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    What do your Grandkids call you??

    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 grandson started talking he called me Mom Mom. So that's who I am
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    My granddaughter started out calling me Grandma, her other grandmother is Nanny. Then B called me 'Grammy' and that got shorten to 'Grams'. I can tell you whatever she calls me, I hop to it! She is very precious to me!!

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    I'm not a grandparent yet. However, I do work in maternity. Many women are called; Nana, Nanny, Nona (Italian), Mima, Babi (short for Babusha or Babushka -Ukrainian or Russian), Mimi, G-Ma, Gram, Gammy, Gramma ____ (followed by given name Gramma Sarah), Grammy and Mawmaw.

    I've heard slightly less variation for the new grandfathers; Papa, Poppy, Nono (Italian), Grandpa, G-pa, Didi (short for Diduece - Ukrainian), and Pawpaw.

    Good luck. Sometimes it comes down to what the child can pronounce! Congrats in advance!
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    Grandma Carol and sometimes....Grammy

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    All the names I wanted were already taken by others in the family, both ours and his. So we kinda decided on Gammy but when he actually started talking it came out dd. Not sure how he spells it, he's only 3. When other people hear this they think that's my name and I've had adults who don't know me call me DeDe like it's short for Deidra.
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Size:  79.9 KBhere is a picture of my dad as a young teenager..I loved my grandmother but she was a lot older than I am now having a first grandchild. My dad started having kids at 39 and I am the youngest. I think she was older than in her 50's when I was born. I don't want to offend anyone when I said grandmother sounded old. She is a lovely woman but really was. Sadly passed when I was a teenager.

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    growing up I was called CheeChee. When the grandkids came along that's what they called me. Now all 14 gr grands call me CheeChee. I don't care what they call me as long as they call me. Oh, DH is PawPaw.
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    Oh I like CheeChe...now that is different. I would think by now with all the active, involved grandparents they would have modern names...

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    My grandkids call me Mammaw. My husband is Pappaw.

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    'Gramma' was always the traditional term in our family. But my oldest grandson, now 5, has called me 'Grandmom' since he was able to speak. I love being called that, and hope it sticks as he grows up! For a while, I was Grandmom Blue Car (for obvious reasons), to distinguish from Gramma Poo Poo Poo (the sound her tv made when they turned it off).
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    My children called my parents Grammy and PaPa. Our granddaughter calls us Grammy and Grandpa. Her other grandma, sadly passed in April, was called MeMe.

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    A friend's children called her mom Grandy. I always liked that.
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    my maternal grandmother was known to us simply as Dee [her given name was Violet]. it came about because when my mother was little, her grandmother encouraged her to call her mom Dear... but could only pronounce it Dee. my mother and father's names are Loris and Don. my mom would NEVER hear of being called something 'old' like grandma, so she chose GrandLoris and GrandDon for their names. i chose Nana since it was so natural with my name being Nancy. the grandmother on the opposite branch to mine chose YaYa [her name is Kathy].
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    hmm...GrandMom...like that one too. I like MomMom but my husband does not have found memories of his Grandmother named MomMom

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    Gee, I didn't feel old when my only grandchild was born. (I was 54 and thrilled!) Just teasing-- you didn't offend. Mine calls me Grandma, and sometimes lately Grandmother. (She's 11, at an age when that makes her feel grown up.) I don't mind either. My grandma was a treasure. As I've heard others say, she can call me whatever, as long as she calls often.

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    I had the pleasure of taking care of my youngest grandson who was 18 months old for 7 weeks when his sister was born by C-section. I would arrive every morning....with "Good Morning". Hence my name by Isaac is Morning. Just love it
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    I am Grandma Kay to my one and only grandson.
    When our kids were little they had 3 great grandmas, and 3 grandmas (my husband had 2 stepmoms). So the great grandmas were Grandma Nelson, Isabella, & Grams. The grandmothers were Grandma Ruth, Grandma Daisy, Grandma Fran. It was the only way to keep them all straight. Grandfathers were: Grandpa Walter and Grandpa Scotty.
    When I was little my only granparents were: Grandpa Red (he had red hair) and Izzy. My grandmother never wanted to be called mom or grandma. I always called her Isabella. I couldn't call her Izzy. Only her brother was allowed to call her Bella.

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    I go by Granny :-) and my DH is Grandpa. No matter what you come up with and even if it changes as the children learn to speak it will make your heart swell when you hear them greet you :-)
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    I wanted my first grandchild to call me "Bella" but my daugther the mother to be said NO. So now the two grandkids call us Grandma and Grandpa. We love it.
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    Most of my 12 grandkids call me Grandma. My son's 3 daughters call me Grandma Newt. My 2 yr old grand son can't say Grandma yet so he calls me RahRah (that's my favorite!). My husband is Pa to all the kids.

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    I'm gramajo. My MIL was grandma (last name). I didn't want the same name so I told GS to call me gramajo. My GD couldn't pronounce it so I was Jojo for awhile. I loved that. My ex was just Grandpa. Other grandparents were Grandma and Grandpa (last name).

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    My blessed GK call me Nanna. I wanted to be called Nanna_____ by my son's 2 adopted daughters 'cause SIL mom was Nanna too. But Nanna stuck. My hubby passed when daughter only had 3 & he was called PawPaw. That's what I called my paternal granddad & paternal grandma was MamMaw. My maternal grandma was called Nannie. My is still living & she's called Grandma. My dad passed 10 yrs ago & he was called Grandpa.
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    Our grandchildren and great grandchildren all call us OMA and OPA. My husband is Dutch and that is grandmother and grandfather in Dutch (also German).

    The best one I have heard is from my friend Jackie. Her grandchildren always heard Jackie's husband call her Honey, so all her grandchildren grew up calling her Honey too. So Sweet!

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    There are so many things that can be said about this. I chose grandma because everyone else wanted to cutsie names so they would not sound old.
    My mom was called Meemee as is one of my neices not that she GB's. My aunt was called mama by all and my uncle was daddy tom to all.
    Granny is a friends of my and mema is another. For a while my nephew called my grandma gumbo. Pick what you like or be grandma until the little one decides what they want to call you.
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