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Alternate Names For The Woman In Your Life Who Refuses To Be Called ‘Grandma’

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cool grandmaYou tussled with your mother and mother-in-law over your baby’s name, and were thrilled when they finally conceded that the choice was between you and your partner. But now they’ve declared themselves far too special to be called Grandma. While fair is fair, that doesn’t mean you can’t try to sway their decision. Here’s some alternate names for Grandma that don’t sound anything like “Mommy”.

1. Banana



Is she already driving you nuts with her lectures about the benefits of breast feeding and why you should make your own baby food? Then this play off Nana sounds right up her alley.

2. Kitty



Toddlers like to hug and pet people anyway, and grandparents rank high on the snuggle list. Plus this way you can ease your mom guilt over not wanting to get a pet.

3. Mumsy



If your mom will always be a teeny bit sad that you didn’t marry Prince William, this name is a good consolation prize. Bonus points if you can teach your kids to say it with an English accent.

4. GiGi



For the grandmother who desperately wants the world to believe she’s too young to have a grandchild. With this name she can pretend people in the store think she’s just the babysitter, though we all know her inability to say ‘no’ to candy requests is a dead giveaway of her true identity.

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