William Shakespeare wrote 'that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet'. So does the same apply to other nouns?
I need to know.
I have to decide on a new name/identity for myself.
Daughter and Son-in-law are having a baby. I'm so excited but...I don't like the name grandmother. It sounds so cold, harsh, formal. Please don't take offense if that's what your grandchildren call you, it's not what I want to be called.
Daughter doesn't want me to be 'abuelita', Spanish for 'granny', that's what she calls my mom.
I don't want to be called mama, that's what I call my mom.
Puhleeese don't call me mawmaw! I may have incorporated many Texas idioms into my vernacular but mawmaw is not, nor will it ever be a part of my lexicon. Sorry again if that's what you're called or it's what you call your granny.
I've Goggled how to say 'grandma/grandmother' in various languages. I've narrowed my choices to Russian, babushka, Greek, yaya, or German, oma.
I have a while yet to decide. I'm not one to leave things till the last minute, though. I will rest easier if I know what my new identity is going to be.