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?
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21-02-2016 11:27 #1
What do your kids call your friends?
21-02-2016 11:35 #2
I just use my friends first name. One of friends in their culture say aunty and uncle so to their kids im aunty purple poppy.
As it is a cultural thing it doesnt bother me but it did take a bit to get used to
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21-02-2016 11:35 #3
Some of my friends refer to themselves as Aunty/Uncle when talking to my kids, and I don't correct them. But for the most part I just use their names
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21-02-2016 11:40 #4
Close friends are just first names.
My kids never see their aunts and uncles. They live on the other side of the country. Lucky to see them once a year.
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21-02-2016 11:51 #5
I only use the title for friends that are almost family. Ie my bestie is aunty. But no one else.
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21-02-2016 11:53 #6Senior Member
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First name/nicknames for friends. The 'real' uncles/auntys are aunty and uncle.
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21-02-2016 12:07 #7
Just by first name, with the exception of one friend that was Uncle 'name' from the beginning because he has and will play a big role in their lives and another couple that we have a lot to do with and dd1 started referring to them as Uncle 'name' and Anuty 'name' by her own accord.
In my parents' group of friends, there was one couple that referred to their friends as Uncle and Aunty for their children, but the rest of the friends' children didn't return the sentiment and it was never pushed by that couple, so I'd say they didn't have an issue.
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21-02-2016 12:15 #8
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21-02-2016 12:20 #9
There first names if they are close or Mr/Mrs Jones Etc...
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21-02-2016 12:36 #10Senior Member
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Just their first names.
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