Do Indian parents treat it as a sign of modernity to be addressed as 'Mummy' and 'Daddy'?In the rural areas of the eastern Uttar Pradesh, children used to address their mother as 'Mai' and father as 'Dada'. Gradually, these terms got upgraded to 'Amma' and 'Babu Ji'. With the migration of families from rural to urban areas, people started copying the practices prevalent in the cities and the parents started training their children to address them as 'Mummy' and 'Papa'. Such practices got evolved further and many couples preferred to be addressed as 'Mommy' and 'Daddy', etc.
What I feel is that the terms 'Mummy' , 'Papa' and 'Daddy' etc. are not of Indian origin. Perhaps these terms infiltrated the Indian society and culture from Britishers. The Indian couples in the cities adopted these terms as a sign and symptom of modernity. I don't have much information about the practices in other regions of India.
Do Indian parents treat it as a sign of modernity to be addressed as 'Mummy' and 'Daddy'?