When you're talking to your aunt or uncles, do you say the aunt and uncle bit when you're saying their name


#1

or do you just say the name?

Like say you had to get auntie sarah’s attenion, are you saying “auntie sarah” or are you just saying “sarah”?


#2

Just the name for me.


#3

Just the name now but had to live through an awkward period of transition where it was excruciating to say the Auntie/Uncle prefix (the same transition period was need to go from “Nanny” to “Nan”)

I have specifically requested that my nephew and niece don’t call me Uncle Tone in order to avoid the awkward bit where they’re too old to say it


#4

I don’t talk to any of them


#5

Think my niece stopped the uncling around the age of ten or eleven. I’ve tried not to hold it against her too much.


#6

I also used to call my grandmother by her first name (she preferred it as she thought being called gran or similar made her sound old).


#7

I avoid using their name’s to their faces like I did with my stepdad.


#8

I have no aunts or uncles. My mum was an only child, and my dad had a brother who died in a motorbike accident ten years before I was born.


#9

Did aunty/uncle as a kid, now I just say their name.


#10

I still call my aunties and uncles by auntie [name] and uncle [name] and i’m 30 in 13 days.


#11

Oddly, I would like the children of my friends (of which there was a new one yesterday that has made me dead emotional and delighted today) to call me Uncle Tone but not my actual nephew and niece.


#12

How do you feel about it?


#13

Weird.


#14

Fine really.

Can’t recall if my cousins call my parents in the same way but I have a feeling they do.


#15

You’ve got to make the transition mate


#16

Oh, I was responding to the “Weird.” post


#17

my fave uncle died in a motorbike accident…that’s all I’ve got relevant to this…


#18

Dunno I just say Tony and one of them pipes up eventually.


#19

I feel a bit odd about children calling other people auntie and uncle when they’re not their auntie or uncle


#20

What do you call your parents?

  • their first name
  • Mum / Dad
  • Mummy / Daddy
  • Mother / Father
  • other

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