(Closed) What do you call your grandparents?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
335 posts
Helper bee

I called my maternal grandparents “Oma” and “Opa,” and my paternal grandparents “Gualita,” and “Gualito,” because none of the kids on the Mexican side got used to pronouncing it “Abuelita,” or “Abuelito.”  My daughters call my parents “Gramma,” and “Umpa” (cause they couldn’t pronounce “Grandpa.”

Post # 63
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maternal: Pap (my grandmother passed away when my mom was a child)

Paternal: Gram (my grandfather passed away several years ago)

My daughter calls my mom Nonni, her dad’s mom is Nana, and her dad’s stepmom is Gaga. She calls my dad Grandpa and her dad’s dad is Pocket. She calls FI’s parents by their names.

Post # 64
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Paternal: Grandma and Pap Pap

Maternal (only grandmother): Granny

Post # 65
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My grandparents are Grandma and Grandpa, and Nana and Grandad.

DH’s grandparents are Oma and Opa and Nana and Grandad.

I am pretty sure my parents are going to be Grandma and Grandad.

Post # 66
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My nephew calls my parents Mimi and Papa.

Darling Husband calls one set of grandparents Mar- (like Mary, without the y- that’s her name) and Pa, and the other set Papa and Grandma.

Post # 67
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sweet Magnolia:  I called my grandparents grandma and grandpa, the one set of grandparents I just added their names, eg. grandma Irene and grandpa Howard. We’ve decided that my parents will be nana and papa and DH’s parents will be grandma and grandpa.

Post # 68
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Grandma (last name)
Grandpa (first name)
Oma (Grandma in German)
Grandma and Grandpa (last name)

I always had an Oma and Grandpa growing up that were married… She was German and he was Scottish – so don’t be afraid to mix and match! 

Post # 69
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just call them Grandma and Grandpa. If I need to specify which one I’m talking about I just toss on their first name after, except with my mom’s dad we use the last name because our Uncle has the same first name as his.

DH’s parents want to be called Gram Gram and Uncle Jim Jim. And there is no way in hell I’m encouraging my child to call them that, the way and my SIL and Brother-In-Law talk to my two-year-old nephew has seriously put the kid behind in his speech development – he barely talks and has a habit of repeating words (gee, when he is taught to call people Gram Gram and Grandpa Jim Jim and his pet is Fish Fish…I wonder where he picked that up from?). If our kid comes up with some our their own names for people that’s fine, but I wil refer to people and things by their proper name to set a good example of how people normally speak.

Post # 70
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Both sets of grandparents were Grandma and Grandpa LastName.  Only exception now is my step-grandmother (grandpa remarried after grandma’s death)…she’s Grandma FirstName.

At this point with this baby, both grandmothers will be Grandma and Father-In-Law will be Granddad.  My Mother-In-Law tried a different grandma name with my niece, but it sounded way too much like Mommy, so back to classic Grandma it was.

Post # 71
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My dads parents are Nona and Nono (Italian) and my moms parents are Nana (Nan usually) and Papa 🙂 

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