altered form, a continuation of Middle English mome (“mother, aunt”), from Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ (“mother, aunt”), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂- méh₂, reduplication of *méh₂- (“mother”), related to German Muhme (“aunt”), Latin mamma (“mother, nurse”), Irish mam (“mother”), Lithuanian mama, moma (“ mother”). 7 Apr We have several informal words for “mother” in English: mum (heard in much of England), mom (heard in much of America), and mam (heard in Ireland and Northern England). But are these actually different words, or are they just, in some sense, the same word? Although “mum,” “mam,” and “mom” read. 10 Apr This topic is something near and dear to my heart. It's something I talk about almost every day with intended parents and parents via egg donation from all over the globe – and they all have the very same question regarding their journey through egg donation: “Who's really my child's mother? It's me right?.