name. Maybe she never liked Dink :/


  • No nicknames – very happy with the full names. Not keen on some of the names above.


  • My eldest is named after my husband’s golf clubs – true story (and she has the same middle name as me) – my youngest – she was very tricky to name and we only decided just before leaving hospital (5 days later!) – we couldn’t agree on something that suited her and went through loads of names before settling on a complete random name for her first name – Nikki and then her biological nan’s first name abbreviated for her middle name – I am glad we are not having anymore kids lol! – I did find though that I was really prepared with boys names but girls were just so much harder to choose!


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