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I'm looking for a synonym for "proud parents" or "thrilled parents" (of a newborn child) but don't want to use proud as it looks bit show-offy.

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Well, if you don't want to use proud, you've already got your thrilled option. But honestly, the phrase proud parents, when used to refer to parents of a newborn, is generally understood to mean happy parents. They are beaming because they are overjoyed, not because they are proud, per se. –  John Y Jun 25 '11 at 15:17

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Delighted/well-pleased/joyous/elated/ecstatic parents

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Delighted is very good, thanks. not enough rep yet –  romesub Jun 25 '11 at 6:14

"Recently reproduced?"
"Delighted dad" and "Merry mom"
"Excited ancestors?" (not quite alliterative, but hey)
"Pleased progenitors?"
"Beaming begetters?"

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+1 "Beaming Begetters" LOL –  Thursagen Jun 25 '11 at 6:27
    
I should have been clear - only looking for the "proud" or "thrilled" part –  romesub Jun 25 '11 at 6:50
    
@romesub - In that case may I suggest: http://thesaurus.com/browse/proud –  MT_Head Jun 25 '11 at 6:52
    
yes i did that, but could not find "delighted" which suits me perfectly from the other answer –  romesub Jun 25 '11 at 6:54
    
+1 for "Beaming Begetters" haha –  Paul Amerigo Pajo Jun 25 '11 at 6:55

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