Name

Daddy   6 votes - 30 %
Papa   5 votes - 25 %
Father   2 votes - 10 %
$ActualName   1 vote - 5 %
WIPO   6 votes - 30 %
 
20 Total Votes
wipo by kwsNI (4.00 / 3) #1 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:00:36 PM EST
Dad?

IAWTP by Herring (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:18:53 PM EST
That's what the boy calls me. Unless I'm playing out of time in which case he calls me something else.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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WIPO by atreides (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:12:50 PM EST
ә ә ә by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:16:23 PM EST
I'm an American, not a Latin American!

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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You won't care by jayhawk88 (4.00 / 6) #6 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:47:11 PM EST
By the time words start to form, she could call you Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo, and it'll be fine.


WIPO by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:51:53 PM EST
Let her decide. In my family, my parents are known by non-standard appellations* that my sister made up, because she got there first. (My contribution is that my sister is known to all as "Sis," even some people she's not even related to.)

What language(s) are you planning to speak around her? You can switch it up when you refer to yourself in the third person depending on context, and see what sticks -- it may not be any variation you've already thought of.

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* In any language, as far as I know.

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM

English and German for starters by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 10:25:18 PM EST
and at least one more - others under discussion. I like the idea of a Chinese language because it increases the likelihood of the child's having musical ability (I'm definitely not bringing that to the table and would hate my child to be musically illiterate) and because it'll probably be the most useful for her later in life.

Once she's a little bit older I'll teach her some French and BD can make with the Scandinavian languages. My ideal is bilingual English/German with basic competence in one or two more. I think his is a bit more ambitious.

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Going with Scandinavian Lingo by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #19 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 12:25:17 PM EST
I would suggest Pappa instead of Papa,

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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Teh fail by brokkr (2.00 / 0) #26 Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 02:41:18 PM EST
It's "far" (short r, sounds just like the beginning syllable of father) unless you want the kid to suffer from Swedishness.

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Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn, at aldrei deyr: dómr um dau∂an hvern.

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Double fail! by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #28 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 04:08:05 AM EST
Norwegianess. Calling your dad for far is like calling your dad "Father" or "Sir". Wrong

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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Triple fail by brokkr (2.00 / 0) #29 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 04:24:46 AM EST
Danish, and it's totally normal. Norwegians are just dyslexic, socially maladapted rural Danes.

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Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn, at aldrei deyr: dómr um dau∂an hvern.

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dyslexic maladapts by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #30 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 05:07:53 AM EST
but rolling around in those petro-kroners.

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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Yeah, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #31 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 10:31:33 AM EST
but you'll be laughing on the other side of your face when the world changes and it's all about wind-kroners. I bet you can't generate any carbon-free kroners.

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actually by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #32 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:47:21 AM EST
between 98-99% of Norwegian electricity is made in hydroelectric plants. Granted we produce a lot crap, but at least we're sneaky enough to export it for others to burn...

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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My tongue was firmly in cheek. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #33 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:52:24 AM EST
Sorry, couldn't help it.

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I got that point :-) by bobdole (2.00 / 0) #34 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:59:06 AM EST
it is sort of a sore spot for the eco-warriors. It's hard to sell your self as a green and all that stuff when you openly export tons of what would tarnish that image :-). The government plan for the post-petro-kroner era has been stashing shitloads of petro-kroner on the stock exchange (with varying results)... it would of course be interesting to see what the spending policy will be, unless they plan to stash enough money to last until eternity...

-- The revolution will not be televised.
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where is the accent in Papa? by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 07:47:32 PM EST
First or second syllable? I like the second syllable.

Perhaps you could also throw "Mr. $Lastname" in the mix. Terribly distant.

I bin a Bayer by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 10:24:04 PM EST
und I vote "Papi".

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

A concern by sugar spun (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 10:28:08 PM EST
This is something I've been thinking about - when she's a little bit older and wanders off, someone is bound to ask her where her parents are. Wo ist Mama? is fine, she'll get that regardless even if Mummy's substituted because they have a similar enough sound, but will she understand that Papa and Papi and Daddy are all the same person depending on whether we're in the UK or the US or Germany and whether the German speaker is speaking Hochdeutsch or Bayerisch?

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I wouldn't worry by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 11:36:36 PM EST
(easy for me to say, and it depends on the age at which you envision the wandering, but) I think kids get that:
  • different words can mean the same thing ("Daddy" is also the same as "Father" and they sound not at all alike)
  • certain words go together (not necessarily the concept of distinct "languages," but you use these words with each other, and not with these other words ...)
  • some words you use at home but no one in the rest of the world understands them.


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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM
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They figure it out by littlestar (4.00 / 2) #25 Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 12:59:35 PM EST
My kids call CBB Papa, and they're friends call they're grandpa Papa. So, it was a question for all children involved but when told they were just same name for different things, they got it. Kids are quick.

Good luck with the birth!

*twinkle*twinkle*


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An anguished "Mein Vater"? n/t by Captain Tenille (4.00 / 2) #12 Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 11:34:58 PM EST



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/* You are not expected to understand this. */


WIPO by komet (2.00 / 0) #14 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 05:06:46 AM EST
Papa.

With the stress on the second syllable.




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<ni> komet: You are functionally illiterate as regards trashy erotica.
Papa by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #15 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 07:17:49 AM EST
Sounds like an advert for a Renault Clio.  Are you going to call her Nicole by any chance?

Best of luck for the forthcoming delivery; family Breaker has their fingers toes and eyes crossed that it all goes well.


Whatever you do, make sure you show this kid by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #16 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 08:52:54 AM EST
a BUNCH of those Baby Einstein videos.


You forgot by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #17 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:19:28 AM EST
Pa.


That always works.  Very Little House on the Prairie.



Gedvondur



"...I almost puked like a pregnant StackyMcRacky." --MillMan
it's what we use by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #36 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 07:56:14 PM EST
though it wasn't always. when we were little it was mommy and daddy, then mom and dad. at about 10-ish, yelling "Hey Ma!" wasn't unusual. so now i have a ma and a pa, even though it didn't start that way.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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You also forgot by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #18 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 11:20:42 AM EST
Pop. 


That works too.


Gedvondur

"...I almost puked like a pregnant StackyMcRacky." --MillMan
My brother in law by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #20 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 01:43:49 PM EST
insisted his daughters referred to him as "their father" when speaking English. This is because he's a dick. And because he thinks the British (more so the English) are inferior to $nationality. Guess which country's social security system he relies upon.

WIPO by chuckles (2.00 / 0) #21 Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 09:42:58 PM EST
meal-ticket

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
WIPO by Herring (4.00 / 1) #22 Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 07:02:07 AM EST
cockmonkey

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

This, right here by sugar spun (4.00 / 1) #24 Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 11:27:21 AM EST
is a genuine fear. My daughter is inevitably going to hear this and similar epithets on days when her father's working from home - and where will she repeat them?!

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i have no own baby experience by garlic (4.00 / 1) #35 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 04:49:42 PM EST
but fuck getting kids to not curse. Teach them that there's a time and a place, and don't worry about stopping them from saying 'bad' words.


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WIPO by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #23 Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 09:19:52 AM EST
My old man
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what she calls you by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #27 Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 03:37:49 AM EST
It is interesting that you think you get a say in that:)