I have a thing for names. Right now, I’m looking for nicknames for fetuses. Actual nicknames that people have used more than once to refer to their children when they were still inner. So far I have “the grain of rice,” “the human bean,” “the peanut,” “the squirrelly,” “boots,” and “the bulge.”
If you know of any good ones, please do email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d also be interested to learn of actual nicknames for infants, nicknames that were tossed aside when the babies got too big for them. I’m not talking about nicknames for infants that stuck, like “Bubby,” the “name” of a grown man I met at my husband’s office party last year. That’s just sick and wrong.