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    My close friends are Aunty/Uncle blah. Everyone feels different about the subject, but it comes down to what the parents/children are happy with. I wouldn't let my child call someone Aunty if I wasn't comfortable with it.

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    Default Opinions on courtesy aunts and uncles and DH cousin who tries to imply she is a siste

    I'm another who has close friends that are "aunty and uncle" but they have and always have been in our lives and we have a lot to do with them, and yet on the other hand neither of my husbands or my bros and sis gf/bf's were called aunty/uncle until they were married. The way we got around it without saying anything outright was to not make a big deal out of it eg "go give this to uncle bert and Nora" or cuddles for Ryan etc subtle yet I'm sure they knew.

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    Default Opinions on courtesy aunts and uncles and DH cousin who tries to imply she is a siste

    Quote Originally Posted by charula View Post
    I'm another who has close friends that are "aunty and uncle" but they have and always have been in our lives and we have a lot to do with them, and yet on the other hand neither of my husbands or my bros and sis gf/bf's were called aunty/uncle until they were married. The way we got around it without saying anything outright was to not make a big deal out of it eg "go give this to uncle bert and Nora" or cuddles for Ryan etc subtle yet I'm sure they knew.
    SIL & her husband did that with their kids. DF & I noticed!

    It was a non issue until we got engaged & everyone thought I should be more grateful for the title. I'd been thinking of those kids as my nieces & nephew for years anyways so to me it was no big deal.

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    Default Opinions on courtesy aunts and uncles and DH cousin who tries to imply she is a siste

    I come from a big family and I still had pseudo aunts and uncles BUT as we got older all my real aunts and uncles as well as pseudo r called by the first name.

    I think you can start off calling them what you like the kids will decide in the end.

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    My IL's call my husband uncle and I just get called by my name and yeah I've noticed big time.

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    I'd feel really upset if I wasn't called aunty just because I wasn't married to DP.

    In our family we have so many cousins and aunties and uncles, we just roll with it - everyone is aunty when we're little, then as we get older, everyone gets first names.

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    Default Opinions on courtesy aunts and uncles and DH cousin who tries to imply she is a siste

    Haha thought so, the only reason we waited till they were married was I didn't want the kids calling every person to come and go aunty and uncle, we thought marriage was maybe more "stable" if you know what I mean?

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    Default Opinions on courtesy aunts and uncles and DH cousin who tries to imply she is a siste

    Or a very very long relationship such as my bro and his gf

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    For me, Aunty/Uncle is only given to the biological Aunt/Uncle and their partner. That being said, I still can't convince myself to tell DD to call my brothers partner 'Uncle'...I don't know why...possibly because DD doesn't like him and he rarely see's her...I also can't bring myself to call my Aunties partner Aunty, because she is actually younger than me and it feels silly...my cousins all feel the same...

    However my DD has taken to referring to a friend of mine as Aunty at home, but not actually calling her that to her face...I don't stop that as obviously DD loves her a lot and is using it as a term of endearment...I haven't told my friend in case it creeps her out...

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    Default Opinions on courtesy aunts and uncles and DH cousin who tries to imply she is a siste

    Quote Originally Posted by charula View Post
    Haha thought so, the only reason we waited till they were married was I didn't want the kids calling every person to come and go aunty and uncle, we thought marriage was maybe more "stable" if you know what I mean?
    Yup & that was probably SIL's thoughts too, which makes perfect sense. I honestly never had a problem with - it's up to the parents as far as I'm concerned.


 

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