(Closed) Names for Grandma and Grandpa

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
7768 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I called my GPs “Gramps and Gram.”  I made it up and everyone has used it for 20+ years.

My mom’s parents we called “Papa John and Grandy.”

I also like “Nanna.”

I really like “Opa” and “Oma.” 

Post # 78
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i call my grandparents baba (grandma in greek-ish lol) and pawpaw 🙂 i like those names!!!

Post # 81
2867 posts
Sugar bee

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@PrncssDva:  Ojibwe is a Native American tribe around Minnesota/Wisconsin/Canada.

Post # 83
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had no idea this was such a dilemna for so many families but now that i think about it….my husband’s grandparents are just Grandma D and PawPaw and his mom is Mimi. I have zero clue what my parents want to be called….i called my maternal grandparents grandma and grandpa and my maternal grandmother was Grandma FirstName. I guess my parents will have to tell me what they want to be called! I’d like for it to be something more affectionate and specific than Grandma and Grandpa though. my mom is korean but the korean words are kind of long!

Post # 85
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We won’t have kids for a few years, but my fiance’s niece calls his parents (her grandparents) Grandma FirstName and Grandpa FirstName, so I’m hoping they’ll want to just go with that for our kids. Then my parents can just be “grandma and grandpa,” and it’ll be easy peasy.

Post # 86
256 posts
Helper bee

both my grandmothers were called nan/ nana

one of my nans died when i was young so i began calling my grandaunt “nano” and it just kind of stuck:)

my grandfather though…i call him gang:) weird i know and usually when i say i was talking to gang, people just look at me as if im crazy haha…i began by calling him gaga when i was a baby, then it changed to gagang and then just gang:P

he knows il never call him anything else, its our thing, none of my other cousins call him that, just me:) but of course i am the favourite afterall;)

Post # 88
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom actually brought this up on her own.  Hubs’ niece is the first on his side, so she asked what she calls my in-laws (G’ma has been graduated to Gamma & Father-In-Law has always been & assumably will always be Papa).  My mom decided that she will be called Momi (pronounced moe-mee, that’s my name for her, to distinguish her when all us cousins are calling her & her sisters at once) & that my dad will be Tutu (a polynesian version of grandpa; we’re from Hawaii). 

Paternal Grandparents: G’ma or Gamma & Papa

Maternal Grandparents: Momi & Tutu

Post # 89
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When my first niece was born, my brother’s Mother-In-Law asked my mom what she wanted the kids to call her.  My mom’s response was “whatever they want”.  My brother’s Mother-In-Law was INSISTENT that they call her Grammy.  Now my mom loves that the kids have given her the most random of names.  One calls her lodalo (no idea where that came from) and another calls her meema.  She loves it!

Post # 90
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Fun post! DH & I are both Greek so both sets of grandparents will be Yaiya and Papou. Not sure how we will distinguish between them. When I was little we spoke about our grandparents by last name.. like Yaiya & Papou Smith and Yaiya & Papou Jones. I don’t really want to do that with our kids though. DH distinguished by food names. His yaiya who specialized in making certain foods was one yaiya and the other was a different food. Like, for example, “Yaiya cookie” …but Greek food names. haha.

Post # 91
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009




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