GRANDparent Name: What Do Your Grandkids call you?

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What’s in a name? Everything…if you’re talking about your grandparent name. So says just about every new grandparent. What we hear often is, I don’t care what my grandkids call me, just as long as they call me!

We thought you’d enjoy reading this wonderful piece by Olivia Gentile. Though not a grand herself, she beautifully captures the spirit of what it is like to be a GRAND.

What do your grandkids call you?

I’ve been asking grandparents around the country what they’re called and why. Here are a few of their stories.

Charlene Polakoff • Margate, New Jersey

“I’m proud to be ‘Bubbie.’ My mom was Bubbie; both of my grandmothers were Bubbie. I wear this old-fashioned title with more pride than I ever could have imagined.”

Sandy Geitz • St. Louis, Missouri

“Whatever the child comes up with is fine with me. My two-year-old grandson calls me ‘Grandma‘ but it was ‘Grawawa‘ at first.”

Janet Austin • East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Janet Austin of East Greenwich, Rhode Island with her first grandchild, who's old enough now to call her "Grammy."

Janet Austin with her first grandchild, who’s old enough now to call her “Grammy.”

“I chose ‘Grammy‘ ’cause it seems a bit more playful, and what’s more fun than playing with the grandkids?”

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