Did you choose the names your kids call their grandparents? [name_u]Or[/name_u] did you let the grandparents decide?
I’m currently expecting, and this will be the first grandchild on my side of the family. Growing up, we always just called our grandmothers Grandma [first name] and we didn’t have grandfathers. And that is what my hubby does and his nieces do the same for their grandparents.
My mom has first name like [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]. Growing up she always went by “[name_f]Beth[/name_f]” but after what was basically a midlife crisis, she’s re-invented herself as “[name_f]Liz[/name_f]”. She also moved away and cut ties with most people who knew her as “[name_f]Beth[/name_f]”. [name_f]My[/name_f] mom and I have a somewhat strained relationship for other reasons, but I figure it’s none of my business what people I don’t know call her and her family still calls her “[name_f]Beth[/name_f]”. I just call her Mom and circumvent the issue.
But now she’s told me she wants her grandma name to be “[name_u]Nana[/name_u] [name_f]Liz[/name_f]” which makes me want to roll my eyes and brings up bad feelings about the circumstances of her move and the way she handled things. I’m not a fan of [name_u]Nana[/name_u] either, but do you think we can just have the grandmas be Grandma and [name_u]Nana[/name_u] and leave first names out of it for a while?