Looking for an alternative nickname for grandma? Look no further.
I am not sure about everyone else’s mother (or mother-in-law), but mine really didn’t want to be called “Grandma”. There is nothing wrong with the name “Grandma” – heck both my grandmother’s were “Grandma” and loved it. But for some new Grandmothers the name feels off for a variety of reasons. I realized this wasn’t unique to my mom (maybe it’s a baby boomer thing) in talking to other families. My own family is now full of non-grandmas! My aunt is called Mooney, my mom is called Ama, and my mother-in-law is called Gammy.
With this in mind, I began asking other people what they called their Grandmothers or what their children call their grandmothers and this is the non-horrible list I came out with in the end!
Whether these names were intentional by the adults in the room, or unintentional by the children’s developing speech – they are mostly pretty cute. Have something to add? I’d love to hear it!