Post # 91
Seems weird. “Lovey” sounds like a romantic term of endearment to me.
My nieces call their maternal grandma “B-ma” & my Dads wife “Grandma”. My mum inisited on having a different but still grandma-ish name. Her first name starts with a B so I guess this is where it started.
Post # 92
We just go by what the kids want to nickname the grandparents.
Post # 93
After much back and forth Mother-In-Law texted me directly and asked if she could be called Lovey. I’m awful at confrontation but told her we just aren’t comfortable with that name but I really want her to have a name she loves. I gave her a few suggestions and she really liked two of them- Lulu and GiGi. She said she will consider them! Hopefully that’s the end of the Lovey situation!
Post # 94
When I googled “Lovey” as a grandma nickname, Kris Jenner came up….just something to think about.
Post # 95
My dad’s side of the family has always used Mamaw and Papaw. My nephew couldn’t say Mamaw, it turned into Memaw. I still prefer Mamaw.
Post # 96
Yes, the grandparent chooses…but within reason.
Additionally, you never really know how the child will morph the name when they actually come on the scene. Sometimes those adorable 2 year old interpurtations will stick. My nephew has created a new nickname for me with his cute pronounciation of my name and I’d be delighted if he called me that forever!
Post # 97
Katie1992 : I was just about to suggest something like Lulu or Lolo or Lala (whatever, some sort of play on lovey) most peopl don’t blink when relatives are called something like that.. my grandmother was “Iaia” (pronounced “ee-I-ya”), my BFFs dad is “Tata”, etc..
I hope she picks one of those you suggested!
Post # 98
Katie1992 : I just say let baby pick! Lovey is kind of difficult for a baby to say anyway am I right? And weird to be called that unless you’re a pet? LMAO and when Mother-In-Law isn’t around, keep referring to her as the name you prefer. Some people are so strange…
Post # 99
Allaboutthedogs : Lol everyone always looks at me like I’m crazy because they all have Pawpaws and Papas. I’m so glad I’m not the only one!
Post # 100
We’re TTC. Grandparents can express preferences on any reasonable variety of grandparent names, eg gran, granny, nan, nana, nanny, grandma.
If other nicknames arise then I’m open to them but they will come from the child. No adult is creating a nickname for themselves.
Lovey- bleh. I hate it. It’s the height of ‘I know I’m a grandparent but I’ll call myself something else so I can be a cool, young grandparent’.
Post # 101
On my husbands side, his parents go by Nana and Pappy (his mom is from Newfoundland, and his dad is French Canadian) – on my side, my dad goes by Grandpa, and my mom INSISTS on being called “Gran” or “Granny”. She says they sound younger than Grandma. I think she’s high on something. Granny sounds SUPER OLD. Granny panties come to mind…