Thursday, January 30, 2014
What's in a name?
I need some help. My grandson will be here soon and I can't decide what he should call me. My mother says it doesn't matter, he will call me what he wants, but I don't want to leave it up to an infant, I need to be ready!
My parents are Nan Nan and Pop Pop to the kids. My sisters are both Nanny to their grandson's, and I don't know who I want to be.
I know I don't want to be grandma- that's not me, so what are my choices? I've made a list of some I like and some that have been mentioned.
Bubbie- this is my number one favorite, I think it's cute and easy for the baby to say. Hailey says it sounds like a Jewish grandmother and we are not Jewish.
Mimi- at first I though this was cute then my mother reminded me of Mimi from the Drew Carrey show and that is all I see now when I think of that name.
Mom Mom- not my favorite but it works for some people.
Maw Maw- this is Hailey's favorite, from Raising Hope, it's what they call Cloris Leachman and Hailey says I am as crazy as she is. I don't think so. Me Maw and Maw Maw both remind me of a tobacco chewing woman with no shoes, bad eyes who gums all her food. Ok, so that describes me except for the tobacco chewing and the teeth I paid for but whatever.
Grammy- this one is cute but I don't want it to be grandma one day.
Granny- I used to love this, now it reminds me that I'm going to need a pacemaker soon.
Give me some ideas people, these names are not doing it for me. I want something cute, easy for the baby to say, that doesn't make me sound like I'm ancient.