sharps (sharps) wrote in little_details,
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Terms for "Mother"

Does anyone know what an eight-year-old boy living in New York near the end of the 19th century would have called his mother? Right now I'm using "Mom" as a placeholder, but it seems kind of anachronistic - too modern.

Thanks in advance.

ETA: if it's of any help, he's of Irish descent.

ETA2: Thanks everyone! Just an afterthought: what would he call his father?
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