I spent part of the weekend with my brother's family, and we had so! much! fun! My niece is three years old and getting so SOCIAL and CUTELY ARTICULATE, and my nephew is one and such a nice squeezy baby.
Here is my question: Did your family growing up pronounce the word aunt like "ont" or like "ant"? My family said it like ant and so did Paul's, but my sister-in-law's family says ont and that's true of most of my friends' families as well. We moved when I was in second grade, so I wonder if that explains my classmates teasing me a bit about it in elementary school: "ANT? That's a BUG!"
We are doing a combination: we say Ant Anna for my sister-in-law (because Ont Anna is harder to say), but my niece calls me Ont Swis.
Let's have a poll over to the right to show us the rough proportions [poll closed; see results below]---but I'd also like hearing more detail (what your spouse's family does, what you do now, whether things changed when you moved to a new area) in the comments section.
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