Nickname for Grandpa

Beckie - posted on 03/07/2009 ( 180 moms have responded )

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My oldest daughter is expecting her first child any day now. My husband (her step dad), while very supportive, is not entirely comfortable being called "Grandpa" at age 33 (I'm only 40 myself, but I can live with "Grandma"). My girls call their father's dad "Papa", so that is already taken. We would appreciate any other suggestions for a nickname for him.

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Shelly - posted on 03/08/2009

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Quoting April:



Quoting Beckie:




Quoting April:

sorry. your grandchild..







What the heck is that supposed to mean???? I thought this could be a fun, different way to get some ideas from "SUPPORTIVE" people. Not a forum for criticism . Perhaps this is not the kind of group I thought it was.








My husband is just as excited about the baby as the rest of us...he didn't even know I was posting this. There are many personal, extenuating circumstances that have led to us becoming grandparents at our age, and I don't think anyone online should have a right to judge us just because I asked for nickname suggestions?!?








For the rest of you who offered sincere suggestions, THANK YOU!! We're mulling over the ideas....








 









obviously i hit a nerve when i didn't intend to. i don't give a crap how old or young people are when they become grandparents. i made a mistake of misreading your first quote and now your slamming me for what?? whatever.





April,



  Do you need an iron for that twist in your panties.  I'm not sure why you are getting so nasty with Beckie when your the one that made the mistake on reading the post wrong.  And your comments are very rude and uncalled for.  If you would of read the entire post and responces then maybe you would not look like a mean spirited person...Beckie please don't think you are in the wrong place just because of one bad apple!!!

Rochelle - posted on 03/07/2009

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We called our grandfather "Didi" as my eldest cousin could not pronouce Dada and it stuck through all the cousins.

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My kids have 3 grandfather's. My dad is Pop-Pop Rick. Hubby's Dad is Poppy Lee. Hubby's step-dad is Poppy Jimmy.  My Hubby called his g-father Poppy as well.  I called mine Pop-Pop when I was little and as I got older it was Grand-dad.  Now to throw a few more at you my sister has her kids call the g-dathers Pop-Pop (last name).  A friend's kids call her dad Zada.   The grandmothers are: my mom and hubby's mom are mom-mom (first name) and Hubby's g-mother is Nonna.



Best of luck to you!  It is an exciting time!!

Amber - posted on 03/14/2009

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We always called my grandpa "Buddy" and Grandma was "Grammy" so it was Grammy and Buddy! And my son also calls my mom Mimi so you don't have to live with grndma either.



There is always papa thats what my son calls his Pappy.

Christina - posted on 03/14/2009

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my daughter started calling my godfather "Pop-o" i thought it was so cute and it just kinda stuck.



I called my grandfather Paw Paw and the other one Grandaddy-i know not much better than grandpa! lol



 



and i have also heard peepaw, gramps, and my step nephew calls his Big Daddy. lol if you cant decide.. just wait and see what the baby starts calling him on her own.. and im sure whatever it is he will love. thats how kailey started with Pop-o. haha we tried to get her to say paw paw.

Lucia - posted on 03/14/2009

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In my country we call them ABUELO and as many babies start speaking ,this word is something of a mouthful, so they call them BELLO which really means handsome, so maybe this could be an alternative, AITA which the inhabitants of the Basque country,in northern Spain call their dads.

Love from Spain. Lucia

Jessica - posted on 03/13/2009

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We have a Bumpa, a Bampy, a Bobo, and a papou.  Maybe one of those will work for you all?

User - posted on 03/13/2009

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Our Granddaughter calls us Gamma and Dadad.  My husband loves it..... and her and her little brother very much.  Our son-in-law's parents are Nanny Maisie and Dada (pronounced Dawda).  Works great for 'not-so-old' grandparents! 

Jaime - posted on 03/13/2009

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my kids have different names for each grandparent and we use pop pop for my husbands father, we have friends who use papi

Jo - posted on 03/13/2009

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I would assume that granddaddy would be out of the question then? What about Papa (name) and Papa (name)? I dont see why they cant both be Papa.

Sarah - posted on 03/13/2009

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My ex called his Grandfather, "grandpap" that is what all the grandkids and greatgrandkids call him.

Maureen - posted on 03/13/2009

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How about using his name.  My kids call their grandparents papa frank of grammy sue.  So maybe have them call him something clever like "big frank" for example.  That is a tough one.  I am 33 and I am not sure that I would enjoy being called grandma just yet either.  Let me know how it turns out!!!

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My little boy has 4 lots of grandparents... nana n poppy Bevan (my stepdad), yai yai and pa pou (greek), grandma and grand-dad (nice n easy) and grandma Jen (my step-mum) and Big G. My dad didnt want to be called grand-dad n we were kinda running out of other options. So Big G works well for us n my lil one could say it quite young. Hope that helps!

Maxine - posted on 03/13/2009

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Quoting Beckie:

Nickname for Grandpa

My oldest daughter is expecting her first child any day now. My husband (her step dad), while very supportive, is not entirely comfortable being called "Grandpa" at age 33 (I'm only 40 myself, but I can live with "Grandma"). My girls call their father's dad "Papa", so that is already taken. We would appreciate any other suggestions for a nickname for him.



my sons first word was onk and he has called his grandfather it ever since let ur child decide no matter what the word call ur dad grandad and see what the child comes out with its more personal that way

User - posted on 03/13/2009

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My 3 children call their Grandpa - Bamps! He is their step-grandpa too - thought they are too young to understand that yet.

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Quoting Joy:



Quoting April:

I love the name Gampy! too cute.
I've heard the name Pampa before although it reminds me of pampers, but who better than Pampa to spoil your child?? :)






Poor April....I hope someone's apologized to her.  If you go back and read the post she put after the above one, she was just correcting a simple mistake she made in saying "your child" instead of "your grandchild".  Most of the people who post on here are moms....I also had to read the original question twice.  It's a simple mistake which she IMMEDIATELY corrected and there was no reason to jump her for it.  Geez....






Also, if you look at my original post, I too had misread the question.  I said "your step dad" instead of "your husband".  Sorry...like I said, I misread.  See how that works?  We make a mistake, we apologize and then we MOVE ON.

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Quoting April:

I love the name Gampy! too cute.
I've heard the name Pampa before although it reminds me of pampers, but who better than Pampa to spoil your child?? :)



Poor April....I hope someone's apologized to her.  If you go back and read the post she put after the above one, she was just correcting a simple mistake she made in saying "your child" instead of "your grandchild".  Most of the people who post on here are moms....I also had to read the original question twice.  It's a simple mistake which she IMMEDIATELY corrected and there was no reason to jump her for it.  Geez....

Rebecca - posted on 03/13/2009

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My stepdad is a young grandad too. He decided grandad was to old for him and likes to be called Papa x

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My son has Grandaddy & Grandmother (my dad & mom), then there's Grandma & Grandpa (my boyfriend's mom & step dad) and then there's Grandpa & Miss Linda (my boyfriend's dad and step mom).  The first thing my boyfriend's step mom said when we told them I was pregnant is "I'm not Grandma!"  We thought she was joking so we tried using Grandma Linda...but then we got an email from  her where she signed her name in all caps LINDA.  Since I refuse to let my son call an adult by their first name only, I made it Miss Linda and that seems to be working.  Since your step dad is so young, might this work for him also?

Nicole - posted on 03/13/2009

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I have always called my step-dad by his name, so my kids call him Papa ____. I think Papa doesnt sound as "old" as maybe he feels Grampa does ;)

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When our first son ws born, we had that problem with my husband's mother. she didn't want to be "grandma" because that's what everyone (and i mean everyone) called her mother. when stuart was learning to talk and say names, my mom was me-ma and his dad was papa, but we couldn't get stuart to say nana or anything else. one day while at the dinner table, stuart pulled on her arm and kept saying "me me me me!" at first we couldn't figure out what he wanted, then we finally realized he was actually saying "mimi" which i believe is french for grandmother. he chose the name (nickname) himself. when your child id old enough, let him (her) pick a name for your husband. it just might turn out very interesting. none of us speak french or been to france or heard anyone else be called mimi.....

Mikel - posted on 03/13/2009

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WELL MY KIDS CALL MY MOTHER MEMA AND MY DAD PAW PAW I PROBABLY SPELLED IT WRONG BUT IT GO WELL BUT HOW ABOUT '"ME PAW "

Nathalie - posted on 03/13/2009

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Gampi. That's what we plan on teaching my son to call his grandfather. My nephews call their grandfather Papa. 

Shelly - posted on 03/13/2009

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GeePaw, G-Man ... I called my grandpa Bud, which was a nickname his close friends called him.

Erinn - posted on 03/13/2009

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Me, my brother and sister call our dads dad grampi so my son now calls my dad the same thing! My husbands dad is called papa by all the grandchildren, you said that one is out, but grampi is a cute name!

Kate - posted on 03/13/2009

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my dads family side all the men have been called Poppa (pop-er) we love it and we have carryed on the tradition with my little one she loves her poppa and it's so cute my parents are young grandparents and oftern get mistaken for my daughters dad!!

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Quoting April:

I love the name Gampy! too cute.
I've heard the name Pampa before although it reminds me of pampers, but who better than Pampa to spoil your child?? :)



Funny how something so simple can get so scrambled...  I too did have to read what you wrote twice... But it was then that I noticed you accidentally called the new baby on the way Beckie's child and not Grandchild... Simply a mistake.... you noticed it and corrected it right away!  Kudos to you for catching your mistake!! 



Too bad Beckie and others did not understand and lashed out at you...  For that I am sorry you were misunderstood and then called a "bad apple"  WOW didn't know people could be bad for simply making a gramatical error...



Watch your spelling and your words..... If placed in teh wrong order you too may be labled as a "bad apple".....



 



 

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We have the same situation with my mom and her husband. My brother and I were long gone once they got together so I really have never called him my step dad. My kids call my mom grandma and they just call him by his first name... and that has worked for us! Before my first one was born my mom refused to be called grandma so we called her "G" until the baby came... Good Luck with whatever you decide and Congrats on becoming a Grandma & Step "Grandpa" !!!

Anne - posted on 03/12/2009

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My daughter calls her grandpa "opah", which is German for grandpa. At 15 months she can say this, and can't say any form of gramps, grandpa, etc - she thinks it is the best word! You could pick a word for grandfather from your heritage (German, French, Spanish)...or we know a lot of people that use things like Pops, Papa, etc. Something little ones can say easier is a lot of fun, too, as it is flattering to be one of the first people your grandchild can ask for :)

Melanie - posted on 03/12/2009

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This may have already been suggested, but I had a step-grandpa (passed away) and the little kids called him Papa Dave, because his name was Dave. How about Papa and then his name?

Kelly - posted on 03/12/2009

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my daughter calls her nan's (Nannie) and grandads (Grandy), my dad couldnt get used to the idea either at first...but as soon as Charlotte started talking they were over the moon because she made her own names up!!!

Missy - posted on 03/12/2009

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My Dad became a Grandpa at 39 and we called him Grampy and my Mom is Grammy. Doesn't sound quite as old then!!

Samantha - posted on 03/12/2009

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My firstborn couldn't say 'grandpa', she was too young, so we suggested just plain ol' "g". It stuck. Or you could just ask the baby when he/she's old enough.....you might get your own original nickname!  Good luck, and enjoy your newborn!

Samantha - posted on 03/12/2009

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My firstborn couldn't say 'grandpa', she was too young, so we suggested just plain ol' "g". It stuck. Or you could just ask the baby when he/she's old enough.....you might get your own original nickname!  Good luck, and enjoy your newborn!

Melissa - posted on 03/12/2009

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will my parents are also young 4 grandparents!! congrats 2 u al...



But my daughter is 3 years old and from the time she was 5months old shes been calling her Grandpa ( YAYA ) and its a cute name its not common either.. maybe he will like that .. and 4 grandma ... nannie .. mema.. 4 a grandma i expecially like mema ... so im not sure hope i was a help

Sutton - posted on 03/12/2009

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Depending on your husbands' name, you may be able to use a variation of it for now.. ie - I go by my nickname, Sam,which is what my boyfriends' grandson used when he got old enough to talk.. I couldn't imagine being called Grammy at the age of 35,  so we settled on Sammy (Grammy Sammy), knowing that as the baby got older he could change it how he liked. 



To that same effect, my kids thought of my boyfriend as an extra dad, but in order to be sensitive to my ex's own role, instead of calling my bf David or Daddy (something that sometimes slipped), we combined them to be "Davey".



I always think sometimes it's just best to let the baby decide, when he/she is old enough he may just point at your husband and come up with his own word! I was "ya-ya" for years and years to kids i babysat from birth!

Sutton - posted on 03/12/2009

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Depending on your husbands' name, you may be able to use a variation of it for now.. ie - I go by my nickname, Sam,which is what my boyfriends' grandson used when he got old enough to talk.. I couldn't imagine being called Grammy at the age of 35,  so we settled on Sammy (Grammy Sammy), knowing that as the baby got older he could change it how he liked. 



To that same effect, my kids thought of my boyfriend as an extra dad, but in order to be sensitive to my ex's own role, instead of calling my bf David or Daddy (something that sometimes slipped), we combined them to be "Davey".



I always think sometimes it's just best to let the baby decide, when he/she is old enough he may just point at your husband and come up with his own word! I was "ya-ya" for years and years to kids i babysat from birth!

Chrishelle - posted on 03/12/2009

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My kids call my father "Paps"!!    He is a young gradfather also,not quite as young, but this is a great name, and he loves it!!!

Chrishelle - posted on 03/12/2009

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My kids call my father "Paps"!!    He is a young gradfather also,not quite as young, but this is a great name, and he loves it!!!

Bridie - posted on 03/12/2009

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I am 48...my fiance is 35...my three year old grandaugher calls him Pippy (his name is Rus) ...a pippy is a 'soother' or 'pacifier'...she loves her Pippy and he loves her....and its really easy to say.

Melinda - posted on 03/11/2009

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With so many "Grandparents" biological & steps (They have 8 living Grandmas at last count.) We go with what the girls and the individual are comfortable with. They do have a step-grandfather who is not comfortable being "Grandpa" at all so they just call him by his first name. The rest are a mix of Grand... & the first/last name of the individual. We use the last names for the great-grandparents. It helps me to keep them all straight.

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