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Grandparent Names

Some new grandparents consider choosing a grandparent name one of the sacred rites of becoming a grandparent. Others take it less seriously. Choosing a grandmother name or a grandfather name could be important because it is likely to stick with you for the rest of your life.
  1. Grandfather Names in Other Cultures (16)
  2. Grandmother Names in Other Cultures (19)
  3. Grandparent Name Books (5)

Choosing Your Grandmother Name
So you're going to be a grandmother? What will your grandchild call you? Some like the traditional names; others prefer something more modern or with an ethnic vibe.

All About Choosing Grandparent Names
No longer limited to the traditional names like Grannie and Grandpa, modern grandparents have a lot of choices for grandparent names.

Which Grandmother Name Suits You Best?
So, you're going to be a grandmother! You may be wondering which grandmother name to choose. Take the quiz and find out which grandmother name is perfect for you.

Grandfather Name Quiz
Take the quiz to find out which grandfather name fits you.

Choosing Your Grandfather Name
Whether you prefer the traditional Grandpa or want a cooler version, like Pop-Pop, choosing your grandfather name is an important rite of passage.

Ethnic Names for Grandmothers and Grandmother Names in Other Countries
Many grandmothers, in searching for just the right grandmother name, are turning to ethnic names for grandmothers or grandmother names from other countries.

Ethnic Names for Grandfathers and Grandfather Names in Other Countries
Some grandfathers are turning to other countries and cultures to create their own perfect grandparent name.

What to Do About Conflicts Over Grandparent Names
One of the decisions facing grandparents-to-be is choosing a grandparent name. Like many rites of passage, this one can present some perils.

Books About Grandparents' Names Offer a Wealth of Options
Modern grandparents often opt for interesting and unusual grandparents' names. If you need ideas for your grandparent name, choose one of these books to get you started.

Who Gets to Name Grandma: The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers
What issues irritate and sometimes divide mothers and grandmothers. You'll find out by reading this compilation of questions and comments from both sides of the generational divide. A quotation from a mother or grandmother sparks each discussion, and each is topped off with one of Granny-Guru's Grains of Wisdom.

Grandmother Names - Readers Tell How They Got Their Grandmother Names
One of the rites of passage of becoming a grandmother is choosing a grandmother name. New grandmothers often spend many hours contemplating their choices. Readers share their names and how they came to be a Nana, a Grammy or a Glamma.

Grandfather Names - Readers Tell How They Got Their Grandfather Names
One of the fun parts of becoming a grandparent is choosing a grandparent name. New grandfathers may take this ritual a little less seriously than new grandmothers. Still, there are many interesting stories about grandfathers and their choices. Readers share their names and how they came to be Gramps, G-Daddy or PawPaw.

French Name for Grandfather
Learn about the Chinese terms for grandfather.

Grandma Camp on a Budget
What issues irritate and sometimes divide mothers and grandmothers. You'll find out by reading this compilation of questions and comments from both sides of the generational divide. A quotation from a mother or grandmother sparks each discussion, and each is topped off with one of Granny-Guru's Grains of Wisdom.

Irish Name for Grandfather
The Irish language has several names for grandfathers, with seanathair being the most common.

Italian Name for Grandfather
The Italian word for grandfather is nonno, but suffixes can be added to the basic term.

German Name for Grandfather
Opa is the popular German name for grandfather.

Japanese Name for Grandfather
The Japanese language has two names for grandfathers.

Greek Name for Grandfather
The Greek language has one major term for grandfather, with several variant spellings.

French-Canadian Name for Grandfather
Learn about the French-Canadian word for grandfather.

French Name for Grandfather
The most common Filipino term for grandfather is lolo.

Yiddish Name for Grandfather
Learn about the zayde, the Hebrew term for grandfather.

Flemish Name for Grandfather
Learn about the Flemish term for grandfather.

Portuguese Name for Grandfather
The Portuguese word for grandfather is almost the same as the word for grandmother.

Polish Name for Grandfather
Learn about the Polish word for grandfather.

Korean Name for Grandfather
Learn about the Korean word for grandfather.

Russian Name for Grandfather
Learn about the Russian word for grandfather.

Hawaiian Name for Grandfather
Learn about the Hawaiian word for grandfather.

Spanish Name for Grandfather
The Spanish term for grandfathers is abuelo.

Grandparent Nicknames You'll Love
Unique grandparent nicknames form this list, which may give you inspiration for your own grandmother name or grandfather name.

FAQs About Grandparent Names
Find answers to FAQs about grandparent names, a more complicated business than some grandparents-to-be expect.

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