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When did your DC start calling you 'Mum' instead of 'Mummy'?

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YankNCock Sun 17-Nov-13 11:06:46

DS is only just 4 and recently started reception. He went through the phase of discovering his parents have first names about 4-5 months ago, and was trying that out, but soon when back to 'mummy' and 'daddy'.

In the last week, he's starting calling us 'Mum' and 'Dad', and I don't like it! He's only 4, surely 'mummy' doesn't get permanently dropped this young?

I'm not ready to be 'Mum'!

Morgause Sun 17-Nov-13 11:08:05

We were Mum and Dad from the start. I hate Mummy and Daddy. <squirms>

NickNacks Sun 17-Nov-13 11:08:34

Ds1 was 8
Ds2 was 5 - about 6 weeks after ds1 started doing it
As a result dd is 2 and calls me both plus, mama.

ThePigOfHappiness Sun 17-Nov-13 11:09:29

Dd1 was about 4.5/5. Dd2 (3) calls me mama still

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Sun 17-Nov-13 11:10:08

I have always been mum but his dad is daddy.

since nursery though he has started saying mummy and I dont like it

NickNacks Sun 17-Nov-13 11:10:13

Sorry dd is 3 not 2.

LalyRawr Sun 17-Nov-13 11:11:35

I'm Mum, dad is Daddy. Has been since she could talk.

Well more accurately I'm 'mum mum mum mum MUM!' And dad is Daddy.

HSMMaCM Sun 17-Nov-13 11:12:29

DD is 15 and calls us mummy and daddy when not in earshot of her friends. Around them we are mum and dad or mother and father. My own mum called her mother mummy her whole life.

shallweshop Sun 17-Nov-13 11:14:12

My DC are 9 and 7 and alternate between calling us mummy and daddy and mum and dad. I would say my elder DD probably calls me mummy more than younger DS.

overmydeadbody Sun 17-Nov-13 11:14:15

I was always mum, I like it. I am not a mummy.

YankNCock Sun 17-Nov-13 11:35:55

Let me clarify, I don't like being called 'Mum' because to me it signifies that my little guy is growing up! If he had always said 'mum', that would have been fine--it's the change that I find disturbing.

googlyeyes Sun 17-Nov-13 12:31:59

dd is 9 and still calls me mummy. ds2 is 4 and it's mummy from him too. I assume once dd makes the change ds2 will follow, but she says she's going to call me mummy forever. Think she's a bit anxious about growing up at the moment!

I have to admit I'll be sad when they call me mum. End of an era!

HoobleDooble Sun 17-Nov-13 12:39:05

My DS is nearly 5 and has just started with 'mum and dad' rather than 'mummy and daddy', I agree with you OP. It looks like he's going to be my only baby, so I don't want him to grow up so fast!

FredFredGeorge Sun 17-Nov-13 14:51:51

I tried to get DD to call me "Dad" or "Fred" instead of daddy (as I don't like it), and she listened patiently and decided "Freddy" would be a good name. Fortunately she forgot that quickly. She's 2.5 and it's sad to hear that it may be awhile before she loses the -dy

ZuleikaD Sun 17-Nov-13 17:26:52

I won't let them call me mum. It's my job, I get to decide the title. It's mummy or I don't answer.

PolterGoose Sun 17-Nov-13 17:29:57

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MadameLeBean Sun 17-Nov-13 17:30:15

"Mum" makes me feel old! Dd calls me mummy - I won't answer to mum

sparkleshine Sun 17-Nov-13 18:58:27

DS nearly 4 calls me mummy. He knows mine and his dad's name. Sometimes he will call me mum if were at my parents and copies me when I'm talking to my mum. Occasionally he'll call me by my actual name which I don't like and tell him I'm mummy. I like it and not looking forward to when I'm mum permanently.

Procrastinating Sun 17-Nov-13 19:04:30

Mine tell me they call me 'mum' when talking to their friends (god knows what they say about me), but I will only answer to mummy at home. They are 7 and 8.
My 4 year old is still on 'mama'.

Groovee Sun 17-Nov-13 19:15:39

With dd I was mummy til she was about 8. But D's never called us mummy and daddy. It was alway mum and dad.

pinkandsparklytoo Sun 17-Nov-13 19:25:02

My 6.5yo still calls us Mummy and Daddy, but my nearly 3yo has started saying Mum and Dad. I find it quite strange.

saragossa2010 Sun 17-Nov-13 19:46:29


ToysRLuv Sun 17-Nov-13 23:03:48

DS (4) sometimes calls us "mum" and "dad" now. I don't particularly care. Better than calling us by our names. Anyways, I know I am unusual, as I often actively WANT him to grow up <bad mum(my) emoticon>

teacherwith2kids Sun 17-Nov-13 23:08:15

DD and DS (10 and 12) call me 'mummy' to my face and 'my mum' when referring to me in conversation e.g. with friends. Have no wish to change this situation.

I am not a 'mum' person. I call my own parents mother and father, after a long discussion in early teenage. They called their parents mama and papa. We really aren't quite enough of the last century, let alone of this one, to be ready for 'mum' and 'dad'.

Tommy Sun 17-Nov-13 23:10:17

similar to teacherwith2kids - my DSs are 11 and 10 and they call me Mummy but refer to me as Mum. That's fine with me smile

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