UK’s most popular baby bump names revealed – with Peanut, Bean and Berry taking the top spots

UK’s most popular baby bump names revealed – with Peanut, Bean and Berry taking the top spots:

  • 60% of UK parents and parents-to-be, have given their baby bump a nickname during the early stages of pregnancy
  • Peanut, Bean and Berry were the most popular names given to baby bumps
  • 71% of UK parents continue to use the bump’s nickname throughout their child’s life.

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. In fact, more than half (60%) of people surveyed by the UK’s number one pregnancy supplement brand, Pregnacare, agreed they affectionately and secretly named their bump.

pregnant woman wearing a two piece bikini posing for mums magazine

The top five baby bump names revealed were Peanut, Bean, Berry, Bambi and Pickle, with 71% of parents admitting to continuing to use the name throughout the 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).  Respondents also 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%). 

In a discreet acknowledgement of their newfound parenthood, expecting couples have said the simple act of naming their baby bump has 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 as a means to strengthen their own bond, but an impressive 89% of parents highlighted that naming their baby bump fostered a deeper connection with their unborn child throughout pregnancy.

However, while the early stages 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.

Susanne Bisinotto, Brand Marketing Director of Vitabiotics said: “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. Even though this can be a rollercoaster of a time, many parents have experienced the psychological benefits of starting this special bond with their baby through giving their baby bump a nickname.”

Supporting healthy pregnancies for over 30 years, Pregnacare is the UK’s number one pregnancy supplement, and most recommended by Midwives1. Pregnacare tablets have been shown to benefit pregnant mums and babies in independent research carried out by the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at LMU and Homerton University Hospital; the groundbreaking study investigated the effect of Pregnacare supplementation on maternal nutrient status, infant birth weight and gestational age at birth. (British Journal of Nutrition (2010), 104, 437-445). Nutritional requirements throughout all stages of pregnancy are different to other life stages and Pregnacare supports mothers every step of the way with products such as Pregnacare Conception, Pregnacare Max and Pregnacare New Mum.

 

Top 10 baby bump nicknames according to the survey

  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.

*Source: Nielsen GB ScanTrack Total coverage value sales 52w/e 23.03.2024.

**For more information on this midwife research, please visit www.pregnacare.com/mostrecommended.

Product information

Vitabiotics’ mission is to empower wellness and healthy living through innovation in nutritional healthcare. We have pioneered advances in nutritional healthcare products for over 50 years and the range includes some of Britain’s leading and most trusted supplement brands such as Perfectil, Pregnacare, Wellman, Wellwoman and Menopace.  As the UK’s no 1 vitamin company, Vitabiotics exports to 100 countries, and is the only vitamin company to have received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise on four occasions, including twice for Innovation. Vitabiotics supports research and original clinical trials in collaboration with universities and leading medical centres in the UK and internationally.

Pregnacare is the UK’s number one pregnancy supplement, carefully developed to help safeguard dietary requirements throughout pregnancy. Pregnacare is the most trusted pregnancy supplement brand amongst mums and mums to be and is also the pregnancy supplement most recommended by midwives.   

Pregnacare Original (RRP £6.35) includes a formulation of 19 important vitamins and minerals, with 400µg folic acid and 10µg vitamin D3, the exact levels as recommended by the UK Department of Health. Pregnacare includes folic acid, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy, and zinc, to support normal reproductive health. Pregnacare Original RRP £6.35 (30 tablets).

Pregnacare Conception has been specifically designed to support the nutritional requirements of women who are trying to conceive.  The comprehensive formulation includes zinc which is scientifically proven to contribute to normal fertility and reproduction. It also includes specific nutrients inositol, l-arginine, n-acetyl cysteine, and selenium plus vitamin B12 and folic acid at 400µg, the exact recommended level to help safeguard the early stages of foetal development. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400µg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.   Pregnacare Conception RRP £10.15 (30 tablets)

Pregnacare Breast-feeding is specially formulated to help support nutritious breast milk and assist a mother’s body following the extra demands of pregnancy.  It contains 10µgvitamin D3, the full RDA of 700mg calcium and 300mg Omega-3 DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal brain and eye development of breast-fed infants (A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids for adults). Together it provides a comprehensive spectrum of vitamins and minerals ideal for the post-natal and breast-feeding period.  Pregnacare Breast-feeding RRP £15.25 (56 tablets / 28 capsules)

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