should grandchildren call you grandma or by your name?

Gail - posted on 07/29/2011 ( 33 moms have responded )

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My grandchildren call me granny & I love it even the 18 yr old & they have no issues with it

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Dee Dee - posted on 08/19/2011

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My grandkids. call me Grandma, Grammy, Mommy, just depends on what is going on. I wouldn't want them to call me by my first name. I don't think thats right

Cherie - posted on 08/09/2011

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Just from a respect basis grandchildren should call you Grandma, Granny, Nana whatever works for you and them. I have to wonder who would encourage a child to address a grandparent by name. It really is a personal choice though since some people do not want to embrace the title of Grandma. I embrace it gladly.

Debbie - posted on 08/01/2011

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I think that would be a personal preference. However, I think calling grandparents by their name is not different than calling a parent by their name. Not something I would do. Whether they call you granny or grandma or some other version is between you and your grandchild. I love being called grandma.

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Pauline - posted on 09/08/2011

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,Sorry but dont agree with you there Tatjana, i beleive that this is something that should be left for the Adults and not the kids

Cindy - posted on 09/07/2011

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I love being called gammie, by my grandchildren Tho I loved being a mother and count those days and very rewarding, I absolutely adore being agrandmother, And everytime I hear the word gammie it sends an extra beat to my heart.

Michelle - posted on 09/06/2011

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I wouldn't be happy if my girls called their grandparents by their names. It would all seem rather odd to me too. But it is down to family's choice I suppose.

Penny - posted on 09/05/2011

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If both sets of grandparents are still alive and live close it could be a little confusing especially for the younger ones so i think it is ok to add your name like grandma so and so

Barbara - posted on 09/05/2011

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My grandchildren call me grandma.and my husband to be grandpa..and that is what we want to be called..I called my grandmother grandma, all her grandchildren called her that and she loved it. So that is what i want me grandchildren to call me. Im proud to be a grandma.

Meg - posted on 09/04/2011

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Thanks Pauline. For the record, I am in my 50s. Old enough to be "Meme" (pronounced 'Maymay'). :D

Pauline - posted on 09/03/2011

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unsure of how old you are meg but you are write when you say it is a matter of respect , and we dont here enough of that word today , good on you

Meg - posted on 09/03/2011

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I think it is a matter of teaching respect to the next generation. How many older adults do children have that they will call by either their title or their first name. They will have very few people in their lives who will be their grandparents. When our first child was born we asked our parents if there was a special name they would like to be called. My parents liked Nana and Papa. My mother-in-law wasn't thrilled at being a grandmother for the first time so she didn't have a choice. We taught our children to call her Grandma and her husband is always Grandpa.

Joyce - posted on 09/02/2011

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yes grandchildren should call us Grandma, because calling us by our name it is not proper at all.

Stacy - posted on 08/30/2011

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My children always called their grandparents by grandma plus name and grandpa plus name they had two sets on both sides so it made it easier for them to remember who was who. Half were called by first name the other half by last name. I have to grandchildren and they call me Granny.

Adia - posted on 08/29/2011

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i called my grandmother mama n my kids call my mother nana n my father popi n my grandson will call me mama i am really 2 young 2 b called grandma or nana

Debbie - posted on 08/29/2011

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Originally I wanted to be called MaMaw. When my grandson started talking he called me Memamaw, then he called me, me mem o. Now I am just plain Memow.Ha!

Fay - posted on 08/28/2011

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that depends on how the grown up feels.
I prefer to be called Oma.
Some people have grandma then there name, it depends on the person.

Pauline - posted on 08/25/2011

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Hi to all the nanas, grandmas, grandmothers, grans noonas, ect, ect, take me to be oldfashioned ,but i think there is nothin worse than being called by your first name by your grandchildren . Dont we all deserve to have a Tittle ., after all we are all very special. Nana to 5 and 1 on the way..... Age 56

Brenda - posted on 08/25/2011

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think gran children should always call their granmother or grandad as gran or grandad etc as it shows them respect unless their granparents have said they prefer to be called by their first names instead

Veronica - posted on 08/12/2011

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I called my grandmother Ma, and when i had my first grandchild 16 years ago i wanted to be called Mama, my daughter did not like that as she thought it was to close to mum. So i now get called Ma, i have no problem with what ever my grandchildren called me, i know they love me and i love them and thats what really matters.

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I personally would never let my grandchildren call me by my name. I have always been Mimi. We have 25 (going on 27) grandbabies now :) Their ages are 11 down to coming soon.

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I personally would never let my grandchildren call me by my name. I have always been Mimi. We have 25 (going on 27) grandbabies now :) Their ages are 11 down to coming soon.

Catherine - posted on 08/10/2011

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My grandchildren call me nana, with the exception of ne, she calls me nanny, as i don't see her very often thats ok, but i don't think you should allow them to call you by your name, i think having them call you grandma or nana is more respectful to you, i love hearing my grandchildren call me nana

Michele - posted on 08/09/2011

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We are Oma and Opa to our grandkids. The other set is Grandma and Grandpa. My Children had Grandma (my mother) Grandpa Bob & Grandma Pepper (my dad & his wife) and my husbands parents ended up being called Grandma & Grandpa Judy (because his mom ruled the roost!) My grandson will introduce me to people saying "This is my Oma which is a grandma" LOL

Grisell - posted on 08/09/2011

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This is something that I belive is a mix of things. I told my kids to call both Abuela (grandma) and her name. But they call my mother simply Abuela and my mother in law Abuela (her name). This makes my mother in law out of her senses, because she wants to be call Mamita (little mom). My oldest explain that he dosen't feel comfy with that because she hardly see him or share anything in his life while his Abuela if she isn't around calls him regularly and has been with him. On the other hand I never called grandma to my mother's mom because she raise me, she was for me Mama (mother) and my Mom I call her Mami. At the end, if your grandchildren call you in a way that both sides feels the love just enjoy it, the name will not change the relationship.

Sharon - posted on 08/08/2011

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it not that important what they call you as long as they still happy to visit you thats the impotant thing

Trish - posted on 08/07/2011

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I wanted to be called nana, but my granddaughter decided on gramy...she's got it down pat, too :)

Lori - posted on 07/31/2011

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My granddaughter used to call me Maima. I loved it, her mom objected, so now I am grandma or gg when she writes me notes

Louise - posted on 07/30/2011

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I had one set of grandparents that I called Nanny and Pappy and one set that I called by there name as that is what they wanted. The relationship was no different between either sets. Now I am getting to grandma age I would like to be called Nanny like my grandparents before me. I suppose it is down to personal preference.

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