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Near & dear but not so clear: A new name for a new relationship

 

In a recent NY Times article, Paula Carter described the difficulty of having no name for her relationship with her significant other’s children. Though she was not their mother, or stepmother (since she wasn’t married to the kids’ father), she cared for the kids for years. She’s not alone. The Census Bureau issued a special report on stepchildren in 2014. Researchers found that it was difficult to calculate the number of stepparents because respondents who were living with partners but were not married did not know how to define their relationship to their partner’s children.

 

If it doesn’t have a name, it’s like it doesn’t exist. Carter suggested Near Mother as a possible term for this bond. PopNamers, what do you think? We need a name to honor this type of parental relationship.

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    Anon
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    Jess Taleria
  • Almoster

    Zora
  • Parentish

    Wag Norita
  • NeMo

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  • My Tribe

    qrius1
  • My Posse

    qrius2
  • Love Bumps

    qrius3
  • AltMom

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  • McMom

    ScreemNameHere
  • Practiparent

    Zena
  • Love Mother

    asdflkj
  • Love Mother

    asdflkj
  • Mammy

    Elise
  • Love Mom

    Elise
  • care Mom

    river otter
  • new Mom

    river otter
  • Nom

    river otter
  • Nom

    river otter
  • Rom Com Mom

    river otter
  • Double Step Mother

    river otter
  • Mother out of Law

    river otter
  • Fam Pop or Mom

    river otter
  • Friend mom and pops

    river otter
  • Nommy

    Goose
  • Naddy

    Goose
  • Foo Mom and Dad

    Goose
  • Mater

    Goose
  • Pater

    Goose
  • Vader and Moeder (Dutch)

    Goose
  • Parent Deux

    Mama Mia
  • Pappy and Mammy

    Gemini
  • TruMoo

    Gemini
  • TruPoo

    Gemini
  • Non-Mom and Non-Dad

    Gemini
  • Goose

    Goose
  • Auntie

    Goose
  • adopta Mom

    Goose
  • imaginary papa and moma

    Goose
  • new moo and poo

    Goose
  • foster parent

    Goose
  • PomPom and Momom

    Goose
  • MiMom

    Juice
  • yomama

    Juice
  • Nother

    Emcee
  • Sother (SO’s other, mother)

    Mannix
  • DeFacto Mom

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  • Fac Mama

    qrius20

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