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Posted 1/28/17 , edited 1/28/17

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Yes and would be confusing, especially since I have the same name as my father


Is it Kevin? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS IT KEVIN?!


Is it? The world may never know

EDIT: Maybe it's Bob, that would seem completely legit
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Posted 1/28/17 , edited 1/28/17

kevz_210 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:

Yes and would be confusing, especially since I have the same name as my father


Is it Kevin? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS IT KEVIN?!


Is it? The world may never know

EDIT: Maybe it's Bob, that would seem completely legit


You don't come off as a Bob to me.
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Posted 1/28/17 , edited 1/28/17

qualeshia3 wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


kevz_210 wrote:

Yes and would be confusing, especially since I have the same name as my father


Is it Kevin? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS IT KEVIN?!


Is it? The world may never know

EDIT: Maybe it's Bob, that would seem completely legit


You don't come off as a Bob to me.


I know, I know, but Robert on the other hand....
Posted 1/28/17
I'd feel less important if my kids called me by my name but that's just me.
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Posted 1/28/17 , edited 1/28/17
I tend to call my parents by their given names, rather than saying mom or dad. More often than not, I find myself calling them by nicknames they have gained over the years. My mother is commonly referred to as the wife by my siblings and I, whereas my father is known as two chins or the maid.
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Posted 1/28/17
No. If it bothered them I'd probably keep saying to trigger them
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Posted 1/28/17 , edited 1/28/17
Absolutely it is. I wouldn't let my daughter call me by my first name. It's sounds weird and I find it disrespectful. Calling me by my first name is like saying I'm not fit to be in the "father" role. I'm just a person, not her dad.

It's like Bart from the Simpsons calling his dad "Homer" all the time. Bart's a delinquent and purposely does it to be rude and disrespectful. He doesn't view Homer worthy. That's why he does it.
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Posted 1/28/17
I don't think my parents would be too offended. I mean, I have a step mom and a step dad who have raised me, and who I have known almost my entire life and I've always call them by their first names. My step mom tried to get me to call her mom, but it never stuck. But I wonder if it makes her sad that I don't?

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my mom is the most adorable person I know, so I have to let her know that! She gratefully accepts the compliment lmao. No ill intention behind it.
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Posted 1/29/17
The idea of disrespect would boil down solely to the cultural and social norms in the given time period and location of the family; also as to whether the parent themselves find the act offensive. Looking at this from a western culture in the current time period, it would be questioned by those in close proximity to the family, but would remain fairly unchallenged by most strangers.

From a personal standpoint, I would say that I do not find the concept disrespectful taking the situation at face value, but I do find it to be an awkward and surreal practice.
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Posted 1/29/17 , edited 1/29/17
Oh I forgot to mention that my siblings and I called our step-father by his name only because we found it awkward to call him "daddy". We were aware that some families with step-parents didn't do that but we knew two families that did the same as us. For the first two years of the marriage I called him my mother's husband if I was talking about him to friends.
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Posted 1/29/17
i always called my parents mom or dad. i did call my aunt by her name and she was offended responding with "my name is tia"

anyways, i didnt like her much and continued to call her by her name since it was obviously disrespectful to her.
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Posted 1/29/17
I don't find it disrespectful but I call my parents by their titles.
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Posted 1/29/17
personally, who cares. It also varies for some odd reason. BQ: I used to call mine that so.
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Posted 1/29/17 , edited 1/29/17
Id like to know how its disrespectful though. everyone else in the world calls you by your first name but the second the thing you helped spawned calls you by your name its the end of the world.
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Posted 1/29/17
My adoptive father went out of his way to inform me that he preferred being called by his name rather then Dad. So I did, to be fair I also thought it somewhat odd but hey it was by his wish after all.
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