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To change my name to Gags?

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BJsHair · 16/11/2019 07:58

My sons girlfriend is pregnant. I’m only 38 and feel too young to be called grandma. AIBU to ask them to call me gags?

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GruciusMalfoy · 16/11/2019 07:58

YABU, Gags sounds horrible!

FridalovesDiego · 16/11/2019 08:03

I have a Mimi (her name is Marie, so could just be a diminutive). Or there’s Gigi. Or Lita. Gags sounds older than Granny, but if that’s what you want..

HugoSpritz · 16/11/2019 08:03

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EmpressLesbianInChair · 16/11/2019 08:04

Gags suggests either choking or silencing.

YANBU to want to suggest a different title but I’d really look for something else.

LizziesTwin · 16/11/2019 08:08

Just go for grandma or granny, a friend of mine’s mother said the same when she was having her first child and insisted on not being granny. It just made her seem slightly ridiculous that she couldn’t accept the relationship to her child’s child. Your grandchild will want to know why everyone else has a grandma & she has a Gags, what are you going to say, I’m not your grandma because I’m too young?

BrokenBrit · 16/11/2019 08:10

Not Gags! If you can’t do Nan or anything usual then you will have to think outside the box.
How about Mimi, Gigi or grandmum?

honeyloops · 16/11/2019 08:13

Gags sounds horrible. What about Gigi/GG? My friend has a GG and it sounds quite sweet.

lostfrequencies · 16/11/2019 08:15

Hugo Grin

Definitely not gags OP!

666onmyhead · 16/11/2019 08:23

Sheldon has a MeeMa . That's better than gags ! @HugoSpritz lol 😄

tiggertogger · 16/11/2019 08:33

Aside from the gags issue, which is horrible, isn't it interesting how young parents run in families and those who have children really young are more far more likely to be young grandparents. I wonder what the connection actually is- attitude, socio economic, role model etc If anyone has any insight, I'd be interested to hear!

X0X0 · 16/11/2019 08:35

It just made her seem slightly ridiculous that she couldn’t accept the relationship to her child’s child.

Personally I dont like gags, what about grandma in another language?

GinDaddy · 16/11/2019 08:35

@tiggertogger why not ask the OP directly? She is going to read your "socioeconomic" post...

HowDeepIsYourGlove · 16/11/2019 08:40

Granny / grandma conjures up images of cute little grey-haired old ladies. Not a 38 year old woman... so I can see your point.

What about nana / Nona/ ninnie or something along those lines?

My parents were only in their early 40s when I had my first child and they get called Nana and Pops

JigsawsAreInPieces · 16/11/2019 08:42

Gags is vile! Nan or nanny is much nicer. Never really liked grandma or granny, tbh.
Doesn't matter your age, it's the family role you're in.

Iblinkedandiamold · 16/11/2019 08:45

Same here, a bit older but too young to be Granny
I was just going to go by my first name. I don't know.

cheeseandpineapple · 16/11/2019 08:49

XOXO’s link has some great suggestions. I was going to suggest Gigi. Yaya (Greek) is good too. Or G-ma.

Congrats! Prob not what you were expecting at 38 but I think it will be lovely to be a young, energetic grandmother, great for your son and his partner and your grandchild. All the best!

Mummytoonlychild · 16/11/2019 08:51

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FizzyIce · 16/11/2019 08:52

Oh no! Sounds awful.
I actually call my dad Gag as that’s what I used to sound like saying his name as I always had my thumb in my mouth

Bezalelle · 16/11/2019 09:03

Gags is awful.

People who invent contrived nicknames to avoid being Granny or Granddad always make me cringe.

Mickhasnotorso · 16/11/2019 09:04

Nanna is a nicer alternative

pooopypants · 16/11/2019 09:30

Gags is awful and your age has nothing to do with it

Sounds to me like you're more bothered that your son is having a child before you're 40

Myimaginarycathasfleas · 16/11/2019 09:58

Not Gags! I must admit I wouldn't like Nan, Nana or Nanny. But I'd be happy with Gran, Grandma or Granny.

You could wait to see what permutation the baby itself comes up with. The Queen Mother was a Gan-gan.

RedSheep73 · 16/11/2019 10:02

You can ask them to call you whatever you want. I've never heard of gags before, but I kniw what you mean about grandma, that sounds very old. They are nannas in our family.

LouisaJenny · 16/11/2019 10:12

It’s up to you and the baby’s parents really, isnt it?

If you dont like granny/grandma and would prefer gags then go for it.

A friend of mine became a grandmother in her early forties. She’s known as Nin to her grandchildren as she didn’t want to have a traditional name.

Whatever suits you...

Averyyounggrandmaofsix · 16/11/2019 10:21

Well it's obvious by my user name what I think.
Are you going to pretend you are not the child's grandmother in RL?

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