(Closed) What will/does your child call their grandmother?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Baby will call my mum Nana and DH’s mum grandma.

Post # 4
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The names we came up with for my mom and dad, when my nephew was born, are Lolly and Pop! I think my in-laws have names already too, because my husband has a nephew (FIL is Pop Pop and Mother-In-Law is ??)

In the family we also have three Grannys (plain old Granny and Granny <first name/last name>), a Nanny, and a Marmee. 🙂

Post # 5
1426 posts
Bumble bee

We’re not even close to TTC and my Mum is already thinking about what she’d like to be called by her grand-kids.

I call my Dad’s parents, Baba and Gigi (Ukrainian) and my Mom’s Gram and Grampa. My Mom’s thinking either Gran and Grampa or Nana and Papa. …but I’ll probably try and get them to call my parents Baba and Gigi. Sort of an inside joke, as my Mom tried to do that with her mom and Gram hated it as she thinks it makes her sound old and now ditto with my Mom.

Post # 6
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My mom was dei Oma which turned into Meoma and my dad is Papa.  We called my dads parents grams and pop and my moms parents were Oma and Papa.  My moms family still spoke alot of german several generations in and that is where that came from.

Post # 7
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

No clue, but my mom just swears that they will NEVER call her Memaw or, even worse, Mimi.  I can’t imagine either Future Mother-In-Law or my mom being anything other than Grandma.  We’ll find out in a few years, I guess.

Post # 8
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My in-laws are Grampy and Grammy; my parents are Grandma and Pop Pop. 

Post # 9
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

This is a funny question. If your child is the first grandchild they may dictate what they call their grandparents, regardless if the grandparents have chosen names for themeselves are not.

My bonus son calls both of his bio-grandma’s “Ama” this was all he could say when he was a baby and now at 4 years old, he’s not changing what he calls them.

My niece was taught to call my grandparents Grandma and Grandpa, but she calls them Meme and Papa and all of their grandchildren have now followed suit. 

Post # 10
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it should be up to the grandparents what THEY would like to be called.

That said, from what I know, both my mom and my Mother-In-Law will be grandma.

Post # 11
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Future Mother-In-Law will be grandmere, Future Father-In-Law will be grandpere and for my parents my mom will be Baba (Bahbah) and my dad will be Deda (Dehdah). All the other grandkids already call the Future In-Laws by those names so I doubt that will change! As for my parents, it’s just what we call them in Serbian and there isn’t really much choice!

Post # 12
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

My DS used to call my parents “Grammy” and “Poppy”because those are the names my parents chose for themselves.  DS has now shortened that to “Gram” and “Pop” because he is “too old” to say Grammy and Poppy. Teenagers! LOL

My nephew, who is 21 months, calls my parents “Nana” and “Pop Pop” because that’s what he has named them.

Post # 13
7347 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Because of Divorce and re-marriage my daughter has 3 sets of grandparents:

Grandma and Grandpa (my parents)

Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop (step-dad’s parents)

Nana and Papa (bio-dad’s parents)


Post # 14
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Mimi (grandmother), Papa (grandfather).

Post # 16
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not sure what they would call Future Mother-In-Law, but our children will call my mom Mar-Mom.  It’s what I used to call her when I was a baby.  I used to hear people call her Mary so it’s what I came up with, I guess.  Haha.

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