When Do You Capitalize Mom And Dad And Other Family Names? – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

For my British and Australian readers, yes, the title of this article could also read, mum and dad.

Despite the spelling difference, the punctuation rules defining when to capitalize the words are the same.

So when do you capitalize mom and dad, or mum and dad?

The answer is that when the word is a proper noun, you need to use a capital letter.

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