What do you call your grandparents, what will your parents be called?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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898 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@allyfally:  My FH parents decided they both wanted the typical Grandma and Grandpa. My mom wanted something different, so we picked Nanny and my dad is going by what we called his dad who died many years ago, Opa.

 

I called my maternal grandparents Granddad and Mor Mor and my paternal grandparents Oma and Opa. My biological father’s mother and I are in contact occasionally and I call her Grandma Stott.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

All of my grandparents are Grandma and Grandpa. When I have kids, I’ll let my mom and her husband get first dibs on whatever they want to be called (grandma/grandpa, nana/poppa, whatever) and FI’s parents can have second pick. 

Is that selfish of me? Eh. FI’s siblings already have kids, and both of his parents have different “names” from each set of grandkids. My kids will be my mom’s first grandchildren so it’ll be more special for her to choose what she’ll be called.

That is, unless my brother or sister sneak in ahead of me and procreate first. I hope they won’t, as they’re 19, lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like the formality!  I haaaaaaaaaaaate “Granny.”  I call mine on my father’s side Oma and Opa, and my mother’s side Grandma and Grandpa lol.  My FI calls his paternal “Grandma/pa (last name)” and his maternal ones Papa and Yam.

My mom will be the only grandma, so that’s pretty easy.  Our dads are harder though.  My dad seems like a “Papa” to me!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I called my mom’s parents Nanny and Poppy. I never met my dad’s father, as he passed away before I was born, but I called my dad’s mother Grandmaman because that side of the family is French.

 

My parents will be either Nanny and Poppy or Nanny and Papa

 

DH’s mom will be Nana

 

DH’s dad/stepmom who we aren’t close with will likely be called Grandpa & Grandma LastName

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My Maternal side – Grammy and Grampy

Paternal – Grandpa and Nana

 

FI called his memere and papere; grandmaman and grandpapa  (french)

 

HIs mom I think wanted to be called nana, (what she said when SIL was prego) and I said “oh yeah?  Nice, that’s what my mom wants to be too!” and I think she took that as me passive aggressively telling her not to… which I wasn’t.  So now she says for my nephew to call her grandmaman.. even though she hates it.  Sigh. 

my parents will probably be nana and grandpa

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

grama and grampa are my mom’s parents (well, grama passed away). then my dad’s father is grampa, and his wife is called by her first name.

i think my parents will just be grama and grampa. unless they have another idea. same with FI’s parents.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Umm I am mexican so yeah hehe.

I call my mom’s mom: Abuela Chata (abuela=grandma) and I called my grandpa: Papa Nino.

My dad actually got (a little bit too ) exited about grandkids last New Years and he says he wants to be called Papa Nino too.

Which is weird since he is dating a 23 years old guy and hates me to call him out “Dad!!” in public places lol.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@allyfally:  Oh he definitely is lol!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Mama (grandmas name) and Papa (grandpas name) which I think wod translate into mother and father, though it’s what we just have always called them. As for my parents that is years away so we haven’t sorted that out yet! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Both sets were Grandma and Grandpa. When I had to distinguish them, I added a first name: Grandma Sarah, etc.

I have kids and they address my parents and FIL in the same way. Their spouses (because they’re all remarried) are addressed by their first name, both by us and by our kids.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For the longest time as a child I though it was “Grama”. 🙂 My other grandmother died when I was tiny and both grandfathers were not there.  My father’s father actually died when he was in his twenties before I was born, but my mom told me her dad died in the war, only to find out on Facebook he didn’t when he actually died… she posted about it!!!

I think it’s whatever everyone is ok with, though sometimes kids trump this and call them what they want :).  My best friend is “Nana” to all the kids but her mom is “Gnana” (sounds much like banana!) no matter how much she’s tried to change it, and the kids are all school age now :).

We don’t plan on having kids, so not really an issue for us.  I dunno what my parents generation did wrong but only two of the vastly extended cousins reproduced or show any interest! 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mom’s side, they’re mawmaw and pawpaw. Dad’s side my grandpa died before I was born and my grandmother…we call her Big Mama. She insists. 

My parents are no longer together but my brothers kids call my mother Grandma T or Nana. I’ll do the same to avoid confusion. 

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