In a message dated 4/27/2008 14:05:40 PM Central Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] 

> I typically address my parents* with their given names. It's an 
> idiosyncrasy (I
> don't know anyone else who does it, not even my younger siblings) I picked up
> before I can remember. On occasion it's caused people to assume I have bad
> relations with them, which is not the case.

All three of my kids did this to me and my wife for a while as young 
children, but they all grew out of it fairly quickly.

It was unnerving while it lasted, though.

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