Posted by Debbie on August 12, 1997 at 19:46:32:
This is in response to a thought I had when reading one short story on the Derbyshire page. What =was= the usual method of address for family members?
Obviously children were called by their first names by parents, parents were Mama and Papa (or Mother and Father, I suppose) But what about husbands and wives? Was is usual for a wife to call her husband by his "Christian" name in public, or was that verboten?
Aside: Is there a consensus in the group about what Lizzy would call Darcy if she were to call him by his first name?
Fitz sounds awfully funny to my mind. William's better, but not acurate... Someone answer, this "vexes me terribly."
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