how do you call your mother and father?

@xannebull (1806)
Philippines
October 18, 2009 8:29am CST
i call my mother "mamang" and my father "papang". it was odd because most of the people here in our city just call their mother and father as papa and mama..some are daddy and mommy. but the most common names called to mother and father is "tatay" and " nanay". how about you? from what country are You? and how do you call your parents?
6 responses
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Hi xannebull I live in the states. The state of KY. Both of my parents are deceased. When they was alive or even now when I talk about them they are referred to as mom and dad. I think that is what is mostly the common name for the parents here the states. Thanks for sharing this information about your country. I really like hearing about it. Have a great day and keep smiling.
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
nice to hear from you too, i like listening stories from other countries too because i know that we have different practices so i'd like to share it with others here in mylot,..happy mylotting.
• United States
19 Oct 09
You are very welcome. You have done a great job on your discussions. Keep up the good work and have a great day.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
18 Oct 09
im in the states. i do call my dad, or pop when i want to be funny i call him by his first name only to be funny. and my step mom, i call her mom, or momma j
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
pop sounds sweet, i like it.. i remember one of my friend calling his father pop too, it's nice..it's as if you are just bestfriend with your father.
• United States
18 Oct 09
well i dont know about me being best freind with my dad we get into it sometime because we are so different and have different belife and veiws
• Brazil
18 Oct 09
I'm brazillian, so I call my mother "mãe" and my father "pai" think the corresponding in the english language is "mom" and "dad".
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
oh that's nice, it's nice knowing things from brazil.. i love listening to the accents of brazilian people... happy mylotting.
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
I call my mom as Nanay and my dad as Tatay. Even my nieces and nephews call my mom and dad as Nanay and Tatay also. One of my poster parent, is a priest in Indonesia. I call him as Dada it means Father or Dad in Indonesia.
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
you are really a true filipino for calling nanay and tatay..happy mylotting
• United States
18 Oct 09
i call my mom: mother, mommy (even tho i'm 20 lol) also mama, I don't have a dad so i don't call him anything.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
19 Oct 09
I am from India and i used to address my father as "dada" and my mother as "amma". My dad used to address my grandfather as "anna" and my grandmother as "aiee". In India there are many languages and so you will find people addressing their parents in different ways. My niece now addresses her dad, ie my brother as "papa" and her mother as "mama".I am unmarried so in my case this does not arise at all.