How do you address you aunts/uncles...etc?

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  1. Andy W

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    In my family, my mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa are addressed by those names. However, my family doesn't use titles like Uncle Richard, Aunt Rebecca, etc. I call my aunts and uncles simply by their first names. That's how it's always been. Some families do this and others have to have a title for everyone. How does your family do it?
     
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    in my family because of culture i have to use titles then name, however if my mother was the oldest of her family then i can call my uncles and aunts by name
     

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    Grandparents by title only (different titles for all grandparents), uncles and aunts by name.
     
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  5. Andy W

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    That's interesting. Can I ask what your cultural background is?
     
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    Gee . . . which way do you think is right? In my family Generation X and older use Aunt, Uncle etc. but Generation Y doesn't.
     
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    By their first names.
     
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    Title, then name. I don't know anybody who calls their parents by their names, unless there's a bad past.
     
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    Call my aunts and uncles by their first names. Grandparents have the title. If not talking to the grandparents then it is their title and last name.
     
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    Mom and Dad. Gram and Granddad. Grandma and Grandpa. My father's bothers are by first name and so are my mother's but cousins on my mother's side use "Aunt" and "Uncle" titles and they live near them. I never did live near them and got used to my father's brothers using first names only.
     
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    In my family (Russian) uncles and aunts were addressed as "uncle|aunt <first name>". Grandparents went simply by "grandma" and "grandpa". I guess that keeps the older folks from having to remember their own names. :supergrin:
     
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    My siblings and I called my mom "granny for the last 35 or 40 years of her life because that is what our kids called her. Some of her friends called her that too. We call my dad by his first name and aunts and uncles by title and first name.
     
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    I guess it's just up to what your family traditions are. My parents were just out of high school when I was born and my two uncles were like 19 and 22. I was also around them a lot. So they were a lot more like big brothers than uncles. That probably explains why I have always addressed them just by their first names. I still say Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa though.
     
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    That's cool. I wasn't trying to bust your chopps its just that the wording "have to have" could lead one to think . . .:cheers:
     
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    My sister SNAPPED on my nephew for not calling me UNCLE Dave. I was shocked.
    I don't believe I'd react the same if my son wanted to just call her by her first name.
     
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    I say aunt/uncle then name, but all of my neices and nephews just call me and my siblings by our first name which I have no problem with.
     
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    On my wife's side, it's Uncle, Aunt, Grandma, and Grandpa.

    On my side, it's Uncle, Aunt, Nana, and Papa.

    Not really sure why the difference in the grandparents. IIRC, we asked when the children were small and my parents requested Nana and Papa.
     
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    When I was a kid aunt/uncle first name. Now sometimes aunt/uncle some just first name depends.