(Closed) Would you let your baby call MIL mama?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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newbie1123 :  I would so NOT be ok with Mama Firstname. My son is two and calls us Mama and Daddy. He calls his grandparents what we call them as well.

Post # 32
3545 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Maw-maw is a very common name for grandmas in the south. Is that what she meant?

Post # 33
3109 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Hell no. 

Post # 34
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

No way Jose. 

Post # 35
2514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Hell no.  I’m pretty easy going with my parents and my in laws.  But this would not fly at all.  Gran, Gramma, Grammy, Nana, Nan, Nanny, Grandma, G’ma, Oma, Susan… all acceptable, have at it.  But mom/mum/mama/maman/mummy are all reserved for me. 

Post # 36
6888 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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newbie1123 :  Oh hells no.  I am the one and only mama!

Post # 37
382 posts
Helper bee

Hell no! She’s ridiculous for suggesting such a thing!!

Post # 38
6920 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

It’s completely up to you. My son calls my mother a nickname that sounds a lot like Mommy. I thought it was strange initially but now I call her that, too. It’s very clear who my son’s mother is so I’m not bothered. We did go to an event once and he told someone “My mommies are here!” and that made me laugh.

I used to call my step mother’s mother “Mom” when I was little. I don’t think my mother would have been comfortable with that.

My son calls me “mama” and I’ve always liked that name so I wouldn’t be okay with anyone suggesting that as a name they should be called by my child.

Post # 39
3900 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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newbie1123 :  OH HELL NAW!!!! My (future) baby can call my mom and my Mother-In-Law pretty much any other words in the entire world except MAMA. In my native language Mama is what a kid calls his/her mom. It’s not mom or mommy, it’s mama. So this is not going to happen. 

Post # 40
10358 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

This is mama like momma and not mama like maw-maw, right?


Here in the south lots of us kids have MawMaws and PawPaws. 

Post # 41
1359 posts
Bumble bee

Seriously? NEVER. Holy crap. Just no. 

Post # 42
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Congrats to you for not totally flipping your shit at her, if my Mother-In-Law had asked me that with 10-week pregnancy hormones raging I’d probably have said some pretty unfortunate things, regardless of the size of the crowd.

Post # 43
13073 posts
Honey Beekeeper


Is she kidding? 

Post # 44
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

This sounds like an ego centric woman who can’t come to terms with the reality of her age…

YOU are the mom. I’d gently remind her that this is a molehill issue that will depend on what the baby says.

She’s being a narcissitic hag trying to lay claim on something she can’t ultimately control

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