(Closed) Will your parents/SO's parent's pick their grandparent name?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 91
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Seems weird. “Lovey” sounds like a romantic term of endearment to me.

My nieces call their maternal grandma “B-ma” & my Dads wife “Grandma”. My mum inisited on having a different but still grandma-ish name. Her first name starts with a B so I guess this is where it started.

Post # 92
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We just go by what the kids want to nickname the grandparents.

Post # 94
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Helper bee

When I googled “Lovey” as a grandma nickname, Kris Jenner came up….just something to think about.

Post # 95
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Helper bee

My dad’s side of the family has always used Mamaw and Papaw. My nephew couldn’t say Mamaw, it turned into Memaw. I still prefer Mamaw.

Post # 96
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes, the grandparent chooses…but within reason. 

Additionally, you never really know how the child will morph the name when they actually come on the scene.  Sometimes those adorable 2 year old interpurtations will stick.  My nephew has created a new nickname for me with his cute pronounciation of my name and I’d be delighted if he called me that forever!

Post # 97
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Katie1992 :  I was just about to suggest something like Lulu or Lolo or Lala (whatever, some sort of play on lovey) most peopl don’t blink when relatives are called something like that.. my grandmother was “Iaia” (pronounced “ee-I-ya”), my BFFs dad is “Tata”, etc.. 

I hope she picks one of those you suggested!

Post # 98
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Katie1992 :  I just say let baby pick!  Lovey is kind of difficult for a baby to say anyway am I right? And weird to be called that unless you’re a pet?  LMAO and when Mother-In-Law isn’t around, keep referring to her as the name you prefer.  Some people are so strange… 

Post # 99
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Allaboutthedogs :  Lol everyone always looks at me like I’m crazy because they all have Pawpaws and Papas. I’m so glad I’m not the only one!

Post # 100
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Bumble bee

We’re TTC. Grandparents can express preferences on any reasonable variety of grandparent names, eg gran, granny, nan, nana, nanny, grandma. 

If other nicknames arise then I’m open to them but they will come from the child. No adult is creating a nickname for themselves. 

Lovey- bleh. I hate it. It’s the height of ‘I know I’m a grandparent but I’ll call myself something else so I can be a cool, young grandparent’.

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

On my husbands side, his parents go by Nana and Pappy (his mom is from Newfoundland, and his dad is French Canadian) – on my side, my dad goes by Grandpa, and my mom INSISTS on being called “Gran” or “Granny”. She says they sound younger than Grandma. I think she’s high on something. Granny sounds SUPER OLD. Granny panties come to mind…

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