Pet names for babies
But for all that time and effort to come up with the perfect name for the new child, it very commonly is some pet name, or cute pronoun that parents and family members use most often with their little ones.
Just for fun, here is a list of a few of the alternate names that parents can call their children - running the gamut, from the generic, to the very personal. Gender variations will be presented side by side. Language variations on the word 'baby', e.g. 'bambino' have been excluded for the sake of space. Brief explanations added to the more situational names.
Bundle of love
Chubby (Chubbers, ChubChub)
Cuddler (another versitile one, just add 'Cuddle' to many of the other names to make your own, e.g., 'Cuddle Bunny')
Larvae (especially for a swaddled baby)
Laddie/Lassie! (best said in an exaggerated Scottish brogue)
Little boy or man/girl or lady (you can really toss the word 'little' or 'tiny' in front of any of these other names)
The Neighbor Waker
Potato (also 'Sack of potatoes' for a baby tossed over your shoulder)
Sperm blossom (from 'The Guild')
Spud (or for beer fans, Spuds MacKenzie)
Sweetie (sweetpea, sweetie-pie, sweetheart, ect.)
Widdle guy/gal (variant on 'little')
Wiggle (several variants, including wiggleworm, wigglemaster, The Wigglenator!)
Yarper (slang for spit up)
Zzz machine (a sleeping baby)
Also, feature specific touches are always nice, like "Baby green-eyes."
Some may come across as vulgar or seem to have a negative connotation, but if said with love by the right parent, any of these names could be used.
What are your favorite pet names for babies?