Why is that a child who has no father is called a basard,whats a motherless child called?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
OceanStarr was correct. A "bastard" child is one in which the mother and father were not married at the time of conception. If the child lost a parent, I believe it is proper to just tell any inquiring parties that the child "lost his mommy/daddy". There is no name for missing a parent other than motherless/fatherless, although I wouldn't recommend saying that to the child because they may feel less of a person for not having a mother/father.
If it's a dead-beat parent, do not bad-mouth the other parent in front of the child. This will only cause more problems for the child.
Oh, and using the term "bastard child" is mostly used by older adults who were taught the phrase when they were growing up. It is not used by most respectable persons and is considered highly offensive by most people. Today's society has become less disgusted by unmarried people having babies, even though it is still a serious tragedy for all parties involved especially the child.Source(s): If anyone is reading this and is an unmarried mother/father-to-be, remember that marriage does not make anything right. If you weren't planning on marriage in the first place, why would you want to comitt to someone for the rest of your life( or worry about divorcing them later on) when you didn't want to marry before? If you don't truly love the person, don't marry out of obligation!
- 1 decade ago
A fatherless child is called a bastard thats were the word comes from well I think anyways a motherless child is called nothing just an orphan
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- gsschulteLv 61 decade ago
an orphan or nothing because with out a mother there is no child
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
bastard means the parents weren't married it has nothing to do with loss of a parent
- captures_sunsetsLv 71 decade ago
That would be an Orphan.
- Unfrozen CavemanLv 61 decade ago