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Old 05-08-2015, 04:04 AM
 
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This is more of a survey question, but goes along with Mother's Day.


What name did you call your mother by? Mom, Mama, Mother, other? What about your grandmothers? What did your own children call you by? For those of you who are already in the grandparent stage, what is your name?

And how many of you were called "Mom" accidentally in your classroom!! Ha!!
Happy Mother's Day to everyone!!


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Old 05-08-2015, 04:12 AM
 
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I called my mother-Mum
My kids call me -Mom
Granddaughters call me-Grandma
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I called my mother Mama. My children call me Mom. I called my grandmother, Grandmother. My children called my mother Grandma.

And yes, I was called Mom in the classroom, too!

I love being a mother and hopefully someday, before too long, Grandmother!
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My mother: Mama
My grandmothers: Granny and Mam-maw ( my great grandmother was Granny King)
My children: Mommy ( even though they are 23 and 20 now!)
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We called our parents Mom & Dad...till my brothers reached teen years...then they became Muzz and Puzz!

Our kids called me Mommy (in fact, I recently went to my son's place of work to have my tires rotated...and discovered that the identification tag the clerk put on my keys said "Andy's Mommy").

My "grandkids" are actually grandnephews and grandnieces...they call me Aunt Lisa.

My kids called my mom Nana.


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Old 05-08-2015, 05:32 AM
 
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My mother was "mom".

My grandmothers were "Nana" and "Gramma"

My son calls me "mom" unless he's annoyed. Then it is "Mother".

I want to be called "Nana", but at this point, I'll take what I can since it doesn't look like I'm going to get to be a grandmother.
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I called my mother Mom. I called my grandmothers Granny and Ma-Moo (her first grandchild came up with that and it stuck)

I don't have children, but I've often been called Mom in the classroom. I love when that happens.

My step grandkids (I'm the maternal step-grandmother) call me by my first name and I prefer it. This is why...

When the first step-grandchild came along there was a paternal grandmother, a maternal grandmother, a paternal step-grandmother, and 2 aunts all fighting over what to be called. No one wanted to be called aunt who-ever, grandmother, grandma, grandmamma, granny, nana, or any of the normal grandmother names. They all wanted, for lack of a better term, "cutsie or trendy names". There were several civilized but very pointed email arguments and conversations over who would be called what and who was actually entitled to first pick of names. (I never knew there was an unspoken pecking order in grandparent world, but apparently there is.)

I was not about to be drawn into this outwardly very civilized but quite pointed drama, so I opted out first. Just call me by my name.

The others took a few months to work it all out among themselves and ended up with GeeGee, DeeDee, Mimi (pronounced mee-mee), Bebe (bee-bee) and Gogi (goo-gee)..see a trend here?

When my grandson was older he told me he loved my name because it was different. So there you have it.
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Called her Mama until I was in high school when she was both Mom and Mother. When my sister had a baby my mother became "Mita" and stayed mostly that for everyone. My children ( now 24 and 29) still call me Mama and my step grands (eventually my own?) call me GrandMama. Called my father's mother "Mam" and GrandMama was my mother'so mother.

God bless'em all!

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Old 05-08-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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What name did you call your mother by? MOM
What about your grandmothers? Grandma Francis and Grandma Withers
What did your own children call you by? Mommy, MOM
For those of you who are already in the grandparent stage, what is your name?
Grammy and Poppa is what the older three call us. But the German granddaughter called me Grammy and later added Oma when she made the language connection. My husband is Opa since Poppa is the name for daddy. Grammy Oma and Opa are missing hugs and kisses from the "babies" across the sea.
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My grandkids call their other grandparents "Grandma Two Dogs" and "Grandma One Dog."

My kids call dh's parents Abuela y Abuelo.


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High school kids don't usually slip and call me "Mom"...but a seventh grader once called me "Mrs. Science Teacher"! (Talk about being married to your profession.....)
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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*I called my mother "MOM"
*I called both grandmothers "GRANDMA" In family conversations we would put Grandma+their last name.
*My children called me "MOMMY". They're both over 30 and STILL call me Mommy. It cracks me up! DD says when she gets sick she still wants her Mommy!
*My one and only grand daughter is only 7 months old, but I think I'm going to be Grandma and DSIL's mother will be Grammy. We'll see what the grand baby decides!!
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:33 AM
 
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My parents were Mom and Dad

Maternal grandparents- Grammy and Grampy

Paternal- Nana ( no grandpa- he left my grandma with 5 kids and took off when my dad was a child. Strong woman. She raised 5 kids on her own before welfare and lived to be 99)

My grandkids call us Grandma Lynn and Grandpa Dave
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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My parents: Mom and Dad
My grandparents: Grandma and Grandpa
Our kids: Mom,Mom, Mom/Momma
(think: "Not the Mama" from dinosaur show)
Dad, Dad, Dad/Pops (not sure why)
(but I like it- my Dad called his Dad -Pops)
Our grand girls called us: Grandma and Poppa
(They said Poppa way before Grandpa and I was still a mumble...we were going to be Grandma and Grandpa). (They call their other grandparents: Memaw and Grandpa)
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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My mother--Mom

My grandmothers--Grandmommy and Moomie (one of the older grandkids started that one!)

My name--Mama
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Mother: Mom, Mother
Grandmother: (I only had one for most of my life, my dad's mother.) Nona (which was her first name)
My kids: Mom
Grandkids: GC (an abbreviation for Grandmother Carolyn)

I was called Mom, Grandma, and other teachers' names by students.

Happy Mother's Day to all!
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I call my mother, Mom
I called my grandparents Grandma and Grandpa and their last name.
My kids call me Mom. Ma comes out once in a while
My grandkids call me Grandma and my first name,ie Grandma Annie
Over my career I was called Mom a few times. Usually the student was quite embarrassed!
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I call my mother Mom, my kids all call me Mom. My grandmothers were Nana and Gran. I have 1.5 grandchildren (#2 is due in August), and I'm Gran.

Funny story about being called Mom by student: I taught 2nd grade and had my youngest in my class (the one in the wedding/engagement pics). One of the little boys in class walked up one morning and called me Mom and then immediately corrected himself. Then he thought for a minute and said, But Taylor always calls you Mom. I explained that was because I was her Mom. Confused, he asked if I was her "for real" Mom. I assured him I was, and she lived with me, just like he lived with his mom. Confused, he looked around the classroom and asked, Well, where does she sleep?????
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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Always call her mom ( she would freak if we called her ma) interestingly, mom always referred to her parents as mama and daddy

We always called our grandparents as Grandma and Grandpa ------ ( insert their last name)

No kids of my own, but have been called mom many times by my stidents.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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I called my mother, Mama.

My grandmothers were Grandma, and Grandmother Rose.

My children call me Mom.

When I do have grandchildren, I want to be called Grandma.
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I called my mom, mommy, then in HS, mom. All three kids called me mommy then mom as well, though our middle child every now and then calls me mother, I think just to be funny! No grandchildren yet, but middle child and his wife are very anxious to become parents so maybe not to far in the distant future I will have to come up with a name!

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I called my mother Mom
My kids call me Mom
Granddaughters call me Grandma for now but my DH is Pop-Pop.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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I call mine Mama.

My grandmother was Grandma, but I was the only grandchild who called her that. All others called her MawMaw.

My daughter calls me Mama, but my son calls me Mom.
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I call my 94 old mother, mom.

My kids always used mom.

My grandson started calling me, Mimi. Do not know how it started but 15 years later I still am Mimi.
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