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To get confused when posters label their DC with numbers even though they only have one? Or only one of that sex?

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ruletheworld Tue 13-Sep-11 21:11:45

For instance - someone with 1 son and one daughter referring to them as DS1 an DD1.

I end up wondering where DS2 and DD2 feature in the story and then get confused when it becomes clear the poster only has 2 children.

Or someone with only one child (and not pregnant) refers to their DD1.

Am I making any sense? Perhaps not..

MissPenteuth Tue 13-Sep-11 21:14:48

I understand what you mean, but I can't say that I've seen anyone do it. Maybe I'm just not observant enough though.

worraliberty Tue 13-Sep-11 21:14:53

Yes but it doesn't confuse me

What really does confuse me is when people use acronyms that are just not blindingly obvious such as 'STBX' (Soon To Be Ex) or 'NDN' (Next Door Neighbour)

By the time the OP comes back, half the thread is full of people asking what they're talking about...so why not just type the bloody words to begin with? confused

Sookeh Tue 13-Sep-11 21:18:13

I think sometimes it's because a poster has previously lost a child.

SisterCarrie Tue 13-Sep-11 21:21:38

Or sometimes it might be because they think the number refers to the age? I, for example, have a DS who is 1 year old. He is an only child as of now, so I don't call him DS1. He is, however, DS (1).

SisterCarrie Tue 13-Sep-11 21:21:40

Or sometimes it might be because they think the number refers to the age? I, for example, have a DS who is 1 year old. He is an only child as of now, so I don't call him DS1. He is, however, DS (1).

TrillianAstra Tue 13-Sep-11 21:23:40

YEs it's much more confusing when DD14 is aged 14 and not the 14th DD! grin

Blatherskite Tue 13-Sep-11 21:24:00

I've seen it refer to age too. It does get rather confusing when DD7 turns out not to have 6 siblings

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