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    My Mum wanted to be called "G-ma" as she thought that sounded funky.

    .... I said no. She's now Grandma, mainly because that's the first word that came to mind when we were referring to her in front of DS and it then stuck. It grew on her.

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    We use first names in our family, but DD is calling my grandma Baa Baa lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    My Mum wanted to be called "G-ma" as she thought that sounded funky.

    .... I said no. She's now Grandma, mainly because that's the first word that came to mind when we were referring to her in front of DS and it then stuck. It grew on her.
    That reminds me of a friend who's father wanted to be known to the grand kids as 'Big Poppy G.' We've lost touch since so I dont know if it stuck or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Things could be worse. I have a relative who has insisted on being called Sylvia. We are all at a bit of a loss as to why.... (her first name isn't even anything like it BTW)
    Haha! Really?! How completely bizarre! Glad to hear there are other families of crazies out there

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    Could you try something like "Grandma Omi" - then bubs can pick later on?

    MIL wanted to be Mimi because she felt that she was too young to be a Nanna or Grandma. I said no. 9months in & MIL loves referring to herself as Grandma. Because Mum & MIL are both Grandma we refer them also with their Christian names. Dad is Pa & FIL is Papa.

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    A lot of the time the kids end up calling them whatever they like anyway.
    We wanted Grandma & Poppy for my parents which DS changed to Ga Ga & Pop Pop when he learnt to talk and it has stuck now.
    But he had no issues with nana & grandad for the inlaws.

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    My Nanny Pat told me when I was UTD that she'd like to be called Gnan (hard to say lol), as much as all her grand kids detest the name, all of our kids only know her as that.

    She just became a great great grandmother do we're interested to see how she'll teach lo Ggnan lol.

    I think if the heritage is there for the name Oma (Dutch, German etc), then go for it. I'm not a big fan of using names that have no connection simply to be 'different'

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    My Mum wanted to be called "G-ma" as she thought that sounded funky.

    .... I said no. She's now Grandma, mainly because that's the first word that came to mind when we were referring to her in front of DS and it then stuck. It grew on her.
    My DH's grandma wants to be called GG- as in Great Grandma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boost View Post
    My DH's grandma wants to be called GG- as in Great Grandma.
    What's wrong with GG? My grandmother is Gran but do DS she is referred to as GG. It's easier than saying great grandma (and he already has 2 grandmas so it helps avoid confusion). I actually got annoyed when ILs tried referring to DHs grandmother as GG because I'd already nabbed it for my grandmother! I said she can be called Old Nan ;-)

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    Hahaha if you knew her, you'd understand lol. When we pointed out that GG could apply to Great Grandpa too she got all huffy and sulked for a week.

    My Nan was called Old Nan by her great-grandkids. It was cute.


 

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