This is a question for a fanfic of mine, where the main character's father has two wives, the main character's mother and another female. What would the main character call the other wife?

Note: They are dogs, just to put it there. It's a Ginga series fanfic.

~ Louise

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  • In the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, Rama terms Kaikeyi his "younger mother" in a similar situation. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaikeyi for this and more. – Brian Donovan Mar 11 '17 at 23:24
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    Stepmother, perhaps? – ktm5124 Mar 11 '17 at 23:24
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    “Woof woof rrr-arr-arr ruff”? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 11 '17 at 23:30
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    If they are dogs, then the other wife is a..... – DJClayworth Mar 12 '17 at 0:21
  • My “other” mom. – Jim Mar 12 '17 at 2:35

I would probably use the word stepmother here. But if they're not married, you could call the other woman his "girlfriend".

If you want to be dramatic, then you could call her an "impostor". If you want to be salacious, you could call her a "mistress".

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