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Post Reply Is calling your mom or dad by their first name really disrespectful?
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Posted 1/30/17
Typically in my family we only use first names when we're either being serious for a moment or scolding one another. Otherwise it's the usual shit or nicknames.
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Yes its disrespectful, it shows you don't care for them as a parent.

And no it's not strange to call your parents cute and ect if they act cute or dress in a cute way.
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Posted 1/30/17

Chaossal wrote:

Yes its disrespectful, it shows you don't care for them as a parent.


Yes but what if they informed they did not wish to be addressed in parental terms. Disagreeing with their harmless wishes seems even more disrespectful in my opinion.
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I mostly use their names as a way to grab their attention when I'm looking for them . I still call my parents mom or dad though
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Posted 1/31/17

Ranwolf wrote:


Chaossal wrote:

Yes its disrespectful, it shows you don't care for them as a parent.


Yes but what if they informed they did not wish to be addressed in parental terms. Disagreeing with their harmless wishes seems even more disrespectful in my opinion.


That is a different situation
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No.
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The answer depends on the person.

It is disrespectful in my family, my sister called my mom by her name once to hurt her, they were fighting and it worked.

But it might not mean anything to other families. If you want to call your parents by their names, talk to them first to see if it is ok with them and to clarify that you're not doing it to hurt their feelings.
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I don't think it's totally disrespectful, but I know they would much rather be called mom/dad because they are parents after all. Saying their first name is a foreign thing to me. I've only ever used their first names when it concerns visiting them at work or something that's professional and necessary. Otherwise, when I talk to my parents they're mommy and daddy respectively. :3
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In my family it is very disrespectful to call your parents by their first name, or any other older generation family figure without permission.
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Posted 1/31/17
i don't think so.
its kinda cute
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My mom and step dad has been together for 25 years and have only been married for the last five years. I call my step dad to him by his name but refer to him has step dad when talking to other people. I met my bio father when I was 23 i call him by his name and refer to him as my bio father to other people to help clear the difference. I do not call either man dad/father, I only call my mom, mom. When dealing with people my mom works works with do i call her by her real name. Besides that it is "Mom" , "Step-Dads real Name" , and "Bio Fathers real Name". It just depends on how you were raised.
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My older brother, before I was born, used to call my mom by her name but that was because my dad always called out her name. So to drill in the whole "She is mom" thing they would refer to eachother as "your dad" "your mom" "mom" or "dad" I've always known their name, but never do I really outright address them by it unless i'm in a public place where "mom" or "dad" can grab the attention of EVERY mom or dad.

Funny thing is that when they can't immediately think of any of their three kids's names they just use birth order.

I'm #2.
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Posted 1/31/17
Generally speaking, it is disrespectful. But if they permit you to call them by their first name, then it's not. I call my parents mom and dad, but if I were to have children (which probably isn't going to happen as I just don't have what it takes to be a father) that I would allow them to call me by first name as I find being called by titles quite distasteful. So pretty much, it's a general rule, but if they permit it then I realize that's an exception.
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I call my mum by her first name only when we are messing about at home being silly together, but would never do it in public
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i call my step mother by her first name, i don't think it's disrespectful, i just think we don't have a good enough relationship to call her my mother.
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