What do I want to be called?

This lovely cartoon is by Pamela
Perry courtesy of http://www.babyclipart.net/

I have recently become a grandmother for the first time and
will soon be a grandmother for the second time – did my sons and
wives get together and plan this? I did have a few
words about the lack of grandchildren, but that was AGES ago!! So
now, I have an adorable granddaughter and am waiting very excitedly
to see what the next baby will be. I have been more
interested in the names that are to be given to my grandchildren,
but it seems that everyone wants to know what name I am to known by
and, to be honest I haven’t got a clue. My granddaughter already
has a Grandma and I’m told that two grandmas would be confusing for
the child, unless of course we are known as Grandma A and Grandma B
which does sound silly and why use grandma again when there are so
many other names I could have. Grandmother Grannie Gran Nan Nannie
G-ma And a few foreign
ones too

  • NaiNai
  • Lola
  • Bomma
  • Grandmere
  • Meme
  • Oma
  • YaYa
  • Tutu
  • Savta
  • Nonna
  • Oba-chan
  • Halmoni
  • Busia
  • VoVo
  • Babushka
  • Abuela
  • Bube

There are some great names there, but I still haven’t chosen mine.
I thought there was no urgency as it will be a while before
either of the babies calls me anything, the parents however, demand
a name! So if any kind person would like to help me with
this, I really would be very grateful


3 thoughts on “What do I want to be called?

  1. Hi Dee,

    I totally relate to what you say here, I was the same with my parents and parents in law when my daughter was on the way! Ultimately, we went with the names I grew up with. So, for me, my Dads Mum was always a Grandma so he and my step-mum are now Grandma and Grandad and my Mums Mum was a Grannie and then we have a Nanna on my husbands side of the family.

    Think it’s very important to have different names for each side of the family.

    We then had the problem of a third generation on that side of the family…so settled on Granna (Great Nanna) which has worked a treat as it was one of the first words my daughter picked up much to the delight of Great Nanna! 🙂

    All the best,


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