What Will Grandma Be Called?

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What Will Grandma Be Called?
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 11:48am

Resistant to being called anything that makes them sound old, baby-boomer grandparents have taken to accepting toddlers’ neologisms and ethnic variations or, better yet, naming themselves.

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Registered: 06-27-2005
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 4:49pm
My mom goes by Nana, and my dad is called Papa Bear by my kids.

My MIL and FIL have both passed away, but when we talk about them to the kids we call them Grandma & Grandpa.
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Thu, 05-12-2011 - 7:50pm
My mom is MeMe & my mil is BaBa Valya (my husband is Belarussian)

Deven, homeschooling mommy of Kol, Jul, Elle, Liv & baby #5 due 11/16. Three Sweethearts in Heaven;

;-P Not bad for 11 years of marriage!


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Registered: 04-20-2008
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 9:29pm
My dad is papa bob, my mil is mem mem or petitee.
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Registered: 01-17-2008
Fri, 05-13-2011 - 1:12pm

I'm sure my mom and MIL will both be Grandma, and my stepmom likes Grandmammy (though I don't). My mom's husband will be Grandpa Dev, and my dad is Granddad.

Tracie, proud 1st time Mommy to Jake! "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" - Oscar Wilde
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Fri, 05-13-2011 - 6:36pm

My mom will be Omi, and my dad, who passed away a few years ago, will be Opi.

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Registered: 03-05-2011
Fri, 05-13-2011 - 7:12pm
My mom is Rah Rah. My oldest at 7 months said this in babble and my mom joked that he was saying grandma so it has stuck now for her for almost 7 years. My dad is bumpa for same reason. In laws are just grandma and grandpa er don't see them very often.
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Registered: 11-17-2008
Fri, 05-13-2011 - 10:39pm
Hi! My Mum is Nana, my Dad is Poppa and my FIL is Poppy. My MIL has passed away but she's Nanny.
B, loving wife to L. Proud Mum to William Luke (22 months) and expecting Samuel James in November. >

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Registered: 03-15-2009
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 9:00pm

My parents resisted being called grandma and grandpa much to my surprise.

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Registered: 05-06-2010
Mon, 05-16-2011 - 9:30am

Kenzie has 3 grandmothers.

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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 1:25pm
My mom is Nana and Mil is Yaya. Fil is Gramps.
Boy/girl twins, Ethan Neil and Gracyn Marie were born January 7, 2010!