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Forum topic by treeman posted 09-21-2009 10:03 PM 1539 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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treeman

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09-21-2009 10:03 PM

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Ten days ago, I became a first time grandpa. My son and daughter-in-law are after me to come up with my official grandfather name and I haven’t hit on one they or my wife really like. My wife is going to be “Granna” but I need some help. I am officially requesting all LJ’s to submit your thoughts for a grandfatherly name.

Officially ruled out are: Grandpa, Papa, Pappy, Paw Paw, Grandfather, Pop, Grand Dad and Gramps.

I will announce the official winner of the “Name the Grandfather” contest once my family agrees that I have found a suitable name.


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Allison

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 11:59 PM

Sometimes the name the child comes up with in their child like vocabulary ends up being the most special. Congratulations on becoming a grandparent! Nothing else compares! I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 09-22-2009 12:01 AM

When my grandaughter was born about 20 months ago, I decided I’d let her decide what to call me. (Or maybe her parents) I now melt when she sees me and says “Hi Papa” I guess it really doesn’t matter what she calls me at that point.
I guess anything is better than “Old Fart” like my son (her uncle) suggested.
I did think about—”Mister Grandfather Sir”—-The family ruled that one out.
I guess I’m not much help, Huh? Anyway, you are in for the time of your life!

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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Dkol

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#3 posted 09-22-2009 12:21 AM

I have always been fond of “Stinky”.
My brother’s girls always called Grandpa “Babe” not sure how that happened.

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papadan

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#4 posted 09-22-2009 12:58 AM

Everyone was calling me gramps, then My Grandson named me papadan

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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interpim

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#5 posted 09-22-2009 01:09 AM

My grandfather who passed away a few months ago always went by “Grumpy Old Man”. He was one of my best friends.

-- San Diego, CA

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Karson

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#6 posted 09-22-2009 01:28 AM

I’m papa from all of the grandchildren (all 10 of them) but my wife is NaNa, Mimi and Big Nana. The big Nana is from a grandchild that we were Foster Parents and were going to adopt until my oldest son and his wife decided to adopt her. That required an intervention from the Attorney General of NJ to get the adoption going for them.

Foster parents have rights of first adoption, otherwise it goes to the first in the list of approved people willing to adopt. There are lots of people that are willing to adopt a blond, blue eyed, white baby. We were at the court hearing to sever the parental rights of the mother and we were talking to the Attorney General and told him that our son and his wife were willing to adopt her. He told DYFS, (Division of Youth and Family Services) get it done. As simpe as that.

Congratulations on being a grandparent.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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scrappy

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#7 posted 09-22-2009 01:31 AM

Since I have 3 step kids as well as 2 of my own, they get to see both their other grandfather and me. (him more then me) They call him “Grampa” and I am
Grampa Dan”

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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treeman

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#8 posted 09-22-2009 01:34 AM

Getting some great ideas. Keep them coming.

I’m trying to convince my son that Grand Dad is the right one. He called my wife’s dad that and his son was born on his Grand Dad’s birthday. I think that may be the right one.

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degoose

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#9 posted 09-22-2009 01:47 AM

I am POP to the new grandson… 8 months old. It was that or Grand PAPA. Me I kinda like POP and I cant wait till I hear it from him…. Malakai.. he is still living in New Zealand. Will be over for his first birthday and they .. my daughter Amanda and her partner Paul are taking him to the place we… Deb and I… took the girls for their birthdays….. when they were real small and before we moved north to Caboolture. Will be kind of a tradition now. Real nice that they remembered.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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juniorjock

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#10 posted 09-22-2009 01:50 AM

I’m a Pop…... I figure that will go a long way. Even when they’re in their teens and around their friends, they can still call me Pop and it will sound cool.

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GMman

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#11 posted 09-22-2009 02:13 AM

I say Grampa! That is exactly what you are.

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patron

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#12 posted 09-22-2009 02:41 AM

congratulations GRAND DAD !

i just became a grandfather too ,
but they won’t talk with me .

so i must be GRAND NOT ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ralmand

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#13 posted 09-22-2009 02:45 AM

I agree with Allison. I am a new (one month) grandfather. For now, I just go by Grandpa. But whatever my grandson calls me when he starts talking will be just fine with me. I am having SO much fun being a Grandpa!
Here are some pics for anybody interested…he just completed his 1st sleepover at Grandpa and Grandma’s house to give Mom and Dad a couple of ‘date nights’. Boy, did we have fun!
http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee162/ralmand/Brayden/?albumview=slideshow

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 09-22-2009 07:09 AM

My wife and I keep the grandkids a week at a time sometimes. Always when they go to camp with Grandma for a week in July. None of the other grandparents do that. Very seldom for more than a few hours. What ever they come up to call me with is fine with me ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Berg

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#15 posted 09-23-2009 07:34 PM

Grampa. I go to pick up (the author of my quote below) my granddaughter at daycare once or twice a month. Every time I show up she looks up and yells “Grampa! My Grampa’s here!” Cannot beat that. As for other names I tried to explain to my wife that they have to match: Grandma/Grandpa, Grandmother/Grandfather, Grammy/Grampy. She is Mimi (pronounced me-me)... :o My daughter loved it. I’m Grampa.

As was said above, the grandchild will probably name you anyway. :))

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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