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    Default calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    Would it be ok if a father wanted his child to call him by his first name if no contact had been made in years? What do you think?

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    Default calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    I think if not contact had been made in years then they would be ok. It would probably be weird for both if he was called dad straight up after not being around for so long.

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    Default calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    My son has minimal contact with his birth father and when asked by others, says things like 'my daddy is Kyle' and will talk a little about Kyle but not so much dad. He's 3.5 yrs. In fob's presence he switches back and forth depending how comfortable he feels. I think first names are acceptable

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    Why not? I think it's up to the father and child in question to determine what he should be called

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    Default Re: calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    I think whatever the child and father feel comfortable with is ok.
    My kids call their father by his name but call him dad when speaking to other people about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I think whatever the child and father feel comfortable with is ok.
    My kids call their father by his name but call him dad when speaking to other people about him.

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    Same with my kids but their dad wants them to call him dad so wasnt sure if it would be thought poorly if a father wasnt comfortable and wanted to be called by first name.

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    I would let the child do whatever comes naturally and that could involve using both.

    If the father doesn't want to be known as 'dad' to his child, it would make me worry whether he was continuing to reject the job and its title.

    At school age the kid would become aware 99% of other kids call their father 'dad'. So, I'd be worried that the child might feel rejected or not understand why his dad is not called 'dad'.

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    Default calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    Totally up to the child and father in question. If he hasn't been around for awhile, calling him dad might be strange. They should just do what the child feels comfortable doing?

    My nephew (who's 16) was a continum concept baby and has called his parents by their first name since birth. It was quite strange for him when he was at school but I guess now, we just don't even notice it.

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    Default calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    Seems reasonable to me.

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    Default calling dad by his first name ok or not?

    I agree with all who say it seems reasonable.


 

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