(Closed) Do you call your in-laws (or future in-laws) mom and dad?

posted 4 years ago in Family
  • poll: Do you call your (future) in-laws mom and dad?
    Yes, and I'm comfortable with it : (12 votes)
    10 %
    No, I call them by their first names : (91 votes)
    78 %
    Other - Feel free to explain : (13 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    2543 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I address them by their first names. I’ve considered calling Mother-In-Law “mom” but I just can’t get comfortable with it. Darling Husband calls my parents mom and dad.

    Post # 33
    Member
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

    I do call my in-laws “mom” and “dad”. I’m very comfortable with it, and so are they. Even their younger friends call them “mom” and “dad”. They consider me their daughter, not just a daughter in law or their son’s fiance, and it just comes naturally to us. I can’t call them by their names, it’s just too stuffy, formal, and uncomfortable for me.

    Post # 34
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee

    I call my future in laws by their first names, occasionally mom and dad. After my fiance and I get married, I’ll probably call them mom and dad. We call my parents mum and baba so at least it’s kind of different. I think it depends on what is normal for you and your in laws families’. 

    Post # 35
    Member
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I hope to get to the point where I can call my in laws by mom and dad, but I’m not comfortable with it yet.

    Post # 36
    Member
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I just ran into this today when writing my thank you notes! I went back and forth a hundred times whether to say Mrs. X or “Firstname.” She has said to call her whatever I feel comfortable with, but they are very formal. I’ve called her Mrs. X for the last 2.5 years, so I finally decided on Mrs. X on the envelope and “Firstname” in the card. GAHHH I was soo stressed over it!

    Post # 37
    Member
    7910 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Darling Husband and I have been married for months now, and I still can’t decide. I think they are special people, but I think they are in a different category from “mom and dad.” They have said I can call them whatever I feel comfortable with, but they sign their emails to me with their first names. 

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