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Old 12-17-2010, 07:20 AM
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After being around kids for many years and now at that age of grandparenthood (Don't even know if thats a word) I marvel at the names used to address the old grandees such as:

Grandpa
Gramps
Pop Pop

I've heard of:
Pappadaddy
Granddaddy

My owned grandkids version: P-Pop - thought that unique.

Guess its better than:
Stoneage Daddy
Papa Ben
Old Man Norm
or least of all: On his way out Dad
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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I'm a fan of any names that come from the kids not be able to pronounce the chosen moniker when .they are first learning to speak. I think it's so cute and always reminds you of when they first learned to speak. For example my son calls my mom ab-we which comes from him not being able to pronounce abuelita (grandma in Spanish).
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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Step dad said poppy or P-paw

Momma said Big Daddy

I said Pawpaw

For Grandmothers I've heard

Grandma/w
g-maw
me-maw
nana
Big Momma
Grammie

I called mine Grandma or Leona-My pawpaw's name was Leonard but only Leona fit on the caller ID and it was always her calling LOL
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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My kids call my husband's parents just Grandma and Grandpa. On my side they have Mom-Mom and Poppy, and my step-mom is Grammy.

When I was a kid I just used Grandma _First Name_ which seems so much more boring!
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:22 AM
 
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When we first had our son I asked each set of grandparents what they wanted to be called. my In-Laws wanted "granny" and "Granddad" it took aong time to get used to that because to me Grannys were old and my mother in law was not...lol

My own parents went with Nanny and poppa... Again found this strnage as i called my own grand parents garandma and grandpa. My oldest Son is only 6 so I hope i have at leaset 20 years before I learn what I will be called...
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: BK All Day
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We have always called my mom's mom Grandma and my Dad's Mom Nana, and his father Papa. Though toward the end we called him Grandpa sometimes. I only had one grandpa for the majority of my life so there was never any confusion.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by Norm Barnes View Post
After being around kids for many years and now at that age of grandparenthood (Don't even know if thats a word) I marvel at the names used to address the old grandees such as:

Grandpa
Gramps
Pop Pop

I've heard of:
Pappadaddy
Granddaddy

My owned grandkids version: P-Pop - thought that unique.

Guess its better than:
Stoneage Daddy
Papa Ben
Old Man Norm
or least of all: On his way out Dad
Here in the Ozarks MeeMaw and PeePaw are tremendously popular.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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There's also an ethnic component.

My grandparents are mostly Irish, so it's Grandma and Grandad (it should be Granddad, but we don't use that spelling) as used in the British Isles.

Grandad is half-German, so he called his German side Oma and Opa.

The American-Scandinavian community will use "farfar" and "beste-far/mor". If I were a grandparent, I'd like to be "Best Mom/Dad."

A francophone friend from NJ used grand pere.

Just some examples.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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My family was very straight forward with naming grandparents.

Mom's parents were Grandmother and Grandfather.

Dad's parents were Grandma and Grandpa.

My children didn't have grandparents so we never had to select grandparent names for our children to use.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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My grandparents are mostly Irish, so it's Grandma and Grandad (it should be Granddad, but we don't use that spelling) as used in the British Isles.
I don't think those are Irish names.

My mother's parents were both 100% Irish, straight off the boat as children.

We called them Grandmother and Grandfather.

If you look up Irish names for grandparents, none of your names or my names are listed.

Mór? Críonna? or Sean? — Grandparents By Any Other Name! | Irish Blog
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