But a fetal nickname is a way to bond with your baby. A way to call your baby something other than it. So what names do people often use? Here are the 10 most popular fetal nicknames:
- Cletus the Fetus
- Bean (and variations jelly bean and baby bean)
Some families use names that means something to them like a family name that they wouldn't actually name the baby, like Matilde or Herbert. Some families describe the baby: "Kickypants" was one shared with me on Twitter or you could go with original names like we did for our eighth baby: Ocho. It's something personal. You don't even have to share this name, but the vast majority of moms reported that having a fetal nickname felt good to have during pregnancy.