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Esteemed Contributor
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I am called by my first name.  It is Gramma Bonnie.  NO problem. My husband is Grampa Jerry.  As long as they include the G" part I am okay.  

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Adding another comment.  I appreciate when they call me or contact me by emai, social media, etc.  Communicating with me is what I feel good about.  

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Maternal grandparents we called Grandmother and Grandfather and Paternal grandparents were called Mama Grande and Papa Grande (Spanish pronunciation)

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When you said "those kids now call us by our first names", I thought they were very young and just starting to talk. But they are preteens and have been calling you by your first name for 10+ years against your wishes? Seems futile at this point. 

 

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We could not wait to be a grandparents, we have a 16 month old grandson (Memaw and Papa) and he just started trying to say Memaw. Although it sounds more like Mawmaw right now but he definitely knows I am his Memaw and I love it.  He can say Papa very clear and Papa can't stop smiling.  

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@VanSleepy 

The 2 younger grands are the ones the OP is talking about.  

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@RedTop wrote:

@VanSleepy 

The 2 younger grands are the ones the OP is talking about.  


 

Yes, and in a subsequent post, she said they are preteens