(Closed) What do/will your children call their grandparents?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 16
1169 posts
Bumble bee

We let the grandparents choose what they wanted to be called. My parents – Nana and Grandpa. DH’s Mom and Partner – Grandma (first name) and Grandma (first name). DH’s Dad and Stepmom – Deropa (German for Grandpa) and Granny.

Post # 17
4161 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom wants to be called Mimi because she dislikes anything grandmother/grandma/nana related.

My Mother-In-Law however would love to be called granny or grandma I’m sure.  We haven’t discussed it with her, but she’s just that type of person who would like that.


Post # 18
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m assuming she’ll end up choosing for herself what she calls them (I’ve heard often that this is kind of how it goes), but I think we’ll just refer to them as Grandma and Grandpa last-name around her.  That’s what I did with my grandparents growing up.  We might call my DH’s parents Abuela and Abuelo (Spanish for grandma and grandpa), although I think my Mother-In-Law has been referring to herself as Grandma, so we’ll see.

Our daughter is the first grandchild on my DH’s side, but my parents already have two grandsons.  My nephews call my mom Gummy Grandma (she always has gummy bears in the pantry as a treat) and my dad Wrestling Grandpa (they like to rough-house with him), and my SIL’s parents are Beach Grandma (she lives at the beach), Grandpa Pat (Beach Grandma’s husband), and Fireman Grandpa.

Post # 19
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My in-laws are Nana and Pop-pop. My mom is Gran. And when we talk about my dad (who passed away before grandchildren) we refer to him as Grandpa Bill. Each grandparent chose their name for themselves. 

Post # 20
163 posts
Blushing bee

What a cute thread! I loved seeing what everyone’s children call their grandparents! 🙂

When we have children, my children will call my mother Nonna (Italian for grandmother) and if my father was still here, he’d be Nonno.

For my fiance’s side, it’ll be Abuelo and Abuela.

Post # 21
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oma and Opa,  and grandma and grandpa because my inlaws already are called that by their grandchildren they already have

Post # 22
9418 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally I can’t stand the cutesy nicknames for grandparents. Both sets will just be called Grandma and Grandpa First Name, but if our child chooses to call them by a nickname so be it.

Post # 24
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Bellagiobride:  DH’s parents are already Nanny & Grampy to their grandkids, my parents are Nana and Papa to my sisters son.



Post # 25
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My parents are going to be Poppy and Gran, his parents are Pop and Grandma. Then the two sets of great grandparents on his side are Nan and Pop [last name nickname] and Nanny and Pop [last name]. The great grandmother on my side will be Great-grammy, or Grams.

Post # 26
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Bellagiobride:  My FI’s dad is japanese (Obasaan) and his mother is italian (nona), and my boring white parents will  just be plain old grandma suzie and (mystep dad)grandpa al. My father isn’t in our lives but he will be referred to as grandpa John.

Post # 27
521 posts
Busy bee

My mom is swedish so in sweden, its a lot easier, because as grandparents, you are either call father’s-mother or mothers-mother or fathers-father or mothers fathers….

So to my sisters son, my parents are mormor(mothers mothers) and morfar( mothers fatherss)

And to my brothers daughters, my mom is farmor(fathers mother) and farfar(fathers father)

I can’t wait for my children to meet their mormor and morfar…I just pray and hope with my moms cancer she gets to meet my children one day soon!

Post # 28
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I figure the kid will decide that on their own.  But my niece calls my parents PaPa and Grandma, we always called our grandparents gramma and grampa (both sides).  Both my parent’s and Darling Husband parents have grandchildren and I don’t think they care one way or the other what the kids call them. 

Post # 29
244 posts
Helper bee

Bellagiobride:  HA my mom will probably want to go by her first name because she doesn’t want to feel old 🙂

Post # 30
6442 posts
Bee Keeper

Bellagiobride:  Literally grandpa and grandma (last name).  I’ve never grown up with anything different.  Althought Mother-In-Law insists on being Mimi because grandma is too old sounding.  I don’t like Mimi because it sounds like a name, and honestly you’re a grandmother, get over it.

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