Sometimes we get to decide our GRANDparent names. More often, an infant or toddler decides what we will be called for the rest our lives.

We have listed Grandparent nicknames submitted by GRAND readers. Click on any of the above letters to see some of the many G-parent names

Plus, you can submit yours as well. Briefly, tell us, how your nickname came to be
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Little Grandma
My grandson Sean has called me that since he was quite small. I am five feet tall, and soon he will pass me up, and he is only seven!
- Shelley (Nekoosa, Wisconsin)
Lola & Pedro
Neither name has anything to do with our names. Our last name is long and difficult to pronounce. All our favored nicknames were taken by the other grandparents. We have no idea where these names came from but we answer to them now!
- Susan
My husband chose the nickname "Pop". I had a hard time deciding on a name because I didn't want an "old lady" name. One day "Lolly" came to mind and since my name is close to that, my daughter loved it. She then realized that we were now "Lolly-Pop"
- Audley (Youngsville, La.)
Lolly and Poppy
My first grandchild is due within the next couple of weeks, and we decided I could go by "Lolly", since most of my family already calls me Lu Lu or Lu, and my fiance is going to go by "Poppy" or "Pop"...hence, "Lolly Pop". I say this, fully realizing that Rylee's interpretation of Grandma's Nickname, might sound very different!!!
- Gerry
When my first grandson started talking he was asked what he wanted to call each grandmother. He was given the names grandma and nana. He called his father's mother grandma and I was named Grandma Nana because I was his best friend.
- Diana
More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Little grandma