Can baby ever be used as a title? In the sentence, "I thought baby Cora was such a cute infant!" should baby be capitalized? Thanks!

  • Yes, it can - for a not-yet-named infant (Baby Smith) or a young child given anonymity in a court case (Baby S). I don't think there's a rule for whether it should be capitalised in a sentence such as yours. Feb 20, 2021 at 8:45
  • @KateBunting It's reasonable to think that it could be by analogy with the naming of relatives (Uncle Jim, Great-Aunt Mary, Cousin Jane and so on). I don't think most people would mind whether you capitalised it or not, they'd be too busy cooing over Cora.
    – BoldBen
    Feb 20, 2021 at 13:01
  • @KateBunting If you were writing the sentence, would you go with capitalization here?
    – The Editor
    Feb 22, 2021 at 14:56
  • @BoldBen You're probably right, haha!
    – The Editor
    Feb 22, 2021 at 14:56
  • Probably not, but that doesn't mean I'd say it was wrong to do so! Feb 22, 2021 at 15:07


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