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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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Magnolia Blossoms, nice news, makes me ask..are you a Grandma, Gran, Bubbe,Poppee, Grandpa, Zaide, or another name?

For some of my grandkids, I am Gramma, Bruce is Papa
For Aiden I am Memere, and Bruce is Popee

I love it when great granparents are called GG...I hope I live long enough
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:41 PM
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I am just plain old "Grandpa" and my wife is "Grandma".

Trip: I don't know if I will ever be a GG because my granddaughter will never be allowed to date until she is 27. (If I have anything to say about it.)

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Grandma Michelle and Grandpa Duane here. (I didn't want to be called Grandma Sheffield! I don't know if many are called by their last names anymore.)

Love all six of those grandkids more than life itself!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:52 PM
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We are Grammy and PawPaw to KuteKid (Kristopher). Don is PawPaw to to all of his grands and greats.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Grand-Mamam & Pepere for 7 grand-children in this household.

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Gram and Papa here or Missy Gram (for the cat) Just my view, nana is a dog in Peter Pan.


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While I don't have "grandchildren" I do have "grandcats" and a grandferret....Hopefully someday far far away I'll actually have grandchildren...I'd like to be addressed as "Grandma"....
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Abuelita and Abuelito to our 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren in Costa Rica.
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I am grandma and my husband is grandpa to a 16 month old grandson named Riley. We just had 5 wonderful days with him. He lives in another state so we only see him about every 5 weeks.
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My MIL is GG but means groovy grandma.
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I am called Granny "D" by my 3 yr old step-granddaughter. she calls my hubby "Grandad". Granny D is preferable to what she used to call me, which was "Emma" (my dog's name!) She always asked to go to "Emma's house"!

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I am Daddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! to my two little Cynics.
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8) Hi,

I'm '' Dad '' to my kids, '' Papy '' for the 2 grand daughters.
Why Papy ??? My ex lives closer to the rest of the family, and the grand kids refer to her as '' grandmaman'' and him as '' grandpapa''...so I devised the name '' Papy '' to save the grandkids some confusion,and help them know there is a difference.....and one of my grand daughters came up with '' granetta'' for my current wife....Sweet....

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My kids refer to my parents as Grammy and Gramps.

They call my MIL--Rosie Grandma. When my FIL was alive, they called him Papa.
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When Caroline was a baby we started out as Grandma and Grandpa. As she began to talk she labeled us Gram and Pa. The Gram stuck but somewhere around the time Sabrina arrived I became Papa. Now even our children refer to us as Gram and Papa. There is no greater sound in the world than hearing "Papa and Gram are here" yelled at the top of their voices when we knock on the door. I have to go work on Madelyn tonight. She's five months old and can't say Papa yet, but, I'm working on it.
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No grandkids yet, but pretty sure we will be Memere and Pepere. Our maybe Mem and Pep so we don't confuse them with my in-laws who are also Memere and Pepere. It will be exciting to find out. Right now I have to settle for being "Auntie" to all my nieces and nephews, and most of their friends call me that too.
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another "grand" story: when my daughter was little, and we still had contact with my ex's family, his parents wer called Nanny and Poppa. My mom, who was widowed and lived alone, was dubbed by my daughter as "One Nanny" because she was only "one" where the other Nanny had a Poppa!

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Its gramma for DW and My Gramma for myself from our two year old grand daughter
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No grandkids here. No kids either.

We did have kids once but they talked back..............once!

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Neither a Grandma or Grandpa here. Daughter just can't seem to settle down with a steady. When she does and has a child we will move, then at the time the kid is around 7 years will tell our daughter where we live. ... ROFLMAF
Something about diapers and crying just stresses us out. Oh and that baby food spitting out of the mouths .. UGHHHHH. Reminds me of my Father-in-law when he talks, not a pretty site ..
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My husband's kids each have two kids. They call John "Papa" or "Grandpa" and they call me Nana. They call their biological grandmother "Grammy" (she chose that name).


My kids (thankfully) have none of their own yet. I hope they wait for a few years before they do bless us. They need time to enjoy their freedom and life away from home before they settle down with a family.
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I just found out yesterday that I am going to be a gramma nana gg or something. I dont want to be anything old! Any suggestion I was thinking GK for gramma kathy but my daughter said it sounds like bk for burger king!!!
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I am not an "official" Grandma yet, my ex-husband's daughter, who is like a daughter to me, has her little girl call me GramDUH. When my son gives me kids, AFTER he graduates college and becomes ungodly wealthy, and gets married, the kids will call me Grammy, to honor my Great-Grandparents.

as for the Gramduh, a long story.
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One of the women I work with is named Jane. One of her grankids started this way back, and it stuck..they all call her Jane-O, I thinks it's fabulous, and am considering changing my name, and stealing it
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