Anonymous

What do your kids call their grandparents?

Like is it a big deal if it’s the same name? What if both want to be called nana? I mean, it really doesn’t bother me and so far hasn’t been an issue. I’m just worried this one little issue is going to be a big thing. And people telling me oh it's going to confuse your children. But why when we could use other words with it? For example, one is nana and pop pop and the other is nana B. So, yeah do the grandparents fight over their “name," or is it just silly to me?

  • Pad
    Nov 01

    Not sure the confusion or difference between a child having two friends name Amanda. I had two grandmothers who I loved equally. Their names were “Grandma” yup that’s right both were simply grandma and I don’t recall being confused anymore than which side the toilet paper should fall.

  • Vicki
    Nov 01

    Sometimes kids call them what they want. My SIL’s dad became Crappa when my nephew couldn’t say grandpa and he is still Crappa 9 years later! Two nanas should be happy!

  • JJ
    Nov 02

    It’s confusing for mine when they were little. We started out calling both of them Gram. They lovvvvve my mom and would get excited whenever they would hear Gram was coming to visit, then would be very disappointed and pissy when it was my MIL (and so was I).

  • Anonymous
    Nov 02

    Never confused me to have all my grandmas be grandma.... but my in laws and parents alllll wanted different names so they all made sure they had different names lol I was like “ok what ever”. Their names, not mine, so I don’t care

  • Krista
    Nov 02

    I don’t think it’s a big deal. My kids have adjusted just fine. They call both their grandpas grandpa. They call their grandmas different names - grandma and granny. I let the grandparents choose what to be called. When I was young, we used their last names grandma F, grandma A. My husband used first names - Grandpa Frank. Our kids use first names.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 02

    Ok see I thought not a big deal. But my sil kinda made a comment about.... and say that mil has to be call nana or that will confuse our Nephew. Because sil and him lives with her....and this is my moms Firth grandchild I don’t want to take this one thing she dream of. So I told them one be nana b one be just nana

  • Cryzana
    Nov 04

    I grew up calling my dad's mom Grandma Wisconsin because that's where she lived and my mom's mom was the Korean word for Grandma since she was Korean. My kids call their grandparents Grandma (first name) or Grandpa (first name) since his side of the family has many grandpas and grandmas.

  • Lisa
    Nov 05

    My mil insisted on being called “dadi”pronounced daddy. I thought it was going to be confusing for my child but she adjusted great so I was ok with it. She calls her my husband “dada “ btw so it’s not confusing for me!

  • Silvia
    Nov 06

    My son gets confused. Both grandmas are grandma and he constantly qualifies. “I want to go see grandma who never lived with us” m. The grandpas are pappy and pap pap, but he still gets confused most of the time with them too and says the same thing. I’m thinking we need nicknames.

  • Danielle Cote
    Nov 06

    My son gets confused because my MIL and her mother are both "Memere." We try to differentiate by saying "great Memere" but it definitely causes confusion.

  • Jessica
    Nov 06

    My son picked the names fro my parents who he is around a lot, ma and baba. My mother in law wanted him to call her nana, I think she was jealous because my son did not call her anything for a long time. For his other grandfather he just got refer to as grandpa so that is what my son called him. I am fine with whatever name my son calls his grandparents. My grandparents were called grandma and grandpa.

  • Gina
    Nov 06

    Yeah honestly your kid will call them whatever they want to. My parents wanted to called Granma and G-Pop and as much as I say it to my daughter she still calls them mama and papa and on my fiance side his mom is called "gramzy" but she says "granny".....

  • Linda
    Nov 10

    I think it depends on where the grandparents grew up , when I was growing up I called my mothers mom grandma and my dads mother granny my son in-laws mother goes by nana whatever they feel good with