|View Poll Results: By what name do your children call you|
|First name only||0||0%|
|combo: Mom and/or first name||13||15.85%|
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My children use a combo of first name and/or Mommy. Whatever they choose is fine with me.
When I was growing up I wanted to address my parents by their first names and they had a fit. Only Mom or Dad (it was my Mom who had the problem with it, not Dad. She would have a fit if I called either of them by their first names)
So I'm curious what names your children use.
My 21mo calls me MaMa sometimes.
If they were to call me by my first name only once in a while I don't think I would care but I don't think I would like it llt he time.
I used to call my mother by her first name all the time when I was a teen because "everybody" called her Ma so she would ignore that name and respond to Patty because she wasn't used to hearing it.
She says she doesnt like me calling her that.:
So who knows what he will want to call me when he gets old...
my 2.5 year old calls me mama, but more recently has started calling me (for some unknown reason) momby or mombo. lol
My 18 mo old calls both me and her father 'mama'!!
If you had asked me before I had him if I would like my child to call me by my actual name I would've said "No way!" and that I earned the mom title and all it's specialness. But when he calls me by my name, it does feel special to me just like mama does.
Anyway, I think I'd be fine with him calling me by my first name if he wanted.
Unless, of course, she's decided that SHE is 'Carolyn' today - in which case, I go by HER name! :
Recently I have been working with him to tell people when asked our LAST names though. So in the last month or so when asked "what is my name" or "what is your mommy's name" he will say Mama LeVar and Daddy LeVar -- though once or twice he actually figured out that it was Joe LeVar, but never Sandie yet?
Yes!!!!!!!!! my two year old does this all the time, then gets really confused.
I think there's a phase of sorting out roles and identities - dd loves calling me by my first name some days, but I figure it will pass and I'll be Mummy again.
Amy, mom to Tsuneo, 09/12/01
I have a 7 year old step-daughter and she calls me by my first name. So it feels very 'detached', I guess, to me. I will be 'mom', so I want to be called 'mom', I guess.
My 18 m.o. calls me mama also. Neither of them call me mom. Oldest sometimes calls me mum. If you know the difference. Hard to explain in type. Usually when she's miffed at me about something. It's funny that it's mama though sounds sort of southern or something, I don't know.
However, on a side note, I also introduce my dds to everyone using their first name. If someone wanted me to introduce them as Mr. or Mrs. I would, but it's never come up. I find it weird actually the whole Mr. or Miss or whatnot. But, my mom and stepdad go crazy if my daughter calls them by their first names. They always say "I'm grandma to you" or "I'm bumpa to you". My dad on the other hand just recently started refering to himself on cards and stuff as 'grandpa' for a long time he'd sign 'David' on his cards to my oldest. I guess now that he has 4 grandchildren instead of just my one he can't live in denial so much.
Our daughter who is very attached to her father calls him ?Mamadada? and when she was younger she would cry, I would be right there and she would cry for ?mama? I would say honey mama?s right here and she would get very upset and say ?no! mamadada?.
Jena WAHM to 5 unschooled kiddos
Ages 2,4,5,6 & 9
and once in a while he thinks its funny to call me 'hey jodie' like his papa does from the back yard, lol.
if he called me jodie all the time, i dont think id care, really.
Our friend's son does that to his parents and it really bother's me.
And dad is Papi.
She has called me and her papi by our first name, but we discourage this. We feel that we have earned our titles and find them to be more affectionate.
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