Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 18 1 2 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 179

Thread: Another name for Grandma?

  1. #1
    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newfoundland Canada
    Posts
    1,692
    My husband's son and his girlfriend are soon going to be parents.
    From that first line can you tell I don't really have a role in this? I want to be a grandma to this child and have made the quilt, ordered the crib, bought oodles of clothing for her... They live over halfway accross the country, so I won't get to see her very much.

    Matt has already told his dad that his Mom's new husband will NOT be "Poppy-Kevin". So that leaves me wondering if that was a hint... I will not be "Nanny Lori".

    Is there another name besides Nan or Grandma that I could sign the quilt with? Something that everyone can live with?

    Incidentally I do have a good relationship with Matt. He calls here and we chat for several minutes before he asks for his dad. I figure that's pretty good for someone I first met when he was 18 years old...

  2. #2
    Power Poster Moonglow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    10,718
    Grammy?

  3. #3
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,440
    Nana? My grand nieces and nephews call me Mamma Dawne!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    york county, PA
    Posts
    903
    My granddaughter decided what to call me. I always referred to myself as Grandma. She called me Grammy. Then it was Grams and yesterday she was calling me Gramsy. As long as she says 'I love you' - I don't care what she calls me!!

  5. #5
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    4,752
    My dearest older grandmotherly friend was always called "Hon" by her children, grandchildren and other relatives/friends. My granddogs just bark and wag their tails when I come it...lol

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern , Virginia
    Posts
    1,521
    My husbands son and daughter-in-law's children call my DH Grandpa Ben. They were told by our sweet DIL that I was NOT their grandmother and to call me by my first name. Thank God I am getting my OWN first grandchild in May and will finally called grandma!!

  7. #7
    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,508
    There are so many different names for Gramma...I prefer Nana myself. You could go with different origins, such as Oma, Nonny, Bubbe, Mimi, MorMor, GiGi, Mamoo, and my son's version GamMoo...

  8. #8
    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,704
    Blog Entries
    3
    I'm Grandma, (or Maama, as my 2yr old DGS calls me), my son-in-law's stepmother (who raised him since he was 5) is Nana, and his biological mother is YaYa (she's Greek and that's what they say).
    My brother's grandkids call him Bop and my sister-in-law is MiMi.

    Are you Irish? German? French? etc. Maybe you could use their version of Grandma.
    Congratulations BTW and the kids will love you no matter what they call you if you treat them as a Grandma does.

  9. #9
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,000
    Blog Entries
    1
    My mom is Mamaw. My dad is Bob. Dad didn't want to be called Grandpa or Papaw.

    A friend of mine in your position ended up being Kathy-Gram.

  10. #10
    Super Member Country1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    2,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    My husband's son and his girlfriend are soon going to be parents.
    From that first line can you tell I don't really have a role in this? I want to be a grandma to this child and have made the quilt, ordered the crib, bought oodles of clothing for her... They live over halfway accross the country, so I won't get to see her very much.

    Matt has already told his dad that his Mom's new husband will NOT be "Poppy-Kevin". So that leaves me wondering if that was a hint... I will not be "Nanny Lori".

    Is there another name besides Nan or Grandma that I could sign the quilt with? Something that everyone can live with?

    Incidentally I do have a good relationship with Matt. He calls here and we chat for several minutes before he asks for his dad. I figure that's pretty good for someone I first met when he was 18 years old...

    I'm MeMaw

Page 1 of 18 1 2 11 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.