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Friday, January 11, 2013

Time to Pick a New Name





Yes it is that time!  It is time for me to pick a new name.  This name will be spoken out of the most precious mouths on earth....my grandchildren....it is an important name.  It is one I get to chose.  I haven't been able to chose a name before.  You are given your name from your parents, you might have a nick-name or two through the years given to you by others and your spouse might give you a name...but you never get to chose your own!

An email reminded me I needed to chose my name...the one that would be passed down through all the grandchildren to come...and I pray  there will be a lot of them. I will hear this name until I pass to see the Lord.

Now this wasn't a chore.  It pulled at my heart...I have been dreaming about my first grandchild for years.  Somehow making it official, to be printed below my picture in a album, made me really think.

I thought I had it....Mimi...that sounded cute.  Many of my friends are Mimi.  Then there was Nana...more friends have that and even  blogs declare the title of Nanas around the world.  Gigi is also cute.  Granny was my grandmother's names and my mom is Nanny.  Somehow they all didn't fit.  I kept trying them all on for size...no!

My daughter-in-law then suggested the one I had hidden in my heart.  Yes, you can call me old-fashion.  Yes, I am a Baby boomer and I am not hip.  No, I don't mind being thought of as old...I have earned it!

What is it going to be.................

                            GRANDMOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That is me!!!

As the child arrives and is welcomed into his/her new home then I will declare more about my first grandchild. As for right now, showers are being scheduled, adjustments to life are being made and I am trying out my new name.  It looks like before I wear my "mother-of-the-bride" title, I will be enjoying my new name.  I might just have to go back and add it to the header for the year....

GRANDMOMMY ......................do you think it fits me?

33 Joining in with more words:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL!! I am dancing the happy dance for you, Grandmommy!!!! I LOVE it! Dancing and praising!!! blessings and sweet prayers for this new addition and new title... t.

Debbie said...

Oh yes! It definitely fits since you have been one grand mommy!

I laughed when you said that you had thought you were settled on Mimi. That's the one I've been settled on for years. I even have some boxes of toys in the attic marked "Mimi and Poppy." It irks my husband, who said that HE hasn't picked a name yet.

You must be getting so excited. What a year 2013 is going to be in your family. Personally, I think the "half has not yet been told" either.

Marla and Steve said...

It fits! I love it.

Debbie said...

Oh absolutely! LOVE it! And it just couldn't suit you better! I am soo happy for you! You will be the most wonderful Grandmommy ever...

Just had to tell you that one of my grands calls me "Grandma Elvis" haha...as I am the Grandma of his with a little dog named Elvis. My kids LOVE this, as I am really not a big fan of our dog Elvis...

Soo many blessings lie ahead for you!

HUGS

Vee said...

That's the first time I have heard this one so it's unique. I hope that the little ones can get all those syllables to come tripping off the tongue. =D It's adorable and I like it and it does suit you!

Farm Girl said...

I am so totally happy that you are going to be a grandmommy. That is so awesome. Yes, I thought about my name too, and even thought about just settling for granny. I didn't of course, I liked the ones the kids call me best. They come up with such sweet names.
I am so happy for you today.

Mary said...

Congratulations!!
and yes somehow Grandmommy fits...full of love and warmth!

I am a MINA :)

Lisa said...

Love it! Grandmommy is perfect!

Cindy said...

Love it. I sometimes think about my name even though there's no reason to need it yet.

Lorraine said...

It is so sweet and perfect for you! Isn't it exciting!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Grandmommy is a perfect fit, Janette! I can "hear" the excitement even in your typed words, and I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear more soon!

Sandy said...

I am so thrilled that you will have a grandchild soon, Janette!!!I also have told my son and daughter in law that when they have kids I want to be called Grandmommy. I just think it sounds so sweet, much more so than any other, especially Mimi, which sounds silly to me.
Hugs!

Sue Anne McKinney said...

What!!! Yay, I am so thrilled!
Grandmommy is perfect. I have an aunt that goes by that and it fits her, too.
What a fun year this is shaping up to be.
from the Austin Nana!

Sue said...

It fits you to a tee, Janette, I am so happy for you and your family.What a year God has in store for you, a new grand baby, and a wedding. Whoopee!!!!
Praying God's continued blessings.
Hugs,
Sue

no spring chicken said...

Grandmommy~ I thought of you!! I just hadn't gotten over yet. Your kids have been often in my prayers. God is SO gracious. How wonderful to give your name and your love to an already conceived child chosen just for you and this time and His purpose. There is a reason for EVERYTHING. Congratulations!

Blessings~ Grammie

Linda said...

Wonderful! I love it! And congratulations on that new little one who will soon join your family. I'm rejoicing with you. :)

Linda

Angel said...

Congratulations! That's a perfect name! I hope you enjoy every moment of this wonderful time in your life. I'm sure you will love being a GrandMommy. :)

Maryann said...

Oh I think it's perfect, I think it suits you to a tee. What an exciting year this will be for you.

Crickit said...

My grandchildren call me "Cookie" I love it and it is so endearing to me! I love yours also! :)

Pom Pom said...

I like it! I am Granny, but sometimes they just say Grans or Ginks (when they couldn't say Granny!)

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, I do love it! I gave a lot of thought to my Grandmother name too and my Grans took to it like a "duck to water." Grandmommy has such a sweet sound and so enduring!

myletterstoemily said...

hi grandmommy! you will be the best
ever! i am sooooo happy for you and
wish i could come to a shower.

Dianne said...

First of all, congratulations--how wonderful--

Second of all, none of my friends (including me) are called by the name they had picked for themselves. Somehow the grandchild always ends up making "your choice" into something else and it is usually so so cute and their very own name for you.

So it's all good--even if your name is Mimi which is what my grandchildren call me.

You will love being a grandmommy. One of the most awesome things that has ever happened to me--8 times over!

Debi said...

I like it! It fits you well. Congrats on becoming a grandmother - you're going to looooooooove this new role!!

Rebecca said...

Of course, it fits! I call myself "Granny" (when referring to myself while talking to them). I THINK they just call me "Gramma"

Becky W said...

LOVE it! What a blessing you are going to be to this little one!!!

Sharon said...

Yes, this is a perfect name for you! What an exciting year this is going to be for you and your family! I can't wait to follow along...

I remember letting my sister's kids decide what to call me - all these years later, I am still UNCLE Sharon!

GOD BLESS!

Vickie said...

PERFECT! Love it Janette! You look like a Grandmommy to me! How exciting for you and your family! Oh I'm so jealous. One of my 3 married and they don't want kids for awhile!!! Looking forward to being a grandmother with you through osmosis, I guess!!! LOl!

OurSearsKitHome said...

Janette,
Grandmommy is wonderful. It is full of love, and you are grand, godly, mommy!
What a blessed child.

Sarah Jane said...

=) this makes my heart happy.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you! My kids have always called my Mom the traditional "Grandma" and she likes that just fine. I always called both of my Grandmothers "Grandma" and if it was in question as to which one I was referring, we just tagged the last name on there. Love, love, love Grandmommy. Can't wait to hear all about little one's arrival.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

You are a GRAND lady and clearly a tremendously loving Mommy. It's PERFECT! Congratulations dear friend!!!!!!
(((hugs)))
Leslie

Jaybird said...

I can tell you from 18 years experience...Grandmommy works GREAT!! I told the 18 year old that he could change to Grandmom anytime he wanted...nope...he LIKES Grandmommy...and Grandmommy loves HIM!! :^)
Have fun with all of your babies!!
J

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