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Gender Neutral/Non-Binary Parent Titles


LGBTQ+ parents and intended parents can often struggle when it comes to deciding on the names that their children will address them by. Whether it's a two mom family struggling to decide on which mom will go by which name, a two dad family deciding on who'll be Papa and who'll be Daddy, or even more challenging - deciding on a name as a non-binary parent.

There are many names that exist for a mom - Mama, Mommy, Mom and Mam to name a few. The same goes for a dad - Dada, Daddy, Papa, Pops and so on. But what about the non-binary parents? What names exist for them? Well, we're going to tell you!

We've put together a list of 26 gender neutral titles that non-binary parents could go by.

If anyone would like to suggest any others, we'd be more than happy to add to the list!




Baba

- based on 'Mama/Dada/Papa'.

Also means dad in some languages and grandmother in others.


Dama

- 'dada' and 'mama' intertwined.


Mada

- 'mama' and 'dada' intertwined.


Maddy

- 'mom' and 'daddy' intertwined.


Makua

- Hawaiian for 'parent'.


Mapa

- 'Mama' and 'Papa' intertwined.


Mātua

- Māori (Eastern Polynesian) for 'parent'.


Moddy

- 'mommy' and 'daddy' intertwined.


Moppa / Mopa

- 'Mommy' and 'Papa' intertwined.


Nari / Nary

- taken from 'non-bi(nary)'.


Nibi

- taken from 'non-binary'.


Nini

- taken from the N in 'non-binary'.


Nobi

- taken from the term '(no)n-(bi)nary'.

(Pronounced as no-bee not nob-ee!)


Nody

- 'non-binary' and 'daddy' intertwined.


Nomy

- 'non-binary' and 'mommy' intertwined.

(Can be pronounced as nom-ie or no-me.)


Noni

- taken from '(non)-b(i)nary'.

Also the name of a plant. (Pronounced non-ee.)


Nopa

- taken from '(no)n-binary (pa)rent'.


Nory

- taken from '(no)n-bina(ry)'.


Obi

- Yoruba (African) for 'parent'.

Can also mean 'heart' when translated.


O'Pa

- abbreviation of 'other parent'.


Pama

- 'papa' and 'mama' intertwined.


Pare

- Catalan for 'parent'.


Pom-Pom

- 'papa' and 'mom' intertwined.


Zari / Zary

- 'Ze/Zir' pronouns and 'non-bin(ary)' intertwined.


Zaza

- a mashup of 'mama/dada/papa' and the gender neutral pronouns 'Ze/Zir'.


Zeze

- taken from the gender neutral pronouns 'Ze/Zir'.




Please get in touch with us if you have any other ideas, we'd love to hear them. You can contact us via Instagram or email - samesexparents@outlook.com.

We hope that this list will be beneficial to at least one person out there!


Same Sex Parents x



March 22, 2019

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