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Karuna Vellino, known as @blondbutch on Twitter, recently shared an adorable text message from their mother.

It seems mom has been trying to come up with a new gender-neutral pet name for Karuna, who recently came out as non-binary.


The most recent name she came up with is absolutely adorable and seems to have been a favorite.

"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"

Baby goats are also known as kids, so the nickname is doubly cute.

Given that Karuna has now changed their display name on Twitter to "Baby Goat," it seems like the new name has probably stuck.

Twitter users absolutely loved the story.




Many also loved the fact that Karuna's mom was showing her love by changing the language she uses to refer to them.


Apparently Karuna's mom isn't the only person to pick an animal as a child's pet name.



This is the kind of simple thing that can show acceptance and love—making a change to the way you refer to someone.

It might take time to get used to new names or new pronouns, but a little effort can go a long way in showing your loved ones that you really do care for them.

That love can make all the difference in the world.

The book The Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers, available here, offers advice.

"For anyone eager to understand their child's gender experience, or to learn how best to accept, support and protect them, this book will provide knowledge, reassurance and the confidence to do so."
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