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    No grands yet other than my little grand puggie....I will be happy whatever they decide to call me..when they come! Name:  Minnow underage002_edited.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321 View Post
    When I first became a grandmother, I wanted to be called grandma. The problem was that my gd could not pronounce it, so we are called mawmaw and pawpaw.

    Incidentally, I just became a great grandmother in August. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what she might call us? I have no idea.
    My mom's great grandkids call her Gigi. (G G for great grandma) She really likes it.

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    one calls me gram and the other grammy. both call my hubby gramps. we look it. once in awhile grandma comes out LOL!! all are music to our ears

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    I'm Baba to my two adorable little grandsons. It's a Slavic derivative for grandma. I thought it sounded really old so I didn't care for it much but grandpa kept saying it to the little ones so it stuck. I'm used to it now and think it's cute when the little guys say it to call me.

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    My one and only grandchild calls me Yia-yia. I'm not Greek, but that's what he calls me anyway. DH is Papa and sometimes Papa Papa Wee-o Wee-o (he's a cop and to our 3 year old grandson, anything with a siren is a wee-o wee-o!) He could call me mud and I'd adore him just the same! Lol
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    I'd always thought I'd like to be called Mimi, but my DIL's favorite grandmother was "Mimi" to her, and she died just before my first grandchild was born. I just couldn't ask to take her name so soon. My name is Millie, and most of the names were already taken (other grandmothers, step-grandmothers, great grandmothers--my fault for waiting), so I chose Gamil. The first grandchild shortened that to just "Mil," and it has stuck. They often introduce me as "MyMil," as though people will know that means "my grandmother". Now the twins have come along, and my younger son wants them to call me Mil as the older grandchildren (older son's children) do. They just turned 2. Sometimes they call me "Mil" but one often calls me "Mum," and the other calls me "Mimi," (what I wanted to be called from the first. Whatever they call me is fine with me. It's not the name--just how excited they are to see me when I arrive that's important.
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    You have many names listed. A friend is called Kim Dandy (her name is Kim) Another friend is called Pops (he's a guy) Oma, and Opa, Baba, my name when I was litttle, my husbands X got it for her grands. Sometimes it is what ever they call you, but if you want one you will like, choose one.
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    Mine call us Nana and Pah Paw,,,whatever they call you sounds sweet from their little voices!This is Nanas girl,Natalie.
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    My mom was always Nanna or Nanny and my dad was Grandy ... sadly they have both passed now, and my kids are only 6, 8 & 10. I think you will find that whatever you settle with as a grandparent name, the kids will adapt it in their own way and find their own special name for you x

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    Guess I'm old fashioned. My grandkids call me Grandma - but not often enough! I have a friend whose kids call her ma and pa. Don't think I'd like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong View Post
    Mine call us Nana and Pah Paw,,,whatever they call you sounds sweet from their little voices!This is Nanas girl,Natalie.

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    My grand kids call us Mimi and Bumpa When the 1st one started to talk that was what she called us and the other followed suit

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    My first son was the first born grandchild on both sides. He has two great grandmothers, 2 grand mothers and one grandfather.

    He chose to call my Mum Mama, may Dad Par-Par, his paternal grandmother Grandma Roberts (yes both words). The great grandmothers were Great Granny and Grandmother Roberts (no great).

    My second son was the first grandchild on my husband's side. His grandfather is Grandpa Bill, his grandmother, Nana or Grandma Nana. His step grandma is Auntie Diane. Grandpa Lloyd (dh step father) passed away before our DD was born.

    Now the kids also have Granny Paddy (my step mother) and Grandpa David (my mother's partner).

    We have multicultural grandparents, Granny Paddy is a New Zealander, Grandpa David is from India, Grandpa Bill lives in the Uk with his English wife who the kids call Auntie Diane.

    My red head, blue eyed freckled son loves to tell people his grandfather is Indian. He classmates do not believe him, until they meet David.

    Often the child will determine the name for the grandparent. I was the first born on my Dad's side and could not say grandma and already had a Granny. I called her Mar-mar. Dad was thrilled when my son called him Par-par.

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    My grandchildren call me Nana. For my husband one of them call him Papa and the Pops.
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    My beloved 'Grands' call me Oma. It's the German equivalent of Grandmother. It's easy for the little ones to say, and the older ones think it's cool. In fact, the oldest one says her other Grandmother, who is called Nana, wants her to call her Oma! Of course, she could be saying that just to flatter me...

    One thing that really melts my heart is when one of the 'grands' gets excited about something and just has to have my immediate attention, and calls to me, "Oma! Oma! Oma!"

    My husband elected to be called 'Pop-Pop'. Every now and then one of the kids thinks it's funny to call him "Double-Pop".
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    "GG" - it's easy to spell and makes sense, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    My husband and I am having our first Grandchild. What do we have them call us?? When I say Grandmother I think old...My Grandmothers were about 54+ when I was born so growing up. I do remember no like saying Grandmother it was so unfriendly as a child. My grandmother on the other side was Meme - I don't seem like a meme either...I am not a nana...thinking Gram. My husband feels the same...so we are searching what to called. My husband said his first name but to me that is not right or respectful. Suggestions...
    I think it all depends on the OTHER grandmother and grandfather names used in the family. We called my maternal grandmother Mama which was the same thing our mother and her siblings called her. Our grandfather was Papa. We called my paternal grandmother Mom (also the same as my dad and his siblings called her). This grandfather was Pop. Then when we had children we called my mother Granny. Now my dad was called GONKY. The oldest grandson couldn't say Grumpy as he wanted to be called. So until his death, he was Gonky. When it came to our grandchildren I am called Mimi (pronounced Me-me) and DH is called Toto. (Yes, as in the Wizard of Oz.) My sister's children called her Mama and her grandchildren called her Kat which was her name (for Kathy). BTW, don't let the name grandmother make you feel old. Those grandchildren will add years to your life -- youthful years.
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    Our grandson calls us Nana and Poppy. He calls his other grandfather Pop-Pop, great grandmom is Grandmom, and great-great-grandparents are Nanny and Grandpop.

    I call my grandmother Nanny and my other was Mema (sounds like mem-A).

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    I'm Nana and dh is Grampy, sometimes Gramps. I knew I didn't want to be Grandma and Nana was easy for them to say -- before Mommie even!!!
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    I love being called Memere! It's part of my ancestery. I've been around people who did not want to be called anything that had to do with "grandparent". I just told them to grow up. My gosh--it's like the mother who wants to act like their kids.

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    I only have kids so far (I'm barely 23) but figured I'd share my kids's grandparents' names. There was a Papa, there is a Meme, Grammy, Papi (pronounced Pa-pee), Pop-pop, G. Ma(For a grandma or great grandma) , G. Pa(For a grandpa or great grandpa), GG (for Great Grandma), Gamma

    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    My husband and I am having our first Grandchild. What do we have them call us?? When I say Grandmother I think old...My Grandmothers were about 54+ when I was born so growing up. I do remember no like saying Grandmother it was so unfriendly as a child. My grandmother on the other side was Meme - I don't seem like a meme either...I am not a nana...thinking Gram. My husband feels the same...so we are searching what to called. My husband said his first name but to me that is not right or respectful. Suggestions...
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    When my first grandaughter was born, I had hoped she would call me Nana, as that is what my daughters called my mother, but she called me Nina instead and then my grandson was born and he too calls me Nina. One day she introduced me to her little friend, "This is my grandma Nina". My husband is called Pa Pa. But usually the kids will call you what they want and what they can pronounce.
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    Mine call me "Grams" and sometimes "Granny"
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    How about GiGi
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