What Children Call Their Grandparents
As your baby gets older and begins talking, she will have to call her grandparents something. Will they simply be grandma and grandpa? Or something a little cuter, like the way your child first mispronounces their names? Or will it be an ethnic name or something from your own childhood?
More: 25 Alternative Names for Grandma and Grandpa
If any of the grandparents have divorced and are remarried, having names for each grandparent can be even more important to avoid confusion. In this situation, your baby may have multiple sets of grandparents and step-grandparents that she will get to know. While an older child may be able to simply say grandma X or grandma Y, for example, that is too complicated for an infant or toddler who is just learning to talk.
Also keep in mind that some younger grandparents may simply not be ready to be called grandma or grandpa. Another name, which doesn't have the same implication for older age, might be a good alternative in this case.
Common Names for Grandmothers Include:
- Abuela (Spanish)
- Nonna (Italian)
- Oma (German/Dutch)
Common Names for Grandfathers Include:
- Abuelo (Spanish)
- Nonno (Italian)
- Opa (German/Dutch)
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