I was discussing my niece's new baby with one of my sisters and used the term "great aunt." To tell you the truth, I never really thought about it. I just sign cards "Love, Aunt Nancy" The baby will turn 2 next week. I doubt if he will read the card. Having said that, genius does run in the family!
Well, she pointed out that my use of the word great is incorrect, since the father and mother of the baby's mother are called grandfather and grandmother. So that means I should refer to myself as the baby's grandaunt since he is my sister's grandchild. Hmm...
I suppose she is technically correct, but from what I can find online, the 2 are interchangeable. So what's your opinon?
On a personal note, I figure I can sign "Nancy" if I want to, because if the parents don't know who I am, then there's no point in sending a card in the first place. LOL I'm still wondering if I need to send a gift, but that's a whole other story! My family makes me do this sometimes.