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What do your kids call their great grandparents?

post #1 of 45
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My grandmother and grandfather want my son to call them grandma and grandpa. Which is ok, but it makes it confusing when my parents are around. I think my grandmother 'only' in her 70's is having a hard time trading in her grandma status for great-grandmother hood.

Just curious what names your kiddo's have!
post #2 of 45
My kids only have one and they call her Oma, same as I do. No one else in my family is refered to as Oma so it works for us. It I called her grandma then it would be REALLY confusing. Poor kids already have to differentiate between Grandma, 2 Grandpas, Abuelo and Abuelita lol.
post #3 of 45
They refer to all grandparents and great grandparents as grandma and papaw, and usually that is followed by the last name of the grandparent...Grandma Smith, Grandma Johnson etc etc.
post #4 of 45
I don't know about great grandfathers but we call our grandmothers G.G. and Nana.
post #5 of 45
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Originally Posted by mojobin View Post
I don't know about great grandfathers but we call our grandmothers G.G. and Nana.
That's what we use too...G.G. and Nana. We have only one great grandfather left, and we refer to him as Pa.
post #6 of 45
The great grandparents in our family are known as:
Great Grammy, Great Grandma Jean, Great Grandpa Adrian--They all get "greats"
post #7 of 45
We call DH's Grandmother, Grandma and my DD calls her that too because there DH's mother is Nana.

My mom is Nanny and her mom was Nanny to us so DD calls her Great Nanny.

I called my great grandmother "Old Nanny".
post #8 of 45
In my family, grandparents in general tend to end up with 'grandma names'--for instance, my maternal grandmother is Maga. Great-grandkids just use the already existing 'grandma name' for the great-grandparent.
post #9 of 45
our grandparents are called Grandma + first name

We went with this so that they and we could distinguish a specific person more easily in conversation. There were so many grandmas and adding the last name didn't add much clarity.
post #10 of 45
Dd's only really met one great grandparent, dh's grandmother. Who is her savta-raba and is called that. The grandma name is "Savta" but everyone of the generation to use that just use it with that generation. (E.g. dh's mom will tell me "Savta is doing thus and such" and then I might tell dd "Savta says that Savta-raba is doing thus and such.")

As for your issue, if you just include a name with the grandpas and grandmas it'd sort things out nicely for your kids. Grandpa Mark is daddy's daddy, Grandpa John is Grandpa Mark's daddy. That sort of thing.
post #11 of 45
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Originally Posted by krazymamatoo View Post
That's what we use too...G.G. and Nana. We have only one great grandfather left, and we refer to him as Pa.
Another one here who uses G.G. and Nana.
post #12 of 45
All the grandparents chose different grandparent "names" for themselves (etc: Mimi, Nana, Papa, Grandpa, etc), so DS will refer to his great-grandparents the same way that we (DH & I) referred to them growing up because there's no overlap in those names. But there is some overlap in grandpas, so we'll do the Grandpa FirstName there.

As a child, all my grandparents went by the same "name"--ie, the equivalent of grandma & grandpa--but they all lived in different cities, so I distinguished them by city instead of by first name.
post #13 of 45
Great great grandma has not been me yet, but she is "Tatarra-buela". Great grandma is "Awa" (Abuela, but Awa stuck) and Great Grandpa is "Bisa" (Bisabuelo).

Grandparents are Grandma and Grandpa now
(DD used to call them by their names as a result of MILs coaxing)
post #14 of 45
While she was alive, my kids called my grandmother "Pra" which is the "great" part of Great-grandmother in Russian.
post #15 of 45
There's a show called "Little Bill" where the kids called their great grandmother Alice the Great. I always thought that was cute.
post #16 of 45
GiGi (That's the way we spell G.G., short for great-grandma.)
post #17 of 45
We do grandma-lastname and grandpa-lastname. We have one set of greats and 2 regular sets. However, since my parents visit more frequently they go by just Grandma and Grandpa during visits. I only use the grandma-lastname when talking about them.
post #18 of 45
Another GiGi here - and the other one, the one that all the adults involved (us, grandparents) actually have a comfortable relationship with, is called by her first name and loves it.
post #19 of 45
Grandpa Walter is one left on one side and my grandmother announced one day she was now "Nana". It was what we called her mother.

There's always "Gangee" and "pop-pop"!
post #20 of 45
abuelita firstname, granny and grandpa for the three greatgrandparents (which is what i call them as my grandparents). grantparents are referred to by first name, as am i.
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