So, around here the word "GiGi" is a big deal.
Upon finding out that my sister would give birth to my niece back in 1997, we all brainstormed about what my mom's first grandchild would call her. Becoming a first time grandparent was exciting, and she wanted to be called something less traditional than "Granny", like my own grandmother. Many nicknames were tossed around before she finally decided on the cutesy name. It was easy to say and made sense.