Thursday, February 25, 2016

My daughter used to be called Bob

Yes you read that title right.


When we were trying for a baby the first time around I was taking medication which had a high risk of multiples, so to keep ourselves occupied T and I would joke that we'd end up with twins. We ended up giving them names so we could talk to our imaginary babies to pass the time between the start of a cycle and when we could test. Yep infertility can drive you to do some pretty weird shit.

We tried to think of nicknames for them instead of Baby A and Baby B, because that's so overdone. We actually tried to think of the most boring names possible {can't really remember why} and we ended up with Bob and Fred. We chose boys names because I really wanted a girl but figured the universe would give me a boy just to laugh at me {thankfully it didn't, for once}.

As luck would have it not long after we dreamed up Bob and Fred, I got pregnant for real. When we went for the ultrasound the first thing I wanted to know of course was that the baby was ok, and that there was only one. There was a slight scare that a shadow in my uterus was another sack, but it wasn't. Thankgod. Nothing against twins, but I honestly don't think I would've coped with two at the same time {at least not the first time around}.

Once we found out we only had one bun in the oven I dropped Fred and the baby was referred to as Bob. For real, because I finally was pregnant with a real baby. Of course at 19 weeks I found out that she was a girl and I was overjoyed, but it meant the demise of Bob. So neither Bob or Fred ever came to fruition. 

Naturally I needed a new nickname for my little lady so we put our thinking caps on. We never went with the stereotypical names people use like peanut or bean {although for a few days I was partial to squishy - I blame that on pregnancy hormones}. Instead we went with the most uncreative nickname in history, bub. Yep you could argue that we just switched out one vowel for another, but there was a little more effort put into it than that, but not much. We figured once she was born we would just develop a nickname for her based on her features or personality. Yea well that didn't happen.

Bub kind of stuck. I honestly don't call her anything other than bub and her name. I can think of more than 5 different nicknames for my cat, but can't think of one for my child. Seriously, what is wrong with me? I think the time has come to think of a new nickname, but I'm still lost for ideas. I don't want to use her real name on here because you know there are some unsavoury people who hang out on the internets, I'm sure you guys are all lovely but I see the weird search terms used to find my blog, so I know there are some freaky people out there. So I'm still completely lost on what nickname to pick. Perhaps I should go back to calling her Bob?

If you've met her in real life let me know what nickname you'd pick for her. Maybe we can collectively come up with a nickname.

Toni x

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  1. My daughters nickname is bubble. We used to call her bubba but in a sleep deprived state it came out as bubble one day and it just stuck lol. She also gets called chicken or chook and sometimes she gets called bug because shes a little cuddle bug.
    You could go for something like petal, blossom or even possum

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    1. Aww bubble is so cute! I love it when nicknames just evolve like that.

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  2. My son's nick name was cleatus the fetus in utero. Now I call him bear. Maybe you could call her bop instead of Bob. It's a little more fem :)

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    1. Cleatus the fetus lol. Bop is actually growing on me, I kinda like it.

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  3. My sister named her kids Bug and Bean and the names have stuck even after the birth

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    1. See I was hoping to come up with a cool nickname while I was pregnant and have it stick, but we clearly weren't creative, and still aren't ;)

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  4. Yes that's a tough one. I started my blog off with Curly-locks and Smiley and then as she grew older Curly-locks' hair went from curly to wavy, so it wasn't appropriate anymore. Plus she's outgrown that name. I've decided to go with Miss Five and Miss Three, unoriginal, but I think it helps if people know their ages. Good luck with the name search.

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    1. I was actually thinking something along the likes of curly wurly or goldilocks, but then I'm worried her hair will stop being curly too. This nickname business is so hard.

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  6. Sorry, I tried to reply to my own comment and deleted it! Just saying that I had to laugh because in high school, my bestie and I had imaginary boyfriends named Bob and Fred. (Mine was Bob, in case you're wondering.) x

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    1. Hahahaha Bob and Fred, that's awesome! Bob was my favourite too.

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    1. Lol the first thing I thought of when I read this was smurfette. And now I'm thinking of Bec the Plumbette. Perhaps it could catch on.

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  8. My bro was a HUGE James Taylor fan and we (he, my SIL and I) went to a JT concert just before I went overseas to live for a year or two. Part way through my time there they got pregnant and I got into the habit of calling the unborn baby 'James' after James Taylor's 'Sweet Baby James' and they started to as well.

    Of course they ended up going with 'Emily'. I do wonder if they'd had a boy if they would have gone with James!

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    1. I wonder if they would've too. I think it would've been hard to call the baby James for months then call it another {boys} name. I'd be attached to James if it was me.

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  9. We had infertility issues and ended up doing IVF with Twins. 2 for 1 deal.
    I don't think we gave them nicknames we just held our breath after experiencing still birth with our daughter.Once we found out they were both boys we named them (only we knew)

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    1. We named her as soon as we found out she was a girl too so maybe that's why I couldn't come up with a nickname. I don't mind if we get twins this time around, I think I'm much more prepared to handle it now that I've already had a baby. Plus it would mean no more infertility treatment in the future which would be awesome. I'm glad you got your boys after Charlotte.

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  10. Very cute. Bob is a fine name, even if only fo r a short time. I''m a fraternal twin, which is genetic, so I was pretty keen with both of my children to see that first ultrasound and make sure there was only one.
    Dani @ Sand has no Home

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    1. There are also twins in my family too on top of the fertility medication so I was super nervous there would be more than 1. This time around I'm not as worried though, as long as I don't get 3.

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  11. Bob is adorable! I called my first baby Splat. Because it was just a blobby thing!

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  12. My son's nickname before he was born was "Larry". My aunt named him. "Little Larry Langdown". He hasn't been called Larry since the day he was born, but he was always Larry as a bump.

    I love your linky idea!! Sorry I missed it. I will write it down and link up whenever I write a family post.

    I've also got a new linky - The Lovin' Life Linky - which goes live every Sunday at 8.30am. Would love for you to drop by.

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