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 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…
Cletus (the foetus)
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?
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