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What's in a name?

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Penny47
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Re: What's in a name?

Grandchildren often decide what they want to call their grandparents.  I'm Nanna because my first grandchildren already had a Grannie (that's what her other granchildren called her).  But my husband got named "Babar" when our first grandchild was 1 1/2 and just talking.  That was handy as the other grandfather is "Grandad".  Remember we are talking about titles, not names...My name is Penny but you can call me Nanna...  I love being a Nanna, and all my grandchildren call me that.

moorcow
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Re: What's in a name?

My cousin Joanna is grandmother to a 3 year old boy - and is JoNana to him....and inevitably to all of us now!

poemsgalore
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Re: What's in a name?

I have to agree with you Alison, my dad's mum insisted in being called nannan and I found it so embarassing when a teenager. My other gran was just 'gran' my grandchildren call me grandma as though I'm a sedate and graceful old lady. I may be 62, but sedate and graceful I'm not. Woman Frustrated   Woman LOL

 

poemsgalore xx

Bethy
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Re: What's in a name?

I am called Nanny Beth but my mother in law is called Tangy. My daughter couldn't say granny! 28 years later ,6 grandchildren all call her by that name...she loves it.
What ever you decide...enjoy x

Ali_H
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Re: What's in a name?

My friend is called 'Glam Ma' and her OH is 'Grumpy'
Always makes me smile!
Alto
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Re: What's in a name?

My lovely and very good friend Freda who, although she's 67 is the most youthful and glamorous grandma I know, is known as Freda-ma by her grandsons. 🙂
Cucumber12
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Re: What's in a name?

I am a grandma - and I am also 42.
It's great fun being a grandma you will love it. And the best thing is this summer I will have a second one!!!
Whatever you are called this child/person will call it you all their lives so make sure it's OK for a adult to use.
Congratulations and have fun!!!!!
Alison
nannabarb
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Re: What's in a name?

Oh Congrats Mazzalou!! Being a grandparent is a wonderful thing - when you are a parent, you cant imagine a greater love, but when you become a grandparent you know there is xxx
I am proud to be known as Nanna or Nanny or Nan to my granchildren even though I was a relatively youthful 42 when my first grandchild was born, but each to their own, and some times 'grandmother in a differnet language sounds better to some people... the Arabic is something like Bibi (Im sure someone wikl correct me if I am wrong) or if you have a fond family nickname this might be a good alternative.

So pleased for your wonderful news, enjoy xxx
nannabarb
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Re: What's in a name?

Sorry about terrible typos, (been in the woods in the JM too long )
Mazzalou
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What's in a name?

My daughter is expecting our 1st grandchild around Christmas and I haven't decided what I would like to be called by the baby. I don't want to be a 'Nanny' or the usual Granny variations so wondered if any of you can come up with a suitable alternative please.
All suggestions welcome