Your baby named you

Here’s a funny thought. Yesterday I visited a friend who just welcomed a new born into their family. One of the key takeaways aside from the clear lack of sleep, was why a baby’s first words are ‘Ma’ & ‘Pa’.

Contrary to popular belief that the repetition of saying ‘Ma’ or ‘Pa’ will increase the likelihood that you can forever gloat in your partner’s face; a baby’s first words is just a evolutionary phenomenon. And if that is the case ironically it’s a parent that has made an permanent imprint on a baby but the exact opposite, because guess what this is why we in all cultures the name for father & mother are near identical.