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113 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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International nicknames for grandma

  • Australia — Maayy and Momu
  • African — Henna, Bibi or Ugogo
  • Cajun — MawMaw
  • Chinese — Zumu or Wai Po
  • Dutch — Grootmoeder
  • Eskimo — Aanaga
  • French — Meme
  • German — Oma
  • Greek — Yaya
  • Hawaiian — Kuku
  • Irish — Maimeo
  • Italian — Nonna
  • Russian — Babushka
  • Spanish — Abuelita
  • Yiddish — Bubby

International nicknames for grandpa

  • Australia — Waayamaa or Garrimaay
  • African — Babu
  • Cajun — PawPaw
  • Chinese — YeYe or Wai Gong
  • Dutch — Grootvader
  • Eskimo — Inupiaq
  • French — Pepere
  • German — Opa
  • Greek — Pappous
  • Hawaiian — Tutu Kane
  • Irish — Daidoe
  • Italian — Nonno
  • Russian — Dedushka
  • Spanish — Abuelito
  • Yiddish — Zaide

What will your baby-to-be call your parents? Do you have a favorite nickname for your Grandma or Grandpa?

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