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

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 61
2677 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Both of my parents’ parents divorced &/or remarried so I essentially had 4 sets grandparents when I was younger. To differentiate, we called them Grandma/Gradnpa [First Name]. I still have two sets of grandparents & still call them that!

I like the idea of Grandma/pa [Last Name] but I don’t think it would work for DH’s side ..plenty of past & future divorces/last names haha.

We’ll see though. I’m sure our parents & future kids will guide us through this when the time comes ;]

Post # 62
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My mom is Mina or Meena or however you want to spell it. The kids totally made it up and we really have no idea what it means. Other than that, it’s grandma or grandpa. 

Post # 63
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

DH’s parents already have 8 grandchildren.  So they are Gran and GDad (grandad, but he prefers Gdad.)  

My parents will be Nana and Grandpa.  I let them choose what they wanted to be called. 

Post # 64
2256 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t know, a parent picking their own name seems overkill for me. If a kid wants to call their other grandma “nana” to keep things straight, that’s ok. But I just don’t see anything wrong with plain old grandma and grandpa.

(end note: I knew of someone whose kids called their dad Bonga. I have no idea why. And another friend of mine called her grandma Dodo. This I DEFINITELY didn’t understand.)

Post # 65
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

FI’s parents are already grandparents and go by ‘nanny and grandad’, I’m not sure what my parents would prefer but I think it’ll probably just been ‘granny and grandad’.

I call one of my grandmothers ‘granny’ and the other one ‘nonna’, I have only known one grandad so hes just ‘grandad’ 🙂

Post # 66
4055 posts
Honey bee

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Bellagiobride:  my daughter calls my mom “abuelita,” my dad “papa”, her dad’s mom “mom-mom,” and her dad’s dad “pop-pop”

Fiance is not her father. She’ll just call his parents Miss (FMIL’s first name) and Mr. (FFIL’s first name)

Post # 67
113 posts
Blushing bee

My son calls my mom Grandma

He calls my SO’s mom and step dad Ana (“ah-na”) and Grandpa


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