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Nanny or Nannie

(122 Posts)
Rosie21 Wed 16-Nov-16 10:00:16

I always said I wouldn't be called Granny or Grandma but I wanted to be 'Nannie'. Now comes the English Teacher in me, spelling. I have chosen to be 'Nannie'. My thinking that it would differentiate me from a Nanny (paid). Any thoughts on being a 'y' or 'ie'?
What other term of endearment do your grandchildren use? brew

jordana Wed 16-Nov-16 10:03:53

Nanny to me means as you say a paid person to look after children. Nan or nannie seems fine although I am called gran

kittylester Wed 16-Nov-16 10:06:02

I am called 'ma', not may ways for that to go wrong!

tanith Wed 16-Nov-16 10:37:36

I'm Grandma to some and Nanny to others I haven't ever seen it spelt Nannie before.

tanith Wed 16-Nov-16 10:39:54

I do wish for an 'edit' button...

I think people can usually differentiate between a paid usually youngish nanny and a real Nanny/Grandparent.

Jane10 Wed 16-Nov-16 11:35:27

Why not just Gran? No spelling worries there.

Teetime Wed 16-Nov-16 11:37:29

I'm Nanna sounds a bit softer than Nanny and it was what I called my Grandmother.

merlotgran Wed 16-Nov-16 11:39:27

I'm Granny but I also like Nan. It sounds more like a nickname and less like an employee.

henetha Wed 16-Nov-16 12:06:10

I'm Nan, whch I like best of all.

Greyduster Wed 16-Nov-16 12:30:13

I am nanny, with a 'y' it seems because that's the way GS has alway spelled it since he could hold a pencil. I suggested to him recently that now he's nearly ten he could call me nan. He said "but you aren't nan, you're nanny!"

gillybob Wed 16-Nov-16 12:30:46

Me too jordana or maybe a goat

TerriBull Wed 16-Nov-16 13:11:10

Like you Teetime I'm nanna because that's what I called my grandmas. I don't like either nanny or nan, but each to their own. I quite like grandma, but I'm not old enough to be one, well not yet! If I'm still here in say 20 years, I'm going to definitely insist on being called grandma, by which time I expect to have the right sort of warbly voice to go with such a grand title.

Pigglywiggly Wed 16-Nov-16 13:14:14

I am Grannie.

Maranta Wed 16-Nov-16 13:15:10

And is it Granny or Grannie? My Scottish grandmother was Grannie, which is what I favour.

Lisalou Wed 16-Nov-16 14:15:47

Whatever you want is what it should be! I had a Nana and a Gaga, and my children have a Ganny and a Gragry, so I dont think there is a particular protocol for such things!

Christinefrance Wed 16-Nov-16 14:32:31

Nanny for me too, I have never seen it spelled with ' ie '. Not that important in the scheme of things though just glad they don't call me anything worse ! !

M0nica Wed 16-Nov-16 14:49:03

I am 'Grandma' and so is the other Grandma. Differentiated by our First names when we are all together.

ninathenana Wed 16-Nov-16 14:56:53

When D asked me my preference whilst pregnant with GC1 I said nanna. Which I remained until he was about 2 when he started calling me nannie which disappointed me and gets confusing as other GP is nannie too.
I agree nannie is a relatively nanny is paid help.

ninathenana Wed 16-Nov-16 14:58:03

Flipping predictive...relative

paddyann Wed 16-Nov-16 15:00:04

I'm Granny to my three girlies and my 13 year old grandson has always called me daftgrannie ,usually at the top of his voice from the other side of a shop.I never liked Nanny or Nanna ,I'm their granny so why would they call me anything else?

paddyann Wed 16-Nov-16 15:02:04

3 of the 4 call my husband Papa and the 4th calls him Grandpa ,thir own choice

trisher Wed 16-Nov-16 15:06:11

I'm Granny, mostly because my mum has always and still is Nanna. Now shouted by 2 year old loudly as "Gwanny" when he wants me!

Anniebach Wed 16-Nov-16 15:10:38

I am Grannie to two and Bro to the third , been so since she was seven , she is now 17

TwiceAsNice Wed 16-Nov-16 15:14:38

I am Granny spelt with a y but no reason at all why it can't be ie. Whatever suits you best

downtoearth Wed 16-Nov-16 15:16:53

Nanny or mum was little nanny...because she had shrunk