Have you ever stopped to wonder what your child’s nicknames for you is when you aren’t around?
Or have you ever bothered to stop and look what they have you saved as in their phone contacts?
You might be surprised. We certainly were!
Mother Dragon, Mumma Duck and Poppa Bear are just a couple of cute ones. But they aren’t all cute!
..and the answers are hilarious!
Typically your child will call you mum, ma, mummy, mama, pa, dad, daddy, papa, but as they get older and start to grow a bit of personality you will find they often start referring to you as your given name (I got Mummy Tracy for a while) then the cheeky little monikers start to sneak in..
Check out some of the hilarious nicknames kids use for their parents below:
Bus driver (for dad)
Party Gal Kaz
Mr. Awesome my dad
Mrs. Awesome my mom
Giver of life
Source of our weirdness
Did you ever wonder why kids call us mum and dad?
According to the experts, It’s because we all have rules that most of us follow. These are rules related to our cultures, our societies and even our families. We have rules for how to greet people (shake hands, hug), how to use forks or chopsticks, what to call our teacher (“Mrs. Bell”) and even where to sit at the dinner table.
We don’t think of these things as “rules”; they’re just there.
One of these kinds of rules in most families around the world is that parents are the heads of the household and children are supposed to listen to them. By calling parents “Mum” or “Dad,” it helps everyone stick to their roles. Some parents feel that if you call them by their first name, you don’t think they are the boss anymore. For many families in certain cultures, referencing one’s parent by their first name is disrespectful.
It is also a great way to teach respect by encouraging children to refer to people by their family title. Especially for Grandma, and Grandpa, and Aunts and Uncles. We all deserve to be given that little bit of respect.