On Naming Our In-Laws

“His Mother In-Law” Lithograph by Thomas Worth (1877, Public Domain)

In a Louisville Courier Journal column, Andrew Wolfson writes about what people call their in-laws. Consensus regarding these relational appellatives isn’t so easily met. Wolfson writes: “According to a YouGov poll of Americans in July, 29% of couples call their in-laws by their first names (including Louisville Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg and his wife, Rachel), 17% refer to them as Mom or Dad, and 9% use Mr., Mrs. or Ms. The rest don’t have relationships with their in-laws or aren’t sure what to call them.”

Read more in the Louisville Courier Journal.