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Mama, Mommy, Mom, Mother

post #1 of 108
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What do you prefer to be called? What are you actually called?
post #2 of 108
I prefer Mama and usually that's what I'm called. There is a MOMMY! once in awhile though...

-Angela
post #3 of 108
Yeah, I like Mama too. It's about half and half Mama/Mommy around here
With a very occasional "Mom" from DS.
post #4 of 108
Mine call me mom, usually. Sometimes mommy, and when they're being formal (ds has an ASC) it's mother. In fact, when I'm trying to get ds's attention I tell him, "Look at Mother."
post #5 of 108
I prefer to be called Mommy and that's what I am called most of the time. (When DS isn't calling me Baby Jaguar or something similar. )
post #6 of 108
I prefer mama, but my DS doesn't talk yet, so my name right now is EHHHHHH!
post #7 of 108
I'm Mumma usually, Maman if he's speaking French.
I will never be "Mom" because that's what he calls my mom. He decided that when he was 2. Also Mommy doesn't work here as it's pronounced the same as Mamie (grandma). I could never be "Mother"

eta: the only time I called my mom "mother" when I was growing up was when I had a bone to pick.
post #8 of 108
I like the sound of mama and mummy best. I'm usually called mummy but sometimes referred to as mama as well.
post #9 of 108
I like mommy or mama, and usuallly dd calls me one of those. Of course she has learned that I have a name so she will sometimes call me Natalia. He He. It's funny when she does it screaming for me in the store.
post #10 of 108
I prefer Mama, but I would take Ma (what I call my own mother) or Mum. I really hate the sound of "Mommy" (sorry...). The only time one of my kids has ever called me, "Mommy" was when my youngest has done it on purpose to tease me (always with a grin). They call me, "Mama" 99.9% of the time.
post #11 of 108
I'm usually called Mom, but for about 3 years my youngest called me Love.
post #12 of 108
I'm almost always mommy, but I refer to women on this board as mamas (myself included). I'm curious where the mamas reside--I'm outside of Philadelphia, and the only person I know who encouraged "mama" is my stepmom, who is from the midwest. Almost everyone I grew up with called their mother Mommy when they were younger and "Mom" as they got older.
post #13 of 108
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Originally Posted by staceychev View Post
I'm almost always mommy, but I refer to women on this board as mamas (myself included). I'm curious where the mamas reside--I'm outside of Philadelphia, and the only person I know who encouraged "mama" is my stepmom, who is from the midwest. Almost everyone I grew up with called their mother Mommy when they were younger and "Mom" as they got older.
I'm from the Boston area. I don't know if it makes any difference, but I grew up in a diverse ethnic area with a lot of "Old World" influence. It was completely different from living in another part of the Boston area, where you might have a strong predominance of Anglo culture. Both of my mother's parents learned English in school. At any rate, I called my mother, "Mama" (but it sounds like Mumma) and then it turned into "Ma". Most of the people I knew called their mothers "Ma", but I can't remember what was common at a younger age. My sister called my mother "Mommy" for a period of time when she was little, but it was considered a little odd in my family. One of my aunts always asked, "Where does she get that from??"
post #14 of 108
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Originally Posted by LilyGrace View Post
I'm usually called Mom, but for about 3 years my youngest called me Love.
Oh that's really dear!

My little man calls me "Mom" or "Mama" or sometimes "Olive".
post #15 of 108
I like Mama the best but sometimes I get Mom too.
post #16 of 108
i prefer mama, and i hope thats what this baby calls me... its what i will be calling myself, lol.... i still call my own mom mama
post #17 of 108
DD calls me Mama, Mommy, Mom, and Oka-san. At first she called me “Mama” all the time, but I think she heard other kids calling their moms “Mommy” and started doing that, too. “Mom” she started using last week because we had houseguests and the boys call their mother “Mom”, so she got it from them. And my Japanese husband refers to me as “Oka-san” so after she’s with him for a while she calls me that.

I think I like “Mama” the best. One time she called me “Sweet Mama”. I loved that
post #18 of 108
Hopefully I'll be called mom or mommy.

I have some severe personal issues with the word mama, and I can't tolerate that in my house. So mama is not an option for my DD
post #19 of 108
My son calls me "Mama" and I love it. My daughters call me "Mommy" when they are tired/upset and "Mom!!!" (with eye rolling) when they are annoyed, and just plain "Mom" other times!
post #20 of 108
Just Mom.

I detest the name Mama. They do call me Mother sometimes, more as a joke than anything else - "Please Mother, may I have some more?"
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