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Grandparents names

I have two children from previous relationships. Now I am happily envolved with my soul mate and he has no kids. He is the oldest of 4 kids to his parents and they are not yet grandparents. My youngest (he is 3) has started calling them grandma and grandpa. My (future) father in law doesn't mind but my (future) mother in law doesn't want to be called grandma or Mrs. (her last name), her reasoning is because it will make her old. When we asked what she wanted to be called she said just Dawn (her name). lol So I was wanting to know what your kids call their grandparents? My boyfriend and I talked about it and think she needs a name they can call her and our future kids can call her.

I am looking for something that doesn't make her feel old. lol


Asked by Proud_Mommy05 at 10:13 PM on Mar. 12, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (12)
  • She has a son old enough to be a father. She is old enough to be a grandmother.
    It is an honor to be called grandma.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:15 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • My grandkids call us Grandma and Papa..We aren't sure how Papa came about but that's what they call him. My boys called all their grandparents Grandma or Pa (and their first name). Like My Grandfather was Papa Joe to the boys even though I called him Grandpa.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • yeah agree with tootoobusy!

    Answer by BlueballandKids at 10:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Our kids call my parents Maw Maw & Paw Paw

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 10:22 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Let's see, as we have a lot of step grandparents, we have a lot of different names.

    Mommom, grandma, Gram, mumsy and nana

    Poppop, pop, poppy, popsy, and pappy

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:29 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Our kids call their grandparents Nanny and Papa and Mema and Pepa. My grandma they call Grannie and called my grandpa Papaw. My husband wants to be called Grandpa Joe (think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and I think I'm going to either Meme or Grams.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:30 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • My step mom goes by Ms. Cathy by her other grangchildren, we call her Mamaw.
    We also have Papaw, Grandma Name and Grandpa NAme, Mimi, Grandad, Grandma Lastname

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:33 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • i have a stepdaughter and my parents are not called grandma or grandad by her..instead she calls them Mrs. Susan and Mr. own dd now 1 does not call them grandma and grandad either..i personally felt it made my parents seem old by being called grandma should just ask your future ma inlaw what she prefers..

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • My aunt is Gigi for some reason.
    My dad is Papa and my mom would have just been Gramma but she died when my oldest was 2 months.
    My mil is just Gramma or Gramma Kay (to the great-grandkids to differentiate between their "gramma"--my sil). My fil was Grampa or Paw-paw.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:42 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • If she perfers to be called by her give name...go with it. Oh and our call us papa and, granny, mom, dad. We're raising them so it's pretty much just whichever comes out of their mouth at the time. I also have been given the name G.Thug by my kid's friends because I take them to concerts and go to the concert with them. (It's a compliment)

    Answer by meriana at 10:43 PM on Mar. 12, 2011