What do you call your grandparents?

United States
November 15, 2006 2:08pm CST
Our grandchildren call us Oma and Opa. My husband is Dutch. The grandkids call my children's father Grandpa.
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@rocknroll (1536)
• India
15 Nov 06
dadi n dadu itz indian name...
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• United States
25 Nov 06
Every once in a while, my grandson will call me grandma. He said he just likes to call me that sometimes. But, I am still Oma.
• United States
25 Nov 06
Every once in a while, my grandson will call me grandma. He said he just likes to call me that sometimes. But, I am still Oma.
• United States
25 Nov 06
Every once in a while, my grandson will call me grandma. He said he just likes to call me that sometimes. But, I am still Oma.
@quispy (572)
• United States
19 Feb 07
My children call my mom and day Grumpa and Yia Yia. My husbands father was Grandpa, my husbands mother is Grandma and my father-in-laws 2nd wife is Oma! We let all the grandmas chose there own names.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
My nephews called their grandparents Yia Yia and Poppy
• United States
25 Nov 06
I no longer have any grandparents, but we called them Papa and Grammy on my mom's side and Pa and Grandma on my dad's side. My children have a lot of grandparents (divorces on mine and my husband's sides). They are Meme, Grandpa, Pap-pap, Bubba, Pap, Grandma Mikey, and Theresa.
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• United States
25 Nov 06
My son's children call their mother's parents Nanny and Grump.
• United States
15 Nov 06
I call them angels as they are all passed away now
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• United States
16 Nov 06
My grandparents have passed away too....but I still remember them ....they are still my Grammy and Grampy
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I call mine Granny and Papa on my moms side, my dads, Grandma Shirly and Pap John,
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• United States
7 Feb 07
We call my maternal grandparent Mimi and Pop Pop. Our fraternal grandmother was also Mimi, but our grandfather was grandpa or grandpa J. K. Our cousins on that side (my sibs and I were the youngest) called them grandmother and grandfather mostly, but not us.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I used to call my dad's parents Nana and Grandpa (both now deceased) and my mom's parents are Grandma and Pop-pop.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I use to call one grandmom and one mom mom and for the grandfather I called one pop pop and the other grandpop. But unfortunatly they have gone to havean. And they are looking down on all of us.
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I have no idea why but i always called my grandparents by their first names. I guess it was how i was taught and nobody showed me diffrent.
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
My grandparents on my mothers side were always Nanny and Poppy. On my dads side, I never new my grandfather, his mom was grandma to us. My children call my mom Grandma and on their father's side, it is Nana and Bampie. Bampie was originally suppose to be Grampy but my eldest could not pronounce it when she was younger. It came out as Bampie and it has stuck ever since.
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• Philippines
7 Feb 07
Filipinos call their grandparents Lolo (granddad) and Lola (grandmom). We sometimes add their first name. For example, my grandfather's name is Manuel so I call him Lolo Manuel.
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
In our country we call our grandparents as lolo and lola. "Lolo" for grandpa and "Lola" for grandma. But in our house we use daddylo and mommyla which is more unique and modern.
• Pakistan
7 Feb 07
i call my grand parents from my mother side nana(father of my mom ) nani (mother of my mom). and from my father side i call them dadi(mom of my father) dada ( father of my father)
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Feb 07
That is different, I watched House the other night and he mention Oma, I have never heard it before and then to see it twice in a about 3 or 4 days is really neat. I guess I know for sure that I have learned something new. We are a Grandma and Grandpa family, though my son's other Grandfather preferred Papa (at least when he was alive).
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@Rosy001 (363)
• South Africa
7 Feb 07
I don't have any grandparents left but my kids will call my parents Abba & Nani and my husbands parents Dada & Dadi. Indian custom. my moms father was Dutch as well but we called them Mama & Papa.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
7 Feb 07
My grandson calls me Berma. My son used to call my mother that because he couldn't say grandma, so they got my grandson to call me that and it stuck. He calls my boyfriend Poppy. He calls my daughter-in-laws mom NaNa.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
7 Feb 07
My mothers parents were/are Pappap and Grandma. My fathers parents were Grandma and Grandpa, although my cousins that lived close by them called him Pap. My mom is Grandma for my kids, neices and nephews. My dad and step-mother were/are Grandpa and Gram. My sister is Grandma. My husbands kids call his parents Grandma and Grandpa with their first names after it.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I always called mine, Grandma and Grandpa. My sister just had her first grandchild and she wants her to call her nana, and her husband papa. My mom never liked that so my kids call her Grandma, and my step dad Grandpa.
@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
I call my grandparents nan and pa, but my son calls my father poppy.
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@shadowauror (1517)
• India
25 Nov 06
I call my grandfather appooppa and grandmother ammoomma!! its malayalam language!!
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