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    Default At a loss.

    I'm in a bit of a pickle atm.

    My parents and DH's dad are all called Grandma/Grandpa "first name" yet dh's mum wants to be called Omi (variation of Oma) because she's German (Australian born and raised).

    For some reason, I can't stand the name Omi and it rubs me up the wrong way big time. While I don't want to disrespect her, I'm feeling kinda pressured into calling her something i really hate.

    What should I do???

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    I would just go with it, it's nothing offensive really and I am sure it would grow on you, I'd say you need to decide if it's more important you have a name you'd like her to be called or if she has the name she has chosen for herself. I see it as a pretty exciting time for grandparents and I know my own Mum put a lot of thought into what she would be and I suspect she has too. That's if your little one decides to use that name anyway, could come up with something completely different!!

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    She's the grandparent.. she should be able to choose what the kids call her.. unless it's mum or mummy like some crazy grandparents I've heard about!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneNowOneLater View Post
    I'm in a bit of a pickle atm.

    My parents and DH's dad are all called Grandma/Grandpa "first name" yet dh's mum wants to be called Omi (variation of Oma) because she's German (Australian born and raised).

    For some reason, I can't stand the name Omi and it rubs me up the wrong way big time. While I don't want to disrespect her, I'm feeling kinda pressured into calling her something i really hate.

    What should I do???
    I think you're going to have to live with it. I agree with pp who said its her prerogative to choose what she's called, and that she's put a lot of thought into it. Frankly I'm not thrilled that my ILs are known as nana and poppa as that's what I used to call my grandparents, but it's not up to me. Omi is actually great IMO. Unique and special. Hopefully it will grow on you

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    Id go with it. My mum gets called nonna by her step-grandkids and apparently that is what she is sticking with for mine. Kind of annoys me as we are not Italian and it started out because she needed to be something different from their blood-grandmas....

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    I completely understand - my mum and dad chose their grandparent names and both were quite out there and a bit silly in my opinion - it was quite a source of tension before our bubba came along. But once bubba started speaking she gave my dad a new name and my mums name now seems a bit more ok. So I think it's one worth going with and hoping that you'll get used to it with time. Good luck!

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    My mil wants to be called "grandma-ma"... I think it's a bit over the top but hubby is her only child so our kids will be her only grand kids so I'm indulging her.
    Hubby's dad will be Poppy, my parents will be Grandma and Granddad.

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    I say let her choose ... It's her name ...

    We wanted my mum to be called 'ninik' the same as mil but she hated it ... 18 months later and she decided she wanted to be called ninik

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    Im from a blended family so was blessed with many grandparents. I had nan and pop (mums parents) little nan (step dads mum) and nanny and opi which are my father's parents. My mum hated the word opi (oh-pee) and fruitlessly tried to get us to say poppy lol. I think it grew on her afterwhile though and once she stopped hating it so determinedly. It's the same with my kids, their a blended bunch and they have nanny and grumpy (my parents) nanny firstname and poppy firstname (exdps parents) and an oma and her partner.
    I agree with pp's. Just go with it. You won't care once bubs saying it

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    My mum is an Oma ( she's german)
    That's what we all call her. It's how my DD distinguishes between her grandmas. One is nanna, one is Oma
    I think it's nice


 

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