On Thanksgiving Day, I sat around with my other siblings anxiously waiting for our niece to be born — the first grandchild in the Bergmann family! We got to visit her the next day. It’s been years since I snuggled a baby, so that was a happy moment for me.
Both before and after this cutie’s birth, we’ve been tossing around names for aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Aunt? Aunt with a British accent? Auntie? And should it be Grandmere or Grandmommy or Nana?
My family has been fairly traditional with names — aunt, uncle, grandpa, grandma. One summer, we toyed around with calling our paternal grandpa “Gramps,” which later morphed into “Teddy Gramps,” but that never stuck. My mom’s side of the family is a bit more unique. We have a Grammy, Granddad, and Grandmama. We call our uncle “Inky” (no idea where that came from). His grandchildren call him and his wife “Cool Bobby” and “Auntie LaLa,” respectively.
Obviously, we’ve got quite a ways to go before the baby starts calling any of us anything, but I’d love to hear what you call your extended family — or what fun names your nieces and nephews have come up with!