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    How about just Nan? Granny? Granna, Gran? But as a PP said your mum can still be just Nanna and if your MIL wants to be Nanna too, then your kids will just need to add her name to the end of it. But it's your MILs choice and it would be rude of you to suggest perhaps she use something else. You could just be worrying for nothing.

    Is your MIL ethnic at all? My dad chose Popou which is Greek for Pappa and my mum chose Granny. They hardly go together but that's what they chose. FIL chose Granda!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    How about just Nan? Granny? Granna, Gran? But as a PP said your mum can still be just Nanna and if your MIL wants to be Nanna too, then your kids will just need to add her name to the end of it. But it's your MILs choice and it would be rude of you to suggest perhaps she use something else. You could just be worrying for nothing.

    Is your MIL ethnic at all? My dad chose Popou which is Greek for Pappa and my mum chose Granny. They hardly go together but that's what they chose. FIL chose Granda!
    Surely it can't be rude when she has openly asked for suggestions? I don't understand why some of you are so quick to jump on my back without actually knowing the full story.

    And no she is not ethnic at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire1992 View Post
    Surely it can't be rude when she has openly asked for suggestions? I don't understand why some of you are so quick to jump on my back without actually knowing the full story.

    And no she is not ethnic at all
    Gosh no, If she's asked for suggestions that's not rude. Your first post sounded like you didn't want your mum getting her nose out of joint by your MIL choosing the same name for herself.

    I didn't want it to sound like I'm jumping on your back, it was not my intention, just posting with the information at hand from your first post.

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    We let our parents decide themselves. MIL also did not want Granny/Grandma and her MIL has taken 'Grandmother' so she is not 'allowed' (it's funny to me as she has insisted to be Grandmother to grandchildren and great grandchildren but DS calls her 'Granny' and she loves it).

    She chose Nanny. My mum is Babcia (Polish). Your kids ultimately end up with the final say anyway!

    I don't have further suggestions other than Nan, Nanna, Nanny, Grandma, Grandmother, Granny.

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    My mum is Renny - which is a variant of her name. She felt too young (she's 45) to use the G word. But we call her Grenny Renny just to annoy her 😂

    My Nanna is Nanna to all ten grandkids and 1.5 great grandies.

    My MIL is Mormor which is Swedish for Mother's mother. (If she was the paternal grandma she would be Farmor which means Father's mother).

    I don't get the angst really, from either parent. Let them choose what they want, if it's the same the kid will differentiate anyway and it won't lessen their relationship to both be Nanna.

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    My in laws are grandma and pa and my mum is called Noni (grandmother at 39 but didn't want to be called grandma/nan/nanny). Both were already grandparents before my kids came along so we just went with what they were already called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Gosh no, If she's asked for suggestions that's not rude. Your first post sounded like you didn't want your mum getting her nose out of joint by your MIL choosing the same name for herself.

    I didn't want it to sound like I'm jumping on your back, it was not my intention, just posting with the information at hand from your first post.
    Sorry it just came across that way. Yes my mil has asked for help as she doesn't want to sound old. So really not sure what to suggest. Thinking nan *initial* or something.

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    My mum didn't want grandma or nana either. So she chose Lola and my dad chose Pepe. DH is a stick in the mud and hates that they don't have "normal" grandparent names lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire1992 View Post
    Surely it can't be rude when she has openly asked for suggestions? I don't understand why some of you are so quick to jump on my back without actually knowing the full story.

    And no she is not ethnic at all
    I think it's the way you are posting. I have been a bit confused with different things you have said, but I definitely got the intention originally that your mil wanted to be nana, but you and your mum thought that wasn't right because your mum was nana, so you wanted to take name suggestions to your mil so she could choose something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besha View Post
    My mum didn't want grandma or nana either. So she chose Lola and my dad chose Pepe. DH is a stick in the mud and hates that they don't have "normal" grandparent names lol.
    Can I ask where they got thay from/how they picked it? I think its lovely!


 

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