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Hey Gram & Gramp/Nana/Pa?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018

If you're a new grandparent or expect to become one soon, it's a great time to think about what you might like to be called. It's a handle you're likely to have for a while. When I was young, our grandmothers were Grandma Julia and Grandma Jessie. We had one grandfather who was called Grandpa. Pretty conventional.

All my Italian relatives had Nana's, Nonnie's and Papa's; French friends had Grand-meres and Grand-peres; Germans had Oma's and Opa's. Your family likely copied the last generation's terms.

Dan and I basically let the family decide and so we've been given various names by our kids and their kids over the years: Grandma Gail and Grandpa Dan by the oldest ones, Gigi and Wampa by the Minneapolis crew, and the littlest calls us Gigi-Pa which just lumps us both together!

Today, our friends have cool names and picked out what they wanted to be called. I personally like Mimi and Pops, Geema and Geepa, Amma and Appa. There's a website called Goodstuffs that has cute names for grandparents in case you decide to break out from family conventions.

Whatever you're called, it's no doubt perfect when that little person calls to you. Want to share it? Please contact us and let us know. We're looking for the next creative grammy/grampy moniker... maybe the start of the next trend in grandparent titles. Why not start it today?

Missing Jordana and Aurora!

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My Texas grandkids call me G-pa!

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