(Closed) ‘Thank you Mrs…” “Actually, it’s Miss”

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: Do you mind being called by the wrong title (Mrs, miss, ms etc)?

    I don't mind it

    Yes! It really annoys me

    I've never thought of it before

    I've never had that happen to me

  • Post # 3
    47432 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Doesn’t bother me a bit. I don’t wear a ring as I am a nurse so how are they to know my status?

    Post # 4
    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    It bothered me being called Ms and not Miss before I was married.  I just find Ms so old sounding, so I would always ask to be called Miss.

    Post # 5
    4601 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Never had it happen, but it would annoy me.  Someone introduced me as SOs girlfriend before we were together and I was furious.

    Post # 6
    7774 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I doesn’t really bother me either. I kept my maiden name and it’s about the same to me as calling me by my husband’s name instead of mine. I just feel like there are more important things to get worked up about.

    Post # 7
    27 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I go into a lot of schools with my line of work, and it never really worries me to be honest. 

    Post # 8
    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Here everyone calls everyone else Ms. I have been a Ms. since I can remember and even my mom is a Ms. Just makes things easy and certainly doesn’t bother me.

    Post # 9
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I really like being called Miss, but Ms. always makes me cringe.

    Post # 10
    2085 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    It happens to me, but Im in academia and students are used to being told what to call you. If you don’t, they default to Mr. Or Mrs.

    It’s better than being mistaken for a man!

    Through my work, I do a lot of writing. Many of my readers assure I’m a man. Ever time there is a gathering where I’m among them, people will ask if one of my older, male colleagues is me. When I tell them my name, most are shocked.

    I’ll take being called Mrs. over people thinking I’m an old man with gray hair!

    Post # 11
    13903 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t mind Ms., but I do hate ma’am!

    Post # 12
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Doesn’t bother me.  It’s an honest mistake and really, how are they suppose to know?

    Post # 13
    4346 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Wait so is it bad that I got really excited when the sales lady refered to me as my FI’s wife when we were couch shopping?

    Post # 14
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t expect people to check my left hand before addressing me, and if I feel like correcting them I can do so quickly and politely.


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    @abbie017:  Agreed lol! I’ve been getting “ma’am” waaaaaay too often for my taste lately. I guess 25 is the new 50? Wink

    Post # 15
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was a server in the past, and learned very quickly to call EVERYONE “Miss”. It is much more flattering than “Ma’am”, and women generally aren’t offended by people assuming they are younger than they actually are. I actually had a few older women say “Oh, aren’t you sweet”. 

    Post # 16
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I just refer to everyone as Ms. (Not Mrs. or Miss)

    I don’t think women’s titles should change based on their marital status. In my industry most people refer to women as Ms. 

    Also, I wonder if everyone pronounces them the same?

    I say: 

    Ms. – miz

    Miss – miss

    Mrs. – misses

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