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To spell 'Auntie' < this way?

(86 Posts)
Spice17 Thu 16-May-13 14:08:37

It's my DN christening on Sunday so DH and I have bought her a lovely Owl teddy with a message on.

Have always spelt 'Auntie' like this (so this on how it was put onto the owl) but DSIL showed me a T Shirt DN had on the other day and it said 'I love my Aunty'.

I said, 'Oh how cute', but was really thinking 'Bugger, we've spelt it wrong on the present'!

We both thought 'Auntie' was the right spelling, am I wrong? And if I am, don't most people spell it that way anyway? It might be just me but 'Aunty' looks wrong.

....Actually, now I type it, it looks right?! confused and how many times can I get the word Auntie in a thread!

TidyDancer Thu 16-May-13 17:48:12

Why would you say ant? It's the 'u' that changes the sound.

Anti sounds very strange to me.

TidyDancer Thu 16-May-13 17:50:17

Squoosh, I have no idea what kind of pronunciation you are going for with taw raw! It's pronounced Tar-er (that's the closest I can get to spelling it out!).

HesterShaw Thu 16-May-13 17:51:35


squoosh Thu 16-May-13 17:53:32

It's very difficult to convey pronunciation through the written word.

Anti sounds perfect to me! It all depends on where you're from doesn't it? There isn't a correct accent.

IneedAyoniNickname Thu 16-May-13 18:03:03

Just asked ds2 what the sound 'au' makes in phonics. It's 'or' so technically its orntie? grin

noteventhebestdrummer Thu 16-May-13 18:11:14

My rude phone autocorrects 'aunt' to 'c***'...

HesterShaw Thu 16-May-13 18:12:06

All the phone's fault, clearly. The dirty bastard.

ftm42 Thu 16-May-13 18:17:48

I have an "Auntie" Margi and had an "Aunt" Nansi. We also had an "Aunty May", who lived with her sister "Auntie Beattie"! Maybe it's just the ending of the name?

Don't think anyone really minds!

Spice17 Thu 16-May-13 18:20:49

OK, OK, so I think we're all agreed:

Auntie/Aunty are both fine - though as previous posters have said, both now look weird and just wrong!

Grannie/Granny and Nanny/Nannie are also both used BUT.............

Under no circumstances should we be using Daddie (type of Brown sauce) and Mummie (just weird/wrong) <shudders>

Bosgrove Thu 16-May-13 21:53:55

I am Aunty, my first name ends with a y so it looks silly with Auntie. My family only the other hand always spell it Auntie on my cards from my nieces and nephew.

Still18atheart Thu 16-May-13 22:14:58

I spell it auntie. IMO Aunty is the american spelling

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