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Thread: What does your child call you?
July 16th, 2012 10:02 AM #16
My daughter is only 9 months old but she will call us Mommy and Daddy when she can talk better, right now we are just Ma and Dada. I wanted her to call my Mom "Nana" but she's calling herself Gramma, so I guess that's what she wants to be called. In the South, it's very disrespectful to call your parents by their first names, so it's always struck me as very odd if not downright rude. Probably because the kids I knew who did were spoiled rotten little brats. I do have a friend who's kids call their grandma Mamie because her name is Amy, I think that is cute.
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July 16th, 2012 09:32 PM #18Senior Member
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I would never dream of calling my parents or grandparents by their first names. To me that is very disrespectful and says that I'm on the same level as them... and I'm definitely not. I call my parents Mom and Dad. I call my grandparents Grandpa, Grandmama, Nan, and Pop. I call my great-grandmother Gee Gee, and when my great-grandfather was living I called him Pa Pa (pn like Paw Paw). There were two other great-grandparents who were alive when I was born. One died before I could talk, and the other died when I was five. I have no memory of her so don't remember if I called her anything.
July 16th, 2012 10:12 PM #20Member
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I've seen people call their parents by their first names, and am shocked every time. I don't even think my parents would be angry, but I was taught that's just plain disrespectful and I was raised better than to do that. I call my parents Mum, occasionally Ma and Dad. My grandparents on one side were Nana and Papa and the other was Grampy.♂ Roman Evander.
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July 17th, 2012 01:37 PM #22Senior Member
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@CrunchyMama, are you expecting another set of twins in February? That is what your signature states so I was wondering..
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August 9th, 2012 05:42 AM #24Senior Member
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My daughter and I live with my parents, so the naming thing is a little different. I'm still mom, and my mother is still grandma, but she does call my father 'daddy' since hers isn't around. At first we tried, to talk her out of it, but it made her self-conscious, so we've just let her be. She understands he's grandpa, but she feels better calling him daddy; plus, now that she's six, I've noticed she's started to grow out of it, so I'm not worried about it. As for given names, she hears my parents call me by name all the time, obviously, and I do call my parents by their given names, occasionally, although it's usually just to clarify who I'm talking to. However, she knows she's not really supposed to use them unless she's trying to get out attention and we haven't responded to mommy/ grandma/etc. But all aunts and uncles just go by their given names (or nicknames) with the various kids.
With my grandparents, it was easy to distinguish, because they were from two different cultures-there was grandma & grandpa and abuela y abuelo.http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9812414
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