J.C. asks from Belton, MO on December 26, 2010
Just a Fun Question
I was just wondering if anyone had any cute grandpa/grandma names? I've been thinking recently of a way to help keep them different for my daughter at some point instead of "grandpa/grandma (last name)".. We already have one "Papa".. but everyone else doesn't seem to care.. Just incase she wants help keeping them different anyone have any cute/clever ideas?
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Thanks everyone - all wonderful suggestions :) I really appreciate the ideas & will keep all in mind :)
E.C. answers from Kansas City on December 26, 2010
I called my grandparents: grandma, papa (pronounced poppa), and grandma rogers, and my great grandma was me-maw. My kids call theirs: nanny (family tradition in her family),the grandfather is papa (pronounced paw-paw) the great grandma is grand-nanny, and the other great grandma is nana (pronounced nonna, another family tradition) the deceased grandpa was papa-dave, the step gpa is grandpa charlie, and the step gma is grandma bev, the other step gma is grandma g
also: my step mom was called mi-mi, b/c her name was mary and my daughter couldnt pronounce that at the time
3.B. answers from Cleveland on December 26, 2010
My neice calls her one grandpa Poppy. Which I think is cute. My cousins kids all call her mom (my aunt) honey. Which says it all about her! :)
L.U. answers from Seattle on December 26, 2010
We call my parents "abue" and "buelo". Spanish for grandparents is "abuelo(a)" so we have shortened it.
S.M. answers from Atlanta on December 26, 2010
The only grandparent we really knew and hung around much was my maternal grandmother whom we called Granny Last Name as you describe. But it became so second nature that it eventually morphed into one word and became Granlevy.
I've seen many families that adopt the name the youngest child can say. So, nicknames form "from the mouths of babes" and end up being really adorable. One of my best friends' mom's name as Winnie (short for Winifred) but the youngest couldn't quite get it right and everyone - friends and all - ended up calling her Ninny.
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C.T. answers from Detroit on December 26, 2010
my son calls his great grandmother g-gma. for great grandma! lol she came up with that herself!
K.M. answers from Kansas City on December 27, 2010
My mom is "Grandma". My in-laws are "GG" and "Grandad".
D.P. answers from Pittsburgh on December 26, 2010
My son used to call my parents A-Maw and Bap.
D.S. answers from Houston on December 26, 2010
mimi grandpa grandad grandma granny grammy
my nephew used to call his great grandma grandma pictures.
H.H. answers from Kansas City on December 29, 2010
we have GG for great grandma
Grammy for other great grandma
Nanna for Grandma
poppy for Grandpa
Grandma +her first name for grandma
Papa for grandpa
My great grandparents, they rarely saw but were just grandpa + last name and grandmother.
ma could also be used.
some other grandpa names if you need more.. Grandpop, pop-pop, pawpaw, pa, grandfather,
Every grandparent had different names with our kids and worked out well so when we talk and tell stories they don't have to ask which grandparent we are talking about.
C.T. answers from Santa Fe on December 26, 2010
We have Grams and Gramps and Nana and Bopa. The kids came up with the names themselves :)
A.W. answers from Kalamazoo on December 26, 2010
I had a Granny and Papa and a Grandma Marge and Pop.