Karen - Jasmine 14/1/05 & Damon 31/1/07
This is the first child to my current partner, (I have one from another relationship, and he has 4 from his previous).
My parents are called Grandma & Poppy, but his parents are called "Grandad & Rene"
His mother's name is Irene and is called "Rene" for short by her other grandchildren. I think its a bit odd that they dont call her grandma, but that's what their use to. My husband never called his grandmother "Grandma", he had a nickname for her too "Ginga".
I'm OK with that, but my parents will always be "Grandma & Poppy"
Laneisa, QLD, 5 kids + baby Flynn 24/02/05
Can I suggest taking a really really cute photo of your baby and sending it to your husband's grandma as a momento? She might come around to realise that the baby is special and beautiful whether boy or girl.
My mum didn't want to be called Grandma either, so she is now Mama while I'm Mummy. My bg is chinese and Grandma in chinese is Por Por... sounds a whole lot stranger than Tatt Ta!
I hope things work out for you.
Sept 04 baby boy & Dec 06 baby girl
As for calling Grandma tatt ta, does it really matter what she is called? Maybe you could both agree on something short like nan or something. My mum is called a varitey of names, my neice, who lives interstate calls her "other nana". My son call her nan, my nephew calls her ma. I think she is being really silly about demandind to be called tatt ta. It is an honor to be a grandparent and she should be a bit more greatful. Tell her to act her age, because she is old enough to be a grandma.
The Deeks 07/08/02, Googie 23/11/04
aren't you worried that your baby boy will confuse Mum and Ma?...or will he call you something else?...
Liam Evan, 2
I'm glad you and your Mum could agree, my husband is adopted and has just been contact with his birth other, and now has two nans and a granny!...and two grandads!...smile
if he's anything like my son, he will only say Dad Dad anyway!!...
so frustrating...smile, when Mum is the one who looks after them all day!...smile
Liam Evan, 2
Aimee, 4 year old princess
My Mum wanted to be called DIDI which is Napalese for Older Sister, or a respectful term for an older lady. No biggie, at least my daughter could say it.
She has now decided she wants to be called Grandma-Jo as she decided that Didi made her sound like a Highschool cheerleader. So for now its Grandma-Jo.
dont know what its going to be next, but Im sure DD will end up calling her what she wants to call her anyway.
Both my mum and my Fiancés mom did not want to be called nana or grandma as on both sides there is already a grandma and a nana, and they both thought they were too young, mind you my fiancés mother is 50 but each to their own, we respected their feelings on it and let them all decide what they wanted to be called. My parents are Mimi and Pa and on my fiancés side they are Me Me and Daddy Mac. I’m sure DD will also call them what ever she feels like calling them also smile
mumsgroup.tk -Kayden 31.1.05 & Tianah 25.8.06