What does your child call you?

United States
January 17, 2007 9:26am CST
My daughter calls me mom usually; if she's asking for something, it's momma; and if she's in pain, it's mommy. How about your kids?
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
My kids call me Mama for the most part. Sometimes they call me Mommy. My older son went throuh a stage when he was about 6 where he insisted on calling me by my first name - he said he thought it was more respectful. I tlkaed him out of it.
• United States
17 Jan 07
I don't know why kids get that idea, though it's usually when they're older. I remember when I started calling my mother Mom, because I called her Mommy in front of my friends and got teased. Broke her heart too. I call my dad Daddy once in a while, but not often.
• Canada
18 Jan 07
I think it came from the idea of nick names in general. He doesnt like bing called nicknames himself, so he figured I woudlnt like to be called them either. And he thought 'Mom' was a nickname. It was a pretty cute discussion.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
that is VERY cute and thoughtful of him! thanks for sharing
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
17 Jan 07
I called my mother (in Italian) "MAMMA".
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• United States
17 Jan 07
and she in return will call you "mommi" (prounced like mommy), correct? I'm half Italian myself and forgot until my mother referred to my daughter that way.
• Italy
17 Jan 07
Ahahah! No not mommy but MAMMA, and she called me by my name.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
She calls me mom and when she wants something it turns into the whiny mooooom!!! lol When she gets really really mad at me she calls me by my first name Michelle and when shes super mad she uses my middle name too "Michelle Lynn" lol she learned from watching me thats how she know when I'm super mad at someone because I use her middle name and her dads middle name too when I'm mad at them lol
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• United States
26 Jan 07
depending on the mood or feeling she is in my daughter calls me mom. she calls me mother when im annoying her or doing something she doesnt like or making her do something she doesnt like, she calls me mommy when other people are around and she feels insecure or when she hurt she calls me mama. once she called me jessica by my name and thats because usually people talk to er and refer me to her mother one day my sister was talking to her about me and said my name. so she said it thinking it was approaiate.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
That's so funny! My father calls me by my given name but when he was made it's my first and middle names. My sister was always referred to by her nickname (for her given name, Mindy instead of Melinda). But watch out if he called both of our names together, SandraMindy....then you knew you were in for it!
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@yamiboo (466)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
My daughter calls me Mama, Mommy and Mima, depending on her mood.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Which one goes with which mood? Is Mima a Phillipino word?
@sproutz (260)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
My son calls ms mommy. He always has and I think he will for a short time longer. He is in kindergarten and I can see that soon "mommy" will be uncool. LOL!
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• United States
18 Jan 07
mine is 13 1/2 and still does it on occasion...when no one else is around of course! that's so cute--enjoy him now, soon enough he'll tower over you!
@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
18 Jan 07
My daughter calls me momma. She always has. My son called me mommy until he was about 5 then it went to momma.He is older and I guess that is why she always called me momma. I called mine mommy until 12 then I, too was teased my a play mate and decided I would go to momma. A few days before she passed she signed a card with the spelling- moma, I now see that it was a sign of things to come.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
wow, another beautiful story! do you think your mom knew that the signature with that name would give you more comfort?
• United States
18 Jan 07
Usually it is just mom, sometime it is mommy. never momma.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
thank you for your comment
• United States
18 Jan 07
I have my daughter call me mother because it shows respect.And that's what I called my mother.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
That's rather formal...I know very few children these days that say mother, unless it's to say it sneeringly. It's also hard for younger children to say the 'th' sound, how long did it take for them to master it?
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
17 Jan 07
my son is 5 and he still calls me mommy, and i like it that way, i call my mother, mom most of the time, but if i need something from her i call her mommy, and i am 27.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
sounds like the woman I used to work for--she's 46 and still calls her mother "mommy" and refers to her late father as "daddy"
• United States
17 Jan 07
My children call me umme which means mommy in the Arabic language.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
that sounds beautiful...how old are they?
12 Feb 07
My son says to me. "my dadda daddy" and often after he goes "ooooo...ghhhh" lol. He's only 8months old but he's picking words up very well. He sometimes speaks to grandfather basic questions and answers but it's amazing to see him growing. He calls my dad "you" lol Very cute. =) Kudos! ~Joey
@slavena (87)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
My daughter usually calls me mommy. Sometimes it's mom, and mama. When she's confussed and doesn't know if she wants mommy or daddy, she says madaddy or damommy. LOL!
@XxAngelxX (2833)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
My children all call me mommy right now. When my eldest (she's twelve now) was around five, she called me mom one day and I was heartbroken. I figured I had a few years of mommy left. The thought of her calling me mom just made it seem like she was so much older and she was growing up way to fast.
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
my son call me daddy!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Jan 07
my child calls me mama.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
I have 3 boys who are 7, 5 and almost 2. My 7 year old calls me Mom. My 5 year old calls me Mommy or Mom. And my almost 2 year old calls me nothing. :( Not yet at least, he can say some stuff and make noises of course and he can even say Ma Ma BUT not to call me Mama. I have hope though that it will be soon! :)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
my daughter calls dad.
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• Philippines
18 Jan 07
My son is now 7, he calls me mommy SM.. it is for him to differentiate me and my mom.. he calls my mom MAMA..
• India
18 Jan 07
Usually my daughter's calls me Mummy. When they are calling continuously they call Mumma. When they are in so much love they call me Suthimun ( Because my name is susy )