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    I think those names are a little ridiculous, but I don't really like the idea of dictating to grandparents what their titles are.
    My XMIL names herself something that sounds very similar to Nanny-moo, she used to call herself that to the kids all the time, signs off cards etc with it. I always just refer to her as Nanny. After a while, and especially as the kids got older, they dropped the silly name and just call her Nanny.
    So that's what I recommend OP.

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    Eh. If they stick with those names, I'd just refer to them as Nan and Pop. They're shorter versions of what your mum is saying, and your child will decide for themselves what they choose to use

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    I love this! The only name I banned was Granny - my mum is in her mid-50s and I thought it sounded ridiculous.

    But I agree with others that whatever the kid picks usually sticks. In particular if it's the eldest.

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    yep - by the time the kid is old enough to talk ... they will likely have changed their mind, or will accept just Nan and Pop most of the time (they will likely always keep the cute nicknames though)

    and mostly - its you talking to the kids that influences their thoughts/speech. So "lets go to Nan and Pop's" will induce them thinking of them and calling them Nan and Pop

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    I'd try not to worry as your child will probably end up saying something else on their own when they're a toddler. I wanted my dad to be the Danish term for grandpa but he wanted just plain grandpa so I left it. When DS started talking he started saying Papa on his own and that's now my dad's name. I think my dad secretly feels chuffed that it is of ds' doing.

    But yes, popcorn would annoy me. Every time you contact him now via text or email just use this when addressing him.

    Or...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I think those names are a little ridiculous, but I don't really like the idea of dictating to grandparents what their titles are.
    My XMIL names herself something that sounds very similar to Nanny-moo, she used to call herself that to the kids all the time, signs off cards etc with it. I always just refer to her as Nanny. After a while, and especially as the kids got older, they dropped the silly name and just call her Nanny.
    So that's what I recommend OP.
    This.

    Ps those names are hilarious, and i snorted and almost woke my DS!

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    My parents tried to give themselves grandparent names yet then the children came along and my DD1 the first grandchild decided off her own bat to call my mum Yaya and my dad Pa.
    its stuck ever since and i dont think theyd have it any other way now

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    Haha!! I would be infuriated as well, they are ridiculous names.

    Both names would be cute if a toddler decided on them but not cute from an adult.

    We must be the odd ones out, our DS was the first grandchild on both sides so we told our parents what they were to be called! I'm quite bossy though so I'm sure they were expecting it.

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    What if the whole idea of relying on the toddler changing it or it shortening naturally backfire and 'pop' and 'nanny' get dropped and they end up as 'corn' and 'moo.'

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    Becoming a grandparent is just as exciting as becoming a parent in my opinion. As long as it's not "mum" or "dad" or a swear word they want to call themselves I honestly believe it should be up to THEM what they want their grandchildren to call them.


 

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