Category Archives: Grandparent Nicknames


In Honor of…

Naming your child can be difficult if you continue to compare baby names with people you have met in the past. Throughout your lifetime, friends and foes have come and gone. To put a twist on the method of choosing a baby name, consider naming your child after someone who has inspired you to be who you are today.

In honor of former teachers, peers, influential figures in history and maybe even your favorite babysitter, here are a few names chosen at random to kick-start the naming process.


Andrew (Greek): Helper and defender of mankind
Charles (English): One who is manly and strong
Douglas (Scottish): From the black river
William (German): The determined protector


Lisa (English): Form of Elizabeth, meaning “My God is Bountiful”
Rose (Greek): Resembling the beautiful and meaningful flower
Sophie (Greek): Having great wisdom and foresight
Tiffany (Form of Theophania, meaning “manifestation of God”


A Name for the Unexpected

Pregnancy goes by in the wink of an eye. In these nine months, soon-to-be parents have a lot of ground to cover in what seems like an ample amount of time until that time is broken down. After choosing a doctor, hospital, and color for your baby’s nursery you still have to plan for baby must haves and make sure that all of the necessities were purchased! And, of course, in nine months time you must choose your baby’s name! After all is said and done, have you thought about the little things, like what your child will call his/her Grandparents? It might not seem like a big deal but many first time Grandparents are impartial to the typical “Grandma” or “Grandpa” because they feel aged. Here are a few nicknames for the Grandparents of your soon-to-be.


Bappy, Gampy, Grampy, Nonno (Italian), Opa (German), Papa, Pops, Poppy,Vovô (Brazilian- pronounced vo-voh)


Baba (Ukraine), Babushka (Russian), Bubbi, G, Ganni, Gigi, Grammy, Mamo (Irish), Mimi, Mom mom, Nana, Nonna (Italian), Oma (German), Vovó (Brazilian- pronounced vo-vaw) Ya-ya (Greek)