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    Good morning all, this is my first post! I am 36 and I have 3 school aged children of my own. DF is a few years older than me and one of his boys he is about to become a dad for the first time. That's right I'm about to become a grandmother at 36!!

    I'm very excited about this but Bubbys due date is today and I'm still unsure what I want to be called. DF wants me to be called nan or something similar whereas I'm ok having my real name. He will have 2 biological grandmothers and I would feel very odd being called nan. DFs children are much closer to their mum than us.

    Sooooo I'm after some fabulous suggestions. Can anyone help out??

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    My step mum is going to be called 'Lala'. Her name starts with an 'L' so i think its pretty cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notananny View Post
    Good morning all, this is my first post! I am 36 and I have 3 school aged children of my own. DF is a few years older than me and one of his boys he is about to become a dad for the first time. That's right I'm about to become a grandmother at 36!!

    I'm very excited about this but Bubbys due date is today and I'm still unsure what I want to be called. DF wants me to be called nan or something similar whereas I'm ok having my real name. He will have 2 biological grandmothers and I would feel very odd being called nan. DFs children are much closer to their mum than us.

    Sooooo I'm after some fabulous suggestions. Can anyone help out??

    THANK YOU
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    I agree about not being called nanny if you don't want too.
    I would try and find a funny or cute-ish name for you. Maybe look at other culture names and tweak it a bit.

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    Personally I think if you're comfortable with your name stick with that. Do the parents want you to have a nickname? My mum has been partnered since before my kids were born and they just call her by her name. I would've been miffed if she had've come to me saying she had decided what she wanted my children to call her. That said, I far from consider her a stepmum, she is just my mums partner, so maybe the situation is different!

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    In my family the step-grandparents are referred to as either aunty/uncle (name). Eg. Aunty Mae. Or just by their first name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    In my family the step-grandparents are referred to as either aunty/uncle (name). Eg. Aunty Mae. Or just by their first name.
    But I'd ask your stepson and daughter in law what they would prefer.

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    I called my step grandparents nana and gramps, still do and I'm 30.
    For my children my stepmother is I think nan, dp's mums bf is just ken.

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    My step children call my parents Grandma & Grandad. The same as my children and my niece. Their biological grandparents are both Nan & Pop with their surnames added after. So there is no confusion between them. I would just let your stepson & his wife suggest something & see if it fits once bub comes. Whatever they start will probable carry on to your own grandchildren so be sure you are comfortable with it too. Congratulations!!

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    I actually don't think it's up to your DF. My parents divorced when I was in my late 20s and both are repartnered. My kids call my parents' new partners by their first names. Both mine and DH's parents are alive as is my grandmother and 2 of DH's grandparents so the "role" of grandparents is well and truly fulfilled here. That being said my kids have wonderful relationships with my step parents (feels so weird saying that; they are both only 10 years older than me). There's not much in a name so I don't think it matters what they call you, you can still be a very special and important person in any of their kids lives. But at the end of the day, your stepson and his partner will ultimately be the ones who make the decision about what you are called. But speaking as a step daughter, please don't feel like it means any less if they just call you by your name, it's just what they feel comfortable with.

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