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    Default Children calling parents by name

    Sometimes DS will call me by my first name. It doesn't really bother me- only for the fact that I get weird looks, which than I have to explain and DS thinks he's getting attention for it so keeps on doing it.

    My brother HATES it and pulls him up on it every time- which the more he pulls him up on it, the more DS does it.

    I kinda figure- it's not like I call him "son" so there's not much difference in him calling me "Mum".

    What do you think? Would you be ok with it?

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    I call my parents by their first names and only occasionally by their titles.

    It doesn't mean I love or respect them less. Mum says it was useful as I'd call out *hername* in public and she knew it was her instantly.

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    DS6 enjoys the novelty of knowing everyone's names. He'll only call me Nicole when he's playing a game and pretending to be a shopkeeper/teacher or something. Or if he is just being cheeky.

    I remember when I used to be a smarty bum teenager and call my parents by their first name and they weren't fans. I'm a bit more, whatever, about it!

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    B has only just learnt my name, and it still takes some prompting for him to actually say it- "what's my name?"

    B- "mum"

    "Yeah, but what is my real name?"

    B- "mum"

    "But what do other people call me?"

    B- "realname!!!"

    lol... I dont' care if they call me my name occasionally.. esp in public like a PP said it can be useful, so long as it isn't all the time.

    It does however, remind me of this

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    DD calls me and DH by our real names a lot. I prefer Mum and DH prefers Dad. She will only call us by our names if we aren't giving her attention ie talking or driving..

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    My Dh was brought up calling his mum and dad by their first names from birth and I think it's weird! They both said that they didn't like labels. Um being a mother/mum or father/dad isn't a label, it's a fact! It's not like calling someone smart, dumb, skinny etc.

    I'm looking forward to hearing dd call me mum (I'm sure the novelty will wear off eventually ) and I call my mum by her first name when she isn't listening to get her attention b ut I usually say mum ten times first. I think it's really sad that dh never, ever has or will call his parents mum or dad. His mum was a bit miffed when she said that his first word was car. I wind up dh a lot and tell him that maybe he was an ugly child and his parents didn't want people to know they were related... Said in jest of course.

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    I want to be mum. The way I see it, almost everyone else is called by their name, but I'm the only one they can call mum. Its the perk of the job.

    DHs mum insisted they call her by name as she resented being a mum (her words) and wanted them to see her as a person not a mother. DH said it felt like she was a friend not a mother and I think that's kind of coloured my view of it too.

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    My boys call me mum but I have a friend who's daughter calls her by her real name it was a bit of a different thing to hear for the first time but it quickly became normal

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    DS learnt my real name a few years ago and thought he was being soo clever by calling me it on occasion. I just ignored him until he called me mum. He asked why he cant call me by my name and I said its because nobody else calls me 'mum', only him, so its special.
    He will very rarely use my real name and if he does its when we are mucking around and I'll say his full name so he'll say my full name. I wouldnt appreciate him calling me my real name on a normal basis though...something just not right about it.

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    My kids call me mum but occasionally if we are out in a crowded place an they have called out to me an I don't hear them one will call out my real name to get my attention.


 

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