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#91 of 108 Old 08-27-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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I don't like the long "o" sound of Mom and Mommy. It's very American (and that's not why I don't like it!) and even though I live close to the US I still find it sounds.....whiny...? I dunno. I just like the softness of the sound "mum".

Here, I suppose because of our strong british influence, most people use Mum.

I'm Mama to my kids, but as they get older they'll likely switch to Mum. They hear me call grandma that.

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Mommy. Though sometimes they call me Mama (or is that spelled momma?)

I would love to be called Mum but that would seem awkward with our Southern US accent.

A side note - I have always wanted my children to call their father Papa. When the mister and I started dating his dad was a Papa to his grandkids. I didn't think anything of it since I didn't know if I was going to be with the mister. But I did. I still feel sad about my children calling their dad Daddy and not Papa. I never said anything because I thought it was weird. And when I did say something after the second child the mister said I should have said something sooner and we could have called him Papa and that the kids would know the difference.

And I am ashamed to admit that it makes me angry that they "took" my child's father's name away. : Yeah, I know irrational.
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I'm usually Mommy, but sometimes Mama. I don't really have much of a preference.
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DS calls me Nicole which is what I prefer to be called so it all works out fine.
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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.
I am called Mommy but with the accent on the EE part, so MommEE, which sounds a lot like Mamie in French, which would be problematic if DH's (French) mother were still alive or if we were still living in France. For now, it is fine.

When talking to DH (who is French), DD refers to me as maman.

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I prefer mom or momma ... baby doesnt call me anything yet but my oldest calls me marma, commie mommy, or smother though. LOL
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My 15yr old calls me mom or mommy when she wants something My 3yr old calls me mummum
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We have always been Da-dio and Ma-mio ("daddy oh" and "mommy oh")
Our son came up with Da-dee-ta for Dh

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I call myself 'mummy' when I'm talking to DS, as he's not talking yet, but I don't mind if he calls me when 'mum' when he's older.

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I'm Mama (which I love), but in recent months ds suddenly started calling me Muffin.
I love that even more LOL
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My child calls me any of these:

Mom, Mommy, Mama, and also by my first name. Dc gets a laugh out of calling me by my real name.

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I like mommy.

I get called mommy, mom, Holly and Holl.

I've never liked mama, nor have I ever heard irl in this area.
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No kids yet, and no idea what I'd want them to call me. Not "mother," though, that just sounds so stiff to me.

I still call my parents "Mommy" and "Daddy" . . . most kids tend to switch at some point, but I never did. Not sure why.

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I'm always Mama. I guess I figured it was a southern thing, since I don't know of anyone who isn't called that or maybe mommy from a very young child. Mommy would drive me up the way for some reason.
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My dd calls me mama mostly, but has taken to calling me "mommy" due to the fact that other people refer to me as that : ... Like in a grocery store or something "Oh your MOMMYYYYY got you a balloon!!!" I know they don't mean harm but I prefer "mama" way more than "mommy" though it all sounds cute coming from dd...

Sometimes she calls me by my first name too which she thinks is just too funny. I don't mind!
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My 15-month old calls me "Ommy".... I just love it! I hope to become "Mommy" as she gets older, but I'm not rushing the "Ommy" stage. I have a feeling I'll miss it when it's gone.
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I'm Mammi to my 3 kids I like it.
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Mine call me mommy
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