Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Grandma Names



Our time is almost here... baby Avery is set to be delivered on Feb. 9, 2009. Mom is having some blood pressure issues, so he gets to arrive a little earlier than planned. A lot of people keep asking me "what are you going to have the baby call you?". Well, I always assumed I would just be "Grandma", but my friends are telling me that is not cool. (I think it is WAY cool) Some have suggested "Mimi" , some have suggested "Nana" (he already has a Nana), I have heard "Granny P, Baw Baw, Glam Gram, etc.".... I guess we'll let Avery decide what he wants to call me. I was thinking of dropping the "r" in Grandma and calling myself "Gandma".... my son says "no, when he gets older, that will sound stupid".... LOL. So, what do your grandchildren call you?

13 comments:

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

When my first grandson was coming along my DIL insisted we 4 grandparents should pick our grandparent names. She thought that if we had names we liked and all the adults called us those names when the baby was around he would get to know us by those names and call us that. Great plan but it doesn't work. I was supposed to be Grams and my husband was going to be Gramps. From an early age our grandson has called DH Ga and that has stuck and DH likes it so he'll be Ga for eternity. I on the other hand was called Nya-Nya. I don't know how he came up with that but that is what he called me for quite while. It has now morphed into Nuh-Nuh and it looks like that is sticking so that's what I'll be for eternity. So pick and name and plan on that name not being the one they call you! What fun you are about to have!

Debbie J said...

Mine calls me Grandma. He calls my mother (his great grandma) Grandma-Grandma. I can't believe he's already almost here Penny!!! Can't wait for you to be a grandma, grannie, grandmother.... whatever!

Nancy Jo said...

Pen pen,
My four Grand Daughters all call me Grammy, and they call Richard Poppy.
Boy it won't be long and that litle guy will be here. Get some rest! Pretty exciting.
NANCY jO

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well I like the traditional GRANDMA OR GRAMMA...that's what I am...I'm not a nene or a bimi or a gam gam...just good ole grandma! lol

I have a feeling that little Avery is going to call you whatever comes easiest from his little mouth...

Hugs and congratulations!
Karen

Colleen said...

Your grandchildren name you...at least mine have :-) but they could call you anything, they ae so endearing!!

Just Breathe said...

That is so awesome. Hooray.
I don't have any yet but I want to be called Grandma.

Janet, said...

I don't have any grandchildren, but I always called mine Grandma.

Lucy said...

I love being called Grandma. It melts my heart.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

CONGRATS! I don't have any grandchildren but I still think grandma is very nice! Cindy

Chocolate Cat said...

If you are happy to be Grandma then enjoy being called that. I think it is lovely.

Rhondi said...

I am so excited for you that you are going to be a grandma! My grandkids call me Grandma Rhondi.

Jean Tuthill said...

Congratulations... this is the best time of your life! Mine call me Grammy... respectable even for a 22 yr old. Lol One of them called me "pretty" for a while. I kinda liked that, too. Thanks for coming by, I'll be posting more often now, I just retired officially last week. Yippee!

Debbie J said...

Today's the day Penny!!!! Let us know how everything goes. We need details!

Grandma Penny sounds good. :o)