'mummmm !' what do you call your dp/dh [light hearted]

(110 Posts)
mrsfuzzy Wed 24-Aug-16 10:17:19

it's like listening to a six year old when my neighbour is in the garden, he's in his 30's but goes in the garden is out there for a couple of minutes then he calls her several times, loudly, i don't know her real name, so i guess she is mum -. she calls him by his name but responds in a tired mums voice sort that you would use when a dc whinges and pesters.
sorry, if i sound a bit bitchy but it makes me smile, so what do you call your dp /dh/ dw ?

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 24-Aug-16 10:19:01

I call him by his name. He calls me by mine.

I have a friend who calls his wife 'Mummy' and she calls him 'Daddy'. I couldn't do that at all.

Yorkieheaven Wed 24-Aug-16 10:19:07

Sorry bit confused

FetchezLaVache Wed 24-Aug-16 10:19:36

We have a completely nauseating habit of calling each other pet names beginning with P - so at the moment, I'm Pootle, he's Peony and DS is Pickle.

Changingagain Wed 24-Aug-16 10:21:46

I used to call him 'babe', I hate it but we met young and it's a difficult habit to break. I've been trying to call him by his name instead but unfortunately I realised the other night that I was calling him 'Daddy', even though DS was in bed blush

Is it crazy to be so annoyed by my own habits?

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 24-Aug-16 10:23:28

He calls me chubs,
i call him my love said in any funny accent

Missgraeme Wed 24-Aug-16 10:23:47

My 'ils' call each other 'mother' and' father'. And they aren't even together anymore!
When my dh was a child he had to call them by their names not mam /dad!!
Odd!!

CMOTDibbler Wed 24-Aug-16 10:24:46

I call him his name. Can't bear people calling each other mummy and daddy

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 24-Aug-16 10:25:45

Urgh mother and father is odd.. Are you in laws moomins?

BeyondLovesSweetDee Wed 24-Aug-16 10:25:54

Bob smile
(His name is not Bob)

molyholy Wed 24-Aug-16 10:27:07

No pet names for me and DH. Although the lad I work with, if his wife calls he answers the phone with 'Alright Bollocks'. She calls him 'bitch' apparently.

I really detest working with him. He has made me hate coming in to work, even though I have been here for nearly 10 years. Job interview today. So fingers crossed, I won't have to put up with his shit for much longer.

furryminkymoo Wed 24-Aug-16 10:27:15

I now call him DH, his initials are JW so it causes a few puzzled faces but we like it.

Hagothehills Wed 24-Aug-16 10:31:55

I call dp snotface (drop dead Fred reference) and he calls me jiggly bum. It sounds a bit offensive from the outside but they're terms of endearment really

acasualobserver Wed 24-Aug-16 10:35:38

We address each other using terms for meat products. My favourite for him is "Scrag End", he often calls me "Chump Chop".

mrsfuzzy Wed 24-Aug-16 10:45:53

hag 'snot face' grin 'jiggly bum ? hmm my nickname would be very outing but it is nice and i love it and its variations, mummy and daddy from the mouths of anyone over the age of 10 sounds a bit bleugh imo.
when i was growing up our neighbours used to call each other 'm' for mother and 'f' for father cue, 'would you ask 'f to pull some radishes from the garden please?' in a very la de da tone [ they grew veg in the garden] but once in door were effing and jeffing like troopers grin

Amelie10 Wed 24-Aug-16 10:49:10

DH and I call each other babe or love.

DiddysMammy Wed 24-Aug-16 10:57:35

He's daddy, I'm mummy and as we live with MIL she's nanny. If someone refers to me by my first name in DD presence I ignore them. I don't want her calling me or DH by our first names. It's a respect thing.

mrsfuzzy Wed 24-Aug-16 11:08:35

diddy why do you think dd would call you by your first name if she knows you as 'mummy' ? so, when someone speaks to you, you are mrs diddy , or mummy confused, surely dd knows you first name anyway. no disrespect intended as everyone is different but i'm interested. [and nosy]

BadToTheBone Wed 24-Aug-16 11:10:26

I have about a dozen different names for him, he answers to them all, lol. Same for the DC, no one ever answers to the wrong one.

Until this thread I hadn't realised how many it was! No one seems confused by it, I'll have to ask them.

MLGs Wed 24-Aug-16 11:10:45

diddy that's really odd. Sorry to be harsh but it is.

thepenguinsrock Wed 24-Aug-16 11:11:36

My hubby calls me bitches, women, bitch tit's, shagnasty, Roger, you get the picture 😂
I call him by his name

Unfairestofthemall Wed 24-Aug-16 11:13:09

Only ever call DP daddy when sending the kids to find him or passing DD to him. Otherwise he's his name or babe when the kids are up. When they are in bed we call eachother by various insults grin

Allthingscat Wed 24-Aug-16 11:15:49

I call him by his name most the time, sometimes the odd pet name like babe, Hun etc.

He calls me Ethel... That isn't my name... grin I cant remember how it stared but it started when we was about 18/19 and has just stuck over and now when he calls me my real name I think "what? Who's that?" haha!

When talking the kids we call each other mum and dad.

roundtable Wed 24-Aug-16 11:17:42

We call each other abbreviations of our first names.

Didn't realise how much we call out to each other using our names until our dc started doing it.

They are preschoolers and often call us by our first names, especially when we're around other mums and dads as they've worked out we probably respond quicker.grin They also call us the normal mummy, mum etc and also mama which is odd as I have never used that term.

I don't find them using our first names disrespectful. They're just copying us.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Wed 24-Aug-16 11:20:54

If someone calls me by my first name in dd's presence, I ignore them

What about the bank manager, doctor, a teacher, your friends? shock Do they all have to call you mummy if your children are in ear shot? confused
Please tell me you're joking?

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