Your friends' parents: What did you call them?

Your friends' parents: What did you call them?

zwee75 zwee75
My husband and I were having this conversation the other day. Growing up, I called almost all of my friends' parents "Mr. So-and-So" whereas my husband only called them by their first names. What about you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
ONLY Mr & Mrs
Bignuf , Kindred , JackRaiden , JessCee , November , Ash1141 , dv8 , dhig , sexualscientists , Pixel , Valentinka , aimtoplease , Kdlips , cheetahpita , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , BiJess
16  (25%)
Mostly Mr & Mrs
zwee75 , PassionateLover2 , Horny & Holy , Taylor , voenne , null , sodapin
7  (11%)
1/2 and 1/2
Ryuson , P'Gell , eggiweg , TheSlyFox , Teacookie , duff , Feisty
7  (11%)
Most first names
Drakoni , Airen Wolf , Zandrock
3  (5%)
ONLY first names
unfulfilled , Beck , Chilipepper , toxie m , DeliciousSurprise , Sinfully , Kaltir , zeebot , LavenderSkies , mpfm , allinonekid , aliceinthehole , Allstars316 , ~LaceyLace~ , Khanner , BlooJay
16  (25%)
Other, of course!
Jul!a , Lucky21 , Ghost , El-Jaro , Gracie , indiglo , Adriana Ravenlust , Moein , Errant Venture , ily , Kitka , CuteDee , Llewey , ViVix , *Camoprincess* , WhoopieDoo
16  (25%)
Total votes: 65
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by zwee75
My husband and I were having this conversation the other day. Growing up, I called almost all of my friends' parents "Mr. So-and-So" whereas my husband only called them by their first names. What about you?
Even at 50 plus years old, if they are friends of my parents, they are Mr. and Mrs. to me!!!
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Ryuson Ryuson
It really depended on the friend!
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Jul!a Jul!a
It depended on the friend. Some had parents like my dad who were all "no no no, Mr. So and So is my father, I'm (insert first name)." For the most part I always made sure to call them Mr. and Mrs. It's funny you bring this up though, because I'm actually having problems with this now. Friends I grew up with, I still call their parents Mr. and Mrs., except for my husband's parents because now I'm also Mrs. Mother in law. I've noticed that new friends that I make and meet their parents, the parents introduce themselves as first name. I'm still not 100% comfortable first naming a friend's parent, so I just try like hell to avoid addressing them lol.
11/29/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I guess I should say it depends on the circumstance, but my friends that I have I've known for decades and their parents want me to call them by their first name. If I made a new friend (this wont likely happen) I'd call their parents by Mr./Mrs. __________ until I was told otherwise.
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Lucky21 Lucky21
Almost always it was by first name. I had two friends growing up who's mothers wanted me and other friends to call her mom.
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Beck Beck
Always by their first name.
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zwee75 zwee75
There were only 2 of my friends' mothers who I called by their first name growing up. Now, anyone new I meet (parent of a friend) will tell me their name (I mean, I'm 36). But my BFF's mom, I STILL call her Mrs. XXXX!!!
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
All of my friends' parents were casual enough to let me call them by their first names (even when I was a toddler). Strangers, people in authority, teachers, etc. were people I were to address as "Mr." or "Ms."/"Mrs." or "Dr." which I do upon first meeting. I address them as they request afterwards.
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Ghost Ghost
I called them what they preferred to be called.
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Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
when I super little, like 5, I would call them "hi, (insert friend's name) mom/ dad. when I got older, I called them either Mr./ Ms. or the first name, but it really depended on their preference.
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
I called them what they preferred to be called.
Same thing here.

I start with Mr/Mrs/Ms and they correct me one way or the other
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Gracie Gracie
Well I grew up in the south and we use Mr or Miss along with the first name. So I would be Miss Gracie.
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Sinfully Sinfully
Most always by first name unless i came up with a clever nickname for them
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indiglo indiglo
It depended on the parents. Some would be Mr./Mrs., some would be first name, and I had 2 super close friends growing up whose parents I called various versions of mom & dad.
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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I didn't really use names, actually. I can't ever remember calling someone Mr/Mrs X. I called some of my friend's mom's mom, though.
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PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
When I was a kid I was taught to always respect my elders. It was always Mr. or Mrs. When I became an adult the decision now depends on the circumstances, but generally I now use their first name.
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Moein Moein
In my society we call the male (Uncle), and the Female (Aunt) but not by the meaning of real uncle and aunt. Also we call them by the name of their elder sun (Abu John) which means the father of John. It is not allowed in our society to call them by their names, it will be a shameless.
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Ash1141 Ash1141
I used mr and mrs
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Taylor Taylor
I usually called them Mr. and Mrs. unless they told me to do otherwise.
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zeebot zeebot
Generally first names.
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LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by zwee75
My husband and I were having this conversation the other day. Growing up, I called almost all of my friends' parents "Mr. So-and-So" whereas my husband only called them by their first names. What about you?
Usually their first names.
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Errant Venture Errant Venture
I often call them by their first names, but sometimes I revert to my kid self and call them Mr/Mrs (friend's name) mum/dad.
11/30/2011
Pixel Pixel
"Mr and Mrs" was the only proper form of address when I was a kid.
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allinonekid allinonekid
I've always just called them by their first names.
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Kdlips Kdlips
Mr & Mrs
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CuteDee CuteDee
I had a mix... You always start out w/Mr & Mrs but some wanted to be called by first name. I still have a childhood friend that I call her mom, Mrs. hee hee
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null null
Mr. and Mrs.
When I was younger I would call them "friend's name" 's Mom or Dad. Many of my friends still call my parents by this formula.
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Teacookie Teacookie
called a few mom
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Allstars316 Allstars316
By there first names
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