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What do your children call their grandparents?

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Posey Fri 15-Apr-05 21:19:38

My parents are grandma and grandpa.
Dh's are gran and grandad.

Where we live, most people call them nan and grandad.

dinny Fri 15-Apr-05 21:21:33

Gaga and Gramps

Ganga and Der

Crumblepa and Heidi

Aero Fri 15-Apr-05 21:22:01

Both our mums are called Granny, though dd said just the other day she wanted to call my mum nanny, but we'll see what happens.......
My dad is the only Grandad and he's known as Granda.

ladymuck Fri 15-Apr-05 21:22:19

Mine are Nan and Grandad. Dh's are Gran and Grandpa though Gran is often "Nan" too.

debs26 Fri 15-Apr-05 21:22:52

ds1 started calling my mum gogo when he was about 18 months old. a few years later we were listening to the radio and it turned out this was the zulu word for grandmother!

Hulababy Fri 15-Apr-05 21:22:53

My parents and DH's parents are called nana and grandad by DD.

DH's grandparents are known as Grandma and Grandad Great by DD.

My grandparents are known as grandma (both of them) and grandad.

Gobbledigook Fri 15-Apr-05 21:22:53

DS1 says Nanny and Grandad for my Mum and Dad and Nanny x and Grandad y for dh's parents as he doesn't see them often.

DS2 says Nanny and Laa Laa cos he can't quite say Grandad yet!

No way did JT want to be gran or granny!

maisystar Fri 15-Apr-05 21:23:00

grandma and grandad, although ds has been known to call my dad 'grandy andy'

Thomcat Fri 15-Apr-05 21:23:47

my mum - nana
my stepfather - grandpa
DP's mum - ammar - like grandma but not
DP's dad - grandad
my dad - grandad, although I wish we had a different name for him to differentiate between the 2. I called my mums dad Pop, but it is what it is now.

marthamoo Fri 15-Apr-05 21:24:11

"GrandmaandgrandadinMacclesfield" and "GrandmaandgrandadinWales".

RTKangaMummy Fri 15-Apr-05 21:25:55

granny and grandpa for my parents

DH parents died ages ago

marthamoo Fri 15-Apr-05 21:26:20

Ds1 used to call my Dad "Grump-pa" which suited him down to the ground.

Blossomhill Fri 15-Apr-05 21:26:55

nan and grandad

Rowlers Fri 15-Apr-05 21:28:25

The welsh ones are Nain and Taid
Others = grandma and pops (their choice)
and grandad

Lonelymum Fri 15-Apr-05 21:28:27

Mine call them grandma and grandad which is what I called my grandparents, but I regret not making a conscious decision to change grandad to grandpa as I (and my father) prefer it.

jamiesam Fri 15-Apr-05 21:29:47

Grandpa and Grandpa (my surname) and Grandpa and Grandpa (dh surname). For some reason, ds1 at 3 1/2 refuses to accept difference between grandMa and grandPa - so seems foolish to try adding grandda's or similar yet! Grandma's find it very amusing!

megandsoph Fri 15-Apr-05 21:29:47

nanny and pappy: my mum and dad

papa john and nana pauline: DPs mum and dad

Granny mary: XH mum

sobernow Fri 15-Apr-05 21:30:59

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Flossam Fri 15-Apr-05 21:31:07

Dp's are granny and granddad. My mum is grandma and she wants my step father (who is for all intents and purposes my dad) to be called grandpa mos. MOS stands for miserable old sod! Have to admit it will be funny in years to come but I'm not that sold on the idea!

blueteddy Fri 15-Apr-05 21:32:04

Nanny & Gaggy!
Dh's Mum is known as Nanny Bernice.

Blossomhill Fri 15-Apr-05 21:32:10

There is no way my mum was going to be called granny as she was only 50 when ds was born and the same with my dad and grandpa

Shazzler Fri 15-Apr-05 21:37:07

My ds named his himself

My mum is Gran Darling (surname)
My dad is Grandad Big (he's tall!)

Dh mum is Gran Slupek (surname)
Dh dad is Grandad Strong (ds thinks he's strong!)

Not sure if dd will follow suit. Will have to wait and see.

NomDePlume Fri 15-Apr-05 21:40:53

DD only has one set of grandparents, my Mum & stepdad, DH's parents died before I met him . They go by the names...

Fangle & Rag-Rag

fairycakes Fri 15-Apr-05 21:45:44

my mum - grandma
my stepdad - grandrew (he's called andrew - my mother thinks its sweet?!)
my dad - grandi
my grandparents - great gran and grandad
dp's parents - granny and gramps

dinny - i like your names the best! crumblepa? thats great!

Flossam Fri 15-Apr-05 21:47:10

bh we were suprised at dp's mum wishing to be called that, she was only 44 when DS was born!

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