(Closed) Calling In-laws "mom" and "dad"…

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@summerxq:  I’ve been calling my soon-to-be mother in law “mama” for the past 2 years! His dad is a different story- I think I will continue to call him by his name.

Post # 4
1431 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t and probably won’t ever:/ I think it would always feels unnatural to me. 

Post # 5
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been married for 5 months and I doubt I’ll ever call them mom and dad. That would just be way too weird for me. It’s not that we’re not close or anything, but my mom is my mom and I just could never call anyone else that.

Post # 6
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I will never call them mom or dad. My husband and I have been together since I was 15 years old so I am completely comfortable around them. But they’re not my parents. They’re my in laws! lol

Post # 7
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t and never will.  I have never heard of that before!

Post # 8
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have an ex whose parents I called mom and dad from before we were dating and still do sort of (a little weird, I know). My husbands parents prefer to be called by their names, so I do 🙂

Post # 9
737 posts
Busy bee

@summerxq:  As a MOB I don’t expect to be called mum and neither does my husband expect to be called dad.  Just our regular every day names are fine.

Also I never called anyone else mum or dad except my actual parents.

Post # 10
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t and won’t. Its super awkward because DH’s grandparents expect me to call them grandma and granddaddy. I have my own thank you. So mostly I avoid addressing them in a way that requires that. 

Post # 11
191 posts
Blushing bee

No I don’t bring myself to call SO mom or dad.   I have my own parents.   When in conversation sometimes they let slip to me refering to each other as mom or dad, then go “Uh I mean Dick” or “Sorry I mean Jane”. 

Post # 12
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I’ve called his parents by their first names since we met. It’d be weird for me to call her mom. She’s not really that maternal…

Post # 13
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I call his folks by their first names, but I refer to his extended family with their titles (i.e. Aunt Jane, Grandma C, Uncle Dave, etc). I think it has part to do with the fact that we’ve been dating since we were fifteen, so switching over from first names to mom and dad would be weird after almost a decade. 

Post # 14
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Both of my DH’s parents have passed as has my father.  Darling Husband calls my mother “Miss ‘First Name'”.  🙂

Post # 15
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve never actually heard anyone do this and I don’t ever plan to. I think it’s super awkward. lol

You only have one mom and one dad (or maybe 2 if you have step parents). I feel like calling another woman “mom” would hurt my mom’s feelings. And I know my fiance would never call my dad “dad” because his father is deceased and that would just be disrespectful.

I’ve always thought everyone called their in-laws by their first names. 

Are you being asked to call them mom and dad???







Post # 16
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have been enganged to FH for 4 months now but we have lived with his parents for over a year. I call them both by their first names and I highly doubt I’ll call them mom/dad. They’re just not. 

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