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ifeellikechickentonight Tue 11-Apr-17 18:43:36

Am I the only one who cannot stand being referred to as a mom, mommy or mommie

I am not American

It is spelt MUMMYangry

I don't know why this annoys me so much but it sets my teeth on edge

the3pigeons Tue 11-Apr-17 18:44:10

I don't like it either but then I also really don't like Mam, Nan, Nanna. I think I'm just fussy!

WorraLiberty Tue 11-Apr-17 18:45:19

It's not just Americans though

'Mom' is commonly used in the Midlands too.

HallowedMimic Tue 11-Apr-17 18:45:30

It's a regional thing, same as Mammy and Mam.

WorraLiberty Tue 11-Apr-17 18:46:19

But considering 'Mother' is spelled with an 'O' I suppose it's more correct than 'Mum' anyway?

itsawonderfulworld Tue 11-Apr-17 18:46:20

Lol, and I think a mummy is something ancient and dead! Has to be Mum for me.

Unicorn81 Tue 11-Apr-17 18:47:04

In Scotland your 'Maw' and 'Da'

soapboxqueen Tue 11-Apr-17 18:47:48

I say mam and mammy. My children say mummy (ds) mammy, mom (dd)

NeonGod73 Tue 11-Apr-17 18:48:35

Americans pronounce mommy as mummy anyway. So it doesn't matter how you spell it.

swampytiggaa Tue 11-Apr-17 18:49:42

I'm a midlander (black country to be exact) I have a mom. I am a mom. I used to be mommy. I am definitely not American. Hth.

ifeellikechickentonight Tue 11-Apr-17 18:49:54

Didn't know that, sorry Midlanders! I rarely go north of Watford

I stand by my gritted teeth because one friend in particular who keeps asking how I'm enjoying "mommy life" is from Surrey

KanyesVest Tue 11-Apr-17 18:50:15

I hate Mummy and refuse to respond. I'm usually Mumma or Mama.

CwtchMeQuick Tue 11-Apr-17 18:50:26

This has been absolutely done to death. In the West mids it's very commonly pronounce 'mom'. I say Mom, I am a Mom. I don't get annoyed if someone calls me mum or mam. Just a bizarre thing to get wound up about imo.

ICanSeeYourPixelss Tue 11-Apr-17 18:50:52

It's not just Americans though

'Mom' is commonly used in the Midlands too.


I have a mom. I am a mom. I used to be mommy. I am definitely not American. Hth.

And this grin

Eeffy Tue 11-Apr-17 18:52:07

I'm a mammy not a mummy grin

TheSparrowhawk Tue 11-Apr-17 18:53:25

Irish people say 'mom' too.

RitzyMcFee Tue 11-Apr-17 18:53:53

Like Cwtch says, this has been done and done. I am the same with 'mum'. Mum is not the norm where I am from and so I won't be called it and I don't mind what other people are called.

OdinsLoveChild Tue 11-Apr-17 18:53:57

DH is from part of the country that uses 'Mom/Mommy' and I'm not, it took all my strength not to scream at him that its spelt 'Mum' when he used to help the children write cards. blush

Luckily I have trained my children well and they know which one is acceptable to me. I've just got to get DH to learn to spell my name correctly and learn my correct date of birth then he's pretty much perfect.

Unihorn Tue 11-Apr-17 18:56:10

I'm a mammy in Wales sorry PPs. And what's wrong with nan?!

TheseAreTheGoodOldDays Tue 11-Apr-17 18:58:25

Regional thing smile
We are Mam/Mammy up here in the NE!
And often Nan/Nanny/Nana, which is impossible to find on gifts.

JanetBrown2015 Tue 11-Apr-17 19:49:53

Always mummy here. It's a class issue, isn't it?

PebbleInTheMoonlight Tue 11-Apr-17 19:59:30

YABU I'm not mummy I'm mammy! Mum/mummy is a distinctly English sort of thing and doesn't suit me (being Welsh and all that).

If someone else wants to be mommy that's up to them. You only get a finite amount of children, you should get to choose what they call you.

Scoose Tue 11-Apr-17 20:01:34

My dd often calls me mommy but tbh I'm just happy she calls me anything as she has asd and has only recently started saying odd wordsgrin

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 11-Apr-17 20:03:51

God I loathe Mama with every fibre of my being.

I've always been Mummy when they were little tans now Mum.

Mom doesn't get on my tits like Mama, Christ even typing that out makes me cringe.

kizzle Tue 11-Apr-17 20:04:21

Janetbrown2015 A class issue?
I'm pretty sure it's just a regional issue, nothing to do with class.

I'm happy & proud to be a Midlands MOM.

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