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08-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Is it auntie something or your name??
(I know it is ultimately up to me what I tell them but just want to find out what is the usual...iyswim)

Back home we used to call everyone in the nurseries etc auntie and then their name so I would be auntie Nicole...

is that what is happening here?

08-04-2009, 08:29 PM
i want them just to call me by my name.

auntie always reminds me of old friends of my parents that we had to call auntie even though they werent!

08-04-2009, 08:31 PM
Have been called all sorts over the years:laughing: :laughing: but i prefer my own name:)

08-04-2009, 08:32 PM
Just Kerri :laughing:

My 2 year old keeps calling me mummy tho:eek: , keep saying no i'm Kerri

08-04-2009, 08:33 PM
my mindees are all under the age of 18months so i get called with a grunt or i do get mumma or my eldest calls my winny (my names lynsey). When they do start talking i think i'll just get them to call me by my name.

08-04-2009, 08:41 PM
They all call me Sue, though one of the LO's calls me Suey, makes me laugh.

08-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Deb generally, but the 4 year old I have most of the week calls me Grandma a lot. One of my minding friends is nearing retirement and everyone refers to her as mama - she has been minding over 25 years now; I like that.:)

08-04-2009, 08:44 PM
they call me mam (my names sam) or mummy-they are all little, i do say "no im not mummy im sam" but they copy my boys!

08-04-2009, 08:53 PM
mindee calls me mum as he is 2 like my daughter and obvioiusly its what she calls me. I keep saying no my name is donna, so my daughter has started calling me gonga (shes 2), cant win! :laughing:

08-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Mine call me Sue :)

08-04-2009, 09:07 PM
I dread to think with some of them :panic: :laughing:

The ones I have now call me by my name or Charleys Mommy:D

Carol xx

Lady Haha
08-04-2009, 09:12 PM
They all call me Janis, I like it like that (apart from when my own son calls me it!!! lol). One of them has taken to calling me Jan for short which makes me laugh as she sounds so grown up when she says it!

08-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Two of mine call me " the evil one" :laughing: :laughing:

Itis said with affection and is a standing joke with them re something that happened years ago and has stuck.

Failing that they call me " the evil childminder" :clapping:

08-04-2009, 09:18 PM
my youngest (21 months) calls me moma

others call me shell or somtimes miss lol

only parents use my real name, my eldest (11) has taken to calling me sis!

08-04-2009, 09:20 PM
I occasionally get called Mummy!!! generally though its variations on my name - one child called me Ficky, another called me Wicky - prefer the latter I think

Heaven Scent
08-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Most just call me by my own name or mum but 2 called me muma Celine or muma lene.

08-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Just by my first name - although I've accidentally called myself mummy a couple of times this week :laughing:

08-04-2009, 10:03 PM
Young ones always start calling me Nanny as my grandchildren do as they get older Angela


09-04-2009, 06:18 AM
we leave it to the kids to decide some of them call us auntie and our names or just our names we dont mind either way and the parents call us auntie as well

09-04-2009, 06:43 AM
I get from my mindee Tina mummy am I do say its just Tina but she only ever hears mummy from my kids. She also calls my house home thats probably me saying come on time for home:)

09-04-2009, 06:55 AM
I get Paula and Paulba off my youngest ones along with mam, mammy, mum, mumma etc

At my nieces nursery they call them auntie and I just find it so cheesy.

09-04-2009, 07:08 AM
Just my name, except one who calls me "mummy" she has Down's and because she hears my kids call me that she calls me it too. She calls me it all the while since she started in sept, I ignore her when she calls "mummy" until she says "Sandra". She knows that if I don't answer her she has to call out my name then I do.

I would love to be called "auntie" especially with the littlest one, who I have had since she was 12 months, she is now 20 months and she loves me to bits.

When I was growing up our neighbour and friend used to look after me, and we always round each others houses. I called her "auntie Via" and I still do. even though she is a friend she is more of an Aunt to me than my own real Aunts and I love her very much.

So I would like the littlest one to feel the same about me as I do my Auntie Via..

09-04-2009, 07:11 AM
One calls me 'Guggy', she couldn't say 'Jenny' when she started to talk. And it kinda stuck. The others call me Jen/Jenny... although my little brightspark of 3 calls me 'Jenniflower' and 'Jen Jen' too, after he heard my hubby call me this :laughing: :laughing:

09-04-2009, 07:27 AM
they call me mam (my names sam) or mummy-they are all little, i do say "no im not mummy im sam" but they copy my boys!

My son is called Sam and my little one calls him Mam,
she also calls me Mangy :)

if they call me mum or grnadma i just laugh and say i'm Mandy, i certainly wouldn't be aunty anyone for my mindees, bad enough being aunty to my neice and nephews. ( makes me feel old)

09-04-2009, 07:38 AM
One of mine calls me Julie Wulie although not all the time when shes being funny.

I don't like the idea of them calling me Mum and if my child went to a childminders I'd be upset if she called her Mum. There is one childminder round here who has a mindee who calls her Mum and she never corrects her when I say to her do you not say to her your not Mum your XXX she shrugs her shoulders and smiles!!!

mandy moo
09-04-2009, 08:06 AM
I refer to myself as Mandy.
The littlest one (hes 20 mths) cant quite get his tounge round Mandy yet, so at the mo its a bit of mammy & manny:)
L who is 5 and ive had her since last july, doesnt call me anything!!

09-04-2009, 08:10 AM
Imagine they all called us by our forum names!!! :eek: :laughing:

09-04-2009, 08:19 AM
ive 2 new boys just start and they call me mrs stacey even though i say just call me stacey

09-04-2009, 03:59 PM
This post made me laugh!!
I work in school where my mindees go... what usually happens is I get Sam in school and Miss Lee at home!!!

09-04-2009, 04:07 PM
they call me Jojo, sounds soooo cute :)


Pudding Girl
09-04-2009, 04:29 PM
Full name or the shortened version.

09-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Most of mine just use my name, but one of my mindees is a close friend and is our Godson, so he calls me Auntie and some of the others copy. I think it may stick and I think if the parents are happy with it then so am I.

09-04-2009, 10:18 PM
I use my name Carol , get called mom, mommy carol, warrel, uhh.......loads of names.....didnt like it when one called me nanny (wasnt ready for that yet!)

Carol xx

10-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Imagine they all called us by our forum names!!! :eek: :laughing:

haha that would be funny....I have to say I really like your name....bushpig - really good!

10-04-2009, 01:00 PM
I get Auntie Holly off one family but just Holly off the rest :)

10-04-2009, 01:22 PM
sue, poo , susan depends on their age lol x

10-04-2009, 04:34 PM
just by my name to my face, hate to imagine behind my back:panic: :laughing:

claire bear 72
10-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Whilst my youngest ds was at home.......they called me mummy.....as soon as he went to secondary school it changed to Claire Bear lol :laughing: Hence the reason I use Claire Bear Childcare hahaha:clapping: Parents still comment how often they need to remind children its "mummy" not Claire haha:jump for joy:

10-04-2009, 09:35 PM
hello, the oldest little boy i have has just turned 3 and calls me yoyo, has done for the last year, coudnt get his head around Fiona, so now all the Kids do it,( 18 month old & 3yrs old) I even put Yoyo's childminding on my paperwork, and alot of other childminders in my area call me yoyo, i like it its cute.

10-04-2009, 09:38 PM
Couldn't stand being called Auntie - think that's very old-fashioned!

Just use my christian name.

Miffy xx

10-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Im Aweeze, duweeze and Weeze never LOUISE :laughing: :laughing:

10-04-2009, 10:22 PM
Couldn't stand being called Auntie - think that's very old-fashioned!

Just use my christian name.

Miffy xx

Got called Auntie a lot cos parents thought it was respectfull.
Now all my mindees except one call me by my name, which i must confess i prefer. Auntie makes me feel old:eek:

11-04-2009, 01:38 AM
get called 'shell' or mam because being Irish my kids call me mam not mum so mindees copy I do correct them older ones just laugh and even call my dad 'grand dad' he thinks is funny, dh is called wren by lo his name is darren lol

Chatterbox Childcare
11-04-2009, 10:33 AM
It depends on the age of the child - it goes from mama, mummy, mummy Deb, Deb, Debbie - we get there in the end

12-04-2009, 08:30 AM
My older Mindees call me Tracey.
I also have 2yr old twin boy mindees, one calls me TaTa and the other calls me Mum! :)

12-04-2009, 09:16 AM
i'm dreading it. being call Angelique, too much of a mouth full for most adult!!! kids around call me lola's mum for a while and older ones have now adopted the angelique!
when Lola was at her childminder she sometimes called her nanny because she had her grandchildren so she just copied the other kids!

we'll see. froggie, oye, you.... pmsl!!!!

12-04-2009, 11:58 AM
As a child I resented having been told to call people unrelated to me Auntie etc., so I wouldn't expect any other child to have to do this. Through their choice most of the children call me Nanny by my given name.


12-04-2009, 09:36 PM
sue most of the time but some time in conversation my 4yr old will say mummy Sue them giggle which is nice, but he is aware and his mother finds it funny

12-04-2009, 09:37 PM
My after schoolies sometimes call me miss!:laughing: :laughing: