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    Default What do they call him?

    What do your bio kids call their 'step dad'? Or step mum i suppose?

    By their 1st name? 'Step dad'? Dad?

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    My son is 13 but he calls his step dad - stad (short for step dad), by his first name & sometimes dad if they are mucking around.

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    I call them by their first names.

    I think calling them 'Dad' if they have their bio-dad in their lives is unfair.

    I call my grandfathers second wife 'Aunty *******', in spite of her being my step-grandmother and the only maternal grandmother I've known.

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    I call mine 'dad'. I've never known my bio dad though.

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    DD calls him by his first name mostly, but will occasionally use Dad, which makes DP just beam. And when talking about him to others will use Dad.

    There is no bio-dad in her life so DP is the only Dad she has known. We have never used the term step-dad.

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    By their first name or if referring to them in a conversation with someone else it is 'my step-dad' or 'my step-mum'

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    I call my step-dad "Steppy", and have done since I was 13. In conversation with others I use his first name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I call them by their first names.

    I think calling them 'Dad' if they have their bio-dad in their lives is unfair.

    I call my grandfathers second wife 'Aunty *******', in spite of her being my step-grandmother and the only maternal grandmother I've known.
    Unfair to who??
    DS1 calls DH Dad. I think it would have been really unfair for us to tell DS he couldn't call him Dad.
    My step son calls me by my 1st name.
    I call my step parents by their first name but my kids call them pop and grandma.

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    I normally get my name, but I sometimes get mum or step-mum or step-mummy

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    DS calls DH dad/daddy...

    He calls his bio dad by his first name here and calls him dad to his face.

    he calls his step mum by her first name.

    It is not about being fair to anyone...it is about what he wants and how he feels. He made the choice to call Dh daddy (actually asked permission). If he had his way he would call bio dad by his first name all the time but bio dad was unhappy with that so DS calls him dad too.

    He loves both of them and we support this...he is happy...i am happy.


 

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