Monday, June 06, 2011

The Name Game

TG has now moved from calling me 'mommy' to 'mama'. It's sort of sweet. I don't have a preference really but lately 'mama' seems to be warming my heart more.

I don't know the true origin of momma, mama or mommy. Honestly I think momma and mama probably sound alike.

DH has always been 'daddy'. Sometimes we say 'papa' but that for TG it's always 'daddy'.

I think 'mama' comes from hearing it said by one of her favorite musicians.

Anyway, the point is she's making decisions now. She knows there are different 'names' and she has chosen 'mama' for me.

On the name front, i had a conversation the other day with another mom of a toddler and she mentioned how she feels weird having her kid use the first name of a parent. I agreed and said that it's a bit awkward for me as well but the majority of parents seem to be allowing this.

I tried in the beginning to use Miss or Mr in front of a person's first name. i.e. Miss Sarah. This however was fruitless as I was the only person who did this but I think I'm going to start this up again. She's old enough and I think the mom's around us understand. It's not as formal as Mrs/Mr Insert Last Name.

I wonder how long I'm going to be able to keep this up.