So Pawpaw Dave and just have dh explain to his dad why it's important to add the name b/c otherwise it upsets ds.
WOHM married to SAHD, living the dream w/our: 3 girls (14,12,10) and 3 boys (7,5,3) and tie-breaker due Jan 2014
however, my MIL seems to dislike grandma. TOO Bad for her. She lives several states away and does'nt bother to call....so she is lucky she is even named anything at all
sorry, did i just rant and rave
We had intended for my kids to call my parents Grandmama and Granddaddy. However, the "grand" part was just too cumbersome for Ani and she added an "s" onto the end and calls them Mommis and Daddies.
My caps lock button is messed up, sorry, it is going on and off on it's own-please forgive as I retyped that twice...
Looks fixed now-anyway, the ycall Dh's parents "Daddys Mom and Daddys Dad" The ycall their stepgrandparents nothing. Kinda fits his familiesunloving attitude!
DH has 2 sets of parents. His mom and stepdad are Grammie and Grampa. His father and stepmom are Grampy and Grandma. I met my DH whan my first DS was 6, and it took a while for both of us to remember who to call what :
My parents: Oma & Opa
ExDh's parents: Papa and Grandma
ExDh's grandparents: Great-Papa LastName & Great-Grandma LastName (they have 2 great grandmothers and one great grandpa alive on his side)
Dh's parents: Nana and Papa
Dh's grandparents: Granny & Grampy, and Grandpa and Grandma LastName
They don't get confused really by having more than one Papa or Grandma etc, it all sorts itself out
She calls my father "Mr. Bill", which is really odd but that's what he wanted so, ok....she calls my step mother "Grand-mère"
She calls her father's father "Grandfather", her grandmother on that side "has gone to be a faerie on a rainbow".
She has an adopted grandmother type person, my best friend's mother, whom she calls "Nana".
I called my grandparents "Nana and Papa".
Grandma _____(first name) for DH's stepmom.
Papa ____(last name) for my dad.
Nana for my stepmother (that's what her bioloical grandkids call her, but lately they've been signing cards with "Grandma _____(first name), so hm...
My mom and DH's dad are dead, so we refer to them as Grandma ____(first name) and Grandpa _____(first name).
My dad: Grandbaba
My mom: Grandma
My grandmother: Nona
DH's mom & stepdad: Omi & Pap
DH's dad & stepmom: Poppyseed and Grammy
DH's grandparents: Mom-mom and Pop (what everyone calls them anyway)
I expect this will all be confusing to my DS when he's old enough to call them anything. I would much prefer "Grandma Margo" and so on, but the folks have to be so particular! Luckily we don't see them often so it probably won't be much of an issue.
Dh's parents are from Tamil Nadu, India and are called the traditional "Paati" for Grandma, and "Thatha" for Grandpa. The only thing is is dd is confused about Paati vs. Potty. lol!
Most are just grandma/grandpa and thier name, these have chosen these names.
My stepmom- Grammy
My grandma- Granny
Dh's mom- Nana,
Dh's dad/stepmom- Papaw, Grandmother:
I explained this to my mother, that I don't want dd to call her Grandmommy, but she hates Grandma and none of my alternatives inspired her, so so far she is refering to herself as Grandmommy. I am hoping that dd will come up with something. Thus far it has been Damma, but my mom doesn't seem taken with that one either.
My neice and nephew call my grandmother Greatma. I don't particularly care for that one either.
My dh's mom is Nana and his dad is GrandDad
My mom is Mam-mal
My grandparents are Great Grandma/pa
I like the idea of using first names with grandparents..we have always used the last name.... (except for mils dh..wonder why we did that?...lol...)but the first name thing makes more sense.....thanks you guys for sharing!
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