Just curious, when you introduce your kids to your friends do you use their name or do you prefix with Aunty (female) or uncle (male).
I think it may be a cultural thing but among my friend they introduce or refer to me as "Aunty x" even though we are completely unrelated. This is a way to show respect to elders in our culture.
I myself don't use the Aunty or uncle title for friends but don't want my friends to think I am being rude. The reason being is I don't want the kids to get confused over who actually is a relative or who isn't as I have heaps of siblings.
Just curious what do others do? And if it was a common thing between your group of friends would you be thinking I was being deliberately rude?