How Old Were You When You Became An Aunt Or Uncle?

United States
December 9, 2008 7:22pm CST
I'm always curious about how old some people are when they become an aunt or an uncle. I guess it's because I was only 3 years old when I became an aunt, so for most of my life I've been called "Aunt Dawn Dawn". I'm sure some people probably thought it sounded funny saying that to a 3 year old, but that is what all my nieces and nephews call me. I am 30 now and I have 6 nieces, 4 nephews, 6 great nieces, and 2 great nephews. Whew, that's a lot of kids running around and that's not even counting my step nieces and nephews. How about you, how old were you when you became and aunt or uncle?
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@RobzGurl (32)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I am an only child so marriage was the only way I was going to become an Aunt. I became an Aunt officially in 1999 when I married my hubby. I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Having said that, I am Auntie to my best friend's boys - godmother to 1 of them. So I have been called Auntie since 1996.
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• Canada
10 Dec 08
I forgot to mention, I was 24 in 1996 and 26 when I got married in 1999.
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• United States
11 Dec 08
I was 20 when my first niece was born. My youngest sister was 3 at the time, so she has been an aunt for most of her 31 years. She would talk about her nieces and nephews when she was in grade school and teachers and other adults would think she was just making stuff up, and how could she know what nieces and nephews were at 6? She is so much younger than the rest of our siblings that she didn't feel like one of the big kids, but she was the aunt, so she felt like she had to be the big kid around our kids..........cuz she was the aunt. Poor kid.*L*
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@taface412 (3177)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I was a Sophmore in high school when my brother told me I was going to be an aunt...I was so excited.
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@chenaiyh (228)
• China
11 Dec 08
I guess 2 or 3 years old.I'm not sure of this,that is so many years ago,at that time i'm too young to confirm it actually.it's no so odd for a large family in my country :-)
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@eddie42 (270)
• United States
11 Dec 08
i was 35 years old when i became a uncle i was so happy to be a uncle
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@elaiski (70)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
I just became an aunt last year, so that would be 28. It's rather late since I'm the oldest sibling. Until now I still have one nephew.
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@miamhae (339)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
I was 10 years old when I was being auntie, And I hope my nephew don't make me grandaunt in this my young age, I'm just in 29, hu hu hu and I don't have own child, I kick his ash if he did it to me... lol, It so sad to know that our younger love one, does not know how hard life are....
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@hildas (3031)
10 Dec 08
This happens quite a lot. i was 18 years old but my Brother was five. My cousin is older than her aunty also. My friend next dor has just had a lttle boy and her older daughter already has a one year old son so he is also older than his uncle. I think all these Moms are just a lot younger these days and more healthier.
@prasanta (1947)
• India
10 Dec 08
Can't remember exactly, but must be below six years. However, from distant relation, it was before I was born, my nephews were born.
@nchap36 (556)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Hi singlemommy I guest I was 19 when my baby sister had her baby. She was 15 at the time. My nephew is 17 now. I have 2 more nephews and 1 niece. I have a cousin that have nieces and nephews older then him. So your situation is not odd to me.
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
I was 20 when I became an aunt. Same age when I became a mommy.
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@dehong (152)
• China
10 Dec 08
i became a uncle when i was 20.so feel very happy.because my sister got married and have a good husband.and the chidren is very handsome.i feel very happy.because all my life something maybe i can'tget it.so if my families had their own family,i will be happy.and became a real uncle in my 20 years old,i am a lucky man.because after my 20,i can take care of myself and give my niece money to buy chocolate.
• United States
10 Dec 08
I was 23 when i have my first nephew. My edest brother married at the age of 29. I have 5 siblings and i am now 43. I have 3 nephews and 2 nieces one of them is adopted. We married late that's why i don't have many as you. Have a nice day. Have fun with your families.
10 Dec 08
I was 21 years when i became aunt of my little niece , I still remember the day when she was born i was really excited for her arrival but witnessed a very touchy moment of my life that was when my twin sister got the the news of my niece' birth she could not but end up crying in happiness
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@kaliyha (591)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
I became an aunt when I was 17. An unexpected thing because my sister didn't reveal to us that she was pregnant :)
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• India
10 Dec 08
I became an uncle at the age of 16... right nw im 21.. so since 5 years m an unce...sounds big...lol
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@kaui_808 (191)
• United States
10 Dec 08
19...I was 19 when my sister had her first daughter, but I'm from Hawaii and here your cousins children will call you Aunty so I've been called that for a while. Gee, I can't remember the first time I was called that??
@j47lee (742)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I became an aunt as soon as i was born lol.. coz my cousins are the same age as my mom...and i have even become a grandaunt coz.. my niece and nephews have babies already.. hehehe
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Hello! I was 23 when I had a nephew. Not too young like you, but it's because of your big family, right? I only have one nephew, but I think I'll get more in the future! Well have a wonderful day! Pablo
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Would you believe that when I was become an auntie I was at 0 age? My two nephew and i niece have the same age with me. Because we are big in the family we are 13 bro and sis and I am the youngest so what did you expect to a big family like that! LOL Well I love that you know they are my playmates when we grow up and at the same time they are my childhood friends. We are all grew in the same town and we live as neighbors how sweet until we finally became adults and have different lives.