Grandmother Name

17 Jan

Before I knew my daughter was pregnant with my first grandchild, I picked out my Grandmother name.

It was:  Gramma Nettie

Getting it to stick, now, two years afterwards — well we shall see.  Grandson #1 is beginning to talk, but really doesn’t address me as anything.  I think I scare him.  I can tell because of his body language when I approach him — wide eyes, stiff body, loud crying.  His FLACC score is about a 6/10.

His Grandfather, now that is a different story.  When those two boys see each other, they both throw their arms in the air and yell to each other, give each other huge hugs.  Then they go play cars.  Because Grampa also shares a fascination with cars that go zoom, I am trying to get Number One to call him ZOOMpa.  I think it is kinda cute, don’t you?  I think it might stick, too.

But for me, I know that whatever the oldest grandchild calls the grandparents, every other grandchild after that will call them the same.  I do hope it isn’t ZOOMma!

Gramma Zoom?

He’d better call me something quick, I’m on pins and needles about my new Gramma name.


Posted by on 17 January 2014 in Gramma Name, Grandmothers



4 responses to “Grandmother Name

  1. wendycoyne

    18 April 2016 at 12:26 am

    I wanted to be grandma, and I was for a while. Now I am either g-ma or Wendizzle. I don’t care as long as they come to see me without being dragged 🙂


  2. momfawn

    28 January 2014 at 8:06 am

    I have always been “Grammy”, as that is what I called my grandmothers. My mother-in-law was from Arkansas, and she wanted to be “Granny” (unfortunately she died before becoming a grandmother). My superhero name — given by my oldest granddaughter — is “Grammy the Magnificent”. I rather like that! – Fawn


    • dayspringacres

      28 January 2014 at 10:59 am

      Oh, that IS magnificent! I called my mom’s mom “gramma” and my kids had a grammie. The other was called “Doma” because the oldest stated it and it stuck.


  3. The Hip Grandmother

    25 January 2014 at 8:57 am

    Reblogged this on The Hip Grandmother and commented:
    Here is a great story. Nice to know I will be in good company this spring! 🙂



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