Thursday, January 13, 2011
The only nickname I ever had was "Nin" and the only people who ever used it were my brother and my Uncle Jay Richards. When my brother was small, he could not pronounce my name, so it came out as "Neeny", which in the course of time got shortened to "Nin". He always called me that and so did Jay. When the grandchildren started to arrive, there was some discussion about what to call the grandmothers. I ended up as Grammaneeny, and Rose as Grandma Rose and Gwen as Grammy. I now feel Grammanin is a logical transition. Easy to spell, easy to say. Actually, the boys call me Nini most of the time. (Pronounced Neeny, by the way, not Ninny.) Whatever.