I decided very early on that we would be teaching our children the correct names for body parts. The only area I haven't enforced is "boobies". I just can't make her say breasts. She talks about her chest enough as it is without a name change being given.
Recently, I was talking to my SIL on the phone, and said "vagina". I could hear the blushing from the other end. Turns out her daughters call it "down there" and her sons (and I presume her husband...gahhh! The image!) have "weiners". This cannot be a good thing. I know from experience that it can be very embarassing to discover your body parts are not actually what you've been calling them for years.
My mother called it her "susie". Thus, us three girls also had susies. This was fine until mom started babysitting a little girl named, you guessed it, Susie. I was horrified. Why would someone call their child that?! Dad had a "thing", which was always said in a whisper. We also had trouble with the top half. My cousin and I almost came to blows one day over whether the correct name for breasts was "bubbies" or "tuckies". When I was 10 my friend Gina informed me they were breasts. I told her I wasn't sure I was allowed to say that word. In college, another friend referred to them as "wubbies". However, hers were of such a size that she could call them whatever she wanted. "Texas" might have suited them.
So, tell me. What parts reside in your house? Will your child someday embarrass you to death by shouting "MY VAGINA HURTS!!" in WalMart, or will it be shouted in code? If you don't have kids, what do you think is the right way to go here?