Post # 1
The other Aunts/Uncles post made me wonder what do (or did) you call your Aunts and Uncles.. And even your Grandparents?
When I was a kid (and even now) I called all my Uncles “Uncle Joe” or “Uncle Fred”
But I’d call my Aunts “Tante Sue” or “Tante Jane” (pronounced TON-tee) I’m guessing its a German, Austrain or Yougoslavian thing since thats my Parents backround ..I didn’t even know the word “Aunt” existed until I started going to school lol
I call my Mom’s Dad “Otta” and her Mom “Oma” & My Dad’s Dad was “Opa” and his Mom was “Grandma”
How about you?
Post # 3
When I was really little, all of the aunts were Aunty X. When I was a bit older it switched to Aunt X except for one, who remained an Aunty. Uncles were just Uncle X.
Granparents are Grandma (x2) and Grandpa (x2).
Post # 4
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@Stephville: Aunt Diane and Uncle Dave is how I refer to aunts and uncles. Grandparents are “Grandma” or “Grandpa.”
No matter how old you get, you’re always the kid to older family members 🙂
Post # 5
@Stephville: On Dad’s side: Aunt/Uncle. On Mom’s side Tia/Tio. Both my parents are Mexican American… but my mom’s side is more likely to speak Spanish and stuff, so I guess that’s why there’s that divide.
Because we have a very tight knit extended family there’s some oddities, though. For instance, I’m super tight with my 2nd cousins (their grandpa & my grandma were brother & sister). I call their parents, aunts & uncles by their first names and consider them “cousins” because they are my mom’s cousins. But they call my parents & uncle “Aunt, Uncle & Tio” (I have NO idea why my parents are Aunt & Uncle but my uncle is Tio to them).
Meanwhile, I call SO’s aunts Ate because he’s Filipino and that’s what they do. I call his mom Lola, though, which means Grandma… but that’s because EVERYONE calls her that.
Post # 6
@Stephville: A few generations back everyone was a “Tanta” (sp.) too… We’re german too so that must be it. When my sister had the first kid in the family – thus making us all Aunts – We seriously considered reinventing the tradition – I would have been the second “tanta katie” but we felt a little wierd about that as they are all referred to as “the tantas”. So I am just Auntie Katie… actually I quickly developed the nickname “Crazy Aunt Katie” – its very appropriate.
Post # 7
I call my Aunts and Uncles – Aunt So and So and Uncle So and So
Grandparents passed before I was born except one, and I called him Grandaddy
My niece and newphew call me “Auntie” and they call my mom “mimi” and my dad “didi”
Post # 8
I used to call my aunt on my dad’s side Auntie.
I call my uncle that’s married to her Unkie (Unkie Spidey, to be exact. It’s his nickname.)
ETA: I don’t speak to my aunt and uncle on my mother’s side. If I had to, I’d call them by their first names.
Post # 9
I’m Armenian, so I have some interesting ones. Aunts on my moms side are “morak’s” aunts on dad’s side are “horak’s” My nieces and nephew call me Auntie 🙂 oh and I call y grandmother Yaya!
Post # 10
When I was little, I used Aunt and Uncle so-and-so. Now I just use their first names.
For grandparents, I used to call them Grammy and Grampy, now I use Gram and Gramps.
Post # 11
I actually don’t call my Aunts and Uncles “Aunt ____” or “Uncle ___” anymore. It’s not that I don’t respect them… actually the opposite is true, I respect them very highly. But we treat eachother as equals now. I’m an adult. (I still call my Grandpa, “Grandpa” unless I’m calling him “Fred” as a joke (because his name is Chuck) and he likes to pretend he’s forgettful.
My fiance called his father’s parents Babcia (pronounced bop-shee) for his grandma and Dziadzio for grandpa. But Idk how that’s pronounced bc he never knew him so he doesn’t talk about him. (Polish)
Now… my fiance has to call his aunts “Aunt ___” and they’ve FORCED me to do the same. His uncles don’t give a crap. (I retaliate and either still do NOT call them Aunt, or I don’t use their name while talking to them at all. I call them “Hey” like “Hey, can you pass the pepper.”) Ha ha! If they want to treat me like a child, I’ll act like a child.
What do you guys think about people not blood-related to you, making you call them aunt or uncle or mom or dad???