Spinoff: Names for Grandparents

posted 4 months ago in Parenting
Post # 16
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve always thought grandparent names are SO FUNNY. I’m an early childhood educator and I’ve heard literally every name in the book. I now have this joke that literally any two syllables repeated can be grandparent names lololol. “This is Noonoo and Neenee! This is Rooroo and Reeree! This Bimbim and Boomboom! lolololol. (Genuinely no offense meant if any of these are names you use lol.) I think my mom wants to be Grammy and all of our other parents are just sticking with the classic Grandma or Grandpa.

Post # 17
358 posts
Helper bee

My mom’s parents were always Oma & Opa (German), and my dad’s parents were always Grandma & Grandpa. I know we’ve always talked about how my parents will take on Oma & Opa for my kids (and my siblings’) kids when the time(s) come(s). I’m sure the kids will end up calling them a bunch of stuff, which is totally fine, but I know I’ll be referring to them as Oma & Opa to my kids.

FH’s family has always done Grandma & Grandpa for everyone, so I suspect we’ll do that for his parents, too. His parents are divorced and with different partners, though neither of them are married, and have both said they likely won’t marry their current partners. Not sure what we’ll do there, but we’ll figure it out, haha.


Post # 18
451 posts
Helper bee

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@ecrisrien:  I’m from hispanic/latin descent. I think I would feel like I would have to have my children call my parents something similar to what my nephew already does, which is grandma and grandpa. 


I used to call my maternal grandmother: abuelita, while i call my paternal grandma/grandpa: nana and tata.


I like the name nana and tata more than grandma and grandpa. 


Post # 19
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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@ecrisrien:  We use the spanish term Abuelo. My dad identifies himself to our son as “Lelo,” and my son calls him “Buelo.”

I call my grandparents with either Ma and Pa then name. So like, Ma-Name, or Pa-Name.

Post # 20
21 posts
  • Wedding: October 2020

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I have no idea. It was around the time that the bulk of us were entering late middle school/early high school, and I think she was feeling her age a bit. I’ll give it to her that Chick feels a bit more young and snazzy, but after fourteen or so years, she didn’t have a chance. 

Post # 21
3856 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I called my grandparents grandmommy and granddaddy. I don’t know what our child will call our mothers. Probably grandma? We haven’t thought that far. 

Post # 22
1497 posts
Bumble bee

Gah the word “granny” makes me cringe so bad. My Mother-In-Law has grandkids and deemed herself granny. I think there are so many options out there that are better! 

I’m in the south, and have heard on a few occasions a grandmother being called “Honey.” Not sure where it comes from, but I’ve always thought it was cute and unusual. 

Post # 24
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Baba and Gigi (Ukrainian heritage)

Post # 25
64 posts
Worker bee

I called my moms (English) parents Grandma and Grandpa, and I called my dads mom (Spanish) “Tita” because she wanted me to call her Abuelita and I couldn’t say it when I was younger 

Post # 26
6932 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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@ecrisrien:  mine on dad’s side were Oma and Opa (German). My parents and husband’s wanted nothing but grandma/grandpa though. 

Post # 27
7993 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My kids call my parents grandma and grandpa. But my moms’s best friend has her grandkids call her and her husband “Lolly and Pop” which is so nauseating! Haha

Post # 28
597 posts
Busy bee

My grandkids call me Mimi and my ex Papa.

Post # 29
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My family is Greek so we go with Yiayia and Papou. 

On my husband’s side it is Mah Mah for grandma.

Post # 30
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

My mom goes by Nana, which I love.  My in laws go by Grammy and Gramps, which we do not like.  Mine were Granny and Pawpaw.

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