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Mermaid Dottie
07-28-2012, 02:52 PM
A Mermaid's baby?
Thalassa and I were discussing this in a pm, and I decided I really wanted to know what you all thought.
Y'all know I'm having a baby boy(any day now), and I was just really wondering what you call a baby mer.
A baby fish is called a fry,
a baby dolphin, whale, or manatee is called a calf,
but what do you call a baby half human/half marine creature?


07-28-2012, 03:38 PM
I call them Merbaby or a SeaWee .. I personally like SeaWee cause it's a wee little one from the sea..lol

07-28-2012, 03:40 PM
Early congrats on the boy! I'm sure you're just filled with excitement for him!!!

Hmm, I never really put thought into that. Something about calling a mermaid's baby a calf doesn't really roll off the tongue for me. A fry sounds kinda cute and simple :) A merchild? Merbabe? Nipper? (Hehehe) Bairn? Squirt?

Those are my two-cents xD

07-28-2012, 03:53 PM
LOL squirt. XD

Ayla of Duluth
07-28-2012, 04:16 PM
Kiddo ^_^

Lille Havfrue
07-28-2012, 04:40 PM
Hahaha squirt is my favourite so far :lol:

Merman Dan
07-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Buoys and Gulls? ;)

07-28-2012, 09:53 PM
A nuck?

07-28-2012, 11:53 PM
I thought SeaWee was superadorable!!

Mermaid Miel
07-29-2012, 12:36 AM
I like Squirt or Nipper

Little Nippers is what they call the children who train to be Surf Life Savers in Australia

07-29-2012, 12:46 AM
ive associated Nippers with fish, so yeah not my fondest memory there.. Ill stick with SeaWee :D

Mermaid Lohgan
07-29-2012, 12:49 AM
I remember watching Mermaids: The Body Found and I remember they called baby Mers: 'Pups'.

07-29-2012, 01:24 AM
i gotta go with squirt. cute funny and if its a water birth its even more appropriate. lol.

07-29-2012, 01:58 AM

Mermaid Saphira
07-29-2012, 09:49 AM
So far my favorites are SeaWee and Squirt ;)

07-30-2012, 01:11 AM
SeaWee, Squirt, and Nipper are my favorites so far xD

07-30-2012, 01:46 AM
Guppy, minnow, or tadpole.

08-02-2012, 11:53 AM
Andrea and I call them "merlings".

Mermaid Dottie
08-03-2012, 01:57 PM
Buoys and Gulls? ;)
XD you always get me Aeolius! no matter what thread I see you in you always make me giggle!

A nuck?
A what? where'd that come from?

I thought about tadpole, and minnow.

Calf makes me feel like a seacow, pup makes me feel like a seadog.
I think of merlings as being between toddler-sized and legal-aged.
I like Seawee, squirt, and Nippers.

Maybe, Nippers for all newborns/infants, then seawee for girls and squirts for boys?

Mermaid Celissa
08-04-2012, 01:59 PM
I just call them Squirts x]

08-04-2012, 02:10 PM
MerBaby or SeaWee? :)

Sea Specter
08-05-2012, 09:07 PM
I like the 'Merlings', it just fits.
But for cute little nicknames I would probably call them Squirts, Seawees, or Nippers xD
Super cute

08-05-2012, 10:03 PM
I like merlings, too, but I tend to think that's a teenage mer?

I dunno, the progression in my mind goes

Squirt (or merlet?)=Infant ---> Guppy=Toddler/Child ---> Merling = Teenager ---> Mermaid/merman

08-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Pup? Calf? Hatchling? XP

Mermaid Cascada
08-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Did you have your baby boy yet? If you did congrats!!!

08-12-2012, 06:24 PM
I don't wanna kill the buzz here, but whenever people mention 'seawee' think of someone peeing in the ocean XD
Hahaha I feel like I'm totally undecided otherwise lol

08-12-2012, 06:27 PM
I don't wanna kill the buzz here, but whenever people mention 'seawee' think of someone peeing in the ocean XD

Agreed lol

08-12-2012, 06:45 PM
lol then whats a seapee ..(lol sorry had to)

Merman Dan
08-15-2012, 08:39 PM
Peanut? "Dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, are also called Dolphinfish, Mahi Mahi and Dorado. They are not related to the porpoise which also is sometimes called Dolphin, those being a mammal rather than a fish. They are also called by names to indicate their size - peanut dolphin being the small, hand sized juveniles; bailers refer to fish in the two - 5 pound range where as the bigger fish are often called gaffers (due to the need for a gaff to get them in the boat)." link (http://www.topsailangler.com/wiki/Dolphin/)

08-20-2012, 09:23 PM
So many adorable names... I call my daughter a merbaby, but she's 3 so she'll soon be a mergirl, mermaid, or such.

But SeaWee? Adorable!

Mermaid Dottie
08-28-2012, 04:15 AM
I call him squirt, mostly. so cute. <3

Merman Dan
08-28-2012, 07:49 AM
"bait"? ;)

Mermaid Dottie
08-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Is that what you call your kids?

Merman Dan
08-29-2012, 06:36 PM
I have a plethora of charming epithets for my children. ;)

Mermaid Dottie
09-03-2012, 03:42 PM
you rock.

Mermaid Dottie
01-18-2013, 05:55 PM
I've GOT it!!!
A baby boy merling is a squirt, a baby girl merling is...
Wait for it....
A She-weed!

01-18-2013, 10:19 PM
Adorable. I would so call my girl a seawee or nipper. It just sounds cute. Merling is sweet too.

Mermaid Summer
01-20-2013, 02:06 AM
Guppy! or Guppies

Tasha Mermaid
01-20-2013, 02:40 AM
Merlings is what i have always called them myself :)
but i dont mind Guppies either

I think newborns could be called guppies then from toddler it would be Merlings :D

SeaGlass Siren
01-20-2013, 07:54 PM
i call them guppys ;)

Traveling Merman
01-20-2013, 08:29 PM
Agreed lol

I second the motion

Mermaid Dottie
01-22-2013, 04:48 PM
Guppies was the name of a class I was in at the YMCA. Of course it was swim lessons. ^_^

01-29-2013, 02:56 AM
I call them merbabies or babymers