You may be wondering about the name – Grandawn.
When my first grandchild was born – a girl – I was so excited about entering the world of grandparenting. This was new and unknown territory. And one aspect that was new – and unknown – was figuring out what the granddaughter would call me.
I have been called many things throughout my life (probably some that are not too flattering). I have been called Dawn, Mom, honey, Ms. B., hey you, etc. But here was a dilemma – What should we teach my grandchildren to call me? Provided, of course, that they would comply – as we know, children have their own minds. There were several choices: grandma, grandma B., nanna, nanny, MaMa, the more formal “grandmother,” mimi, etc., etc., etc.
I, of course, wanted something distinctive. So I decided to combine my name with the prefix “gran” – for Grandawn. 1st granddaughter (from 1st daughter) was very amenable to that name from the beginning. And 1st grandson (also from 1st daughter) followed her lead. They both call me Grandawn.
2nd grandson (from 2nd daughter) isn’t calling me anything yet – he does a lot of pointing and jabbering, but I expect that he will also call me Grandawn.
Grandmother of three perfect grandchildren. Online HS English teacher. Actor, director, musician, writer. BS in English. MA in Theatre.