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06-09-2006, 08:07 PM
What are your ideas, or real-life examples, of names that children can use for two mothers or two fathers?
Also, has anyone read the book "Heather Has Two Mommies" and what did you think of it?
06-12-2006, 08:15 AM
Hi Mia: We have the book at home, Hannah keeps it in her room with all of her other books. WHen she was smaller, we would read it to her here and there. Now, she pulls it out and reads it every now and then. For us, I am mommy and Jamie is just Jamie or Jam, but when she refers to her parents to her friends, we are both mom. She did that all on her own, we really wanted her to define it in a way that worked best for her. She has made it her own, really.
This from my friend, Ryan, regarding his friends:
The girls had great plans for what Kyla should call them, but she threw those names right out the window. She calls Nanisa “mama” and KeriAynn “mimi”. Although lately she has been using “mom” for both of them. The other couples that I know with kids are usually both the same name, so they both will answer to “mommy”. I have heard of some people using the names for mom and dad in different languages, so that the kid can differentiate but is still calling them both dad (i.e., dad and pere, or pai and baba).
I just finished a friend's new novel wherein he creates a happy family of three friends sharing guardianship of the daughter of a fourth deceased friend. In this fiction, the girl uses "Mom", "Mama", & "Mother." Not particularly original, IMO, but...
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