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Where did "mommy" come from? It's something we have naturally fallen into and I love being mommy/mom , although often I am 'honey' often too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> What is the origin of 'mommy'? Anyone know?
 

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It comes from "ma" which is repeated as "mama" in IndoEuropean languages. The "ma" is a bilabial sound that represents suckling.
 
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