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What is smothered name for Mormons?


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June 16, 2015 3:39PM

Do you mean "some other" instead of "smothered"?"Mormon" actually is the other name. Mormon is a nickname given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was originally meant as a derogatory nickname, mocking their belief in the Book of Mormon, but it was soon embraced by members and the church as an acceptable shortened title. Although the church and most members do prefer to be called by the names of "Latter-day Saints" or "LDS" as it is more descriptive of their faith, "Mormon" is acceptable and more widely known.