Well, who wudda thunk that I would have gotten so many suggestions for my young, hip, cool, grandpa name? Here they are, in no particular order:
Su Su Sudio
Now, I know that some of these suggestions were meant to be funny. And of course, they are. Some of them are hysterical, some are just silly---I love them all. My favorite one of the sillies?
Thanks, Laura, for that one. It has cracked me up for days every time I've thought about it!
And of course, there's always this one that makes me giggle because Daniel and Paul called our dad this for a while, although at the time I thought it was really disrespectful:
(pronounced Pwap, like Trap, spoken at the back of your throat, with the same intonation as a duck quacking). I drew the line when Hilary thought it was funny, too, and started calling ME Pwap.
Then there were the suggestions that won't work, because they are already taken, in one way or another, in our family:
Poppy and Papi
(Diego calls Giancarlo this, both pronounced the same)
(Diego calls Pietro "Papa Pietro")
(This is Giampiero's nickname)
And yes, no offense to those who suggested these. I simply can't see myself being referred to as
Su Su Sudio
So what does that leave? The surviving contestants are on the right side of your screen.
Okay, America! It's up to you! Vote now!
Thanks to all who submitted your suggestions, and especially thank you to Kira, who posted a whopping
suggestions. (Although most of there were absurd!)