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Craash
12-27-2004, 11:52 AM
Knowing that there will be some smart azz replies, but still expecting the Chiefsplanet MoJo to work, I ask the following question.

What are some good alternative names for "Grandpa".

Our twins are fast aproaching the age where they will start to call their grandparents by "name". My mother and father are fine with Grandma/Grandpa. My wifes mom wants to be called "GiGi". My Father-in-law wants something that is easy for a toddler to say, not too wierd, but sets him apart from the "other" grandpa.

Any winning submission with get rep, plus a thank you on the kids website. :-)

Thoughts?

"Also Rans"
Gramps
Papa
Grandfather
Hey You.

Mr. Kotter
12-27-2004, 11:53 AM
My kids call their grandpas "papa"

It's easy, they like it, and grandpa likes it.

shaneo69
12-27-2004, 11:55 AM
My dad wanted my son to call him "Poppy" when he learned to talk, and my son's now 5, and he still calls him that.

Craash
12-27-2004, 11:56 AM
My kids call their grandpas "papa"

It's easy, they like it, and grandpa likes it.


I like papa to, but the Grandpa without a name does not, for some reason.

Nice avatar.

MOhillbilly
12-27-2004, 11:58 AM
Granddad.

Kids should show respect to there grandparents.Granddad & Grandmother should be the norm. Tuff shit if they cant say it at 3 by the time they are 23 calling the elders of the clan Meema and Peepa or whatever sounds really FN gay.

Craash
12-27-2004, 11:58 AM
My dad wanted my son to call him "Poppy" when he learned to talk, and my son's now 5, and he still calls him that.

We talked about that one too. The nameless grandpa said "sounds like something you clean up in the yard".

:shrug:

Mr. Kotter
12-27-2004, 12:01 PM
Granddad.

Kids should show respect to there grandparents.Granddad & Grandmother should be the norm. Tuff shit if they cant say it at 3 by the time they are 23 calling the elders of the clan Meema and Peepa or whatever sounds really FN gay.

Wow, you are tough..... ROFL

Mr. Kotter
12-27-2004, 12:02 PM
...Nice avatar.

Heh-heh....I went looking for a New Year's one, and this one popped up---was even better. :thumb:

Craash
12-27-2004, 12:05 PM
Heh-heh....I went looking for a New Year's one, and this one popped up---was even better. :thumb:


Don't suppose you have a full res version floating around?

gblowfish
12-27-2004, 12:05 PM
How bout "Dick Vermeil?"

headsnap
12-27-2004, 12:13 PM
my kids call my parents G-Ma and G-Pa.



my grandmother, the Matriarch of our family, who is 93 years young, goes by the moniker of Maw.

Iowanian
12-27-2004, 12:15 PM
I'm a traditionalist.

Grandpa for both......... or maybe Grandpa Filo and Grandpa Beto

My Submission for your case is "OMAR" for Old Man River.

WilliamTheIrish
12-27-2004, 12:19 PM
Granddad.

Kids should show respect to there grandparents.Granddad & Grandmother should be the norm. Tuff shit if they cant say it at 3 by the time they are 23 calling the elders of the clan Meema and Peepa or whatever sounds really FN gay.

Agreed. They'll learn. Never got to meet my grandparents. They were gone before I was born. But Grandad and Grandmother were expected of us.

That changed during this generation. When my kids have kids, it'll be Grandad/Grandmother for certain.

el borracho
12-27-2004, 12:20 PM
How about looking up the translation for the word "grandfather" in the language of your family's heritage or just randomly choosing a translation from another language. "abuelo" is Spanish for grandfather. "nonno" is Italian. "zadie" is Hebrew.

Jenson71
12-27-2004, 12:23 PM
G-Dogg and G-Ho

It works in our family.

Craash
12-27-2004, 12:31 PM
Agreed. They'll learn. Never got to meet my grandparents. They were gone before I was born. But Grandad and Grandmother were expected of us.

That changed during this generation. When my kids have kids, it'll be Grandad/Grandmother for certain.

Although I'm not sure it's a respect issue, I agree with you both to an extent. But, in this case, keep in mind it's the GRANDPARENTS who want the different 'name'.

Why is Grandad better than Grandpa? Although I having nothing to back it up, I would suspect that Grandpa has older 'roots'.

ChiefsFire
12-27-2004, 12:39 PM
smelly ole dude in the recliner

MOhillbilly
12-27-2004, 01:04 PM
Although I'm not sure it's a respect issue, I agree with you both to an extent. But, in this case, keep in mind it's the GRANDPARENTS who want the different 'name'.

Why is Grandad better than Grandpa? Although I having nothing to back it up, I would suspect that Grandpa has older 'roots'.


Cause Grandpa sounds hick.






shit did i just type that?

Demonpenz
12-27-2004, 01:06 PM
skip

tyton75
12-27-2004, 01:10 PM
I grew up calling my mom's parents.. Mawmaw and Pawpaw... don't really know why.. but it stuck

stumppy
12-27-2004, 01:12 PM
Skip

KC Kings
12-27-2004, 01:45 PM
I was at a conference and the speaker was talking about his grandkids calling him different names and how he layed down the law and the only thing they were allowed to call him was "Grandpa". His oldest grandkid couldn't make a GR sound, and instead it came out as T sound so she called them Tampa and Tamma,,,, but not Tampa as in the bay, but Tampa is in Tampaw, sounding very similar to tampon.

It was funny hearing him tell the story, but not so much proof reading my version.

badgirl
12-27-2004, 01:53 PM
I kinda have this delema also, my daughter is having a baby in april, and I do not want the name Grandma stuck on me. I was thinking of Nana. Do you all have any ideas for that while you have your thinking caps on. :hmmm:

Coach
12-27-2004, 01:55 PM
I usually call my grandpa "Pops" and my old man "Hey old man"

They enjoy it. If they didn't, they would just simply tell me that they don't like it, and I'll just stick back to the traditional way.

Iowanian
12-27-2004, 01:57 PM
I guess someone will be changing her username to "badgranny"?

badgirl
12-27-2004, 02:10 PM
I guess someone will be changing her username to "badgranny"?
NEVER!!!! :cuss: :banghead:

ENDelt260
12-27-2004, 02:15 PM
I just called both sets Grandma/Grandpa. Luckily for me, my parents taught me the concept of surnames. I found this quite handy when clarification was necessary.

ENDelt260
12-27-2004, 02:17 PM
I guess someone will be changing her username to "badgranny"?
Sweeeet.

I'll have to make sure to remember this when she posts her, "My daughter had a baby!" thread.

Thig Lyfe
12-27-2004, 02:26 PM
G-Pops or G Unit for grandpa

old scary lady for grandma

Craash
12-27-2004, 02:28 PM
I just called both sets Grandma/Grandpa. Luckily for me, my parents taught me the concept of surnames. I found this quite handy when clarification was necessary.

Good plan, but the first 20 years of confusion must have been tough for you and everyone else. :Poke:

That is what I did too, worked well for me.

badgirl
12-27-2004, 02:29 PM
G-Pops or G Unit for grandpa

old scary lady for grandma
That would not apply to me :cuss:

badgirl
12-27-2004, 02:29 PM
Sweeeet.

I'll have to make sure to remember this when she posts her, "My daughter had a baby!" thread.
I have to remember not to mention it. :) :shake:

ENDelt260
12-27-2004, 02:31 PM
I have to remember not to mention it. :) :shake:
Good luck with that. I've got a feeling you wouldn't remember how to put on your shoes w/out "TGIF" written on the tops.

badgirl
12-27-2004, 02:32 PM
Good luck with that. I've got a feeling you wouldn't remember how to put on your shoes w/out "TGIF" written on the tops.
I was smart enough to outsmart you ROFL Mr. red dot :p

KC Jones
12-27-2004, 04:25 PM
I called my grandmother on my mom's side Mutti - years later I discovered that was German for mother. So if you have any ethnic heritage you could use the traditional ethnic term for grandpa or dad.

Another idea would be using first names to differentiate (Grandpa Mike vs. Grandpa Bob). Of course for the starched shirt sociopathically traditionalist like William and MoHillBilly it would have to be something like "Grandfather Jameson Sir."

For some bizarre reason my wife decided to teach our son to call her parents nina and nipa (pronounced knee-nah and knee-pah). I think it's gay as hell and have asked them several times if they wouldn't prefer something like Grandad and Grandma. Apparently they are ok with it. I think my wife actually started it to tease her mom, and somehow it has stuck.

:shrug:

bogie
12-27-2004, 05:42 PM
My daughter, nephews and neices call my parents Nana and G-daddy. I called my Dads Mom Grandmother (didn't know my Dads Dad) and my Moms parents Granddaddy and Grandmother. After my Moms Mom got older, she enjoyed being called Granny.

ChiefsFire
12-27-2004, 05:45 PM
I kinda have this delema also, my daughter is having a baby in april, and I do not want the name Grandma stuck on me. I was thinking of Nana. Do you all have any ideas for that while you have your thinking caps on. :hmmm:


GMILF

KcMizzou
12-27-2004, 05:46 PM
My boys use the first names. Grandpa Jim, Grandma Cathy, etc...

KC Jones
12-27-2004, 06:04 PM
GMILF

ROFL

badgirl
12-27-2004, 06:06 PM
GMILF
Whats that mean? :hmmm: not good I presume. :shake:

Mr. Kotter
12-27-2004, 06:07 PM
Whats that mean? :hmmm: not good I presume. :shake:

Milf is "mom I'd like to f*%$...," so...... :hmmm:

badgirl
12-27-2004, 06:10 PM
Milf is "mom I'd like to f*%$...," so...... :hmmm:
ooooookaaaaay then :rolleyes:

Phobia
12-27-2004, 06:14 PM
My older daughters call my dad "Pop Pop". My youngest daughter calls him Papa. My oldest daughters didn't really have a gramps on their mother's side. My youngest has my dad, my wifes dad, and her step dad. Between the step-mom, step-dad, dad, and mother, I can't keep the names they want to be called straight. One of them is G-Daddy, I don't know the rest.

morphius
12-27-2004, 06:30 PM
My son call Grandpa, "Papa".

melbar
12-27-2004, 06:42 PM
I always called my grandpa (who also raised me and recently passed away) "Pop". Of course that makes me biased , but my whole life all my friends have known my grandparents as "Granny" and "Pop".

R&GHomer
12-27-2004, 07:37 PM
Nana and Pawpaw for my parents, and Grandma and Granpa for my wifes.

papasmurf
12-27-2004, 07:51 PM
As a grandad I prefer papa

Inspector
12-27-2004, 08:39 PM
My grandkids call me pa-pa (like pawpaw) and my wife is granny.

We get no respect I tell ya.......

KS Smitty
12-27-2004, 09:34 PM
In our day we used either last names or initials to differentiate the grandparents (and greats too).

The latest generation in our family uses identifying characteristics to identify their respective g-parents: ie grandma/pa motorcycle or choo choo etc. I imagine if your youngsters are like these they will decide what they want to call each one, whether the granny likes it or not (although it coming out of a grandchild's mouth really negates a lot of that).

Good luck!

bricks
12-27-2004, 09:50 PM
I call my grandpa nono, grandma nona. This is coming from an italian family of course.

tommykat
12-27-2004, 09:55 PM
I don't know how to spell it in German........oma and opa......My best friend called them that.......thought it was cool.

tommykat
12-27-2004, 09:56 PM
I call my grandpa nono, grandma nona. This is coming from an italian family of course.

:thumb: My Aunt always has been doedoe.........they call her that and the parents just say "hey Doe"

2bikemike
12-27-2004, 10:03 PM
I think Jack Byrnes grandson called him Ash Hooooole!

badgirl
12-27-2004, 11:27 PM
My kids call their's papaw charles and memaw Molly

jollymon
12-27-2004, 11:57 PM
my dad is poppy to our daughter.

Over-Head
12-28-2004, 08:43 AM
Poppy or Poppie is generally the term used here in Newfoundland
Poppy (insert name here) back home in Nova Scotia.