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When did your DC go from 'Mummy' to 'Mum'?

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BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 14-Jun-11 18:32:09

My 3yo DS: 'Mummy, some people call their Mummy Mum. Can I call you Mum?'
Me: Noooooooooooo <<heart breaks a little>>

something I ever dreamed would make me emotional, before I had children, tbh

Malvapoeding Tue 14-Jun-11 18:34:49

My DD, 2.10 has just started trying out mum, I told her I wasn't called mum, I was mummy or mama but mum was someone else's mum. blush Now I just say 'pardon' when she says it. I refuse to let her grow up yet!

K999 Tue 14-Jun-11 18:35:04

Around 7ish I think but dd2 aged 4 goes between mummy and mum depending on her mood. Trust me being called mum is fine. Dd1 aged 11 usually just grunts at me nowadays.

BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 14-Jun-11 18:35:38

Oh I didn't mean to make that a link! Sorry

K999 Tue 14-Jun-11 18:35:43

What's wrong with being called mum? confused

MadamDeathstare Tue 14-Jun-11 18:37:49

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BellaBearisWideAwake Tue 14-Jun-11 18:37:51

Nothing, I just feel he's so little

Atwaroverscrabble Tue 14-Jun-11 18:46:33

Ds kept up the mummy until he was 8 or 9! I thought it wa lovely but dh thought it was soppy even though he's Irish and the adults still refer to mum as mammy!

fanjolina Tue 14-Jun-11 18:47:44

Never been mummy. I hate it. Too twee for me.

pinkytheshrinky Tue 14-Jun-11 18:49:21

My 10 year old still calls me Mummy... all of the other younger ones do too. I absolutely will not be called Mum - I would rather they called me by my Christian name than Mum because for some reason I hate it.

takeonboard Tue 14-Jun-11 18:49:53

7 or 8 I think and it does feel like something is lost forever when it happens!

K999 Tue 14-Jun-11 18:50:35

Pinky, do you still want to be called mummy when they are adults??

corneliuscrow Tue 14-Jun-11 18:51:13

Ds1 is 9 and has, for the last few months, mainly been calling me Mum (although the occasional "Mummy" has slipped out!) However, ds2 has now followed suit and is also calling me Mum - he's only 5 and far to little IMHO. I'm not ready to be a Mum...

bufforpingtonchick Tue 14-Jun-11 18:54:11

Oh I can't stand 'mummy'! My pfb has to call me 'mum' from the start smile

Lady1nTheRadiator Tue 14-Jun-11 18:54:55

My DS is 3.8 and he has started saying mum and dad. Not exclusively, though.

pinkytheshrinky Tue 14-Jun-11 18:55:05

Yes I think I do actually or my name which is fine too - maybe it's because I is posh grin

pointissima Tue 14-Jun-11 18:57:24

Ds is ten. I'm "Mummy" or "Mamma" when he's messing around.

He occasionally describes me as "my mum" but it's usually "my mother". I'm with pinky on this one: I don't like "Mum". I went from calling my mother "Mummy" to calling her "mother"

MaureenMLove Tue 14-Jun-11 18:58:40

I'm still waiting and DD is not far off being 16! grin Her choice. She has been told, for quite a few years, she can call us Mum and Dad, but she hasn't bothered! She does it in front of her friends too, so clearly it's not a problem to her.

She refers to my best friend and her husband (her god parents) Aunty X and Uncle Y too!

I quite like it.

K999 Tue 14-Jun-11 18:58:52

Pinky, I think you'd have to be uber posh to get away with that one! Kids here would be bullied severely if they were still using mummy at age 16/17 for example....

Hulababy Tue 14-Jun-11 18:59:57

DD is 9y and still calls me mummy. Most of her friends say mummy and daddy still.

PippiLongBottom Tue 14-Jun-11 19:01:42

I was 13 when I stopped grin. DD is 9 and the DS's are still little so they all still do.

GooGooGadget Tue 14-Jun-11 19:03:28

DS is 4 and he's giving it a try. I abbreviate his name (which he hates m doing) in return grin

MaureenMLove Tue 14-Jun-11 19:03:47

We are not posh and neither does DD get bullied about it. Otherwise, she wouldn't do it.

I live in sarf London mate, my middle names are Sharon and Tracey! grin

nagynolonger Tue 14-Jun-11 19:04:23

The first three were 7 or 8. I think the younger three were younger. They copied the bigger ones I think.

I wouldn't want to be called mummy by an adult DC.

cremeeggsbenedict Tue 14-Jun-11 19:04:34

No DC but I still say Mummy at 32. I didn't ever think of it as an issue until the rector commented on it. Am considering trying out Mother instead. I think it has a nice ring to it.

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