Baby Girl Nickname Contest

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This contest has ended. Thanks for participating!

The winner taking home a $25 gift certificate for Lil’ Sugarplum hair accessories is… Kristen from Romeo, Michigan. Thank you to Monique of Lil’ Sugarplum for sponsoring the contest.

These are the top ten names as selected by my wife:

  1. Doodle Bug (from Kristen)
  2. Bright Eyes (from TaMi)
  3. Fancy Pants (from Chelsea)
  4. Lovebug (from Randa Clay, Stephanie, MorningSong, Jeanie Wilby)
  5. Silly Girl (from Becky)
  6. Poquita Senorita (from Liz)
  7. Pollywog (from Rachel)
  8. Petite Mademoiselle (from Adriana)
  9. Contessa (from Chris)
  10. Deuce (from Jessica G. Naomi)

For posterity, below are the contest rules and all of the submitted baby nicknames.

Let’s suppose my wife is pregnant with a baby girl. No, I’m not making an announcement. We’re talking a hypothetical. What nickname would I use when blogging about that child?

Submit your best baby girl blogger nicknames, three maximum, via the comment form located at the bottom of this article. For example, my existing daughter’s nickname is Little Miss. You may explain the reasoning or background of the name(s) you submit, but it’s not required.

The contest ends 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2007.

Be sure to include a valid e-mail address (it won’t be published, but will be used to contact the winner)!

One inventive submitter will win a $25 gift certificate for Lil’ Sugarplum, a mom-based company making and selling hair clips, bobby pins, headbands, ponytail holders, baby scarves, hair clip holders and more. Read Thingamababy’s review of a dragonfly hair clip.

A single winning nickname will be selected by my wife. Don’t try to guess the name I would like. I very well could hate the name my wife selects. Follow your own inspiration.

It is possible multiple people will submit similar nicknames conveying the same ideas and/or using similar words. If anyone feels cheated by the winning nickname, sorry, but you are subject to the whims of my wife’s brain.

After you enter this contest, enter our baby caption contest to win a Fort-a-ma-jig (the coolest fort building toy on the planet).


50 Responses to “Baby Girl Nickname Contest”

  1. Melissa M says:

    Little Peanut
    Boo Bear
    Baby Bean

    June 19th, 2007 at 5:03 am

  2. Randa Clay says:

    Sweetie Pie
    Love Bug
    Sweet Cheeks

    June 19th, 2007 at 5:14 am

  3. Jennifer says:

    BG for Baby Girl

    June 19th, 2007 at 5:51 am

  4. Mariel says:

    Sweet Pea
    Baby Bella

    June 19th, 2007 at 5:59 am

  5. shauna says:

    Cupcake, Twinkle, & Sugarplum.

    June 19th, 2007 at 6:21 am

  6. karen f. says:

    Mini Miss
    Wee Lass

    June 19th, 2007 at 6:52 am

  7. Earl says:

    If one is “Little Miss”, then the other can be “Mistletoe”.

    As a second daughter, small, bright and sparkly, you could call her “Sequin”.

    June 19th, 2007 at 7:09 am

  8. Jennifer says:

    Mini Miss

    June 19th, 2007 at 7:12 am

  9. AZ says:

    Baby Boop

    June 19th, 2007 at 7:13 am

  10. lacey says:

    tiny toes

    June 19th, 2007 at 10:01 am

  11. Jeannie says:


    June 19th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

  12. thordora says:

    “Meep!” (you know, the little mac noise!)

    I just love to bounce around saying that.

    June 19th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

  13. wwbd says:

    We called our daughter Bubble Toes in reference to the Jack Johnson song (not super appropriate for kids, but catchy and I love the line about moving like a jellyfish, which is evocative of a baby floating in embryonic fluid) and the bubble like appearance of fetal toes.

    Variations now include:
    Bubble Baby
    and Baby Toes

    June 19th, 2007 at 1:14 pm

  14. Whitney Wright says:

    We called my son Spud, so when it came time for my daughter…Nugget! We even got an autographed CD just for her from Amos Lee (a great musician who opened for Norah Jones!) You should have seen his face…LMAO

    June 19th, 2007 at 1:20 pm

  15. mfm says:

    jawsy worm (the nickname my husband gave our little girl after seeing the first ultrasound)

    howler monkey (the nickname my husband gave our girl once he met our little girl)

    or — along the “little miss” line — missy boo (what I call our girl)

    June 19th, 2007 at 1:51 pm

  16. STL Mom says:

    Junior Miss
    Little Doll

    June 19th, 2007 at 2:09 pm

  17. Ponch says:

    Little Miss, v. 2.0

    June 19th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

  18. Amy says:

    okay, I have to go with the ones we have used numerous time. I know they are corny, but cute…

    Lady Bug

    No, I don’t know where we got those names, they just came out!

    June 19th, 2007 at 2:36 pm

  19. Brooke says:

    I’ve used these for all of my girls…

    Lady Pants or just Pants
    Lady Cakes or just Cakes
    Lady Pie or just Pie
    Sometimes just Lady

    June 19th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

  20. Jessica G. says:

    My first daughter was “butterbean” and my second (much larger baby girl) is “butterball.” Come on, that is funny!

    The name I recommend?


    It honors the inevitable second-child syndrome. You could call her Lil’ Deuce but it sounds like potty humor…

    June 19th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

  21. Adriana says:

    Little Miss Too (ha ha play on the word two!)
    Little Ma’am
    Petite Mademoiselle (Kind of long, but you could shorten to Petite Mad)
    Sweetness (my favorite for my boys)

    June 19th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

  22. Ted says:

    Littler Miss

    June 19th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

  23. Elle says:

    Muffet (Little Miss… Muffet!)

    June 19th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

  24. Jessica Ashley/ Grrrlfriend Jess says:

    Lil Sis… of course!

    June 20th, 2007 at 7:35 am

  25. Robert says:

    At out baby shower, they played trivia and one of the questions was what are little girls made of? The correct answer…sugar, spice and everything nice. My wife’s answer…little girls are made of shortcake.

    June 20th, 2007 at 8:32 am

  26. Kevin says:

    Little Pooper
    Little Crier
    Little Trouble Maker

    June 20th, 2007 at 8:45 am

  27. molly kiely says:

    Suzi Cream Cheese

    June 20th, 2007 at 10:17 am

  28. shane says:


    her name is dahlia, which got chopped to dee, then switched up.

    June 20th, 2007 at 12:22 pm

  29. margaret says:

    Little Sis

    June 20th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

  30. Jeff says:

    I frequently call my baby son Crapzilla

    : )

    June 20th, 2007 at 1:45 pm

  31. Justin says:

    We call our (3 month) daughter home fry. My wife started it, I’m not sure why.

    Sometimes when we’re feeling fancy she’s ‘Maison Frite’

    June 20th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

  32. MonsterDon says:

    We refered to our first as OLA (Our Little Angle) it was our code word for the first trimester. Since we didn’t find out the sex before hand it was universal.

    June 20th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

  33. Brooke says:

    Here are two more we used for one of our daughters:

    Booty (for her butt and because she’s our treasure)
    Raisin (for raison d’etre)

    June 20th, 2007 at 3:56 pm

  34. Ian says:

    Miss Sue (“And how ’bout you?”)
    Little Grizzie (“Oh we’re so busy!”)
    Charles Wellington (“Hello down there, Charles Wellington.”)

    I like how most of the names coming from males are playfully derogatory, hating to do diapers, and the ones from women are intensely evocative of nearly the same emotion, but one which I don’t completely understand.
    Erm… not to generalize.

    June 20th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

  35. Liz says:

    Poquita Senorita (no, it isn’t proper Spanish but it rhymes)
    or Senorita Poquita- very little Miss

    June 20th, 2007 at 11:24 pm

  36. Linda says:

    Tiny Tot

    June 21st, 2007 at 8:17 am

  37. Dawn says:

    pot, as in reference to the cause of the pot belly
    LCW=Lil’ Chicken Wing (This was my daughter’s for a while.)
    Punk=short for punkin’ or pumpkin

    June 21st, 2007 at 12:15 pm

  38. Chad says:


    June 21st, 2007 at 12:21 pm

  39. Alex from Hou says:

    We have way too many. As a joke I called me wife Schmoopy. Before the baby was born we called her Baby Schmoopy. Then came the flood:
    Baby-Head, Littlest Baby, Squishy Face, Smooshy Head, Mommie (basic Latino), Naked Baby (before Bath), Lady T.

    Wait ’til the triplets come… I already call them the Triad. Mom calls them the Alpha-Bits (A B C).

    June 21st, 2007 at 12:32 pm

  40. Dark says:

    My partner and I referred to our ‘lil one as;

    Bump – because she was a bump on mums tummy


    Boof – because she kept going ‘Boof boof boof’ and kicking and generally thrashing around

    We still call her Bump now (she is 19 months) when she is being cute and adorable (bum in the air face down sleeping, or being all cuddly and the like)
    (I feel the need to mention that her official name is Amelia ;) )

    June 21st, 2007 at 7:09 pm

  41. Mike MacPherson says:


    June 21st, 2007 at 7:10 pm

  42. kathy says:

    baby bee

    June 21st, 2007 at 7:34 pm

  43. Acrophile says:

    Our little one gets called (on and offline) by these names:

    Hazelnut (One of the meanings of her name “Evelyn”)
    LittleBritches (from Disney’s “The Jungle Book”)
    Herself (some Irish heritage is responsible for that)

    June 21st, 2007 at 11:15 pm

  44. Homestead says:

    Oh… I missed the deadline. But I like…


    June 22nd, 2007 at 9:23 am

  45. Homestead says:

    Oh… I missed the deadline. But I like…


    June 22nd, 2007 at 9:24 am

  46. Rachel says:

    I see that several people have suggested “Little Sis” I thought of this too simply because you are used to typing “Little Miss” and it would be an easy transition. Our household favorites are Kumquat, Miss LaRue (it’s time to poo), and Pollywog

    June 22nd, 2007 at 9:32 am

  47. Melanie says:

    Sweet Pea
    Sugar Bear

    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:51 am

  48. Sarah says:

    Missy Moo
    Miss Sis

    June 23rd, 2007 at 3:20 am

  49. carrie says:

    Our second is simply: Sister.

    June 23rd, 2007 at 9:15 am

  50. Jo McCollum says:


    June 23rd, 2007 at 2:41 pm