The Terrible Trials of the Modern Family

Jake sometimes refers to my husband, Andy, as “Dad” because it’s easier to say than stepfather; Elke calls Jake’s father “Dad,” because she’s mimicking her brother; Elke skipped over “Dada” and “Daddy” altogether, choosing to call her own father “Andy” — we’ve managed to guide the kids with few bumps and a sense of unity.

What do your children from your first marriage call their half- or step-siblings from your second marriage, and what will they call one another when you all get divorced, or die?