Cottage Vincent van Gogh
“Hey Gavin,” I called, “look who’s here!”
He came running and grinned the cutest grin and said, “DaddyDad!”
That’s how I discovered Gavin’s name for his other Grandpa. He could never master Granddad…it came out DaddyDad. So here’s the lineup for the little guy, excluding the massive list of aunts and uncles:
It’s silly, but names for grandparents fascinate me. Some, like Opa, come from national origins. Others, like my oldest brother, Grumpy, come from the limitations of a child’s speech. I remember recently when George Grant became a grandpa, he was amazed at how many choices there are in Grandma names and how few in Grandpa names.
I would love to hear from you, lurkers and all, either what you called your grandparents or what your grandparents call you, OR what names you’ve heard which delight or tickle you.