do you call your parents by their name or address them dad and mom?

@Craicha (801)
November 23, 2009 8:19am CST
i heared some called their parents by the name .... especially heared this mostly from the whites...bcoz in our country were nah allowed to call them by their names , we should address them in dad/ mom or daddy/mommy or papa/mama....
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7 responses
• India
30 Nov 09
In my country it is unheard of to call elders by their names.As a result we do not do so.Even eye contact is forbidden while speaking to elders in some parts of India.We do not go that far though.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I address my parents as mom and dad. There were a few instances where I called my mom by her name when I was younger, but only because I couldn't get her attention when I called out "mom" no matter how many times I tried. And it worked too! LOL I don't make it a habit though, because I don't think it is proper for a child to call their parents by their name. No matter how old I get my parents will always be mom and dad to me. Happy mylotting!
@jugsjugs (13044)
23 Nov 09
I have always called my parents mum and dad.
• India
23 Nov 09
may be some society are allowed to call parents by their name. i don't like to put any comments about that kind of family. but my society, my culture, my education, my religion give us learning that parents are most respectful person in us. i don't see any one people in my life, in my country, who ever called his parents by name. even i don't see like this idiotic matter in china, Singapore, Malaysia,UEA ,India. parents are most senior in age, as a seniority they have right to get respect. we born by our parents, they give us living, fooding ,eduction and everything, when i was kids and until the time i start earning. We love our parents, we respect our parents. and we are abide by our culture that we need to call our parents by dad/daddy/mammy/mom/ma etc.
@xyna22 (26)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
i call my parents mama and papa..
@asweetie (1188)
• India
23 Nov 09
hi Craicha, I live in India and it is against the social norms here to call someone who is much more elder to you by name. And surely never to my parents or even when i get married than to my inlaws. It is totally unacceptable here and even the parents of friends or even friends of parents are called uncle or aunt here. To my parents i call papa and mummy and if i call an elder including my cousin brother by name it would show bad upbringing.
@raduzahc (12)
• Denmark
23 Nov 09
I call my parents mom and dad and most of the people in Romania do, but I also know people who call their parents by name. This thing depends on every person's choice. It is not a rule.