A WOMAN who recently became a grandmother for the first time has confirmed she wishes to eschew the usual ‘Gran’ or ‘Nan’ in favour of ‘Nanbot 3000’.
Susan Traherne wanted an original name which reflects the fact that she is a modern woman with cutting edge views on grandparenting in the 21st century.
Traherne said: “‘Grandma’ is too formal, ‘Granny’ makes me sound decrepit and ‘Nan’ conjures up an image of me watching Coronation Street in my slippers while knitting a tea cosy.
“Then there’s things that my friends who are grandmothers have chosen, like ‘Abuela’ and ‘Gigi’, which I refuse to consider because I’m not a massive wanker.
“So I’ve gone with ‘Nanbot 3000’, which sounds sleek and contemporary. My daughter is worried the kid will be bullied, but I think the opposite. Nobody’s going to mess with a child whose grandmother sounds like a murderous super robot.”
Daughter Emma Traherne said: “Aside from the obvious embarrassment, it’s going to be annoying when buying birthday cards as Clinton’s covers basically every base except this one.
“Enjoy getting a shit handmade card every year, mum. You’re going to have to do a hell of a lot of babysitting to make up for this.”