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Carers UK Forum • New here! - Page 2
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Re: New here!

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:59 am
by Pet66
I'm 72 (and half😂).
Same for me when growing up. We never even knew neighbours 1st names. Always Mr Mrs or Miss. Any friends if my parents were called aunty or uncle.
Moved with times now but could never think of anyone as it! Name or nickname if they prefer.

Re: New here!

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:22 pm
by Breezey
Oh Bowlingbun the telling off I got as a child for saying she -and that cat's mother reference!

Pet66 as a kid I grew up in a street full of aunts and uncles! I still refer to a family friend as aunt!

Generational differences, evolving societies, it stops things becoming dull.

Re: New here!

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:41 pm
by Pet66
The children both sides of my house call me by my first name. Lovely polite children. I'm just pleased they are happy enough to speak to me, share their birthday cake etc. Think if they called me Mrs ....I wouldn't realise they were talking to me!

Re: New here!

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:53 am
by thara_22071
Any update OP

Re: New here!

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:52 pm
by bowlingbun
It's much easier using people's first names, my 10 year old grandson often uses a derivation of mine. I don't see this as disrespectful. In a small family the term "Dad" is fine, but it gets confusing for different members of the family. Would that be my dad, my son's dad, or my grandson's dad?!