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Old 05-04-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Possibly my lamest thread ever...

But I really am curious:

What do/did you call your grandparents to keep them straight?

My dad's dad died before I was born, so that wasn't really an issue; we just called my mom's dad "Grandpa".

My mom's mom is "Nonnie" (not sure how that came about), and my mom's grandma we called Netta (probably derived from her name Annette). My dad's mom is just Grandma.

It seems to have been decided already that my future kids will call my mom 'Nana' - my mom likes that and so my nephew has a Nana and a Grandma.

What other variations have you called your grandparents?
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Both my grandfathers died before I was born, but I always called my Grandmothers "grandmother".
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Old 05-04-2004, 12:46 PM   #3
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Grandma and Grandpa...and attach their last name. Though my sister and I liked to call our one grandma "Graham Cracker". I started calling her that one day when I was little. It kind of stuck.
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I call my mom's mom - Cosininas - she used to call us that when we were younger (it means little cutie)

and I call my dad's mom - Abuelita (spanish for grandmother)
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All of my grandparents passed away while I was still very young, but my sisters and I have always called them simply "grandma" and "grandpa."

My nephew, however, has some pretty silly names for my mom and his other grandmother. My mom is called "Graham Cracker" and the other grandmother goes by "Gobble Gobble." I have no idea where Gobble Gobble comes from, but apparently that's what she likes to be called. My sister and I gave my mother the nickname Graham Cracker as a joke and it stuck. The grandfathers again simply go by "grandpa."
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Grandma and Grandpa...and attach their last name. Though my sister and I liked to call our one grandma "Graham Cracker". I started calling her that one day when I was little. It kind of stuck.
Graham Cracker! Wow, BC! So it's not just my family!
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Graham Cracker! Wow, BC! So it's not just my family!
Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My mom called her parents Mother and Father so that's what we grandkids called them. My dad's parents are Dutch, so they are Oma and Opa.
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I called my dad's parents Grandma and Grandpa. I've always been closest with them. My mom's mother is called by a lame nickname b/c she has never accepted the fact that she become a Grandmother. And since she has had 3 husbands since I've been born, I haven't had a grandfather to name. I just refer to them all as my "new stepgrandfathers."
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Nonna 'first name'
Nonno 'first name'
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:48 PM   #11
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No a lame thread

I didn't have nicknames for my grandparents. For our kids, their grandparents are identified as follows:

My parents - grandpa & grandma

My wife's parents - pop & nano
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The Chinese have specific names for each specific relative....

We call our Paternal granfather: "ye ye"
We call our Maternal grandfather: "gonggong"
We call our Paternal grandmother: "nai nai"
We call our Maternal grandmother: "po po"

There are also a whole bunch of other specific names, each for your father's sibilings and mother's sibilings, and second cousin relatives, etc. etc. In other words, there's no one generic word for uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Anh... why am I saying this?... It probably doesn't interest most people.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:00 PM   #13
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We've always called them Grandma and Grandpa, but follow that by putting in their last names to distinguish when it's necessary.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:19 PM   #14
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Not a lame thread at all.............

Unfortunately, I never knew either set of grandparents;

however, the grandkids in the family refer to grandpa

as Pa; my mom was and always will be Nana, rest her soul.
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On my mom's side they are just grandma and grandpa.

On Dad's side, it's grandma and pappy. My great-grandpa (grandma's father), was pappy as well. I think it's a Pennsylvania thing. My friends always laugh when I talk about my pappy though!
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