You Can Call Me……Lucy

In my early blogging days, I wrote a post about my “Grandma” name. You can read it here →My Grandma Name. Well, here we are 7 months later and time is closing in on us. CJ’s little sibling is due very soon. It’s been a long 7 months and it took a lot of work but I almost have my husband and kids calling me “Nonna” some of the time when CJ is around. They are trying. I ended up choosing Nonna myself after receiving no input from anyone. I like Nonna because it’s the Italian word for Grandma and I like that it gives me a connection to my own Italian heritage.


So we had this plan. If everyone calls me Nonna, CJ will eventually begin calling me Nonna. It sounds simple enough, right? After all, the reason he calls me “Mom” is because that’s what he heard. Wouldn’t you know, about 3 months ago, while I was visiting him, CJ pulled me to the side and whispered in my ear, “I know what I want to call you.”


I didn’t know what to expect. This kid has one heck of an imagination and I can’t begin to figure out how his mind works! “What?” I asked, ready for anything!

“I want to call you- Lucy,” he said, with a triumphant emphasis on the name.

Okay, I have to admit I was not expecting this. “Lucy?” I repeated. He nodded emphatically. “Are you sure?” He was.

We humored him. “CJ, say goodbye to Nonna.” CJ would say, “Goodbye, Lucy.” “Can you give this to Nonna?” “Here you go, Lucy!”

It took a little while to get the source of the name. He did not give it up at first. When he did, he was matter of fact. “Lucy is Wyldstyle’s real name.”

Now I was really confused. Who was Wyldstyle? I asked CJ’s parents and they both laughed, knowingly. It was all clear to them now. Wyldstyle was in the Lego Movie. She is the love interest of the main character, Emmet, although Batman is her boyfriend. describes her as- A free spirit who loves pushing boundaries and being creative. She has a strong, independent streak that makes her question when things are wrong.

Brickipedia (a Lego Wikipedia) gives her background as- She is as “tough as nails” and is Emmet’s love interest. As an independent figure, she doesn’t let others give her orders easily; as a Master Builder, her creativity rivals even her no-business attitude. Despite this, she has a caring heart and puts a great deal of faith in those she considers friends. 

Check out the video. (It’s short.)

So, you tell me, Nonna or Lucy? Which would you want to be?


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