My DD calls me "Mama." :-)
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I've always preferred Mama and reinforced that when ds was small. Never really liked Mommy, even thought that is what I called my mom. And sometimes he calls me daddy when he speaks before he thinks.
So Mama and sometimes Mom when he asks me a question (ds is 5). Mamama (ds 16 months).
Dh is usually daddy and sometimes dad, when ds talks about dh.
my dd calls me lots of things. even meanie.
usually its ma, mom, mommy, okasan or mama. she uses different ones in different moods.
my favourite melt-my-heart one is 'mama'. because she gives me this big hug and says 'my mama' in this tone of voice whose unspoken words are i love my mama so much.
that child can pack quite a punch in just mama, that says soo soo soo much more.
on a more basic level according to how my dd uses those terms - mama is more of an emotional connection, mom is for business and mommy is asking for something but afraid she may not get it. when she is excited and wants to share something its okasan. ma is her teasing word to be used when she wants to bug me.
From baby through toddler stages, DS called me Mama, which I loved. Then he spent at least a year calling me Mommy, which I didn't like. Now for the past couple years (DS is 6), I'm both Ma and Mama. There was only a month or two in there where he experimented with calling me Mother, which I really didn't care for (thanks, Looney Tunes!). I never in a million years would have expected to be called Ma, but it sounds way more natural now than Mommy or Mother.
DS used to call DH Daddy, but now it's almost always Dad. Mom is only used to denote relationship--X's mom, so DS never addresses me that way (although it's what DH and I grew up calling our mothers).