An Open Letter to Girls Who Say “Daddy”

"No, you can not pretend it's Halloween in June. You're 22! Get a Job!"

Note: Let me first start by saying this excludes anyone 8 and younger and for now we are not going to even start with the girls who call their boyfriends “Daddy.” Right now, I’m looking at the 16+ crowd who still, for some really weird reason, need to call their fathers “Daaaadddddddy.” Ladies, this is for you. 

Dear women and young women who still say “Daddy,”

Maybe it’s because I don’t understand you, that I hate hearing your shrill voice yell for your “Daddy” as you stomp your foot. Maybe it’s because I’ve had old men ask me if I need a new Daddy, so the fact that you refer to your father as “Daddy” complete creeps me out. But, it’s probably because while you are doing so, you are usually throwing a tantrum, and you are also well into your 20’s. That’s why I usually look at you with disgust then opt to walk the other way, hoping not to run into you again.

I realize growing up it scary, so you want to hold on to your childhood. You dig your teeth and nails into a younger version of you where people won’t look at you as if you are an idiot when you scream “Daddy” and throw a tantrum because he won’t buy you a chocolate cone. But here is some advice, if you get a job and move out…you can buy yourself whatever you want. I know it may seem crazy, but I hear everyone is doing it.

I know you are probably sitting in your 50 room mansion reading this while calling for your Daddy and seeing if there is anything he can do to make the mean girl on the screen go away, but girlfriend take a hint from Lohan and get a clue (yes I realize that was a little lame, but drastic times call for corny phrases.) I’m only here to help you.

The first step to overcoming this is by looking up other names for your “Daddy.”

Here are a few off the top of my head: Dad, Father, Padre, Pops, Papa, Père, PA, and old man. Try them out, see which one works best. But just please stop saying Daddy, it makes you sound like a half-wit who is completely spoiled.

The second step is letting your father (I know it’s a different word, but you’ll get used to it) know that you are ready to be treated like an adult, or young adult at the very least. It’s your job to let him know when he can treat you like an adult, because if (some) parents had their choice, you would be their baby forever.

The last step (for now, feel free to email me for further advice on breaking this habit) is to get a job. I don’t care if your parents are rich, that is their money. Start making your own money, honey! It feels so much better to spend your own cash you worked for, trust me.

I don’t want to make fun you lovely ladies, but if you keep whining like a lost three-year old I will. So please at least try these simple steps and lets hope for a brighter future for everyone with in yelling distance of you and your father.



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  1. Jordan says:

    …….what? This is more how you hate girls who throw tantrums. I call my father “daddy”……but I don’t throw tantrums. I’ve called him that since I could speak; why would I change just because others have given it a negative connotation? The name you call your father is special, in a way. Just like I have a special nickname for my stepmom…I don’t just call her by her name because she is my parent and thus special to me. You don’t just STOP using a nickname for someone, just because others have made it negative.

  2. Tahlia151 says:

    This was sooo rude. I don’t match any of these characteristics and I call my dad Daddy whenever I am speaking to him. I do so because we’re close and calling him dad reminds me of people only talk to their parents when absolutely necesary.

  3. Cherie says:

    I’m 21 , I EARN my own money, and I live on my OWN and Guess what? I call the man who has showed me nothing but unconditional love and support my entire life DADDY! In no way does it make me seem like an immature spoiled brat. Its just what I grew up doing and just because I am older I am not going to stop and surely not because of what someone else thinks.

  4. Ohh says:

    This is the dumbest thing I have ever read.

    1. Megan says:

      I agree, 110%. Terribly written! Typos, and the "lohan and get a clue" thing- even though the author admitted it was a terrible reference… that doesn't help it become any less terrible.

      I still call my dad "daddy"… and I'm 22. I am by no means the girl you have gone out to attack in this article though. I am an independent and confident girl who just happens to love her daddy! I was always a daddys girl and I always will be. I call my mom "momma" and "mommy" sometimes too… it's a term of endearment. A spoiled girl like you have described here doesn't always call her dad "daddy" and girls who call their dad's "daddy" aren't always spoiled. Therefore this article is pointless and stupid and you need to focus on real issues of the world- not what spoiled girls call their dads….

    2. Blaire says:

      Has anyone noticed that most of the bad articles written on this site are written by Courtney? A clear pattern of insensitivity, lack of research, and atrocious proofreading skills…

      My lord, just stop.

  5. RCM says:

    um, wow. judgmental, much?

  6. justrude says:

    I still call my father, daddy. I am 20 years old I don't see it as a problem at all. I am not spoiled or "sitting in my 50 room mansion" while writing this either.

    Maybe you just didn't get enough love from your daddy?

  7. Megan says:

    I love being a spoiled daddys girl.

  8. Sarah says:

    I call him that because that’s what I’ve always called him. I do not throw tantrums and would rather pay my own way. Would it make you feel better if the spoiled girls screamed “pop” or whatever when they whined?

    1. Rebecca says:

      You took the words right out of my mouth! Spoiled "little" girls will sound whiny no matter what they call their "daddys"! Mine is a form of endearment and I don't plan to change.

  9. shelby says:

    This really IS dumb. I’m from the south and from the time we talk until the day we die, we all call our fathers “Daddy,” and our mothers “Momma” for that matter. Ever seen the Notebook or met anyone OUTSIDE of your social circle long enough to actually LEARN about them? I’m thinking no, since this article is so well-researched. It’s cultural for some of us, and you should probably not make snap judgements.

    1. Sarah says:

      This! I’m a southern girl too, and mine are and always will be Momma and Daddy.

    2. Lauren says:

      Me too… and I'd like to point out to the author that not only do I still call my father "Daddy," but HE still calls HIS father "Daddy." It's a regionalism, and personally I find it charming.

  10. isla says:

    this totally made my day :D (come on, just don't take it personally -.-)

  11. Emily says:

    Wow. I call my dad “daddy” and I am possibly the furthest thing from a spoiled brat ever. I’ve had a job since I was 15, don’t throw tantrums, don’t expect to get my way EVER, have an internship in NYC (that my dad did not help me get), and don’t whine. Daddy is a term of endearment, its just what I call him. What you call someone does not make you a spoiled brat, your actions do. You come off like a judgmental b***h in this article, judging independent, self-sufficient, unspoiled girls for a term of endearment for their fathers. I usually love college candy, but this is an article I’m really disappointed in.

    1. Judie says:

      I totally agree. Even though I am a little old to be even reading this kind of article, it IS almost Father's Day. Here I am, almost 50 (Yeah, over the hill ladies!) and I STILL call my father Daddy. Partly because it is what I've always called him, partly because it is a sweet term of endearment which he loves and reminds HIM (not me) of my childhood, and partly because my father has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and I want him (and I) to remember the Daddy that he was and is and always will be. Love you, DADDY!

  12. Jane says:

    this was incredibly stupid, i still call my dad daddy and no i don't throw tantrums. and why should it even matter to you what i call my father? its absolutely none of your business nor any of your concern.
    your article is complete shit. think first before you post such an inane article.

  13. Maura says:

    I don't remember the last time I heard a twenty-something scream "daddy!" in public and I think you're being a bit harsh. i don't think obnoxious behaviour has much to do with how you call your parents. I know successful people who are well into adulthood who refer to their parents as "mummy and daddy". Sure, I personally think it sounds a bit childish, but if that's how their family works, why should I care?

    And seriously, calling you father Père (if you're not French) does NOT make you sound like a "half-wit who is completely spoiled"?? lol

  14. Carrie says:

    I’m assuming you just wrote this as a humor piece, so I’m not offended or anything. However, I’ll freely admit that I’m a college girl who still calls her parents “Mommy” and “Daddy,” and I don’t considered myself to be a spoiled princess. Those are the names that I’ve always called my parents, and I feel that changing that now might hurt their feelings. I just thought I’d put it out there that there of plenty of non-spoiled girls who call their dad “daddy.”

    1. Elizabeth says:

      Carrie I agree COMPLETELY! Nobody I have ever met calls their parents Mommy and Daddy, I feel like I'm still the only one, lol. I've tried calling them Mom and Dad but it feels so weird like I would if i called them by their first names, and I feel as if I changed it now it would hurt their feelings as well.

  15. Anna says:

    ….I call my dad daddy. We are poor and my leggings are ripped in the thigh, and I refuse to throw a tantrum and go DADDDDYYYY BUY ME MORE TWELVE DOLLAR LEGGINGS FROM TARGET. Yeah.

  16. Victoria says:

    I know some other ppl say it but I sorta think it makes you sound like you are 5 years old… I can’t ever imagine saying that… like do you introduce your boss/future husband/ whoever like ‘hey this is my mommy and daddy?’

    1. Jordan says:

      No….Daddy is a nickname. He isn’t my “daddy,” he is my “father.” Daddy is his nickname, father is what he is. I have a nickname for my stepmom, too. Kneecoal is her nickname, stepmom is what she is.

    2. Nasana says:

      i would introduce my future husband to my mother and father and say 'hey this is my mommy and daddy' because if he doesn't like it and has that big of a deal because we will probably talk about them before and i won't hide my affectionate titles for them. as to a boss/influential person, this is my mom and dad. you have to make distinctions.

  17. Ash says:

    This is one of the most ridiculous articles CollegeCandy has ever posted (and that’s saying something). Many girls (not all of them rich, tantrum-throwing brats) call their fathers “Daddy” out of affection. I understand that we all have pet hates but yours is a little bizarre, overly judgemental (to the point of being offensive) and I doubt that many college-aged girls can relate to your viewpoint. Better luck next time Courtney.

  18. Marlene says:

    Hahaha! Love this!

  19. Ashley says:

    People need to relax it's just an opinion. I agree it grosses me out hearing girls call their dad "daddy" because I know a lot of guys that like to be called that in bed–and not personally by the way haha

    1. leigh says:

      REALLY? …you think calling a guy 'daddy' in bed is MORE normal than calling your father that? even if you don't call your father daddy…he's your dad. your one night stand isn't. ew.

  20. Alex says:

    I still call my dad "daddy". I'm his little girl. I've just always called him that. Just because I call him daddy doesn't automatically make me a spoiled brat who throws tantrums. It sounds to me like you have daddy issues!

  21. sarah says:

    I think everyone misunderstood this article. I'm sure it was written for laughs and was not meant to be hurtful. If you call you father daddy and are not spoilt, move on from this article. But I'm sure we all know people who are completely dependent on their parents and, whether they say "daddy" or not, need to grow up. I think this is who this article was targeted at. Don't take it seriously.

  22. Jessica says:

    This is absolutely absurd. I am a self sufficient 22 year old recent college graduate who pays her own bills, pays her own rent, has a job, graduated from an ivy league school with a 3.8 (and don’t get mad that my “daddy” paid for it, I had a scholarship), and who calls her dad “daddy” and probably always will. I am far from a spoiled brat, but I will always call the man who showed me unconditional love, taught me to ride a bike and play soccer, helped me with my science fair projects, intimidated every boy that walked through our front door, and did nothing but support me (emotionally) my entire life daddy. My mother grew up dirt poor, paid her own way through college, and now helps financially support HER parents and she still calls her dad “daddy” and her mom “mommy” she is 50 years old and her parents are both in their mid eighties and haven’t supported financially since she was 18. Daddy is just a nickname. Call your dad what you choose too and I’ll call mine what I choose too. Dislike girls that are 22 and behave like they are 2 all you want. I agree, grown women should not throw tantrums or rely on their parents to get them out of every possible situation, but my dad will always be daddy to me.

  23. Marisa says:

    God Courtney, enough already.

  24. Claire says:

    I don’t meet any of the characteristics described in this post, yet I call my father “Daddy” because that’s what I’ve always called him. Besides, how is me calling him “Daddy” any of your business in the first place?

  25. Blaire says:

    You know, I assume this was meant as a humor piece. Usually when I read pieces that are meant to be humorous (but are a little offensive) you can brush the offense off because you're chuckling saying, "Well, sometimes that's very true…" Not here. You just took an awful stereotype and turned it into an even worse article. How many bad/offensive articles are we on now? Five, Six, Seven… I've lost count, honestly. Courtney, please, just stop.

    1. Anon says:

      I don't think it was meant as humor, Courtney is just a bitch–in both real life AND here on CC. And, she's not even a good writer for that matter. I'm with you…Courtney, please just stop.

  26. I think the problem with this article is that it’s a gross generalization of girls/women who call their father ‘daddy’. It might apply to a very small subset of women, and most likely the small group of women that you come into contact with. You may find the habit annoying, but by deriding these women you are only making yourself less. Maybe you could all listen to my weekly radio show “Fully Empowered” and call in with your comments. This is exactly the kind of thing I like to talk about – how we tear each other down, how we compete with each other and judge each other and how sitting in these energies dis-empowers us individually and as a tribe. Come visit me!!!! We’ll chat! http://www.fullyempowered.net

  27. Jenna says:

    Oh, come off your little high horses everyone, calling your dad 'daddy' after you pass a certain age is immature and a little creepy. I know you've been calling him that since you could talk, I did too…and then I grew up. I don't care if you're the most unspoiled girl out there and don't fit any of the stereotypes the writer condemned, its time to let go!

    1. Jordan says:

      Why? If we're not spoiled and don't fit the stereotype, why should we change??? Frankly, it's no one's business what we call our fathers.

  28. Becka says:

    Um, I feel like I'm on crazy pills reading these comments. This article isn't literally about girls who call their fathers "daddy." It's about those whiny, spoiled, girls who go to college and NEVER even try to be independent. If you have NO idea what I'm talking about, then you're lucky.

    1. etMoi says:

      I agree, and that's why it should have had a different title. The generalization is unfair, and that's what bothers people.

    2. Jordan says:


  29. Katie B. says:

    Really!? Out of ALLLLLLL of the articles on this site, this is the one that angers everyone!!? I'm pretty sure Courtney was trying to be funny.

  30. bberg1010 says:

    As a huge CC fan, this is the first article I actually HATE. First of all, do you REALLY see girls our age throwing tantrums in public? I know plenty of spoiled girls (and I don't think any of them call their dad 'daddy') and even they have the sense to not throw tantrums in front of people. Also, I, and the other people I know that call their fathers 'daddy', are extremely close with their father and use it as a term of endearment. The spoiled girls you're talking about obviously don't appreciate their father as anything more than a bill-payer or wish-granter. I know there are a lot of articles on this site that are meant to be funny and come off a bit offensive, but really, this one was horrible.

  31. vicky says:

    She was trying to be funny everyone. i know some may take offense but this was for a specific group of people. I used to have a roommate who used to tell me stories of her weekends saying… "then mommy and i had lunch and saw a movie" … or "my car got stuck on the side of the road and daddy came to help me." She wouldn't even say MY daddy or MY mommy. She was not spoiled at all but still did this and referred to her parents as that. which after a while gets kinda annoying. Once you get to a certain age its just appropriate to call your parents something more mature in public situations.

  32. Nasana says:

    this makes an assumption and is a stereotype about ALL women who call their fathers "daddy".

  33. Kellycookies says:

    What an uninteresting, pointless, unfunny article.
    Can you go whine in your diary next time? We're clearly not interested in your unreasonably judgmental and immature view points. Get over yourself.

    Why is this even in the HaHa section, the only funny thing about this is how terribly pointless it was.

  34. Mary says:

    I call my dad, "Daddy," I always have. When I was in my preteens I tried to change what I called my parents, but they preferred these more endearing terms. Like every other commenter, I am not a spoiled brat. I've been working and interning since I was 15 years old; I got into an Ivy League school without my parents offering money; and I continue to spend my summers living in NYC without their financial support. i think it's interesting you would be so adamant about this, it makes me think you're over compensating. Also, this article, besides being checked for content, should have been checked for grammar.

  35. naomie says:

    all you chicas need to calm the fuck down. it was a joke. lighten up.

  36. Heidi says:

    maybe you should address this to girls who throw tantrums and not girls who say "daddy." cause you just sound like a stupid bitch

  37. Amber says:

    I've always called my dad "daddy" and that isn't going to stop any time soon. I am also married woman of five years and my first child id on the way. It is a term of endearment and I will not stop just because some rich and spoiled person tells me to. I know what hard times are, I know what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck, and I know what it's like to be in debt and I have not once asked Daddy for any money to help me out. So if you don't like what I call my own daddy, that's you're opinion.

  38. christy says:

    according to you, saying daddy=i throw tantrums

  39. Christy says:

    So because some "creepy men" use the word Daddy, we all have to just quit it? this is so dumb

  40. chris says:

    "it makes you sound like a half-wit". judgemental much? this whole article makes you sound like a "half-wit"

  41. lola says:

    "I know you are probably sitting in your 50 room mansion reading this"
    yeah because that's a smart, well-educated assumption

  42. Kat says:

    I am not spoiled and work hard for everything I get and I still call my father Daddy. Maybe its a force of habit. I find this open letter exceptionally narrow minded and offensive.

  43. Rosemary says:

    Can I just point out that there are a select few ladies and young ladies who do indeed throw tantrums and call their fathers "daddy." Not to the point where an article had to be addressed to them on here, but to the point where I know what Courtney is talking about. I think I've witnessed it maybe..two times, and seen a couple movies/shows with characters like that. You know..the spoiled "little princess" who always gets her way and sucks up to "daddy" to get it. Think an older version of Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka..I've seen young women like her, believe it or not. But, I do think this article came across more as judgmental and stereotypical than funny (as I'm sure it was supposed to). Better luck next time

  44. Alice says:

    I am most offended by the lack of funny.

  45. Sara says:

    This was one of the worst articles I have ever read in my life. First off you sound like the very thing you claim to hate. You come off as rude and very judgemental. Like another poster said, being from the South everyone calls their mother "Mama" and their father "Daddy". I know grown women well into retirement who still refer to their father's as Daddy. This is highly offensive, because not only is it untrue; you used names. Calling someone a "half-wit" for using the term Daddy to talk to their father is the most absurd thing I've ever heard of. Enough, Courtney.

  46. Callifax says:

    There are plenty of normal, well-adjusted, self-sufficient girl who call their fathers "daddy" as a term of endearment (me included). I think the author was trying to make a statement about entitled kids who rely entirely on their parents, but if that's the case, the article was REALLY poorly titled (and executed). My first instinct was to be offended, like many people commenting here. And that's the writer's fault – not the reader's.

  47. Apoc says:

    Not only is this article irritating and offensive, it's also atrociously written. Yeeech.

  48. Ashley says:

    This was insanely rude and inappropriate. I get that it's supposed to be humorous (you missed the mark, by the way), but you're passing judgement on people you don't know based on a stereotype you made up.

  49. […] Maybe it’s because I don’t understand you, that I hate hearing your shrill voice yell for your “Daddy” as you stomp your foot. Maybe it’s because I’ve had old men ask me if I need a new Daddy, so the fact that you refer to your father as “Daddy” complete creeps me out. But, it’s probably because while you are doing so, you are usually throwing a tantrum, and you are also well into your 20′s. That’s why I usually look at you with disgust then opt to walk the other way, hoping not to run into you again. Read more… […]

  50. Jenna says:

    Ignore all these comments. Clearly some girls have major Daddy issues if they get THIS offended. I GOT WHAT YOU WERE SAYING AND I LAUGHED!

  51. Lia says:

    Since the article is titled 'an open letter to girls who say daddy'… it isn't about spoiled girls, or girls who throw tantrums or, as Becka says 'girls who go to college' (to which I'm not sure why there should be hatred toward those who pursue education). I say you can call your father, or step father, or grandfather etc. whatever name you want. As someone who lost their dad far too early in life, before I could bother even thinking about being spoiled by him, I miss my daddy every day and I have no shame in that.

  52. Mary says:

    I agree with darn near everyone on here. My father has been "daddy" since I could speak, these last 29 years, and I will keep calling him Daddy until he is no longer here to be called. I have never thrown a tantrum, and, had I, you can be sure he would have given me a swift swat on my backside to end it!

  53. Kristol says:

    This is quite judgmental and a bit ridiculous. How can you assume that everyone who calls their father Daddy is somehow a spoiled rich girl who has issues about become an adult. I call my father DADDY because I have always called him DADDY and to call him anything other than DADDY feels unnecessary. I don't rely on my parents for anything and I have not for quite some time. I'm in my 20s, very successful, live alone and own a car which was paid for with my own money….and you know what? My DADDY was very proud of me!

  54. Julia says:

    ok. Let's not make judgements or blanket statements or anything. I still call my father "daddy" and I've paid my way through school and been working for my own living since 16. I call him daddy because we have a special bond and he is an affectionate, caring man who has shown me nothing but unconditional love my entire life. Any other name would not be the same. It's not your place to tell other people what to do or what to call the man who raised them. I don't know if this was supposed to be funny, but it wasn't humorous in the least. I hope my daughters love their father so much they continue to call him daddy their whole life.

  55. Dani says:

    Way to stereotype. I guess you assume all black people eat fired chicken and watermelon while drinking grape drink on their front porch. Or maybe all Jewish people are stingy and have money hidden under their mattresses (right below their big noses when they sleep!!) And let's not forget everyone from West Virginia is married to their cousin who is also their uncle!

    As I'm sure you've gathered, I still call my father "Daddy", just as I always have….similar to how I call my mom "Momma". Its a Southern thing for sure. If you have a "thing" against spoiled brats, by all means, put those gals on blast. But to assume that all women that call their fathers "Daddy" are selfish, lazy, and unable to progress beyond the emotional level of an 8 yr. old…..you just made yourself look extremely asinine and uneducated. I'm sure Bridgewater is so proud of you- their stereotyping, shining star.

  56. Nat says:

    This was super funny! I agree completely, too bad all the daddys girls are lacking a sense of humor!

  57. BitchFinder says:

    You might want to look into having your FATHER remove that stick from your ass.

  58. cindee says:

    I'm almost 52 years old and am fortunate enough to still have my DADDY around. I'm sorry your dad was
    so crappy that you have issues with those of us that had a great daddy! Up yours. I love my daddy and he loves me. So be creeped out till the cows come home for all I care. Get a friggin life.

  59. Jats says:

    So… you mean you wrote this long thing to tell us not to call our fathers "daddy". Congratulations. You wasted precious minutes of your life writing this stupid letter.Well don't you feel all high and mighty.

  60. caety98 says:

    You hit a nerve like no other! I come from a long line of hard-working, non-temper tantrum throwing, independent men and women who have always called their fathers Daddy. My grandfather referred to his father as Daddy until his dying day. It is part of the southern culture and to dismiss it the way you did is completely insensitive and narrow minded! We call our mothers Mama too. I am highly offended by your judgmental post. I'm a 31 year old teacher. I payed for my own college. I rely as little as possible on other people. You have no right to assume all women who say Daddy are spoiled. I have no intention of calling either of my parents something else. The terms Mama and Daddy are much too meaningful. I would never want to hurt my parents' feelings like that either. Posts like this one are why the term "Yankee Bitch" is still used. Also, you might want to try proofreading before you publish something on the internet.

  61. KWR1984 says:

    I'm going to agree with everyone who says this is stupid and rude. I am in my late twenties, an attorney, own my own home and in a good relationship and I still call my dad "daddy" and probably always will. This article comes off like a jealous tantrum in itself about how much you dislike spoiled girls. If that's what you are whining about, then yes, write an article about spoiled girls, but try not to sound ignorant by lumping all of us who call our fathers "daddy" in the same group.

  62. Emm says:

    He's Daddy because he's always been Daddy. She's Mommy because she's always been Mommy. I'm 34 and my 31 year old brother does it too. If a Man asks you to call him Daddy and he's not your father, then that's his problem. Get off your high horse, brat.

  63. Dani says:

    I call my dad 'daddy' because I love him, not because I'm a spoiled brat. I have a job, pay my own bills, leased my own car etc. You have such obvious daddy issues you need to work out.

  64. Gloria says:

    It feels amazing not to have to work yet still be provided for.
    Sucks to be you.

  65. Emma says:

    I think this post is a complete piece of junk. You are just generalizing girls who call their dad “daddy” as spoiled brats. Therefore, you are stereotyping people and promoting discrimination.

  66. Aaron says:

    I find it amusing that you're all throwing tantrums about this. Deal with it. Move on. Please.

  67. Jennifer says:

    I absolutely agree with the majority of you. When we call our fathers daddy it is just a term of endearment.

  68. Missy says:

    I have to say…my husband’s best friend (who is 21 btw) still calls his mom and dad, mommy and daddy. Like, in front of anyone. He doesn’t even try to hide it. It freaks me out every time. He has a girlfriend who he hates, but stays with her because he feels he could never get another girlfriend. I have to agree. He’s greasy, fat, and his skin flakes, and he honestly has absolutely no plans of ever moving out of his parent’s house. He also told me he loses his boner if his girlfriend even looks at him wrong. Ugh. Now THIS is a kid with issues. I don’t know how to deal with him -__-

  69. Laila says:

    How incredibly judgmental and narrow-minded. I call my father “Daddy” and will continue to. Like the other posters on here, I am far from a spoiled brat and pay for whatever I want or need. I don’t depend on him or anybody else to pay for my things. Your article, I hope, was meant to sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek, but you REALLY missed the mark.

  70. Crittle says:

    This article is title “Open Letter to Girls Who Say Daddy” and thus making judgments on girls who call their fathers daddy. Just because the author meant to be funny, doesn’t mean she was or that people don’ t have a right to be pissed.

  71. casey says:

    I'm 37 years old and I STILL call my father DADDY!! What a dumb article. I guess you don't have a very close relationship with your father like the rest of us. I agree with the comment about living in the south. I'm from Texas and it's very common here.

  72. Joyce says:

    I call my dad "daddy", and is none of your f^%$&*# business!

  73. Jennifer says:

    Wow. I call my Dad Daddy. I did for 31 years before he passed away, and I have still called him that even though on June 21, he will have been gone for a whole 365 days. I earn my own money, am married and soon to be a mother, and you know what??? I am going to teach my kids to call my husband Daddy. That's what he will be. Who are you to tell me and the rest of the world what our speach patterns and terms of endearment should be. You should be ashamed of yourself. Do not judge all of the the women in the world based on a spoiled few who happen to also use that term of endearment.

  74. Jen Delhomme says:

    So true I wanna puke in myown mouth wheni hear a grown woman call her father dadddddyyy

  75. Jack Hughes says:

    Really? well the next time my 34 year old daughter who is an executive visits me in the hospital and tells me to stay strong for me daddy while holding my hand, I will let her know. By the way papa in some cultures is the equivlient of daddy. Glad to know you were not serious and really meant this for those clueless girls that do sound annoying when they are 22 and cry daddy because they do not have the right boots to match.

    1. Daphne says:

      Thank you! I am 49 years old and I still refer to my father as Daddy! No tantrums, not spoiled and not asking for anything just a term of endearment between a father and daughter. "I love you Daddy" "I love you too Bo" is at the end of all of our conversations. He is 77, in a hospital and will probably never leave. What one calls their mother or father is between them. My mother is Mama and forever will be. And you are correct Mr. Hughes, it is annoying when grown women us a term of endearment as a means of coercion. Bless you and your daughter Mr. Hughes.

  76. Lol, a whole lot of people got really defensive. :p But, I agree with the writer, it's really creepy.

  77. Anonymous says:

    I don't know….I think the author has a point. I mean, as I got older, my father became "Dad"….It does sound a little strange coming from a grown woman's mouth.

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  79. Nunya says:

    Girl please you clearly have a daddy issue. He is called daddy because guess what. THAT’s who he is.
    I grew up calling him t hat and will continue to (if we ever speak again) Look at that we’re estranged and I still refer to him as daddy. Additionally, as with the other posts, i don’t throw tantrums, am quite grown, have had a job since 14 and he’s not paid for anything I own or require since the age of 18. SUCK ON THAT.

    Lay off the coffee and the crazy pills and find something useful to write about.

  80. Lisa says:

    I just want to know if im in this category. I call my father – father. I usually pay my own stuff, sometimes when I swing by my parents, i get food. Like meat, potatoes.
    My mother pays my telephone bill, copy paper, and other office equipment, through her company. But i find thats ok, since im her unofficial webmaster.
    Here is the thing, I call my father really freaquently, although I am 22 it's dayly. Im just calling him to tell him hows my day been, and that I am ok.
    I have problems with sleeping, talking to people and functioning. I don't want to disturb my close friends constantly with my problems, because they are so hard to understand (who understands depression?). I have a priest that i talk to and a psyciatrist.
    I think people around me think that I am a daddy's girl, witch i am. But it's better to be that, than feeling lonely, paranoid, and depressed. And the fact that i function in everyday life as a normal person, has been a hard and lonely struggle. When my father realized how bad it was our relationship changed.
    i can thank my father for. He, unlike any other, says "don't be so paranoid", where other says "thats gotta hurt". Sometimes hard talk works.
    The thing is that our relationship might have turned into where i can't do anything without his aproval, and you are right, i gotta change from that. But i have so many struggles to fight, that it is hard to see them all

  81. kate says:

    I also find it odd for adults to still say the mommy and daddy thing. I noticed that when I moved to the South and they also don't say "my" daddy – they just refer to daddy as if it were my parent too.

  82. Sylvie says:

    I call my father Dad. Daddy if I want something. Haha.

  83. Jessica S says:

    LOL to all you people who call your dad daddy getting all pissed off. Don’t you think there are other things to get more pissed about, like the state of the economy or something important? No, I guess not.

    While I understand it’s a regional thing, ie men in south and south east call their dads daddy, it makes me want to vomit when girls get creepy little voices and say “daddy.” It has nothing to so with my relationship with my father, we are close and I call him dad, but pet names and such don’t seem like they are that appropriate when you’re an adult. It’s just part of growin up. In my experience and opinion the girls on the West coast who call their dad daddy don’t have the best relationships with men as their significant others because they idolize their dads so much. Al the women I’ve know who say daddy who don’t do so out of cultural norms (such as in the South) have daddy issues.

    You can disagree all you want.

    Amusing article :)

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