...would not be me. When my daughter informed me that I was to be a -gulp- grandmother, I was a mere 41 years old. Waaaay to young to be a granny! What would this mean in the big scheme of things? I'd have to cut off my long hair,
wear my get glasses,cook more (okay cook!), sew and knit (knitting is sooo in right now, so that could be part of the cool factor), and get a rocking chair? The most unbearable of all -I would be a granny! Now, I had a granny and she was my heart,but she just seemed like a granny. After all she wore glasses, she sewed, she cooked (like nobody's business) and well,granny was her name! I knew that moniker would never work for me(I could never live up to it anyway). My search was on for the perfect "name". My husband had a Mimi, and as we discussed,I had a Granny. My own children have a Nannie and a Grandmother (original, I know).So, I wanted needed an original,cool, young, un-used name (I don't do used very well). I listened, I researched,I begged for help(yes begged). Finally, I had it. Mia! AHHHHH-beautiful! Oh yeah it's good. I was told that it means "mine" in Italian. If you know differently, please do not feel compelled to tell me. I can live happily in ignorant bliss -thank you very much. Of course, every seemingly perfect thing isn't. #1 my whiney,willful precious (adult) children hated it. You know -Missing in Action --mama mia--miapia, you get it. #2 It is obviously the most difficult word in the Enlgish language to pronounce. :( Yeah, that's right , had I gone with Nana, Gigi,Gamma,Granny or Mimi -- my grandsons could call me ever so sweetly and I would smile, with tears in my eyes----all because I'd be cringing at any of those titles. I'll hold out for the wonderful sound of Mia. It will come! I'll be waiting (with college scholarship in hand) for the first time I hear it. Sometimes you pay a price for sticking to your guns--but come on ya'll is it a cool name or what?!!!!