In my WIP I don't shy away from using (for example) Lady Clara or Lady Thaygrin and for the commoners I just jump straight to the first name ... But I have a (secondary) character and I can't figure out what to do with her. She is neither a Lady nor a common (Easterner), I suppose you could say she is "middle class" (her ex husband was a prosperous merchant). I don't want to use "mrs." which feels odd and contemporary but I want to both use a more formal/respectful form of address AND stress her connection to the (Kozlov) family. I am hoping to emphasize that she is not in the same generation as the rest of the characters (her daughter + others) and I feel like not using a first name for her (probably not even giving her a first name at all) is something I want to do but I'm tripping over the mechanics of it. [I would like to note that her character defines her identity based on her marital status & former husband- I'm not just being lazy.] I suppose I could use something like the Spanish Don / Dona but the culture of this character is loosely based on a conglomeration of the Russian, Ukrainian, & Romanian cultures. So if you can think of any Eastern European term to replace "mrs." I'd love to hear it. I considered using Madam but (maybe I'm over thinking it) it sounds a bit like a reference to her being a Madam (which I want to avoid). Since I'm planning to so it as a series, I want to leave the possibility open for her daughter to run a brothel in the next book [she's already a slaver]. If I later choose to make her daughter a "Madam" this will definitely cause confusion. Am I the only one that thinks this concerning the term "Madam"? (I'll consider using it if doesn't commonly invoke the idea of prostitution.) Is there another term or phrase that I can use which I have perhaps overlooked?