So Who Decides?

When I was about to be a Grandma for the first time one the first questions (of course the 1st question is she having a boy or a girl) was what are you going to have your grandchild call you. Well I thought it was a silly question and one I never really gave any thought to, it just seemed logical I would be called Grandma. Well was I wrong LOL!

During Caleb’s first years I was always referred to as Grandma to Caleb, but when Caleb started to talk Grandma took a whole different direction. For some reason he started to call me Pom, yep Pom. So I was alright with that, if that was what he wanted to call me so be it. Every time he would talk to me “Hey Pom”, “Pom, come here” we would all chuckle and ask each other where in the world did he get Pom from. It was not until my daughter was on the phone with me one day and said “Hi Mom”, that Caleb insisted he talk to “Pom” that was when the light went on, he for some reason thinks I am Mom only with a P.

Well Caleb has now turned 3 and out of the blue Pom has now gone to Grandma, don’t know why, but now it’s “Hey Grandma, “Grandma come here” etc. and even when we talk on the phone he calls me Grandma. Now his Grandfather has always been Pop Pop and that just seems to stick with him, Caleb has always called him Pop Pop and I don’t see that changing and Pop Pop loves his name.

So I ask, who decides, it is a family decision or is it the Grand Child’s decision?


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  1. Hey Donna,

    Pom would be logical of course. That is cute. 😀

    I'm anxious to find out what my grandson will call me.

    This reminds me of a post I made awhile back on my fully neglected journal blog. My last post was in January! lol

    You will find the specific post I was referring to below

    I believe it's always decided by the grandchild. 😉

    Thanks so much Donna for your post. I appreciate your contributions.

  2. Donna's Mailboxes and More says:

    Your very welcome Tammy, so happy to be invited be a guest blogger. I agree it should be up to the grandchild, but believe it or not I have heard from several grandmothers that they choose the name.

  3. Well, the ONLY thing I don't really want to be called is "Granny" Like I said in my journal blog post. lol 😉

    The name Granny makes me feel old!

    Thanks again. :=)

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