Pregnancy & Parenting

Popular Baby Bump Names Revealed

Vitabiotics | Published: 10/06/2024

Popular Baby Bump Names Revealed Popular Baby Bump Names Revealed

Did you name your bump when you were pregnant? 60% of UK parents and parents-to-be have given their baby bump a nickname during the early stages of pregnancy, according to our latest Pregnacare survey.

The Most Popular Baby Bump Names During Pregnancy

Early pregnancy can be a rollercoaster of a time, and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy parents and parents-to-be are often swept up in a whirlwind of both excitement and nervousness, prompting them to affectionately name their growing bump.

Many parents have experienced the positive benefits of starting a special bond with their baby by giving their baby bump a nickname, with more than half (60%) of people we surveyed stating that they secretly named their bump during pregnancy.

The top five pregnancy bump names revealed were Peanut, Bean, Berry, Bambi and Pickle,

When it comes to the reasons the bump names were given, respondents revealed that the inspiration behind their chosen nickname came from the size it was compared to from an app, a book or online (16%), the baby scan image (14%) and the baby’s movement (12%).

And it’s not just a name for pregnancy, either, as 71% of UK parents continue to use the bump’s nickname throughout their child’s life (22% as a middle name, 21% as a birth name, 20% as a nickname and 8% as a version of the nickname).

How Naming Your Bump Can Help You Bond With The Baby

Expecting couples said the simple act of naming their baby bump lent an additional touch of charm to their pregnancy journey. The findings revealed that for 50% of respondents, this ritual injected a level of excitement to their journey. Similarly, 47% reported feeling a heightened sense of reality; while 42% found it easier to talk about the baby at home.

Partners not only use this to strengthen their own bond, with 89% of parents highlighting that naming their baby bump fostered a deeper connection with their unborn child throughout pregnancy.

However, while the early stage of pregnancy is often considered a silent celebration for many, 40% of mothers decided against naming their baby bump. Among this group, 18% attributed their decision to nervousness around forming too strong an emotional attachment before the baby’s arrival, opting to wait until the baby’s arrival instead.

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Top 10 Baby Bump Names Among Parents We Surveyed

Here is the list of the most popular baby bump names among parents and parents-to-be:

  1. Peanut
  2. Bean
  3. Berry
  4. Bambi
  5. Pickle
  6. Mango
  7. Button
  8. Dot
  9. Squish
  10. Pip

Survey of 1000 UK parents of children aged 0-5 years/ UK adults who are pregnant or have a partner who is pregnant conducted by Onepoll, April 2024.

Are You Pregnant Or Thinking About Trying For A Baby?

The journey of becoming a parent starts as soon as you hear the exciting news and with Pregnacare we ensure that we are part of this journey every step of the way

If you’re pregnant or thinking about trying for a baby, our Pregnacare range contains products for every stage of the pregnancy journey. During pregnancy, help safeguard your diet whilst pregnant with vital daily support from our during pregnancy supplements range. The Pregancare range includes folic acid which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy, at the level as recommended by the UK Department of Health. After pregnancy, support you and your baby during breastfeeding and beyond with our postnatal supplements range. Pregnacare Breast-feeding includes an Omega-3 capsule which provides DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants.

Find out more about our Pregnacare range.

You can also read our Pregnacare A-Z of pregnancy nutrition.

Meet the Author

Gill Crawshaw

Gill Crawshaw

Copywriter / Editor of TalkMum Blog

Gill Crawshaw

Copywriter / Editor of TalkMum Blog

Pregnancy and parenting editor and writer, mum of two Gill Crawshaw is the editor of the TalkMum blog, and a writer who specialises in pregnancy and parenting. With over 18 years experience in digital content creation, she also writes the blog A Baby On Board, which covers the parenting journey. Gill has two tween-age children and lives in south London.

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