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Poll: A father calling a boy child "honey" is:
  • 44.2% - Never acceptable. 699
  • 40.3% - Okay, as long as the kid doesn't ask you to stop. 637
  • 13.7% - Always fine, no matter what the boy thinks. 216
  • 1.9% - Some other answer I'll expand on in the comments. 30
1582 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

thumperchick


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mjc613


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It might be acceptable in certain circumstances, but I can't think of any off hand. It it would be weird, regardless.

mcden


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mcden

One of the only things I liked about "Eat, Pray, Love"... the Brazilian father calling everyone (including teenaged son) "My darling". It's all cultural, my darlings!

SumDuud


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While it might be considered a bit more of a feminine address, I see no issue with it, especially if the child doesn't mind it. I have 4 sons, I sometimes call the younger ones honey, though not very often.

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jlightner


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it's an endearing response ... boys need love too ... give them a break before they blow something up!

fhrcreations75155


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Okay..calling a boy child "honey" is acceptable when he is younger, but I gotta say that a father doing it seems a bit weird. I could never see my Dad calling me "honey", and I'm a girl. His names for us where "ace", "nimrod" and "hemorrhoid" (my personal favorite today). I preferred "ace" as a child. LOL

authentic325


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Since one is there an issue with a parent expressing love to their child?! Is it better if the parent says "Hey"..? This is D: All of the above ; ) sorry...

authentic325


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jlightner wrote:it's an endearing response ... boys need love too ... give them a break before they blow something up!



Amen to that! LOVE it's the new Black

authentic325


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mcden wrote:One of the only things I liked about "Eat, Pray, Love"... the Brazilian father calling everyone (including teenaged son) "My darling". It's all cultural, my darlings!



YES! The USA as much as I LOVE my Country is a bit prehistoric sometimes!

CaviMike


quality posts: 6 Private Messages CaviMike

If a straight man says it, he's clearly closeted. This is only acceptable for a gay man to say to his son.

Personal info is personal.

kcarol


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it's just a little weird. I'm a girl and my dad always called me Scooter or Goober or things along those lines. Never Honey.

rawski


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It just makes the boy sound wimpy.

behappi


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I don't object.....but it sounds odd to me for a father to call his son or daughter "Honey".

ckeilah


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jlightner wrote:it's an endearing response ... boys need love too ... give them a break before they blow something up!



Damn Cali tainted PCers! Y'all take all the fun out of being a boy. Go stick your tongue in a beehive, "Honey". Maybe the boys will come smoke the bees off you after they're done blowing some Brony up out on the back 40.

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Thirdbase9


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While the child is toddler that is fine, but as the child gets older it should stop.

I don't know.

balisane


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Can't imagine why it would be a problem. Parents call their kids all kinds of goofy-ass nicknames; as long as it's loving, who cares?

"Princess" might be a little bit of an issue. In public, anyway.

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bytewords


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weirdest thread possible. i always make up names for everyone close, so i doubt it would have occurred to me to just use a normal term of endearment.

but i don't get it at all. what is so loaded about "honey"? maybe i *will* use it---if i have a son someday and still remember this thread. since we all know woot discussions are the center of the universe after all...

jasminedragn


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I have 2 sons but they are both young. I think Honey is acceptable from a father figure at a young age, but eventually they will ask not to be called that and it should be respected. Better to be called 'Honey' than an expletive.

crystalrose629


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I do call my son (I'm mommy though) honey. Usually daddy says it when he gets hurt and says "Aww honey" normally "buddy" is what flows. Go with whatever you feel comfortable with. It's better than being call "Hashtag"

kutiel


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I don't get how this is a problem. Where I'm from everyone calls everyone honey all the time. And sugar. And sweetie.

stiege


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Lovey. I call my 5 year old Lovey. Or tough guy, or Benji-man or dingus or whatever. Buddy a LOT. But never honey.

k4th3r1n3


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You can call your kid anything you want, but I guarantee you that if dad calls son "honey" at school in front of peers, son will be made fun of. There comes a time in every child's life when trying not to be humiliated becomes much more important to them than you publicly expressing your love.

avi8or75


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Its funny when Joe Jack from "King of the Hill" calls everyone "hunney", even Hank.

BigTopGt


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I call my son "honey" and "sweetheart" all the time.

Joeytdm


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Feel free to call your son anything you want, but don't be surprised when someone overreacts and calls child protective services when they think "honey" might be a little too questionable.

ckeilah


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Can we just get back to blowing Brony up, please?

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boomn4x4


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thumperchick wrote:I don't get why there would be a problem?



So, if you were taking a stroll through your local shopping mall and you saw a mother and her cute little daughter in a pretty pink dress and the mother said, "Come on you big stud, mommy's waiting", you wouldn't think there is anything wrong with that?

Do you feel that it is as acceptable for mothers to masculinize their daughters as much as you believe its acceptable for fathers to feminize their sons?

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a bucket of wings and a six pack of beer!

Sheena3745


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boomn4x4 wrote:So, if you were taking a stroll through your local shopping mall and you saw a mother and her cute little daughter in a pretty pink dress and the mother said, "Come on you big stud, mommy's waiting", you wouldn't think there is anything wrong with that?

Do you feel that it is as acceptable for mothers to masculinize their daughters as much as you believe its acceptable for fathers to feminize their sons?



Your ability to jump to over-the-top, worst-case-scenario, dirtiest-possible conclusions is well matched to Woot's question. I'm sorry both your worlds/thoughts are so bleak.

RWoodward


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No male should ever call another male honey except as an insult. Or if they're both gay. And in a relationship. Probably not even then.

There are plenty of other terms of endearment to choose from.