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Poll What do you call your dad? (587 votes)

Dad 74%
Daddy 2%
Pop/Pops 4%
Papi 1%
Father 1%
First name 5%
Other 13%
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#1  Edited By MezZa

Dad. I like to keep it simple. Although if I'm writing some kind of formal document or letter and I have to refer to him, I usually write father.

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I call my dad Bro

it's a sign of respect.

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#3  Edited By Gargantuan

Pappa

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I call my dad Dad. I called my step-dad by his first name.

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I don't call my Dad anything. Haven't talked to him in 12 years.

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Last time I talked to my dad was roughly ten years ago.

I usually refer to him as asshole.

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Sir. Because I was raised right dang it!

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My dad died over 15 years ago. He was Pops to me. He was so laid back Dad seemed too formal. Daddy was too childish of a thing for me to say, and also I didn't see him much when I was a young boy.

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D-Dad

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Far.

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I just call my dad Dad. Haven't ever thought about calling him anything else.

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I call my dad "Pai"

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If you're interested, there's this whole thread about calling your parents by their first names. Surprisingly, there's actually some interesting discussions in there. It wasn't till I found it that I remembered I was the creator.

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic-31/if-you-re-over-20-y-o-do-you-call-your-parents-by--1757238/?page=3

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I just say "hey"

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By his first name. I don't talk to him.

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John.

His name is William though. I call him John, he calls me and my brother John.

None of us are actually called John.

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#19  Edited By rethla

Farsan

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Dad. Becuase thats who he is.

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#22  Edited By geirr

Asshole.

I should note we haven't spoken in 20 years.

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There's no option for people who don't have dads.

So, Papa Vinny

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Papa when i speak directly to him, father when speaking about him. I speak German though

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Dad, but I usually just call him Chief. Dunno why.

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I don't have a dad. But if I did, or if I meet my biological one again, I'd just say dad to keep the awkwardness to a minimum.

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#27  Edited By riostarwind  Moderator

For some reason when I was a kid instead of saying Dad I would shorten it by one letter and call him Da. At least in private I still use that nickname but I say it the normal way in public.

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I chose "Dad", because that is the closest. I think at least. What I actually say is "pappa", which is dad in Norwegian. The thing is, you also have what I see as a lot more formal which is "far". Which equates to "father" in my ears. Then again, had I spoken my local dialect I might actually have said "far" myself, and that dialect is far from formal.

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Its funny because I called my father dad and my mother mom until they were in their 70s. Now I call my mother nanna because the grandkids are around and they call her nana. But I call my father "dad" still, the grand kids are supposed to call him "pops" but don't. (My brother-in-law's father and mother were 'grandpa' and 'grandmother', but my parents are 'nanna' and 'pops')

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"Lloyd", which my Dad finds disrespectful. Probably because his actual name is David. But I'm gonna keep throwing it out there until it sticks.

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I call him "dad" like a normal human being.

I haven't seen anyone call their dad "father", other than rich families with old money.

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#33  Edited By Osaladin

In english I say pops, in arabic I say baba which is dad. When I talk about him to others I say father.

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I just sort of don't.

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I hope the 2% that responded "daddy" are all 7 year-old girls.

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I call him Bo, which is vietnamese for Dad. BIIIIIG BOOOO!!!

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Dad primarily. I'll throw in a "Pop" every once in a while.

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Being of Lebanese background, I tend to call my dad baba (dad in arabic).

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Dad. Apparently my first word is recorded as 'Da'. I'd probably only call him Father if there's some vengeance and kung-fu involved.

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I called my parents Mommy and Daddy pretty far into middle school. I eventually realized this was weird. It never felt right to just call either of the "mom" and "dad" directly so instead I started calling them a bunch of things. Mostly because I thought it sounded funny but also to condition myself from saying mommy or daddy.

If no one is in a terrible mood, I generally him "father" and he calls me "son". We both say it with faux sincerity and enthusiasm. Its kinda weird when I think about it ,but we both think its kinda funny. "Parent" works similarly. Sometimes Papa or Pa. Basically everyone calls each other names in my family.

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I generally alternate between dad and father, but I probably say dad more often.

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It's pretty even between two of them. When greeting him I call him Daddy, when I'm talking to or about him I call him Dad. So I voted "Daddy" since I'm apparently a 7 year-old girl :)

(I'm not actually 7 years old, but I am a woman if that makes a difference, which I don't necessarily think it should.)

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Big Daddy Cool

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Sir Charles (his first name and a Charles Barkley reference), Charles Evans (his first and middle name), and Dad

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"Far" (Norwegian). The closest has to be father.

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Dad for the most part.

But I will also use 'pops' when talking with my brothers and also sometimes 'pa' because it's fun to say. I don't think pops or pa are that common to say in the UK.

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Dad, Richie boy, me old fucker, jocko, mate.

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I call him by his first name. No drama, involved. I did it for a while to try and annoy him as a kid, but he didn't mind, and the habit kind of stuck. He actually get's a little weirded out and worried that something is wrong if I call him "Dad."

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Voted for "Pop". I'll call him that or Dad. Just whichever flies out. Possibly an age thing, but I just recently started to call him that in the last 5 years or so out of nowhere without thinking about it.

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Last time I spoke to my father it nearly ended up in a fight so I suppose I communicated with him via the medium of sign language. One finger sign language.