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Julie - posted on 06/17/2010
I myself have been here done that. My son who was 23 at the time told us he and his girlfriend we going to have a baby. We came up with some that were not already being used by family already. Ok for you Gma, Mama, Nana, Grammer, GG. Think cute names not old names. For him Poppop, Pampa, Papa, Gpa. I am GG and my hubby is Poppop. My hubby is 46 and I am 44 right now. Our Grandson just turned 1 on the 9th of June. Just think out of the box think cute and fun for you and the child.
Jana - posted on 06/17/2010
I have found many times the children pick your name if you let them. My granddaughter has decided to call me Nenni and it works for me..it is actually very cute when she says it. I had no problem with Gramma however she had a different idea. One of my friends has grandchildren who call her Zima...their idea.
Brenda - posted on 06/17/2010
How about Gaw-Gaw (it's easy to say early in life), or G (Grandma), or Grandma M.,let the baby decide when he or she gets old enough to "talk". Gram. My daughter calls my Mom -gaw-gaw, gram, grandma Nancy, . There are endless names to choose from;but once that baby says something, nothing else will maatter
Lanette - posted on 06/17/2010
I have a 18month old granddaughter and I am teaching her to call me her MiMi because my mother is still living and GiGi is a good name for a great grandmom. MiMi sounds a lot better than grandmom or mom-mom. Hope this helps you.
Linda - posted on 06/17/2010
German for Grandma is Oma. I have several friends that go by Oma, a couple of Grammys, I am Grandma to my oldest granddaughter (age 10), and Ma to the 2 year old grandson.
My hubby is Papa to the 10 year old and my grandson hasn't come up with anything for him as of yet. Opa is the German title. :)
Congrats on the grandchild. And good luck with the name.
Becky - posted on 06/16/2010
When my daughter added her blessing I became MiMi. We are blessed to have a lot of Grandmas & Great Granny's and we had a goat named Nannie. I really opposed being call MeMa because it sounded like calling a donkey! LOL It will come and it will change. In the end as long as they are healthy & happy and come to see you, doesn't really matter?
Gina - posted on 06/16/2010
when my first grandchild was born Both i and her daddy to be than were in the delivery room. The first thing that came out of his mom's mouth was" Who are you? " I was puzzeled to say the least and than she said" i am Grammy!! " I told her i am Nanny. So that is how my beautiful granddaughter dertermines who is who. Her Great grandma when she was aliv eon her daddy's side was Big g, or GG . My other two grandchildren call me Nanny hodder and the other one is Nanny Fields.
Valoy - posted on 06/16/2010
I am 50 and have a 9 year old daughter. I still feel young even though I also have children that are 32;31;30;29.
As such, I have 4 grandchildren with a 5th on the way. I thought the title "Grandma" just sounded too old. However, it seems that you just can't escape it. My little ones do call me "Grandma Valoy" (Valoy being my first name). I have liked this. It makes that kids feel loved, but they also experience who I am-Valoy, a person, mom, grandma, friend etc.
I am interested in what others' come up with.
Ann - posted on 06/16/2010
Our grandson is 15 mons. old & calls me "Nana" (or can be spelled Nanna, which would incorporate my name Ann, in it and my husband, Papa or Papa Ty. Great grandpa (which is a mouthful) is G-Pa.
Your grandchild will probably come up with his/her own version of that &, believe me you will love it, whatever it is. Have you considered "Roe-ma" like the Italian word Roma? This would incorporate your name & grandma.
There is NO love like the love you will feel when your grandchildren are born. I didn't realize that I could love anyone so much. It is truly overwhelming. When he or she comes along, it won't matter what you are being called as long as you ARE called. Congratulations & God's blessings to you all.
Maria - posted on 06/15/2010
we have a mawmaw and a meme I'm not a grandmother but I have been called Nanny from the time I was 16 (I'm now in my 40"s) when my neice looked at me and said Nanny and I have kept it ever since and now I have a 5yr old and she calls me sister when ever we are playing together. I love it
Hayley - posted on 06/15/2010
The most adorable thing happened when my first daughter was learning to talk. She invented names for the grandparents. For my parents she was their first grandchild, and for my inlaws, she was the first in 15 years. So the names stuck. The names came from what they do or say. There's Paa-paa Music (who plays mandolin in a bluegrass band, Paa-paa Hidumper (who always greets the children with "Hiiii, Dumper!", and then the others are either Paapaa or Grama with the first name. Grama Sandy, etc. She hasn't seen Grama Sandy for a long time, so Grama Sandy might become Grama Beach (she lives close to one) or Grama Art (because she's an artist) the next time we visit. The Paapaas *love* their given names btw, even though they never thought they would. You might find yourself named by your grandchild, and treasuring the name simply because it was given you by said little person. :)
Kyna - posted on 06/15/2010
both of my grandmothers wanted to be called "grandma" .... so to avoid confusion [per my parents] I called them "Grandma-Mom" [because Daddy called his mother "Mom"] and "Grandma-Mother" [yep, Mom's mom was called "Mother"].
Lisa - posted on 06/15/2010
That is a hard one. My grandbabies call me. MaMa, Grandma, Granny. I said please call me nanna. It hasn't happened yet. Me being called granny and grandma is alitlle to old for me. i am only 44 LOL.The only thing I can tell you is just think of crazy stuff. My mother use to sing diffrent songs and that is how she came up with my brothers nick name. Dinger!! How she did it I don't know. I wish you luck and if you come up with something let me know.
Gina - posted on 06/15/2010
I am called Nanny and so was my mom's mom and my dads mom. We are english, irish , scottish and welsh maybe that is why. Grandma , granny, grammy i don't know what else is there . I am sure if you are another nationality that i they probably have there own way of saying this . Good luck