Creative Names for an Aunt

Updated on May 11, 2011
T.L. asks from Clermont, FL
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Can anyone suggest any cute/creative names for an Aunt? Thanks!

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WOW!! I am so overwhelmed by the WONDERFUL responses I received! Thank you all so, so much!

Well, I found that a lot of you are in a similar situation as I am: the special name for an aunt is actually for me. I have a few close friends that also have young children - mine is the oldest. The other two girls are "Mimi" and "Auntie", so I wanted something special, too, other than "Aunt T." - boring to me! My daughter is the oldest and starting to talk, so she is starting to say both names. The other child isn't talking yet, so she can't really create a name for me yet. We just want something she can call me without it being Aunt T.. We had actually thought of "Tia" or "Thea", but we have absolutely NO accent. Trust me - it doesn't sound as pretty with country accents! :) We need practice, I know... :) Anyway, a lot of you use Tia or Thea, so I guess maybe I'll stick with that! When the kids get older, I would be more than happy for them to come up with something on their own. I think it makes it sweeter anyway!

Thank you all for your ideas! I appreciate them so much!

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N.H.

answers from Tampa on

I think it's really cute when the nieces/nephews pick the names. In my family we have Aunt Na-Na (N.), Aunt Fer (Jennifer), Aunt Tonya (Tonya), and Moppy (Stephanie who was like a nanny for a while so I think it was a form of Mommy)

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L.C.

answers from Ocala on

Hi T.,

When my niece was little we could not get her to call me by my name. So my brother remembered my nickname my father gave me as a little girl which was "pooh". Now I am Aunt Pooh to all my nieces, nephews and friends children and its been that for 15 years now. Good luck with the name.

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B.E.

answers from Orlando on

Hi T.,
I would suggest looking up Aunt in several different languages...maybe of your own heritage...good luck & God Bless!

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J.F.

answers from Orlando on

My daughter always called her aunts, Auntie when she was little.

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T.A.

answers from Orlando on

My kids had difficulty saying Aunt Jamie and so they call her A.J. So if it was Aunt Pam, it would be A.P. etc. Kind of weird but it worked for us.

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T.L.

answers from Jacksonville on

The kids I was nannying called me Tia. It is Spanish for aunt. And now my niece, nephew, and best friend's kids call me tia. People liked it so much that even my mom now calls me tia.

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P.E.

answers from Panama City on

weird names confuse kids Try Aunt or Antie with her name or nick name
Ihad a grand aunt we call Auntie or was it Aunt T Her name was May Bell but went by T. She raised my dad after his mom died so maybe the T was from aunt and theyjust used the T
Give your kid a break, use a simple name. We alo used the customn of call our parents' adult friends Miss then their first name

L.E.

answers from Boca Raton on

My name is L. so my nieces and nephews call me "LaLa"
My sister is "TiTi" (pronounced Tee-Tee)
And my other sister is "Tika" (pronounced Tee-Ka)

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N.H.

answers from Tampa on

I think it's really cute when the nieces/nephews pick the names. In my family we have Aunt Na-Na (N.), Aunt Fer (Jennifer), Aunt Tonya (Tonya), and Moppy (Stephanie who was like a nanny for a while so I think it was a form of Mommy)

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T.F.

answers from Orlando on

Sometimes they evolve based on the woman's name, like my sister's best friend's name starts with an M... my neice called her Auntie M and sometimes just M for short.

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C.H.

answers from Fort Walton Beach on

One of the kids in my daycare calls his aunt "Antie ____". It sonds cute because he says it with a short "o" sound instead of "ant". I guess this wouldn't be so cute if her name is long and has many sylables. But it sure sounds cute when he says it.

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C.S.

answers from Jacksonville on

Tia, Thats what my little girl calls my bestfriend.

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L.C.

answers from Ocala on

Hi T.,

When my niece was little we could not get her to call me by my name. So my brother remembered my nickname my father gave me as a little girl which was "pooh". Now I am Aunt Pooh to all my nieces, nephews and friends children and its been that for 15 years now. Good luck with the name.

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C.H.

answers from Tallahassee on

Hi T.,
My son calls my mom (his grandma of course) TITI pronounced (TEE TEE) and I think it is the cutest nickname. He came up with it all by himself. We talk in spanish at the house and abuela seemed to be to hard for him to say, so one day he just called her titi, and titi it is...
hope this helps
CH

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K.W.

answers from Salt Lake City on

Hello,

My sister wanted me to have a special name that my nephew would call me and she came up with Yianni. He calls me Yianni and for short he calls me Ya Ya.

~K.

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J.H.

answers from Orlando on

Thea means aunt in Greek & Theo means uncle in Greek.

they can just call her Thea (which my child does) or they can call her Thea (insert name). example: Thea Christine

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L.S.

answers from Pensacola on

Tia (pronounced Thea) is the spanish word for aunt.

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R.C.

answers from Orlando on

in yiddish, Tanta is aunt and we use it for my daughetrs great -aunt

V.A.

answers from Tallahassee on

We speak spanish in our house and we use the word "tia"
for aunt. :)

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L.S.

answers from Jacksonville on

Auntie, Tia , ... depends on the Aunts name too.

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K.B.

answers from Orlando on

My niece and nephew call me "Ti Ti", I think it's cute and I love it. :o)

Kimi

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A.H.

answers from Jacksonville on

Hi,
My kids call my best friends mom TATEE (TAhh TEA) , it's spanish for aunt, (I think) She's spanish and that;s what her relatives call her... Good luck finding the right one!
- A.

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L.N.

answers from Jacksonville on

Hi T.,
I have a sister whom i am very close with and is more like my mother than a sister so when i had my baby i thought the word Aunt was to plain for her, we are part italian so we looked up the word and found Zia for aunt and my daughter calls he ZiZi.

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