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    The grandparents in our family chose.
    My Dad = Grandpa
    Step mum = Nana Sue
    FIL = Pop
    Step MIL = Mormor (norwegian for 'mothers mother' i believe, but thats what she wanted)
    MIL = Grandma
    My mum (deceased) is referred to as Nanna
    Then my grandad = Great grandad
    DH's Nan = Nan or Old nan

    DS calls my Dad 'Pa Sue' which i think is frickin hilarious, so thats what he is generally called now

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    Default Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    Ok so I look at in a different way my dad remarried after a messy divorce I knew this woman five minutes before I got pregnant she wants to be called granny I couldn't care less. Dd has a grandma an grandpa a pop and a grandma already as far as I am concerned the grandparent can call themselves whatever they want but I will decide as I think titles are important... Insert the vert negative horrible replies here

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    Default Re: Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    My dds grandparents all chose their names.
    My mum is babca, pronounced bupcha, because of her polish background.
    My dad is grandpa.
    Dfs mum is nanna, because she hates grandma, makes her feel really old (she's about 45.)
    Dfs dad is grandad.

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    I just called them grandma & grandad, if they want nicknames or cutesy stuff later on I guess they can organize it with DD.

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    Default Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pregnor View Post
    The grandparents in our family chose.
    My Dad = Grandpa
    Step mum = Nana Sue
    FIL = Pop
    Step MIL = Mormor (norwegian for 'mothers mother' i believe, but thats what she wanted)
    MIL = Grandma
    My mum (deceased) is referred to as Nanna
    Then my grandad = Great grandad
    DH's Nan = Nan or Old nan

    DS calls my Dad 'Pa Sue' which i think is frickin hilarious, so thats what he is generally called now
    Your step mother in law should be calling herself 'farmor' instead of 'mormor' if she is your husbands step mother. She would only be mormor to a daughters child. Nice to see some Scandinavian in this thread though!

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    Default Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    It doesn't matter what either of you like - DS has final say.

    My mum wanted to be called "Katie" (too young to be a grandmother she believed), I wanted Nanny, ultimately DD called her Nunna Chicken (my mum always referred to her as her chook, DD returned the favour).

    DD is 16 years old now and still calls her Nunna Chicken

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    Default Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraH80 View Post
    We have a bit of a dilemma with this. My mother is already "Gran" to my nephew, so that's what she'll be again. My stepdad will be "Pop" because I always felt my deceased father should have "Grandad" or "Grandpa", even though he's been gone 17 years.

    Now, my partners dad will be Grandad or Grandpa, however his wife is actually my partners deceased mother's sister (after his mother died, his dad and aunt found solace in each other and eventually married). This would make her our DD's great aunt but we have no idea what she should be called.

    It wouldn't surprise me if she pushed for Grandma or something similar to be in line with the Grandad/pa but my partner is completely against that, for the same reasons I have about my stepdad not being grandad/pa - it's out of respect for our late parents and that we wish they were here to be the grandparents to our daughter.

    So, any suggestions as to what to call Great Aunty V so that it's not a mouthful to say when DD can talk? Thanks! 😃
    Hi all, this thread was initially started by me but was resolved months ago. We have let the grandparents decide.

    As for Great Aunty V, I have a similar situation in my family where my Aunty is now married to my grandfather. I just call her by her first name and so will DS when he is old enough.

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    Default Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    No, I don't think it's appropriate, unless they wanted to be called mama or similar.

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    Default Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    No, I think that the grandparents should get to choose what they would like to be called - that was one of the joys for my parents.
    I agree also ....

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    Default Re: Grandparents - can we choose what DS calls them?

    We let them choose. We ended up with: Mum - Nanna
    Dad - Pop (he actually didn't choose because he said DS should decide what to call him, I'm still not sure how DS came up with Pop)
    Dad's partner - Granny *first name*
    DP's mum - Grandma
    DP's dad - Grandpa
    DP's Grandmas - both Great Grandma
    My Granny and Grandad - Granny and Grangag (he can say Grandad but prefers to call him Grangag) We see them a few times a week
    My Nanna and Pa - same as what I call them as we don't see them a lot.

    The only time I would choose is if they asked me to or came up with something inappropriate.


 

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