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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.

  • 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

  • Delighted is very good, thanks. not enough rep yet – romesub Jun 25 '11 at 6:14
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"Recently reproduced?"
"Delighted dad" and "Merry mom"
"Excited ancestors?" (not quite alliterative, but hey)
"Pleased progenitors?"
"Beaming begetters?"

  • 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
  • @romesub - My point is that in your question you asked for a synonym for the phrase "proud parents". If all you wanted was a synonym for a single word, then this is basically a thesaurus lookup. – MT_Head Jun 25 '11 at 6:58
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Instead of being proud parents we are "Blessed parents" and also I've substituted "being a proud American to Blessed American.

  • That introduces a religious connotation of course, which is fine, but may not always be appropriate. – calum_b Jul 7 '17 at 15:53

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