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I need a grandma name: Suggestions please!
Old 04-10-2018, 06:59 AM
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So my step daughter is pregnant. She and I have had our ups and downs through the years. I've posted about her and her depression struggle many times. It has affected our relationship and I'm struggling right now. She is living with us and will be when the baby arrives this summer. I'm trying so hard to be supportive.

Anyway, I don't feel that I am a grandma, mainly because she has a mother that will take my head off if I call myself that. Also, because I'm still pretty sexy for my age! I suggested my first name but my step daughter and husband feels that is disrespectful.

I don't want anything that sounds like grandma, or granny. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


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Old 04-10-2018, 07:17 AM
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How about Gigi....pronounced like gee-gee....babies can say it easily and you can say it stands for glamorous grandma!!! I also like Mimi or Nanny....good luck and I hope all goes smoothly once that little one comes into your lives!
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May you can find something here
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https://www.thespruce.com/choose-the...r-name-1695527
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:59 AM
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I need one, too! I like Gigi!
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:03 AM
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How about Grammy? I think its a cute twist on Grandma.


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Old 04-10-2018, 08:57 AM
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My mom originally was going to go with Nana, but the first granddaughter couldn't pronounce it and started to call her Nina. Nina has stuck for good.

My aunt goes by Bebe.

My other aunt is Nani.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:14 AM
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When I first met my DH’s grands, they called me Miss Cindy, and now that we are married they just called me Cindy. The newest grand that was born after we were married calls me Grammy.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:54 AM
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Honey
CoCo (used for grandma for my mom)
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:32 AM
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My dh's cousin's kids call their grandma "Lola". She is also on the younger side and wasn't ready to be called Grandma. I like Lola. It's different.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:33 AM
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I am Mimi, but I have friends who are Gigi, Honey, and Fancy. Is there a way to shorten your actual name or do a play on it? For example, I have a friend named Keely and her grandma name is LeLe. (Pronounced LeeLee.)


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Old 04-10-2018, 12:06 PM
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I was going to be Grammy. First grandson wouldn't call me anything. Five month younger granddaughter couldn't say "Grammy" so I became Mimi. Seven grands call me that now. Number 8 can't talk yet. Oldest grandson couldn't say Grandma, so called his other grandma "Ma". And that is what he still calls her, along with his twin sisters.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:07 PM
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I was also going to suggest GiGi!
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How about a play off your first name?
Old 04-10-2018, 01:10 PM
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Like GiGi, MeMe, La La, etc...just using your first initial?
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:48 PM
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As in glamorous grandma.
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:05 PM
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My grandma’s first name was Dorothy and her grandma name was Momma Dot. My mom has a short one syllable middle name (like Dee) and her grandma name is like DeeDee.

My great aunt goes by GiGi for gorgeous grandma.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:43 PM
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My DD couldn't figure out why it was ok for GS to have two "grandmas". She thought he would get confused. Heavens above, how did we all survive our childhood???

I tried for glamma "too young and too fabulous to be called grandma."

Finally I said,"I'm grandma until he learns to talk and calls me something else."
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:55 PM
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I am Nana. But I like Mimi or GiGi, they sound younger.
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I am in a similar situation.
Old 04-10-2018, 05:06 PM
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But I'm "gramB" our last name starts with B, so it kind of flows. Our grandkids have step grandparents everywhere, so we all had to find our spot.

I will say this, that baby will never know you as anything but another grandma, especially living with you. Embrace it. My grandkids, which are 2 1/2 and 8 months, are closer to me than any of the rest. We live the closest, and I make the most effort. My stepson and his wife are appreciative, and the more people that love a kid, the better off they are. It's the best, and has even brought my husband and I closer.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:45 PM
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I'm "Grandma *my first name*" to Mr. W's grand daughter who will be 3 in June. The other 2 grandmas go by the same set up. Great Grandma/Grandpa are called Grandma Great and Grandpa Great. I think that's just adorable.

I know your step daughter doesn't like just the first name so maybe putting grandma in front of it might help?? It can be a touchy situation. Best wishes!
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:01 PM
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My little boy has an “Anma” and “Granny on the Mountain”.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:03 PM
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Me-mom?
Grams?
I like GiGi too!

Nancy
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:17 PM
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Called me "Ganya".

No idea where he got it, but it made me feel special.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:12 AM
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My mom goes by Nan. She was 50 when she became a Gramma. She also wanted something easy for kids to say and in fact my daughter said NanNan before she said mama or dada!

My MIL is Gramma. Our kids great grandparents are Grandma Betty and Grandma Janet. My stepdad's mom is Mimi.

My dad really didn't want a Granddad sounding name. He felt he was too young and "hip" (his view, definitely not mine!) to be Granddad. We went through a crazy long list of name options. Picked one, but by the time my daughter was born (the first), he had forgotten! Signed his first card to her as Grandpa ____ (his nickname with friends and an abbreviated version of his last name) and that stuck.

You could also look at other languages if you have any sort of connection to another culture or language. My FIL goes by Pappagee, which is our spelling version of the Hindi word for father. We're not Indian, but my DH, DD, and I were moving to India right after her birth, so we went with that. Technically grandfather should be dadaji, but we felt that sounded too much like dada and could get confusing. So we went with Pappagee.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:37 AM
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Whenever it happens to us, my husband and I will be G-ma and G-pa!
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:24 AM
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I know a ChaCha, Sassy, Honey, Gigi and a Sugar down here in Mississippi. Lots of Mammaws and Meme's here, too.

My DD says my name will be Nindy because my little nephew used to call me that instead of Cindy. I don't know how I feel about that. I think anything my babies call me will be just fine. That is a LONG way away.

I like the new less matronly names coming down the pike!
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:39 AM
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I love being called MiMi, but I'm sure my grandson spells it MeMe. He gave me that name.

My other set of grandkids call me Grandma.
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