|Harmless to the child/fine idea.|
|Kinda weird..but can't see how it'd be "bad".|
|Not a good thing for the child, at all.|
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" Well what if they just called her mom but knew she was really just a good friend of your mom & was ... [snip!] ... 2nd moms lol...never had any harm from it...they loved me like their own kid's too so that is why they were like my 2nd moms/"Yeah this was my thinking too.
Quoting Butterbeer:" I'm assuming that "the other mom" takes an active role on the upbringing of said child if the kid is ... [snip!] ... her "mom". As it would have the same effect whenever a child stops seeing somebody who is of big importance for the kid."
Quoting laura+2.5:" I think thats weird...I don't understand why the child can't refer to the friend as an aunt vs mom. I ... [snip!] ... son calling my best friend mom. I can see how it would be emotionally damaging if that other "mom" walked out of their lives."
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" And the walking out thing could happen regardless even if there wasn't a 2nd "mom" people walk out on ... [snip!] ... actual biological parent walks out & never has anything to do with that child again, it could have the same consequences..."
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" Well what if they just called her mom but knew she was really just a good friend of whoever's mom & ... [snip!] ... 2nd moms lol...never had any harm from it...they loved me like their own kid's too so that is why they were like my 2nd moms/"
Quoting KNZ.:" And it would be. And if the "other mom" was presented an opportunity that would take them away, would ... [snip!] ... at it from another viewpoint (like dad having the child call someone mom, or mom having the child call a male friend dad) "
Quoting KNZ.:" I feel like it would be more damaging for a child to lose their "mom" then to lose their mom's best ... [snip!] ... i'm also talking about the child being raised from birth using this title- before they can comprehend any sort of difference. "
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" It's a little weird but I don't see how the title/pet name of "mom" would make the loss of someone close actually FEEL any different if "mom" stopped coming around. "
Quoting KNZ.:" cos i feel like it's different when it starts from the time of birth, when they can't differentiate ... [snip!] ... was having a female best friend called "mom". or if mom's best friend was a dude and she raised her child calling him "dad"? "I mean, I just don't think it's a big deal I guess, either way. The title doesn't change or dictate the relationship to me. As long as everyone's grown up enough to not get into some major brawl and then walk out of the kid's life, it's whatever. And even then, that walk out wouldn't hurt less/more because of what the person was called. To me.
Quoting Butterbeer:" It would depend how close the child is to this person. If a child is calling someone "mom" or "dad" ... [snip!] ... that. But yeah, knowing he was my uncle , that didn't give me the chance to call him dad. I already knew he was my uncle, lol"