Since I found out I'm going to be a grandmother, there has been an ongoing discussion of what I would like my grandmother name to be. So many possibilities!
Grandma? Too traditional for me...and it's what all the grandchildren call my mother-in-law. Mimi? No, that's my mom, although it seems to be a popular choice among many of my friends who have reached grandmotherhood. Grandmommy was what we called my maternal grandmother. My paternal grandmother was Ma-maw. All the variations of Nana, Nanna, Nona just don't seem like me (to me, anyway). I'm sure there are many other options that I haven't considered at all.
My preferred name was suggested by my sister-in-law Claudia and my friend Beth, both of them knowing that I've used it as a nickname online for years. It's a nickname that was bestowed upon me by my friend Susan back in our high school days...a combination of part of my first name and my middle initial. I'm so used to being "Jancey" now that it seems the most natural thing for my grandchild to call me, too.
Jennifer is not so sure about it. She asked me yesterday if I was certain that's what I wanted to be called, also telling me that her mother-in-law thinks it's cute (and it's not too close to what she's considering). When I said that I was 98 percent sure about it, she suggested that I ask my blog readers their opinion. So, dear readers, what do you think? And what do your grandchildren call you? Is it a name you picked, or was it chosen for you? Or if you're not yet a grandmother or grandfather, what would you want your future grandchildren to call you?
p.s. Both grandfathers-to-be want to be called "Granddad". We need to work on them.
p.p.s. Only 87 days until the due date!!!