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DrCarpenter October 16th, 2013 1:14am

If your niece or nephew referred to you only by your first name, would feel that he/she was being disrespectful?

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cathyro Long Beach,Ca
10/16/13 3:28 am

Respect comes from actions, it isn't in a name.

wego Utah
10/15/13 9:03 pm

I like being called Auntie, even by those kids I'm not related to. I don't think the omission would feel disrespectful, but it would feel odd.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/15/13 7:03 pm

I expect to be called Sir, darn it! :P
Just kidding... I don't find it disrespectful. Unless if they are saying it in a disrespectful manner.

Gill81 Burque
10/15/13 6:30 pm

I have 7 nieces and nephews and none of them call I'm uncle. They call me booboo or Gilbert.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/15/13 6:21 pm

Depends on their age and if we have has a prior conversation about it. I love being an Aunt though so I love the title.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/15/13 6:30 pm

That would be fine as adults,

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 6:19 pm

I have always hated the term Uncle ____ and Aunt ____.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 6:20 pm

I called my uncle only by his first name today and I got a message back starting with "it's uncle John."

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 8:01 pm

We were talking about the ACA and he said my lack or respect was as bad as my knowledge of the government... This was right after he called Obama a socialist Muslim dictator.

susanr Colorado
10/15/13 6:19 pm

No; I wouldn't care. They're all adults. I haven't seen any of them for a while, but I think they all still call me Aunt Susan anyway. Doesn't matter to me.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/15/13 6:18 pm

No lol...

And what's good with your location thing? That some long ass acronym?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 6:23 pm

MYDWTOLYH stands for "make wise decisions with the only life you have." A teacher of mine used to say that to all of his students on Fridays at the end of class. My Fridays feel incomplete without it now.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/15/13 6:28 pm

Wow, probably because I didn't know what to expect at all, that was a pleasant surprise. That's a dope saying!

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 6:35 pm

It has turned into a bit of a tradition the school. We even made t-shirts!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/15/13 6:58 pm

That's deep haha. Cool. Y'all got a slogan.

How you been?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 7:04 pm

I'm doing all right. A lot going on this week, so just busy. How about you, Jive?

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/15/13 7:25 pm

Better to be busy than stagnant. I had to drop all my classes because I'm moving to Florida in like a month. I get mad bored lol. I been good though, I might be on SOHOA next Sunday. Pretty hype at that prospect.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 7:34 pm

Why the move to Florida? I'd go mad without classes lol. I'm psyched for you to be on SOHOA! That is going to be great!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/15/13 9:48 pm

Mom lost her job, so we gonna try moving in with her boyfriend and his daughter. I'm basically going cause that'd be best for my education. Staying up here with but a struggle just to stay in touch with my friends. Sucks, but what can you do?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/16/13 5:01 am

I'm sorry to hear that :( I wish you both the best of luck down there. Hopefully it will work out in your favor!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/16/13 7:18 am

Thank you Carpenter, I wish you the best as well <3

We'll try and make wise decisions with the only lives we have.

icytoes the tepid north
10/15/13 6:18 pm

Mine mostly call me Auntie, but occasionally by name and it's fine with me.

musicfreak Loving Life
10/15/13 6:17 pm

I call my aunts and uncles by the first names.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/15/13 6:16 pm

I've asked again and again to just be called by my first name.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/15/13 6:37 pm

I know that I would never want to be called 'Aunt Emily.'
An uncle of mine corrected me today... Made me wonder if other people found it disrespectful too.