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Or "mother" and "father" etc. for the pedants. I call my dad by his (fake) first name.
But I used to call my gran by her first name (she didn't like being called nan or gran on the grounds that it made her sound old).
That's a bit extreme
Well, I REFER to them by the first names - I just start talking if I'm talking to them but don't address them with any particular name or title.
is a cunt
And I don't call my dad, since he didn't return my call on my 18th birthday. 10 year anniversary of that passed recently.
because I’d called them that for so long I didn’t know how to stop and calling them mum and dad sounded really forced for a while.
Used to say MUM loudly in front of people then add on the –my in a quiet voice so no one would know I was a softy.
If I'm referring to them I'll call them my mother and my father. I sometimes call my father 'Pa'.
He's 26. His sister's 28 and does the same. They're full on lower upper class though (daddy's a member of the countryside alliance, shed a little tear when Thatcher died, etc.).
Although GrandPa to wind my Dad up now me sis has had a baby. Bants.
Sometimes refer to dad as 'mate'.
What do / did (in my case) you call your Grandmother?
I called mine Nanna.
now its just Nan. I remember my older cousin calling her Nanna and I always used to be like oh i wanna say it like that coz it sounds cool, but then whenever i tried to say it it sounded unnatural and weird.
Mum's mum = granny
and still refer to nana by real name. We just always have. Never really thought about it. I think we just did because everyone else did so it stuck. It's fine.
The boy calls his mum Mum and his dad... Sean. It's really weird and Sean kind of hates it, but the kid is adamant.
I like to refer to him and his missus as James and mum in front of the kid in the hope that the kid will grow up to do the same. It gets even funnier when she makes jokes that the kid's actually mine
adam ant is older than 7 for a start
It was my parents' first grandchild, and when she was born, my sister asked my parents what they wanted to be called (i.e. grandma & grandpa, nan & pop etc).
My mum was happy enough to go with Nanny, but dad wasn't ready to be a grandfather so he insisted that the kid call him Pierre. Which isn't his name: he just came up with it as a joke. But the name stuck, my niece is now in her 20s and to this day she calls my dad Pierre. It's become so ingrained that nobody notices it any more. Nanny & Pierre, I love it.
I remember making a decision to change from Mummy and Daddy, I don't know how old I was but I have a feeling it was later than it should have been.
if anythign. Mainly because that's what I called them when I was young and I wasn't going to suddenly change like a mental.
But me and my sister don't even do that. On texts and stuff it's M and D and I never really call them Mummy or Daddy anymore. Maybe in passing but I just don't call them anything. I think that's the way we got round it.
Unless you're American. It's MUM!!! Brummies do it. Stupid brummies.