Mum comes up with adorable nickname for non-binary child
The mum of a non-binary student in Canada has been experimenting with gender-neutral nicknames, after her child came out as non-binary.
Karuna, a women’s studies student at Concordia University in Montreal, said on Twitter, “My mom has always called me ‘baby girl’ and we’ve been experimenting with gender neutral ways to adapt that since I came out as nonbinary.”
Their tweet included a screenshot of a text from their mum, which said, “Hey baby goat.”
My mom has always called me “baby girl” and we’ve been experimenting with gender neutral ways to adapt that since I came out as nonbinary and pic.twitter.com/cOIAgvYs5J
— Baby Goat (@blondbutch) June 20, 2019
A baby goat is called a kid, which Twitter users were quick to point out.
I LOVE THIS BECAUSE A BABY GOAT IS A KID
— Give Your Balls a Tug Tit Fucker (@pith_and_bile) June 21, 2019
Omg this is next level mom joking. Yes!
— DadBod (@db) June 21, 2019
And other people chipped in with the gender-neutral nicknames their parents had for them.
“I call my kids ‘tiny pancakes.’ No idea why,” said another.
Your mom wins all the pride month awards.
— Ash Menon (@ashvinmenon) June 21, 2019
“We both were,” Karuna said. “She was also touched that the tweet got so many heartfelt loving responses.”
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“We were talking last night and she commented on how the reason it went viral is probably because it’s really rare for parents to fully support their LGBT kids and a lot of people find comfort knowing accepting moms are out there,” they said.
Karuna added, “She says she will be an honorary mom for anyone whose parents don’t accept them.”