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to think that there should be a Nansnet as well as/instead of a Gransnet?

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SpringHeeledJack · 05/05/2011 21:23

Gran is v middle class, to my ear/mind. While Nan isn't.

(I had both. Actually, I had a Granny and a Nanna. I was told by a bf that Nanna was posh. He used to pronounce it Nannaar)

(mind you he had a Naaaaan. From Caaaaaamberwell. She wasn't posh, oh no.)

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Acanthus · 05/05/2011 21:24

Ha ha. I came on to say that we couldn't because Nan is common, but you beat me to it! Grin

igetmorelovefromthecat · 05/05/2011 21:25

YABU. I can't stand the name Nan .

But that's just me.

Maybe I'm too posh :)

wednesday13 · 05/05/2011 21:26

Nansnet has a great ring, but maybe there are already Netnans?

maighdlin · 05/05/2011 21:28

to me nan is the posh one.

hormonesnomore · 05/05/2011 21:33

I had never heard the names Nan or Nana until I met my English ex-h.

I'm Scottish and had a Grandma & a Gran. I'm Grandma by choice but also like Granny.

PureBloodMuggle · 05/05/2011 21:36

True enough it's not like Mums/Gransnet comes across as middle class or anything is it!!

Ooh how about Grandmamanet? (is that's how it's spelt - pronounced grand-ma-mar) This is what my own mother told me she wanted to be called.

I despair.

handsomeharry · 05/05/2011 21:37

Scotland here too. It's granny for my mum and gran for MIL.

Nan/nana/nanna are all a definite no-no!

They are becoming more popular here, especially twinned with the equally awful Papa.

grandmaagain · 05/05/2011 21:38

my children had a grandma and a nanna just so they had separate identities and the children did"nt get confused. now I am a grandma it is the same, other gran is called nanna!

onceamai · 05/05/2011 21:45

nan's net for women with grandkids and gran's net for ladies with grandchildren Grin.

fit2drop · 05/05/2011 21:50

I am it...
nana is kinda young sounding (well it is to my addled brain)

See when I told people I am a nana they go oh thats nice, but when I told people I am a granma they say ...oh never!! really! you dont look old enough Grin

For ego and vanity I like to be called granma best Grin

SpringHeeledJack · 05/05/2011 21:52

I reckon you'd get a whole different approach to, say, smacking on a NN thread to a GN thread

ime, your Nan would recommend a clip round the ear for the overexcited nipper, while Gran would suggest a nice sticky bun, and say you were 'overtired'


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Ormirian · 05/05/2011 21:56

Granny/gran thankyou very much!

Only nanny in our family was our cm

pluPassionatelyHatingAntiAV · 05/05/2011 22:02

No! You can't allow splitters. All old people must stay together.

mummissinghermind · 05/05/2011 22:02

My mother always says a Nanny is paid, Grannys are not. I prefer Granny.

Nanny0gg · 05/05/2011 22:13

Well speaking as the latest Nanny in a long line of Nannies in our family, with a DGS and another DGC on the way, I am glad to note that takes more than a name to decides one's class.

MCos · 05/05/2011 23:32

I had 2 grannies.
My sister was first to have DC within our family, and in her husband family it was Nana. So my mom became Nana for her first grankids.
My MIL is called Nanny, same her her mom was.
So we have a Nana and a Nanny. And no Granny. It is a bit weird for me.

FreudianSlipper · 05/05/2011 23:38

Nana is posh (my mum is a Nana not a Nanny she is posh)

Granny jsut seems older

my mums is nana to ds, and his scottish nana is granny

I had a nanny, never nan

GloriaSmut · 05/05/2011 23:39

Oh excuse me...I'm fearfully middle class but am still "Nanny" to my dgd. I am not, however, anybody's "Nana". My own grandmother was a "Nanny" too.

Personally, since I've merely crept in and straight out of "Gransnet" I'd need evidence that a "Nansnet" would be a deal merrier and stuffed with a decent sufficiency of other old gimmers who said fuck and stuff.

bubblecoral · 05/05/2011 23:48

It's supposed to be Granny. They don't have Nanchildren, so why does Nan/Nanna/Nanny even exist?

Valpollicella · 05/05/2011 23:51

Ds Has Granma (paternal) and Nanna (my mum) as Nanna is close to the Italian Nonna, which she is (Italian, my mum, that is)

theinet · 05/05/2011 23:55

Nana is common
Gran and Grandma are middle class
Grandmother is posh

limitedperiodonly · 05/05/2011 23:58

My mum's boycotting Gransnet on principle. Trying far too fucking hard to be posh, she says.

crazynanna · 06/05/2011 00:00

I hate hate hate 'gran' really has a tone of the elderly...'gran'

I am 'nana'...but two of my GC call me my user name. Nansnet rolls off the toungue.

FreudianSlipper · 06/05/2011 00:04

Nana is common

lordy lord will have to inform my mum

pinkstinks · 06/05/2011 00:06

I have a Nonah, I think its italian...but not sure...

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