It seems like more and more grandparents are known by names other than “grandma” and “grandpa.” Like one of my friends’ kids use “Noni” and “Papa.” [name_f]My[/name_f] theory is that it’s because the new generation of grandparents think that these names make them sound old. Also with people living longer, it’s likely that when people have kids their grandparents (or maybe even great-grandparents) are still living and around in the baby’s life, so the title of “grandma” or “grandpa” is already “taken.” Or maybe it’s not a new thing. I have a Grandad, Grandpa, Gramma, Granny, and we called my great-grandmother [name_m]Gram[/name_m].
Anyway, what do [or will] your kids call their grandparents? And how was this decided? Did the grandparents say, “I want the grandkids to call me ______”?