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Adorable alternatives names for the grandma & grandpa in your life
One of the most important roles a parent can take is becoming a grandparent, but when your child has a few of these special people in their lives, finding the right name for each can take some work. Sometimes Grandma doesn't sit just right with your mom or maybe your father-in-law needs a name that's a little different from your dad.
From traditional names for grandma like Grams, to fun nicknames for grandpa like Hee Haw, here are 120 top nicknames for grandparents.
Traditional names for grandma
"I have a 1 1/2 year old that calls my mom, her grandma, Mee-maa," shares Dawon Bahtuoh of Minneapolis, Minnesota, author of Nap-Nap, Quack-Quack.
"Years ago, my son couldn't pronounce Grandpa and called my dad Boppa instead. But my mom loved the nickname so much that she teaches all the grandchildren to call him Boppa, even if they can pronounce it!" says Julie Van Keuren of Billings, Montana.
Fun nicknames for grandma
"When my daughter was little, she called my mom Big Bubba because my mom's dog was named Bubba. After seven years of hearing this kid yell, 'Hey Big Bubba' in public, the nickname was changed to Darling," shares Melissa Rose of Scottsdale, Arizona.
"My 97-year-old grandmother has always gone by Hu Hu (sounds like hoo hoo), stemming from her long-time custom of walking into a room and announcing her arrival by calling/singing out, 'Hu Hu,'" says Melissa Gieringer of Phoenix, Arizona.