Sometimes we get to decide our GRANDparent names. More often,
an infant or toddler decides what we will be called for the rest
We have listed Grandparent nicknames submitted by GRAND readers.
Click on any of the above letters to see some of the many G-parent
Plus, you can submit yours as well. Briefly, tell us, how your
nickname came to be
I chose for my grandchildren to call me 'Granny" in honor of
my grandmother, whom I adore. Everyone laughs and says I'm too young
to be a 'granny' but I don't care. My granny was the best and I
want my grandchildren to feel the same way about me.
My first grandchild called me this.She would distinguish between
her great grand-mothers and me by adding our given names therefore,TatTat
Becky,TatTat Berta;&TatTat Ruth.Our other grandchildren also
use these names.
- Becky (SC)
|TaTa Di and Grumpy
Our grandaughter started referring to "elders" as "Ta-Ta".
Since we are a blended family with more than two sets of grandparents,
I loved my name: TaTa Di; My spouse became "Grumpy" very
early on and the name "stuck"
- Diane (FL)
For Grandpa. Pronounced with long A, like pat and then short a like
paw. My oldest nephew, who is 27, started it and it carried on through
13 more grandkids.
- Debbie (IL)
I got this nickname because I didn't want the title of grandma and
nana was easier for Tavielle to say. However, now I want to be called
- Joyce (Tyler, MN)
Among other grandchildren, my youngest son has two sweet girls.
When they were little, we had teaparties together and then they
began to call me teaparty grandma -later it was shortened to just
teaparty. Now they are 8 & 9, and I am still teaparty.
|The TicTac Grandma
I have six grandchildren and each set of grandchildren call me different
names: Grandma, MawMaw, Granna Re and my newest name is The TicTac
Grandma, because I always have tic tacs and share them with my babies.
- Marie (FL)
My grandson always saw me in my work truck and his Mom would say
"There's Grandpa's truck." He started calling me Grandpa
Truck and in no time he shortened it to just Truck.
"Tutu wahine" means grandmother in Hawai`i."Tutu
kane" means grandfather. Generally these are abbreviated to
"Tutu", often with the grandparent's first name added.In
my case, I'm called "Tutu Carole" by my granddaughters
- Carole Cathcart
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