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130 cute alternative names for the grandparents

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Don't want to be called 'Grandma' or 'Grandpa'? Here are plenty of adorable choices


Don't want to be called 'Grandma' or 'Grandpa'? Here are plenty of adorable choices
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Fun nicknames for grandpa

  • Baboo
  • Bebop
  • Big Daddy
  • BigD
  • Bo
  • Dadsy
  • DooDad
  • Doody
  • GoPa
  • Grampsy
  • Granpup
  • Hee Haw
  • Huggy
  • PePop
  • Sarge
  • TeePa
  • UmPaPa

Trendy grandparent names for grandma

  • Bamma
  • Birdie
  • CiCi
  • Foxy
  • GaGa
  • GG
  • GeezerGirl
  • GeeMa
  • "My daughter Avery calls her grandmother Glamma," reveals Kaarsten Weber Arrowbear of Lake, California.
  • Glammy
  • LaLa
  • Lola
  • Mammi
  • MayMay
  • MeMom
  • MomMom
  • NotherMother

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Trendy grandparent names for grandpa

  • Ace
  • BigBop
  • Bubba
  • "Our grandkids call my husband DADA. Sounds funny now coming from a 12-year-old," says Pamela Haven of Bentonville, Arizona.
  • Dappa
  • G-Daddy
  • Geezer Guy
  • Grandaddy
  • Napa
  • Papi
  • Papster
  • PeePaw
  • Popo
  • Popzie
  • Umpa

Next Up: International nicknames for grandma

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