#Microblog Mondays: What’s in a Name?


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Most people come up with a name for their baby in-utero, because using “it” or “the baby” all the time just isn’t as fun. There’s the typical, “bean”, “peanut”, ect. I wanted something original and cute (is it weird that I gave so much thought to this..?). In any case, in the first week after we found out I was pregnant, our embryo was the size of a poppy seed, so J was playing on that and he said “Poppet”. Like from Pirates of the Caribbean when the pirate calls Kiera Knightly’s character poppet as a creepy sort of term of endearment.

It sounded kind of cute, so I googled it and it came up as “a middle English word meaning small child or doll” as well as a term of endearment. I figured that fit, and so Poppet it has been. It wasn’t until later that I read the entire definition that also states that it is primarily used for a young woman or girl. Oops, sorry to Poppet if it is a boy. But we are really really hoping for a girl, so perhaps it is a foretelling…


8 thoughts on “#Microblog Mondays: What’s in a Name?

  1. We used Blobholm (our last name is Granholm) for awhile, and Grass-Fed (what my cousins toddler named it) for awhile but it was usually The Baby. I also used the male set of pronouns for awhile but it turned out to be a girl. 🙂

  2. We call ours Cannoli. At our first ultrasound I was only 7 weeks so it didn’t even look like a gummy bear yet. When we looked at the printout later, I told my husband, “it doesn’t even look like anything,” and he said, “well, it kind of looks like…a cannoli.”

  3. Funny, I can’t hear that word without thinking of the scandal in The Crucible, but to hear you talk about it, I love this as a nickname!

  4. We did the same thing with an in-utero name. Hubby didn’t want to use a name that we would use once he was born…so we ended up with Paxlet (a small axe = axlet, and if it was pink…so Paxlet, it had a whole story to go with it. lol). This time around, hubby wasn’t so keen on finding a name, but I wanted one, so I came up with Tadbit (tad = a small something, bit = again a small something).
    Hoping your pregnancy is healthy and uneventful!

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