Whats in a name?

carters5April 30, 2006

The day will soon arrive, probably in the next few years that I will be a TRUE grandparent, not one just to their dogs...I am desperately searching for names for my husband and I to be called by our grandchildren because we are not your typical grandparents. The names of Grandma-Grandpa, Grammy-Pops, Mamaw-Papaw, come on now. Can't we come up with something a little more contemporary? I absolutely adore children and mine in particular, and wanted to be lovingly named, but just can't reconcile with gram-gramps. My parents are Nan and Grandad, which suits them perfectly, so I can't use those, and I have searched foreign grandparents names, but still can't find something loving and yet fun and young. I would like to get it settled now so that when the grandkids do start, they will use the names I have chosen. I am not being selfish, I just don't want to be a regular GRANDMA. Can anyone relate? No offense to all of the grandmas out there. Any suggestions? Thanks

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anettemartinrn

i know a lady whos grandkids call her Nonny

    Bookmark   May 1, 2006 at 1:47PM
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brass_tacks

Oh, Oh! You are not a grandparent, and not a typical grandparent? What does that mean?

    Bookmark   May 3, 2006 at 5:47PM
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evyonnec

WELL, I HAD "PLANNED" FOR MY NEW GRANDSON TO CALL ME "GRAMMY". NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE FIRST TIME HE CAME RUNNING DOWN THE HALL IN MY HOUSE WITH HIS ARMS STRETCHED UP TO ME AND YELLED "MIMI", MY HEART WAS LOST! SO "MIMI" IT IS. REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE WANT OR PLAN TO BE CALLED, THOSE LITTLE ONES CAN TUG AT YOUR HEART STRINGS AND CHANGE YOUR MIND REAL QUICK. HE DECIDED WHO I WAS IN HIS LITTLE MIND AND THAT IS ALRIGHT WITH ME. AFTER ALL, "WHAT'S IN A NAME"?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2006 at 12:35PM
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sudiepav

I really wanted to be called Grandma, but my oldest GD settled on Su-su, a variation of my first name. Grandpa has always been grandpa. We lost that darling grandbaby in an accident, so when 2nd GD arrived, only 3 weeks before this, I really wanted to be called Grandma. It stung so much to hear "Su-su" from my DIL, who I think couldn't figure out what to call me, even tho I encouraged my first name. But now that 3 years have passed, it comforts me to hear Su-su from this little one. Maybe a variation of your first name would work for you. I have a friend who is called GranPam. If you don't figure out something you'd like to be called, your little one will figure it out for you.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2006 at 3:14PM
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grandmaquilts

We're expecting our first great grandchild in June. We have 14 grandchildren and we're grandma and grandpa but I feel these titles will belong to my daughter and husband. Great grandma is combersome so I need something else - any ideas out there for great grandparents (by the way I'm really much too young to be a great)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 12:09PM
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whimzikl

My brothers son, when introduced to his great grandmother, ...thought for a minute and proudly said "MORE GRANDMA"!!! From then on she was known as more grandma!! By the way, I'm a soon to be first time grandma, also not that old, and can't wait to be called grandma!!! So I guess its just an individual preference, but like sudiepav said...the little one will figure it out for you!!! Really, I think we should enjoy the time we have with our grandbabies, not worry so much about what they call us!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 6:14PM
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