What do you call your in-laws/ future in-laws?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Their name….like, Jill or scott 

Post # 4
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Their names.

Post # 5
3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Aquaria:  I call them their first names.

My husband, on the other hand, calls my dad “Pap” (& we don’t speak to my mom).

Post # 6
1389 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Their first names.

You should add a poll! First names, Mr/Mrs last name,  a version of Mom/Dad, or Other. 🙂

Post # 7
3434 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I call them by their first names, but when we get married they’ll be mom and dad

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014


Just kidding, I call them all by their names but when referring to them around my son we call them Grandma, Grandpa, Oma. 

Post # 9
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I call them by their names. I’ve always personally thought it weird to call them mom and dad since I have my own. FI calls my dad by his name and my brother and I have a nickname for my mom and FI addresses her by that name.

Post # 10
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

MIL is “mama,” FIL is “dad,” and SMIL is her first name. Other family members are grandma/grandpa, aunt/uncle, etc.

Post # 11
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ma or her first name and Pop or his first name.

My parents are Mom and Dad 🙂

Post # 12
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I call them by their first name

Post # 13
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Mommy and Daddy


Post # 14
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mstellah:  same. I don’t know if I’d ever feel comfortable to call them mom or dad

Post # 15
3432 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

First set of in-laws were called by their first names until the grandchildren came along.  Then the grandchildren made up names for them, and I started calling them by those names.

My wife doesn’t speak to her own parents, so I’ve never had the issue come up.

Post # 16
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I call them Mom and Dad!

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