OK, folks, game over.
My new granddaughter is obviously the winner in the most beautiful baby ever contest, and until you can show me a prettier little thing, sheâ€™s the champ. Iâ€™m not going to post a picture here, so youâ€™ll have to take my word for it â€” but God help you if I see you on the street. If you see me pulling out my phone, itâ€™s all over.
Leading up to the birth of the worldâ€™s best baby, there was quite a bit of discussion over what we should be called as grandparents. According to the internet, these are some common choices:
Grandmothers: Nana, Grammy, Granny, Mimi, Gram, Nanny, Mamaw, Gran, Meme
Grandfathers: Grandpa, Papa, Grandad, Gramps, Pop-Pop, Poppy, Papaw, Pop, Pappy, Pepaw
Another website had extensive lists of names, including categories they describe as â€œtrendyâ€ and â€œplayful.â€ These are worth a look, but I canâ€™t imagine my wife being called Uddermudder.
They also list a bunch of ethnic names, and I quite like the Irish Daideo, which should be pronounced DADJ-yoh, but would probably end up as daddy-o.
So Iâ€™m just settling on Robert.
I know that seems a bit weird, but I think it would be funny. It would certainly turn some heads and raise questions. Imagine her saying, â€œIâ€™m going to visit Grammy â€” and Robert.â€ People would be like, who the fuck is Robert?
Someday weâ€™ll be at the playground, and sheâ€™ll say, â€œRobert, take me to Stewartâ€™s for an ice cream cone.â€
â€œYes, your grace. Right away.â€
It would give her a regal bearing when she addresses me, and thatâ€™s fine. After all, itâ€™s inevitable that she will be my little princess, and I will do her bidding.
8 thoughts on “The Name Game”
Congratulations – looks like I don’t have to say ‘enjoy’
We are called “Pop & GG”
I like Pop — it sounds like a name you hear in an old movie.
I’m specifying ‘Pop’ for when that time comes along. Funny how quickly 24 years has gone by since the snowy February trip home from St. Peter’s. I’m hoping a grandchild will slow down the clock a bit.
It won’t slow done the clock, in fact you have to faster to keep up with them.
Our grandsons are 8 & 10
It’s been 2 weeks since your last posting. I turn 64 today, let’s hear from you
Yes, I’ve slacked off. Keeping a stricter schedule will help me keep the saw sharp.