Who Is The Mother In How I Met Your Mother? Exposed!
I am sure the question everybody is asking when watching How I Met Your Mother is “Who is the mother?” Well I have been doing some research, and this is what I have found.
What We Know So Far
- The Yellow Umbrella symbolises the mother
- Ted has met her roommate (and has seen her foot)
- Ted met her at a Wedding – (not sure who’s wedding, but one of them)
- She does Economics 305 as Ted was in her lecture
- It’s definitely not Stella
The mother’s name is Tracy
In Season 1, Episode 9, Belly Fully of Turkey, a burlesque entertainment artist approaches Ted and says what he did was sweet and introduces her as Amber and later adds “Actually, I’m Tracy”. At the end of the episode, Ted says “And that kids is the true story of how i met your mother.”
The kids believed him, and Ted then says “I’m just kidding.” If Tracy wasn’t the mothers name, the kids wouldn’t believe Ted when he said, “that’s how I met your mother” (referring to Tracy).
That girl Ted bumps into in Episode “No Tomorrow”
In the episode around 13min 49seconds, Ted bumps into a girl on St Patricks day. Ted does mention that the mother was in that bar and that they never met, but bumping into to each other is not meeting someone. The image on the left is the girl Ted bumps into, and the image on the right is the girl refers to as “the mother being there.” However, looking at these two images, the jeans look a little different. So are these two people the same?
The Love Solution match that Ted never meets
Remember when Ted goes to Love Solutions to find his soul mate, and a match wasn’t found? Months later, they call Ted and tell him that they found him a match. Ted organises a date with her to meet her, but he never goes to it because he is still in love with Robin. This unknown person may also be the mother.
It’s Robin’s Sister
How else do you your kids call someone Aunt? If Ted marries Robin’s sister, then Ted’s kids will call Robin Aunt Robin. We have met Robin’s younger sister once in Season 2 Episode 12 “First Time in New York”. But does Robin have an older sister?
Myth #5 (Most probable)
Barney’s (Half?) Sister
One other possibility is that the mother is Barney’s half sister. Since Barney doesn’t know who his dad is yet, he will later find him, who will have a daughter. And as Dash said in the comments, when Barney’s Brother, James Stinson adopted a baby, this was how Barney became uncle Barney. So Barney is Uncle to his brother James’s kid, and will become Uncle again when his sister has a child with Ted.
Update: In the episode Legendaddy, Barney meets his real father and it is revealed that he has a daughter called Karly who is in collage, and that his father lives near by. It has been mentioned that the mother was in an economics class that Ted mistakenly lectured at. Also, because we didn’t meet her when Barney was at there house, it can mean that she lives elsewhere – I.e Cindie’s house. As per meeting the mother at the wedding, this will be Barney’s wedding, possibly with Nora (in which Barney’s sister is introduced into the show) and that’s how Ted and the future mother meets)
Zoey’s Step Daugter
As Sarah points out in the comments, the mother may be Zoey’s step daughter. Ted mentions in one of the episodes that Zoey is not the mother and the relationship “did not end well”. In the show, Zoey’s step daughter is perceived as a little girl, but going on “The Captains” age, she could be around Ted’s age. Since we know Ted meets his wife at a wedding, the wedding could be between Zoey and The Captain, thus Ted being introduced to Zoey’s Step Daughter. The reason Ted could be at the wedding is because Ted and the captain remain best friends.
So that’s my thoughts on who is the mother in HIMYM. Who do you think is the mother? Do you even think the kids have met their mother? It’s open to you for discussion, I would love to hear what you think.
Another possible theory is that the mother is actually the bass player in the band that either Barney Or Robin hire to play at their Wedding, as stated in Girls Versus Suits by Cindy the Mother plays bass in a band and is seen in Farhampton well dressed grabbing a guitar case (which could contain a bass guitar), that would explain why in such a close knit group the Mother and Ted have never directly crossed paths this can closeup all the loose ends as to why the mother was never met in the past.
I believe Robin has a twin sister and they were playing during the whole series, and actually the woman that Ted is in love isn’t Robin, but her twin sister.
[b]Ahh![/b] why don’t they just tell us? [b]Damn television >:([/b]
I’m Teds wife and I’m the mother of that god damn children.
haha. They are so silly. I should have better slept with Barney. Lol.
wait a minute…. if ted calls barney stinson “uncle” (to ted’s kids) and if ted calls robin “aunt” (to ted’s kids), then my theory is that somehow, robin and barney is related, and has a shared sister, which is the mother of ted’s kids
it is the women he met in the bar i am 100 percent certain
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i saw his other thing in an american preview with the finale and it reveals barney marries robin way later.
the baker victoria is also at the wedding, so…..?
barney marries robin!
Its Definitely Barney’s Sister cause I think that they meet in Barney and Robin’s wedding.And if u didn’t know then Barney and Robin are about to be married AND that’s why Ted’s kids call her aunt Robin
It’s not Robin coz they call her aunty and she marries Barney 🙂
During Thanksgiving, we learn that Zoeys stepdaughter lives with her dad. So, she wouldnt be living with Cindy. Therefore, the step daughter isnt the mother
we know its someone barney or robin knows because at the beginning of a season or end of a season it talks about a wedding, barney and robins. That’s how he meets the mother.
Kids you’re adopted!
But amm… Ted calls Lily and Marshall aunt and uncle, but they aren’t brothers… They call them in this way because they Are best friends.
And…. In the first episode Ted says how he meets Robin, he saied her name, but his sons think that Robin is the mother, so tracy maybe isn’t the name
its not robbin because in one of the episodes he dates a student and he said tat her room mate was there mother and her saw her foot
Now this is mind boggling… They are throwing clues just to mess up our [url=”http://gkbasic.com”]minds[/url] and now after a long wait I believe we are going to see her in the next episode of Season 8. So friends the wait is over.. stay tuned.
who is it not robin she cannot have kids lilly is with marshell 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 tell me
the mom isn’t barney’s sister according to the 14th ep of season 8…
ted hooks up with karly so he clearly “met” her and at the episode before it they show that the mother is a bass player that he meet when he tries to find a band for robin and barney.
It’s Barney. He finally realizes he’s a latent homosexual, has a sex change, marries Ted, and they have a surrogate baby.
It cant be robin because it said that she can never have kidd
As of Jan/2013 they have had 7 cast members from Buffy appear on the program and that does not even include hannigan. I think it’s pretty obvious who the surprise guest appearance as “the Mom” is going to be. She’s even available.
actually you are totally wrong with the these that the mother is Barneys half sister, because she turns up at the last episode of season 8.
Okay. First of all, if you’ve been following How I Met Your Mother (like I have), if you have seen all the bonus features the DVD’s have to offer, then you’ll know for sure that the mother is NOT Robin, it’s NOT Barney’s half sister Carly (as revealed in Ring Up, when Ted actually does start to date her). It’s no one we’ve seen before, as declared by the writers. It’ll be Cindy’s roommate, she will play at Barney and Robin’s wedding, and in fact, it’s VERY, very likely they DO get married, as Robin is seen sharing a dance with her father after the wedding. Yes, it will go horribly wrong. But since we see Ted sitting alone at Farhampton, maybe it didn’t have anything to do with either Barney or Robin? Maybe Ted screwed up? These are just thoughts, but don’t expect us to be there before we’re there.
he’s already met robin, so that wouldn’t make sense
you guys r incredibly stupid, its obviously none of them as robin marries barney, marshal and lily are married and have a child together, so its either victoria or someone else. Duh.:p