Adorable and Quirky Names For Pacifiers You Might Not Have Heard Of

Whoever came up with the idea of pacifiers deserves a standing ovation!

It’s amazing to think that such a simple innovation helps save countless hours for moms and dads trying to shuush their toddlers. Although, knowing when to kick the paci habit can be confusing and challenging!

However, that is not even the baffling part. What is even more impressive is that parents and kids across the globe have come up with a wide range of different names for pacifiers.

In fact, there seems to be a trend of different countries coming out with their own version of pet names for pacifiers.

Where British folks and Aussies call it ‘Dummy,’ Americans label it ‘Binky.’ Similarly, Canadians also call it ‘Soother,’ and ‘Dodie’ amongst many others.

You may also wonder: why so many pet names for pacifiers?

Well, the answer is simple: Kids have way too much free time on their hands. And, what better way to kill those time than coming up with a bunch of silly names for their pacifiers?

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Here are some of the most adorable and hysterical nicknames for pacifiers used around the world.

P.S. Most of the pet names for pacifiers are the brainchild of some of the most intriguing babies around the world. As such, no names are too weird nor offensive.

Quirky Names for Pacifiers You Might Not Have Heard Of

List Of Pacifier Names Used Across The World

  • Sucky: “Because it does exactly what it sounds like!” explains a mother.
  • Aci: “We usually use the word, ‘Paci.’ But when my older son started to speak, he would drop the ‘P’ from Paci. Since then, we have started calling it ‘Aci.’”
  • Suthing
  • Hapi (German)
  • Bubble
  • Cork
  • Assy: “My friend’s daughter called her’s (pacifier) ‘sassy,’ but her son could not say sassy, so he just ended up calling it ‘assy,’ which I found quite humorous.
  • Baby plug
  • Plug
  • Passy
  • Nookie/ Nuky
  • Nuk-Nuk: Nuk is a brand name. The name probably stuck because people found it easier to call it that as it was written on the package.
  • Do-do
  • Num-num
  • Bippie
  • B: “Because ‘Bippie’ was apparently too hard for my friend’s son, so he just called it ‘B.’
  • Ba
  • Buggie
  • Tuthcher (German): The ‘u’ sounds like the ‘oo’ in ‘Tooth.’
  • Boober
  • Doot-Doot: “I am not sure where it came from. But that’s what my friend’s dad use to call it, and now my friend’s husband calls it that as well.”
  • Baby
  • Ba
  • Choochie
  • Bee Back
  • Beebee
  • Beeka (Portuguese)
  • Binkus
  • Bunkus-fier
  • Bah-Bah
  • Bibber
  • Binko
  • Binkerrific
  • Binker
  • Binky
  • Bink: “We call it Binky, but some kids shortened it to bink after they start talking.”
  • Binty
  • Baby wee
  • Bo-Bo (Puerto Rico)
  • Nunna (Generally a substitute for ‘dummy’)
  • Bite: “My friend’s eldest called it her bite. I am not sure why but it stuck.”
  • Bippy
  • Boober
  • Boola
  • Boop
  • Blue ging: “My friend’s daughter would only take a blue one, and the ‘ging’ is because she could not say, ‘thing.’”
  • Boo-Ba
  • Boppy
  • Bubba
  • Biberon (Albanian)
  • Budgie
  • Binka (Portuguese)
  • Buppy
  • Bobby: “I have no idea where my buddy’s daughter got it from, but it stuck. It’s hilarious when she cries, ‘oh Bobby, oh Bobby’ when she can’t find it.”
  • Bobo
  • Bonker
  • Bink-Bink
  • Buum
  • Button
  • Bubbies: “My friend’s first LO (Little One) had a wubbanub, and she ended up calling it her bub or bubbie.”
  • Chew Chew
  • Chu-Chu
  • Chupon
  • Chooch – Italian
  • Chewy
  • Chupi (From the Spanish word, ‘Chupete.’)
  • Choppie
  • Chupeta (Portuguese)
  • Charlie
  • Chochi or Cho-Cho (From the Urdu word, ‘Chusni’)
  • Chuchetto/ Cuchie (Italian) (Long u sound)
  • Clug
  • Cuk
  • Do-Do
  • Doonie
  • Doot Doot
  • Dadoo
  • Dum-Dum
  • Dodi: “I have no idea where it came from, but my friend’s husband is trying to make ‘Dodi’ stick.”
  • Doopie: “For some reason, a friend’s hubby called it a ‘Doopie’ (rhymes with loopie) when he was a baby. Now, everyone in his family calls it that.”
  • Duda (Croatian/ Bosnian/ Serbian): Pronounced as ‘doo-duh.’
  • Fi: A shorter version of saying Paci FI er.
  • Fooler
  • Fuff
  • Fussifier
  • Ga-ga
  • Gi-gi
  • Goo-Gee (Italian)
  • Ginkie
  • Guk
  • Happiness: “That’s what my mother-in-law calls it.”
  • Hushie
  • Jar Jar Binks
  • Kiki
  • Kink Kink: “My friend’s daughter couldn’t say ‘Bink Bink,’ so she started saying ‘Kink Kink,’ and it stuck.”
  • La-La
  • Lamby or Lammy: “Because it’s attached to a stuffed lamb.”
  • Loaner
  • Me-Me/ Mimi
  • Meemer
  • Minkin: “From my dad who always called it a ‘stinkin, Minkin.’”
  • Monkey: “We just call it Monkey because it is attached to one.”
  • Mink-Mink
  • Mute button
  • Na-Na
  • Nibbler
  • Nubbie
  • Nuki-Nuki
  • Nunna
  • Noochie
  • Nuggi: A typical Swiss-German pet name for Pacifiers
  • Nee-Nee
  • Nunew
  • Ninny-Whit: “My friend’s dad calls it ‘ninny-whit.’ I don’t know why, but I think it’s funny.”
  • Ninny
  • Nip-Nip
  • Nummy
  • Nunny: The ‘u’ sounds like the ‘oo’ in the ‘Cookie.’
  • Paci
  • Patsy: “We say, “here is your friend Patsy,” like it’s a person.”
  • Petay: From the Spanish word, ‘Chupete.’
  • Pie
  • Pip
  • Pipila: The Greek equivalent.
  • Pluggy
  • Pop-Pop
  • Pappi
  • Pa-Bear
  • Pon-Pon: From the Spanish word, ‘Chupon.’
  • Sassy
  • Schnoolie
  • Soo-Soo: From ‘Soother.’
  • Susu
  • Sookoo-Sookoo
  • Shusha
  • Suce (French)
  • Soosh
  • Sucette: The French equivalent
  • Scookie: Derived from Sookie (Soother).
  • Sucka/ Guka
  • Susu
  • Suzie
  • Tay-Tay
  • Tete: “Well, in my friends (Hispanic) family, they have always called it a ‘tete.’ We will stick with it.”
  • This: “Apparently, someone used to say, “Do you want this?” and hold up the binky.”
  • Tootie
  • Tussy: “My nephew called his ‘tuss’ or ‘tussy,’ so it stuck with me.”
  • Uckey: Short for ‘Suckey.’
  • Wubby: “He has a wubanub (think that’s how you spell it), so we call it his wubby.”
  • Ya ya
  • Zoogie
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So there you have it, literally tons and tons of different names for pacifiers used throughout the world!

If you are looking for a name to pick, you might be overruled eventually by your son or daughter when they learn to speak.

If your child is hooked on their [use one of the words above], then I have some pacifier alternatives that worked for my son. Feel free to check those out.

Good luck!


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