Thanks girls!! I knew I could count on the I-doers!!
QUOTE(squeaza @ May 3 2012, 12:52 PM)
Do you have any heritage in your family where they're called different names? Ouma is Afrikaans.
Not really, but might do some research to see if dad is happy to "adopt" a name from a different language.
QUOTE(ClaireBear @ May 3 2012, 12:52 PM)
So ultimately, whatever you decide to call the grandies will probably be overturned by the first child who is able to speak. Just ask Granna Smash.
at Granna Smash!! I am fully prepared for DS to modify the name, but I atleast want a starting point. I want to be able to talk to DS about Ma Ma and .....
QUOTE(Cole29* @ May 3 2012, 01:12 PM)
He does call both grandmothers "Nana" though. I didn't want this, I wanted separate names. My mum was already Nana but MIL insisted on also being Nana. He does get confused at times and generally if we say Nana he immediately thinks we are refrring to my mum.
My grandmothers were both "Nanna" as my sisters and I were the last grandkids on either side, so all the cousins had already paved the way years before, but we just differentiated between the two by using their surnames. But even though I don't remember being confused, I still want something unique for my dad to avoid the possibility of confusion.
QUOTE(aChocLover @ May 3 2012, 01:40 PM)
With regards to your Mum's suggestion for her being called "Ma Ma", it is very similar to "Mama" which from my recollection was our DDs first step to saying Mum. Just a thought to consider (and I don't mean to upset the apple cart or offend at all)
Oh, not offended at all. It's pronounce more like Mar Mar, which is actually how mum wants it spelt, but I don't like the look of it!! Hopefully there will be enough difference between how DS says my name and Mar Mar. Thanks for the "heads up"!!
QUOTE(AnA927 @ May 3 2012, 02:19 PM)
Edit - I just realized I was no help at all, sorry!!
AnA927, you were helpful!! Any names are food for thought!
QUOTE(BlueBug @ May 3 2012, 02:28 PM)
I think I might be the only one to disagree with going with whatever bubs uses when they learn to talk
As I mentioned earlier, I atleast want a starting point. I guess it will just be a waiting game to see if DS modifies it in anyway, but I will certainly be correcting any embarrassing versions!!
Thanks again. You have certainly given me a starting point.