Don't get me wrong. A baby is always a blessing, and we are excited for our son and his wife. They found out about a week ago that it will be a girl, so I can now start my baby knitting,, as soon as I figure out what that's going to be.
But the most significant matter on my mind in relation to this event is my name. What will I be called? Grandmother is too formal, not to mention old sounding, as are Grandma & Granny. My grandparents were called MaMaw and PaPaw, with the only difference being the mountain pronunciation for my mother's parents in contrast to the mid-NC pronunciation for my father's parents. I'm not opposed to being called MaMaw simply because of the pleasant memories that it creates in my mind, and that's probably the one I'm leaning towards at the moment. Other suggestions I've heard are, Grammy, GiGi, GoGo, G-Mom, Glam-ma & Nana. I don't hate any of those, but I still think there ought to be something better.
This is a weighty decision. This is our first grandchild, and whatever name she uses will probably be what I am called by any future grandchildren as well. The clock is ticking and September will be here before I know it!
Question for you: Please tell me what you call your grandmother(s) in the comments and any other name suggestions you might have.
My Maternal Grandmother (AKA MaMaw)