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Grandmother alternative names?

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TinaM Fri 01-Apr-16 15:48:34

I know what you
Well I haven't realised there are so many options out there.
When I was a little girl we only had grandmother and grandfather.

Maggiemaybe Thu 31-Mar-16 18:28:42

We've had threads on this before, with lots of suggestions, that you might be able to find. But if not.... I fancied being called Nonna at the time, but it seemed just a wee bit pretentious for a Northern lass without a drop of Italian blood. So I decided Nana wasn't really too far off grin There'll be input from the grandchildren anyway - my eldest (3yo) always gives me my full title of Nana Maggie.

I can't say I'd like to be called Bomma. I can imagine what toddlers, and cheeky sons, might make of that.

TinaM Thu 31-Mar-16 18:06:01

One of my friends is going to be a grandmother soon, she is 47 and feels a bit uncomfortable being called grandma.I’ve started researching the web to find alternatives for her. It seems that many people out there have similar concerns.
A new trend is using a foreign version like bomma(Flemish) or nonnie(Italian)
Many people are using trendy versions like glammy or granny? or nicknames.
How do you prefer to be called? Suggestions will be highly