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Nicknames For Aunts / Aunties

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lilyellowchx Thu 05-Dec-19 05:28:36

What are some cute nicknames for an Aunt other then Auntie or Tia?

Can't really shorten my name to anything like Coco or Gigi so I'm finding it hard to pick one + I really don't want to be called Aunt.

Thank you smile

sunshinekids Thu 05-Dec-19 05:38:10

We call ours AInitial. So AJ or AD depending on the Aunts initial.

Windygate Thu 05-Dec-19 06:17:01

If you don't want to be called aunt or auntie why not just use your given name. Chances are the child will naturally mispronounce your name and so your nickname will reveal itself.

Grufallosfriends Thu 05-Dec-19 07:55:21

Why does your name need to be shortened?

My aunts and uncles are all known by their proper names eg uncle Eric and aunt Sarah.

Sh05 Thu 05-Dec-19 09:20:57

It's true what the pp said above, just let them use your name and they will pronounce it in their own baby way, which often becomes a cute title. My dd1 couldn't pronounce my sis in laws name and so said it her own cute way, it stuck and the others tend to use it as well.

lilyellowchx Thu 05-Dec-19 10:26:20

Probably should have added, everyone else in my family already has a nickname picked so I don't want to be the odd one out smile

Initials idea is really good but definitely doesn't work with mine, just sounds a bit strange. :/

mogtheexcellent Thu 05-Dec-19 10:37:41

Have you got ample bosom? My nephew always called my sister auntie Booby...

TatianaLarina Fri 06-Dec-19 17:49:40

What about Tatie - French dim for aunt, or Zia which is Italian for aunt.

bridgetreilly Fri 06-Dec-19 21:05:48

Probably should have added, everyone else in my family already has a nickname picked so I don't want to be the odd one out

This is... weird, no? I honestly think it's helpful for children to call their relatives by titles so that they get everyone straight: aunties, uncles, grannies, grandads, mums and dads. Calling everyone by their name is also fine. But having a nickname for everyone in their family? That no one except the children use? That's just confusing as heck.

But also, in that situation, I would be totally fine being the odd one out.

lilyellowchx Sun 08-Dec-19 07:27:45

It's not weird to us 🤷🏻‍♀️
I like Tatie & Zia! smile

debwomble Wed 11-Dec-19 20:52:11

Linda

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