Or should that be what’s in a proper noun?
A little background: Eight weeks ago our gorgeous grandson Oliver was born. My dilemma? What will he call me?
I wanted to be Nanna. I called my mother’s mother Nanna and my daughter calls my mum Nanna. However, my mum doesn’t like the idea of Great-Nanna and two nannas would be confusing.
Ollie’s other grandmother is Grandma so even if I liked it there’d be confusion again. And living in Blackburn, Lancashire Grandma is pronounced Granmer (yuck).
My daughter and I came up with Nanma which we thought we’d invented until I saw the picture of a mug online.
So here’s what I’ve decided. Ollie’s not bothered whether I’m Nanna, Grandma (Granmer) or Nanma as long as I bring him a bottle/nappy change/cuddle when he wants one when I babysit. I’ll answer to pretty much anything until he decides what to call me when he’s older.
Any funny or original grandmother names to add to my list for him to choose from?