Spin off on "weird" baby names - made up placeholders/nicknames?

Malinda - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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A poster in the wierd baby names thread (who nicknamed their baby Captain Cook) reminded me that we, too, made up funny names for our first baby to disarm the people who insisted we share our names (we weren't interested in outside opinions). We told people that we were considering:



Kobra Kommandor

Megatron

or Truck.



Obviously he was named none of these things, but because he was almost 10lbs, we were told that Megatron would be fitting.....



For this pregnancy (a girl) we've been telling people Bruce.



Anyone else make up names to derail the nosey?

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Sabrina - posted on 07/11/2011

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We didn't have any ideas for our first LO, so she ended up being "Baby Girl", which has kind of stuck as a nickname. I am 24 weeks with LO #2 (boy) and he is our "little monster", because I am due on Oct. 31st. We had such a hard time picking out Baby Girl's name that we decided what we would "like" to do about a week or two before she was born. Most people (especially family) were pretty miffed that we wouldn't tell them, even though we really didn't know! I am getting the same thing this time around, where there is resentment that i won't "tell". Lots of weird and crummy suggestions don't help either. Oh well. At least I feel like the name we chose fit her the day she was born!

Sally - posted on 08/22/2009

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My niece, who is pregnant now, has referred to her baby as "tadpole" since the 1st ultrasound picture. Poor thing is probably gonna be known as "Tadpole" all her life...LOL.

A friend when pregnant with #5 of 6, found that she was carrying a larger baby then the 1st 4. The whole family...who would not give out a name for religious reasons until the official naming ceremony...referred to him as "Bruiser". He was definitely the biggest of the bunch.

Sally - posted on 08/22/2009

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You could always tell the nosey friends/relatives/inquirers that it is "against your religion" or that you are superstitious about sharing the child's name before it is born. A very serious "You don't want me to bring bad luck to my innocent child by revealing its name before birth, do you?" should silence the asker.

Malinda - posted on 08/22/2009

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Marian you reminded me of another thing that happened with my son. There *were* a couple of people who we had told our top name to, including one of my co-workers. This was before we wised up and decided to stop telling people becaue we were tired of the opinions. Well when my son was born he did NOT fit our top name, so we ended up naming him something else completely different. When I sent the obligatory stats e-mail to my co-worker to distribute, she CHANGED HIS NAME back to what our origianl choice was before forwarding!! Another co-worker, who knew his actual name, called and asked if we had changed our minds... to this day I don't know what she was thinking.... it wasn't like a letter or two off, it was a completely different name. Luckily co-worker #2 straightened it all out for me.

Marian - posted on 08/22/2009

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A friend of mine "called" her baby Eider as her partners name was Down. We were

so used to it being baby Eider that when she was born we had to get used to her being

Jessica. Caused a lot of amusement.

Kay - posted on 08/22/2009

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That is so funny...the last 3...WOW how many do you have? Yeah, or you tell them the name and before you know it they have named a child the name u wanted....

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LOL! It amazed me how snitty people got when we said, "We're not announcing the name until the child is born. (said pleasantly with a smile)". Our families especially were just livid that we wouldn't tell them. After the first one, we got into the habit of telling people the names we were NOT going to use. My husband was fond of "Alexander Carmello" so we would tell people how much he liked that name but that I had nixed it. It was funny because people would get so distracted hearing us tell stories about the names that we REJECTED that they often failed to notice that we never did tell them what name we had PICKED. hahaha All of our children were named long before they were born and the last 3 were named before they were CONCEIVED. That was a long time for a windbag like me to keep my lip zipped!

Cathralynn - posted on 08/20/2009

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Quoting Malinda:



Quoting Sharon:

usually though, a "we haven't decided yet" or "we'll decide after she's born" got them to walk away.






I wish it were that easy for us... apparently we have some very nosey friends.  When we say that it usually turns into:






Them: "You don't have ANY ideas???"
Us: "Nope."
Them: "NONE at ALL???"
Us: "Really, none"
Them: "What are you going to do when you're in the hospital???"
Us: "I guess we'll figure it out then."






Followed by a list of  "suggestions" none of which appeal to us in any way.  So... at least Kobra Kommandor shut them up a little....






Us too!  We actually directly told people we weren't telling, I wanted to reserve the right to change my mind if the name didn't fit her.  And they quized us!

Malinda - posted on 08/20/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

usually though, a "we haven't decided yet" or "we'll decide after she's born" got them to walk away.



I wish it were that easy for us... apparently we have some very nosey friends.  When we say that it usually turns into:



Them: "You don't have ANY ideas???"
Us: "Nope."
Them: "NONE at ALL???"
Us: "Really, none"
Them: "What are you going to do when you're in the hospital???"
Us: "I guess we'll figure it out then."



Followed by a list of  "suggestions" none of which appeal to us in any way.  So... at least Kobra Kommandor shut them up a little....

Sharon - posted on 08/20/2009

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yeah I offered up character names from Star Trek. After the first baby - most people quit asking. lol



usually though, a "we haven't decided yet" or "we'll decide after she's born" got them to walk away.

Madi - posted on 08/20/2009

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I told people I wanted to name my son Spoony. His last name is Love so I found it funny :)

Cathralynn - posted on 08/20/2009

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Tee-Hee funny. We actually didn't tell people the name we picked until after my daughter was born cause I didn't want to hear it, so Captain Cook it was. My husband and I called her Jellybean and now her name is Allison Bean. I love it. Thanks for the post!

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