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what does your children call your parents

I am a young mother and my mom just turned 45. She doesnt' like to be called grandma what other names do they call you? My dad doesn't want to be called grandpa also.

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Asked by Madelyn_Marie at 11:42 AM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My mom is Nana (pronounced like banana) and mil is Nana (pronounced like Naw-Naw), my step-mom is memaw, or Mimi, and all the grandpa's are called Papa.

    We actually didnt even encourage them to call my step-mom anything, they just found their own name for her. Your baby will call them something, and coming from a baby/toddler, it is really ahrd not to think it is cute no matter what the name is.

    Answer by AK_aries at 11:57 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • grandmagrandpagamgam & poppy


    Answer by scooterpooter at 12:00 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • My kids call my Parents papa and nana (their both 48) but my Husband's step Mom makes them call her GLAMA Kim (she's 49). She has no Grand kids of her own and says she too young to be a Grandma. It so fits her.


    Answer by mommymine3 at 12:03 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Well... I'm 37 and my oldest daughter is due in January - I'm WAY young (IMHO) to be a grandma - so I'm not sure what I want to be called. ROFL - my kids call both grandmas just that - Grandma Donna and Grandma Nancy.... our dads - mine is PaPaw and my FIL is Poppie.

    I like Grandy - but that sounds pretty stinkin old - rofl... my best friend likes Granna but I don't so much like it...

    Gram might work... DH - who knows - Pop?

    I can assure you, it won't be MeMaw.

    Answer by AAAMama at 12:22 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • My son calls my dad 'Pops' and he called my mom 'MeMa'

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 2:42 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Tell her she's a grandma and making up some new name won't change that fact. My mother was 49 when my son was born and she had no issue being called grandma. My ILs are older and they're granny and granda.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 3:10 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • DS has multiple sets of grandparents. He has 2 grandpas both about 52, a papa 51, nana, grandma 59, a memow 47( pronounced Mee moh) and a mamaw 46 (i can't spell how he says this,its not mama).

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:55 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • my son calls my Mom Ama (ahh-mah) and calls my S/O Dad - Willo and his Mom Willa (he's tring to say it in spanish grandfather=abuelo (ah-bweh-loh), and grandmother=abuela (ah-bweh-lah)

    Answer by northcarolinama at 7:40 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • My kids call my parents Grammy and Happy. (DD couldn't say Pappy, and Happy just stuck- now almost everyone calls him that)
    They call my father Grandpa Wally and my step-mom Grandma Pam.
    My hubbys' parents are Grampa Bob, Gramma Sue, and Nana.

    Answer by mommymonkey at 2:15 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • Ok lets see (far warning we have A LOT of grandparents)

    my mom- Grumma
    my dad- Pa Pa (middle son came up with that one)
    MIL- Mamaw
    FIL- Papaw
    Great Grandmother- Grandma
    Great Grandfather- Grandpa
    Great Grandmother- Granny
    My stepmom - Grandma Deb
    His Stepmom- GC (suppose to mean Grandma Cindy oldest son came up with it)
    my Grandfather- Pappy (he didn't want to be called Grandpa either)

    Then we have two people that we have adopted as our parents (they us like family) and they are called -

    She's- Ni Ni
    He's- PePaw

    I hope that helps because we started getting creative just so we could tell who the kids were talking about.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 10:08 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

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