My daughter is having her first baby soon and I can’t decide what I want my first grandchild to call me. I’m not that keen on gran or granny so I was thinking of a different name, but not sure what. Any ideas?


Posted anonymously, 11th September 2019


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  • Granny



  • I actually like the sound of grandmother and grandma. :)
    Good luck with finding a name that you like hearing and congratulations on becoming a grandparent (soon).



  • I think as alternative for nan, non and pop is also quite nice. I’m Dutch, it’s oma and opa for us. You may find inspiration in different languages, have a look at google translate and see if something comes up that appeals to you :)



  • I always have liked ‘Nan’ as anything with the word grand (like grandma) in front of it, has always seemed older. I wouldn’t be opposed to nana either.



  • Oma and opa the german version



  • My granddaughter and grandson both call me Nana and I’m happy with that



  • I really like Breearna Jade’s G-ma . Have not heard that one before but love it.



  • We call our grandma nanna…hope you find something suitable for you :)



  • I’ve always been called ‘nan’ or nanny. I think grandma sounds more American.



  • I called my Grandparents Gran & Gramp.
    My Grandchildren call me Judy.



  • It’s oma and opa for mine :)
    What’s your first name ? You could do nan followed by your first name or a short for that ?



  • Nan or nanny



  • Depends on your heritage, my late dad being Italian wanted to be called Nono but my mum did not want Nona the female Italian version so we ended up with Grandma. I wish we could just use our first names, but some people will add the first name with nan or Grandma.



  • My mum is Granny, not by her choice! But my MIL is Nanny and my Dad’s wife is Nanna. There are so many unique names for grandmothers these days, it is so nice to see! I hope you find a name that you love being called by your new grand baby! x



  • We have a ‘Pop’ and ‘Nanny’. I really like ‘pop’ but don’t know of a female equivalent. It’s fun to pick!


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