Post # 1
Just wanted to get a sense of how many people call their in-laws by their first names, or as mom and dad. For people who are more the old school side, or have in-laws who made it clear they want to be called mom and dad, was it weird at first? I think I’m still adjusting, so I just say Hi very enthusiastically. Just wanted to see what everyone else does…
Post # 2
I call my Future Mother-In-Law by her first name. I’ve never known anyone who calls thier inlaws mom/dad. Maybe its just an old fashioned thing but to me that would sound sooo weird!
Post # 2
The idea of calling my in-laws mom and dad is so weird to me. They’ve never asked, I’ve never done it! Not gonna happen. 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t. I’m actually still not sure what to call my Father-In-Law. I hope that by the time the wedding rolls around that we’ll be close enough for me to call him dad
Post # 5
I don’t really address my in laws as anything… But I don’t envision myself ever calling them “mom” or “dad.”
Darling Husband and I have an awesome relationships with my parents, but his parents still refuse to treat us like the adults that we are. I think calling them mom and dad will only continue to reinforce their view of us as children instead of mature adults who can manage ourselves.
Post # 6
I have 3 older siblings who have all been married for decades and I have never heard my sibling-in-laws call my parents mom or dad nor have I heard my siblings call their in-laws mom or dad. I call my in-laws by their first names.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
njbride1102: My inlwas are separated. I call my mother in law mom since we started dating, for some reason it always felt normal,we are also very close. However, my father in law I call him and his wife by their first names. I’m not as close with them.
Post # 8
I love my in-laws, but I would feel weird calling anyone but my parents “mom” or “dad”.
Post # 9
njbride1102: My Future Mother-In-Law would love to be called mom (and signs off with “Other Mom” when she writes me), but I won’t be calling her Mom. I don’t typically call my parents mom and dad, though. I usually call them by their first names.
Post # 10
njbride1102: There’s no way I could call anyone else Mom or Dad. No. Not for me.
Post # 12
His dad asked me to call him pop as soon I I met him (I had only been dating fi for 6 months then.) My dad wasn’t in the picture so I have no problem calling him pop. His mom is from Peru and speaks most of the time in Spanish unless she is calling to guilt trip me. So I kinda just float by her.
Post # 13
I call my mother in law, mom. Before we got engaged.
Isn’t weird for us. Very common in our country as well.
Post # 14
I call Fi’s mother “BFF *first name*”, she started calling me BFF Ashley a while ago so it just happened. I call FIs Dad by his first name though. I don’t like the whole Mom/Dad thing, weirds me out.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2016 - Fire Hall
I address them by their names when I am talking to them or about them. I reference them as “your mom/dad” when talking to Fiance.
Now, FI’s grandma asked me to call her “grandma” from the start.
I lost my mom and I am not sure that I will ever be able to call them Mom/Dad. Probably will switch to Grandma/Pap when we have kiddos.