Quote cam1207: OK, why is Abigail calling Hope, Aunt Hope? Hope and Jennifer are barely first cousins...Hope was raised by Julie her sister, which almost would make Jennifer and her relationship - second cousins, but - they are cousins. Why on earth would she be Aunt Hope? Have the writers ever watched the show before they took over?
Hope is NOT Abby's aunt, Hope and Jennifer are first cousins and that makes Abby and Hope first cousins once removed. I have a relative that calls me aunt instead of cousin and it really annoys me, either call me "Jane" or "Cousin Jane" but not Aunt Jane.