Although she’s excited about her new role, baby [name]Jane[/name] [name]Violet[/name]'s maternal “grandmother” (my daughter) is fairly young – 43 – to take on that title and has been trying to come up with a name for [name]Jane[/name] to call her.
It used to be that nearly every woman who was fortunate to have a grandchild was called “Grandma”, but now “the G-word”, as I used to say , is not as much in favor. When I became a “grandmother” at age 41, I immediately announced that I would be [name]Nana[/name], and my husband, who wouldn’t have minded being “Grandpa” at all, somehow became “Papa”. I’ve told [name]Catherine[/name] she can be “[name]Nana[/name]” also (just as we’re both “Mom” to our children), but she says [name]Nana[/name] is my name in the family, and she wants a different title. (I have many young grandchildren, so that [name]Jane[/name] will grow up with her mother’s young cousins who are just slightly older than she, with one almost exactly her age (due in [name]April[/name]). They all call me “[name]Nana[/name]” and I expect [name]Jane[/name] will too.)
If you were to become a grandmother in your early 40s, would you be “Grandma” or go by a different grandma sort of name?
[name]Do[/name] you have any suggestions for my daughter?