Should kids call their parents by their first names?

@Ashida (1370)
United States
December 23, 2006 8:47pm CST
Personally I say no. But I'm kinda old fashioned like that.
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@lucsct (261)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I'd say no as well. I think it's a sign of disrespect. I'm not sure how it is viewed in most cultures. Even though I was raised in a western society, my parents are Taiwanese and so am I. They would not stand for me calling them by their names, and I would never even think of doing so!
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@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
24 Dec 06
I dont think so. It's very unpolite to call our parents by their names. It's okay to call friend by their name, but you must not do that to your parents. It's totally unrespectful, I suppose.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
Well I must be old-fashioned also, as I would rather they didn't! It would feel strange if my children did it, for them and for me!
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• United States
24 Dec 06
My mom used to let me call her by her name when we would go shopping sometimes when I was really little (i think about 6). She was so short and looked so young that we would play pretend that we were sisters. Silly, but it was really fun for both of us. To this day some people don't think mom looks old enough to be my mom. I wouldn't dare call my dad "Philip" that would just be weird.
@oceangirl (170)
• United States
24 Dec 06
No, I agree with you on that. Kids should call their parents "mom" and "dad" or some variation on that. I've always thought it was strange to hear kids call their parents by their first names. It seems to imply a distant relationship, like the kid isn't acknowledging their parents.
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