My daughter and I got to talking this week about what her kids will call me and my husband.
Now–just for the record–she’s seventeen and this is all just for curiosity’s sake. LOL. We aren’t worrying our little heads about this anytime soon. But it made for a fun conversation. My grandparents growing up were Paw Paw and Nanny on one side, and Maw Maw on the other (never knew that grandfather). My parents were Nana and Paw Paw for their grandchildren, but I don’t remember if the “Nana” was intentional, or if the first grandchild named her.
My daughter’s father is from the Midwest, and they very much just do Grandma and Grandpa with last names to designate the family. But my now-husband is from the south like me, and his parents go by Granny and Pop.
So–basically, I plan to go by Nana, since that’s what my Mom did. And he plans to go by Pop, since that’s what his Dad did. My daughter’s dad will likely go by Grandpa, and his new wife will most likely go by whatever she grew up with.
Or the first kid will come out saying Nooney and Pickle, and that’s what we’ll forever be. 🙂
What did/do you call your grandparents, and how is the naming done in your family?
Posted on July 16, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged before and ever since, family, grandparents names, kids, romance, sharla lovelace, the reason is you, womens fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.