Father nicknames in Swedish


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Spanish - Mexico; English - US
Hello, what is the social context for the following "father" nicknames in Swedish? Which are more affectionate and less formal for a young kid to use?
  • Swedish Anna

    Swedish, Sweden
    Hejsan! Here is my view on these words:

    Farsa (min farsa/ farsan)
    - Very informal / slangy /not affectionate, used by all ages - but maybe not so much by young kids today...
    Pappa - informal or neutral, used by all ages in all contexts
    far - more formal or old fashioned, not the word a young kid would use
    pappsen - informal, affectionate, old fashioned, to me it's a word mostly used by girls/women

    So a kid today would use pappa.
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