Grandmother. Grandma. MeeMaw. Baba. Apparently “Granny” just isn’t a good fit for all grandmothers. I don’t blame them – sometimes a grandmother doesn’t feel like she is a Nana or a GranGran and all the connotations that are associated with some of these monikers. And these nicknames stick with them their whole lives. But, there are options and a new book, by Reno author Paula Brock, offers up more than 300 alternative names for “Grandma.”
This book is more than a simple listing of names. The rich list of Grandma names is accompanied by a very sweet story about the revelation that one is becoming a grandmother. In my opinion, it’s a great idea for a gift to a new grandmother, or even as a way to announce a pregnancy to your mother (the baby’s grandmother). But, it’s also a fun read for any grandparent.
The book (only $14.99) can be purchased on the Nanagram website.
Take a look at some of the reviews so far:
“Teary–eyed I watched as my mom realized I was announcing my pregnancy.”
“I was looking for something to celebrate my best friend’s first grandchild and this was perfect! We read it together, laughed and cried, and found the perfect name. It was a heart-warming experience and opened so many “naming” options for such an important and incredible relationship. This was a perfect gift.”
“This book brought to mind I have the opportunity to choose my name and personalize my new role.”
“Nanagram is a delightful book full of the most beautiful illustrations. Whether you’re a grandmother-to-be who wants to come up with an endearing nickname your grandchildren will call you for years to come, or a mom-to-be who wants to share her pregnancy news in a fun and unique way, grab a copy of Nanagram.”
– Dana Kilroy, author of “The Essential C-Section Guide,” and “Unbuttoned.”