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Nickynoodleness Wed 10-May-17 21:52:12

First time on mumsnet, looking for teens advise.
Looking thru a few threads and noticed lots of abbreviations such as:
DD, DS, DD1 etc.
What do they mean?

Hassled Wed 10-May-17 21:54:34

Hi - there's a handy acronym list here.

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Wed 10-May-17 21:54:53

You get used to it very quickly oh and welcome!

DD is darling DD DD1 first born daughter DH darling husband DS is darling son Ddog etc smile

DailyMailDontStealMyThread Wed 10-May-17 21:55:39

Or just click on Hassleds list!

Hassled Wed 10-May-17 21:56:23

So if DD is Dear/Darling Daughter and DS is Son, then DD1 will show that there are other daughters in the family (DDs 2 & 3 etc). DS3 is the third son.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 10-May-17 21:56:36

Dd is darling daughter
Ds - darling son
Dh - darling husband
Dp - darling partner.

PIL/MIL/FIL - parents in law/mother in law/father in law
BIL/SIL - brother in law/sister in law

Dsis - dear sister
Dbro - dear brother

There is a proper list of acronyms somewhere, but new ones get coined all the time.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 10-May-17 21:58:04

Oh - and whilst ds3 means my third son, ds (3) tends to mean my son who is three years old.

Ebf - exclusively breastfed
Ff - formula fed

Lilmisskittykat Wed 10-May-17 22:08:28

The acronym list was dead handy!

The whole ds / dp etc sounds daft I think.. I'd never refer to my husband as 'darling husband' in real life.. when I read it it always sounds sarcastic or over sugary in my head 😂

Hassled Wed 10-May-17 22:11:33

When I joined MN I found it unbearable - now I don't even notice it. If I think about it at all, it's definitely a sarcastic "darling".

Nickynoodleness Wed 10-May-17 22:28:54

Thank you everyone smile

emss55 Sun 14-May-17 15:08:01

Hi im new too so this list is handy, will try to get used to it. My DS is 17yrs old next month and not so much of the darling about him at the momentsad(

Deb0409 Wed 13-Dec-17 17:58:45

So why no 'D'MIL, 'D'FIL, 'D'PIL, 'D'SIL, 'D'BIL? The whole 'darling' and 'dear' is nauseating in itself, but then when it's left out of the in-laws abbreviations, you all remind me of the horrendous family I married into that viewed 'the wives and husbands of' as secondary to their family unit; never quite appreciating that those wives and husbands were the most important person in their "DD"s or "DS"s lives. I can't believe that Mumsnet has allowed this ridiculous practice to continue all these years.

Fekko Wed 13-Dec-17 18:02:46

Oh come on, I even say Dhorse yesterday!

Fekko Wed 13-Dec-17 18:02:55

Saw not say

Weezol Fri 15-Dec-17 00:33:46


Childrenofthestones Fri 15-Dec-17 07:03:38

The whole thing can be very clicky, but remember you don't have to use it, I never do.
I just find it all a massive distraction when you read other people's posts.

Sparklingbrook Fri 15-Dec-17 07:27:19

After a bit you don't even notice or think about 'D' anything. DH is just husband and DS is just son.
Best not to overthink it as anything twee/nauseating etc Everyone knows what it means.

Deb0409 Fri 15-Dec-17 10:51:10

The first thing that springs to my mind when I see DD is Darling Dog! Can't seem to shift it. wink

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