(Closed) Please don't refer to your engagement ring as your 'baby'.

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I call mine “sparkly” or, if I’m on Instagram, “#lefthandbling”

Post # 18
1262 posts
Bumble bee

No objections here, I save “baby” for my favorite designer handbags. We probably wouldn’t be friends IRL :-/

Post # 19
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I call mine ‘my precious’. And, I didn’t even like Lord of the Rings.

Post # 20
9735 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I get what OP is saying, but it’s common for women and men to refer to things they are super proud of as their “babies.” FI’s car is his “baby” and my dad’s boat was his “baby.” Men do it all the time. I don’t think I’m guilty of calling my e-ring my baby, but in case I ever did or do, it’s in no way comparing it to an actual baby. I think everyone that posts “here’s my baby” on a ring thread knows damn well that it is *no* comparision to an actual human child they carried around for 9 months inside of them.

Post # 23
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@FutureDrAtkins:  +100000

My thoughts exactly. My dad’s boat is his “baby” too, obviously he knows the difference. I’m his baby as well, and I’m obviously not a baby anymore either.


Post # 24
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Maybe for some women on here, especially the ones that dont like or dont plan to have children, their e-ring is their baby. Not everyone has the same high regard for children.

Post # 26
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

What?!? How about just “my ring”. Like a normal person would say. 

Post # 27
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just call it my ring! (or some times my bling, if I’m feeling punchy)

Post # 29
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Pinkmoon:  For real. If I heard anyone refer to their ring IRL the way the bees do, I would side-eye the hell out of them. It’s obnoxious. It’s a ring.

Post # 30
1262 posts
Bumble bee

@Supersleuth:  lol good because I actually think it’s kind of funny when people call pretty much anything their baby…makes me a little uncomfortable if they’re being serious. But I’m hoping (and praying a little) that it’s just for fun.

My boss insists on calling my reporting data my “baby.” It used to crack me up until one day in a legit disagreement/sit down discussion she said “I’d like you to be more protective of your baby; you’re not taking care of your baby”  I got an intense weird feeling in my tum. If any woman was seriously referring to her ring as her baby, I’d probably want to snatch it off and throw it in the nearest river.


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