Auntie/Aunty

(11 Posts)
mimmymouse Wed 10-Oct-12 06:24:26

I'm very excited to finally be an aunt! However, I'm struggling with the correct spelling? My SIL firmly believes it to be "auntie". I've always used "aunty".

Help!

Longdistance Wed 10-Oct-12 06:37:10

My dh says auntie, I say aunty.
We have this disagreement often.

FunnyBird Wed 10-Oct-12 07:17:42

Surely this is personal preference and up to the aunt in question?
Fwiw I prefer Aunty

iliketea Wed 10-Oct-12 07:31:34

Auntie.

I bought a birthday card yesterday with "Auntie" written on, and that is surely correct wink

We've always written Auntie. That's what all the cards say grin

RikersBeard Wed 10-Oct-12 07:50:13

Aunty. Auntie is twee.
Aunt would be better, but makes you sound about 100.

mimmymouse Wed 10-Oct-12 08:17:18

So there is no "correct" way? Is it like Katy/Katie? A question of personal preference?

SageMist Wed 10-Oct-12 18:25:24

I prefer Auntie, DH prefers Aunty. However as DH can never be an Aunty, I win!

SJ47 Wed 10-Oct-12 18:26:42

Is it a real word? Is it not just 'aunt' with a made up ending? Therefore neither is right so just choose the one you like!

nickeldaisical Fri 12-Oct-12 16:23:23

i do both depending on how i feel.
i'm auntie, but i also have "auntie" and "aunty" in my family.

whatever you prefer, i suppose.

Our DCs have one of each...

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