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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05-06-2012 13:09 #21
05-06-2012 13:51 #22
We use first names in our family, but DD is calling my grandma Baa Baa lol
05-06-2012 14:05 #23Senior Member
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06-06-2012 05:26 #25
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.
06-06-2012 05:41 #26
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.
06-06-2012 06:59 #27-
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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'
06-06-2012 08:02 #28
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06-06-2012 08:17 #30
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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