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What do your children call their grandparents?

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Thelittleredhead Tue 03-May-16 19:51:08

My parents are currently engaged in a good natured argument about what their "grandparent" names will be- seeing as this is their first time.

Just out of interest (read; nosiness) what are your parents' grandparent names? I'd love to hear any unusual ones smile

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Tue 03-May-16 19:54:06

Not unusual in afraid..
My parents are nanny and grandad
Dh parents are granny and grandpa
They chose their names themselves when dd was born.

TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Tue 03-May-16 19:56:23

My mum and dad are grandma and opa (German born)
Dp mum and dad are nana and grandad

bumpingalong9386 Tue 03-May-16 19:57:32

Nana & Papa
Nan & Grandad

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 03-May-16 19:57:37

My parents are Babcia (grandma) and Dziadunio (grandpa) - we are originally from Poland.
DH's mum is Yāy (grandma) - originally from Thailand.
DH's dad is Grandad.

dottyaboutstripes Tue 03-May-16 19:58:51

PIL are Grandma and Grandad
My parents Granny and Grampy

marmitecrumpets Tue 03-May-16 19:59:22


Great Nanna

libellule1 Tue 03-May-16 20:02:03

Nanna and PaPa
Granny (insert first name) and Pa (insert first name). eg Granny Jen IYKWIM

I love Nonna for a grandmother. Also worth noting that whatever the first grandchild can actually pronounce as a little one might stick forever.

PortiaCastis Tue 03-May-16 20:02:56

My Mum is Gamma because dd couldn't say Grandma when she was tiny and Gamma sort of stuck
My Dad is Gandy for the same reason

StinkyMcgrinky Tue 03-May-16 20:03:16

PIL are Nanan first name and grandad first name

My Dad is grandad first name

My grandparents are Old Nanan and Grandad

I can see now that we may have been better having different names for all hmm

1lov3comps Tue 03-May-16 20:03:59

My parents are nana and grandad jim.
DHs parents are granny and grandad David.
The names with the grandads came abou because when dd was born, she also had 3 great grandmothers and 2 great grandfathers and so they all had some add-on to help us tell them apart when talking about them and the grandads got included in the add on process grin

Mooey89 Tue 03-May-16 20:05:57

My mum and dad are nanny and Grandad.
My PiL's are Grandpa and 'dear' (also, Granny, but DS heard FIL address granny as dear for so long it's stuck!)

My Grandmother is GG (great- grandmother)

littlepooch Tue 03-May-16 20:06:03

My parents are grandpa and grandma.
Mil is nanny.

Well at least that's what they chosen, DD is only 5 months so goodness knows what she might end up calling them when she starts chattering smile

Tanito279 Tue 03-May-16 20:06:12

Nanny and Pop-pops

JessieMcJessie Tue 03-May-16 20:08:43

Odd that "Nanny" is not considered unusual. "Nana" And "Nan" I am familiar with but I hadn't heard of "Nanny". If I heard a kid talking about Nanny I'd think they were very posh indeed and talking about the hired help!

I grew up with Granny and Papa (pronounced "PA-pa", not "pa-PA") and we distinguished with first names so Granny Jean and Papa Jimmy etc. Papa is very Scottish and not used much in England.

My husband has a "Farmor" which is Norwegian for "father's mother". The full set is Farmor, Farfar, Morfar and Mormor, which I think is fab.

Natsku Tue 03-May-16 20:08:44

They have the Finnish version of the grandparent names

My mum is Mummi
My dad is Pappa (even though he's not Finnish, he just insisted on that being the name)

Dad's dad is Vaari
Dad's step-mum is just called by her name

Step-dad's dad is called by his nickname
She still hasn't really settled on a name for step-dad's mum, who has the same name as her
Step-dad's grandma is Mummo

BadDoGooder Tue 03-May-16 20:09:08

My DM is Nanny, her partner is Nanny (name)
My DF is (outing myself slightly!) Gub Gubs (he couldn't say "Grandad" when v young, that version stuck!)

MiL is Granny

TeacupDrama Tue 03-May-16 20:09:22

My parents are grandma and grandpa as that is what they were called by my sisters children as their other GP's were granny and grandad

DH's mother is granny

If it's a first grandchild there is some choice but if they are called x and y by 4 pre existing grandchildren your going to have to stick with x and y whatever your preference, if one set of parents are already x and y because of above but other GP are new, l would think its generally best if not called x and y but some other variant

Malvolia Tue 03-May-16 20:09:29

Don't bother with pre-planning based on my experience. After much discussion about who was going to be what, from the moment DS could talk he called all four grandparents by their first names.

Ilovewillow Tue 03-May-16 20:14:30

Grandma and grandpa sweetie pie because they used to call my daughter sweetie pie and grandma and grandpa noodle! Noodle because my daughter used to call them G&G dog (they have a dog) and it sounded a bit rude so noodle was the first word we came up with. She is now 7 and my son is 2 and it has stuck!

Thelittleredhead Tue 03-May-16 20:14:33

Ha, this is a lovely thread- thanks for your answers.

My own grandparents were Nanny & Grandad, and Granny & Grandpa. But my mum wants to be Nanny (as her mum was) and my dad's being really snobby about it grin.

He wants to be Opa but mum says he's being pretentious, seeing as he isn't actually German!

I can see this going on hilariously for some time.

Dad's grandfather was Popeye, which i think is adorable.

But yeah- in reality my child will probably end up choosing a name for them anyway (and dictating for all future grandchildren, mwahaha)

winchester1 Tue 03-May-16 20:20:08

Farmor (OH mum - Swedish for fathers mum) although the toddler says dadam which I think mean daddy's mum and he translating it for me.
Sadly we don't have any others.

livvylongpants Tue 03-May-16 20:23:24

We have nanny (name) and grandad for in laws

My mum is nanma (name), non of my kids knew my dad but he's is known as grandad Bob

My grandma is known as GG which stands for great grandma

MistressoftheYoniverse Tue 03-May-16 20:25:14

DH Parents :

Grandpa & Grandma Vicky

My Parents:

Grandad & Gram

My Grandmother

Granny Liz

My Great Grandmother


Playduh Tue 03-May-16 20:28:03

We have a nanny, a nana, a grandma and a papa.

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