Grandfather names?

Roe - posted on 08/13/2010 ( 121 moms have responded )

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I have recently decided that I am going to be called Momin, which is what my children refer to me as sometimes. But now does anyone have suggestions for grandfather names besides, pop pop, granddad, or grandfather?

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Rita_2_davey - posted on 08/14/2010

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Since you have chosen the name Momin, perhaps you could have the child/ren call grandpa pappy. Its a word thats' easy to say or another one could be Babo/Babouch. I'm only thinking Babo because Babouchka is Grampa in European. If these aren't likeable names I'm sure you will find one or make one up. Good luck, the name itself that you choose isn't the big concern, its all the love and happiness that you have for your family. Share your love and take care!!

Amy - posted on 08/14/2010

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My grands call my hubby Papa!!! They call their daddy's father Poppy....and their great grand dad,PopPop.

Wanted to come back and edit this: we are in our mid-40's;became g'parents @ 40!! I'm really glad in a way,because we still (somewhat,haha!) have the energy to run/play/jump/wrestle/chill with our g'sons!

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I have a friend who is 40something...and he wasn't interested in being called GrandPaw either.....
so we named him G-diddy. His grandsons call him G-diddy. :)

Deb - posted on 08/13/2010

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My daughter calls her grandfather Papa. I know its a bit old fashioned but thats what she chose.

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Carolyn - posted on 08/31/2010

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My kids call my Dad 'Grandpa' which he really likes - unusual in the UK though! Another I've heard of is Gramps.

Michelle - posted on 08/31/2010

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Me and my stepbrother call my Dad Grumpy as its an on going joke and just stuck when all the grankids came along and didnt mean my step brothers kids had 3 or sometimes 4 Grandads !

Kristi - posted on 08/28/2010

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Grandpa, Papa, Pops, Popin.......I always call my Grandparents Grandpa and Grandma

Nancy - posted on 08/28/2010

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My Mother-in-law was called BUM-MUM by one of her granddaughters and they called Bum-Mums husband, POPS!

Nancy - posted on 08/28/2010

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Nancy here again...let me explain these grandfather names....Gramps is what my older brothers called my faternal grandpa and my younger sister and I thought they were saying Cramps so that is what we called him. Papooh was what all the grandchildren called my maternal grandfather and papooh's kids called him Pa. They are full- blooded sicilian family on my moms side. My granddaughter Makhenna calls her step-grandpa , Pa-Pa- or Poppy. She calls me Gram. My step-granddaughter has called me gramma Mancy since she was 3 yrs old. All of my moms great-grandchildren call her NaNa.If u want to Roe , You can choose a word that best describes each grandfather and the children can address him as such. Like Wisdom or Guidance. God Bless!

Alva - posted on 08/28/2010

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My husband's father is called Grandpa. My father has passed and they never knew him, they just refer to him as grandfather.

Cherry - posted on 08/27/2010

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My mom wanted a different name for herself. Since she is Great Grandmother to my grandchildren, she took the the "g" from great and the "g" from grandmother & is now just GG! My daddy is just "Dad" so my grandchildren just call them "GG & Dad". They're easy grandmother and grandfather names for them to say & remember!

Laurie - posted on 08/27/2010

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My grandchildren call my boyfriend, Grumpy - it was his CB handle way back when - but it makes it special especially when there were two other "real" grandfathers. My granddaughter is almost 7 and I have two grandsons that are 3 and they still call him Grumpy!

Roslyn - posted on 08/27/2010

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my grand daughter has decided to call her grand father papa. This decision was all her own and she calls her other grand father grandpa. Amelia is all of 2 years old

Kelly - posted on 08/27/2010

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my daughter couldn't say "granpa" when she was tiny, so she used "papa". She has her Papa Walker and her Papa Greer. Happily, when my second born could speak, he used the same term. Sometimes the baby decides! :) PS - Momin is a very sweet name.

Teri - posted on 08/27/2010

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I KNOW A FAMILY WHERE CHILDREN CALL THIER GRANDPARENTS G-MA & G-PA ITS VERY SIMPLE TO SAY FOR A BABY AND TODDLER. GOOD LUCK

Dawn - posted on 08/27/2010

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I had a friend that used to call both of her grandfathers, "Daddy Joe and Daddy Lang".

Pam - posted on 08/27/2010

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I say let the child come up with a name of their own.
My Granddaughter called my Dad "Squeezy Papaw.When we inquired why, she had her reasons....very cute & special.!

Tami - posted on 08/27/2010

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my grandchildren call my husband Poppy, and our children call his dad, Papa. My children, when they were little called my dad Bumpa, I think because it was easy to say.

Vicki - posted on 08/27/2010

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I'm taking the Italian name of Nonna, but the Italian for grandfather is Nonno and we don't like that so I think we will go with Papa.

Tami - posted on 08/27/2010

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I agree with the rest of the ladies.... it is much more fun when the grand-kids pick a name themselves! Mine call me GA and they call my husband pawpaw or poppi. My grand-daughter also calls her favorite aunt "S" (short for Stephanie). She can now say the whole name but the other just stuck and we all call her that. She also called her uncle CaCa (short for Micah). He didn't much like that so she now calls him Big Micah (he is tall) because she also knows a "little" Micah one of our fiends son. It is so much more fun and original when they just decide on there own what is easiest for them to pronounce.

Mindi - posted on 08/27/2010

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My mom's mom was British. We called her Grandmother [not Gramma] we called her dad Granddaddy. My dad's dad was Spanish and Poppy is what they dads so we called him Grandpoppy!
PS - I want to be called Grammy!

Beth - posted on 08/27/2010

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I forgot....my oldest daughter could pronounce Grandma, but couldn't pronounce Grandpa, so Grandpa became "Pacaw". It stuck for a long while until she got older.

June - posted on 08/27/2010

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I always called my Grandma Gram and my Grandpa Gramp but the names will really choose themselves as the grandkids begin to talk. My MIL always wanted to be called Granny but my daughter calls her "Darlin"

Amy - posted on 08/27/2010

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My son called his Grandfather Poppy and my daughter called him Papa...in the south they cal him Pawpaw...

Lesley - posted on 08/27/2010

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Seriously - my Dad and Mum were sometimes called Momsicles and Popsicles! at times :)

Cyndee - posted on 08/27/2010

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I recently became a grandmother and felt far to young yet (even at 46) for traditional names - so the kids and I came p with a name for me Nahni, pronounced nonny. As for male names, in our family we have papaw ('my grandfather), papa (my ex's dad), poppy (my ex). hope you find the right names for your family!

Dyane - posted on 08/26/2010

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Our grand daughter calls my husband Papa, she always has. We like it, it's traditional & has a nice sound :)

Clarice - posted on 08/26/2010

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My oldest cousin called my grandpa gumpup and my si?sisters nickname ended up being Monka. All came from little ones trying to say grandma.

Jacki - posted on 08/26/2010

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My kids call my dad "Honey" because his first grandchild started calling him that after she heard my mom call him that so often. It stuck and all 9 of his grandchildren call him that.

Dorraine - posted on 08/26/2010

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Sometimes you can't pick it. My father wanted to be called Grandfather. I thought it was too stuffy but that is what he wanted. Well, my 2 year old cannot say that but calls him FaFa...I like that much better and refer to him by that name now ;) He actually likes it. Also, my great grandma was called MeMa because one of her 1st grandchildren couldn't say Gramma and it came out Mema...stuck with all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. No matter what you go with, Hallmark will not make a card with the right word anyways :) Good Luck!

Susan (Jimmie's Aunt Susie) - posted on 08/26/2010

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Here are some I have heard or that have been used in my family. Papa, Pepa, Poppie, Pops, Grandaddy, Grandpop, Granpapa, and Gramps. Here is a site about it http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/granny.htm... that has some more. They also have a link there to words for grandfather in other languages (like Opa, Abuelo etc.) I like the Flemish one which is Bompa. I don't like that they don't have any in any of the Native American languages (There is no one Native American nation but many so there are also many languages. Very few are still being taught to children now though.) In Lakota Grandfather is Tunkasila (not totally sure on the spelling) In Cherokee it is Edodi (not sure on pronunciation or spelling.) In Ojibwe (aka Chippewa which is an adulteration of the word Ojibwe or Ojibwa) it is Mishomis. Hope this helps.

Cindy - posted on 08/26/2010

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My grandbaby calls me Mum Mum and my husband PAW and her other grandparents are MiMi and Blue
my parents are nanny and poppy

Judy - posted on 08/26/2010

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Our grandson calls my husband, Papa! Our daughter called him that when she was growing up and she is a single parent, so basically Papa is his father figure. Our grandson calls his only great-grandpa (my husbands father), Big Papa! (I started out being MaMaw, but now am MiMi- I love it, it is precious!)

Liz - posted on 08/26/2010

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hi my grandaughter calls me nanny spot or nanny mcflea , spot comes from my cats name ,n flea comes from cat having fleas ,her other nanny is nanny dog as she has a dog ,love my names she calls me xxxxx

Cherry - posted on 08/27/2010

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My mom wanted a different name for herself. Since she is Great Grandmother to my grandchildren, she took the the "g" from great and the "g" from grandmother & is now just GG! My daddy is just "Dad" so my grandchildren just call them "GG & Dad". They're easy grandmother and grandfather names for them to say & remember!

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