“Expecting Grands: What to Be Called”

From Today’s Grandparent radio program

If you are an expecting grandparent or perhaps a brand new grandparent, have you thought about what you will be called? It seems like every day we hear a new name for “Grandma” and “Grandpa,” and some of them are interesting and fun.

Maybe you have preferences based on your grandparents or parents. Also consider what the other grandparents will likely be called, and what works for your adult children.

But talk about it now if it’s important to you. If you don’t decide, then you might be called whatever comes out of the oldest grandchild’s mouth. And that can be cute and work fine … or it can be embarrassing.

Aren’t grandkids the best?

Here’s a list of some popular names for grandmothers and grandfathers:

For Grandmothers:

Nana
Grammy
Granny
Mimi
Gram
Nanny
Mamaw
Meemaw
Gran
GG

And some less common ones:

Yaya
Gaga
Nandy
Cookie
Bunny

For Grandfathers:

Grandpa
Papa
Granddad
Gramps
Pop-Pop
Poppy
Papaw
Pop
Pappy

Or maybe you would like …

Bigs
Chief
Boppa
Big Daddy
Buddy

If yours isn’t on the list, what do your grandchildren call you? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page and let us know!