Cute adorable nicknames for granparents make me want to vomit from my ears whenever I hear them. The trend is repulsive. I don't even know if it is a trend because it has probably been going on forever. I have been exposed to it to one degree or another my entire life. It may be just ever so precious when a baby is first learning to talk and struggles with words but eventually those kids grow up and, depending on where they live, have a command of language and the option to call their granparents whatever they want. So what are you left with then? A grown-ass man calling his grandfather Pop-pop that's what! It's re-god damn-diculous.
I was always able to hide my disdain from a distance because it was always a co-worker or friend that had some asinine name for their grandparents. But, things got all up in my face when my sister had her first kid and Nana and Poppa were born. Then my brother had his kids and Nana and Poppa redux sprang forth. Frankly, I don't know if I've ever voiced this opinion to anyone but my wife, so it may be a lonely Christmas coming up for me but the truth had to be told! No longer will I be kept silent!
The only names that will be acceptable for my kids to refer to their grandparents are; Grandma & Grandpa D and Grandman & Grandpa H. And, when they go visit the wifes parents, the Serbs, they can call them Baba and Deda. Guess what the translation of those two words is. GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!!
Here is my top 10 list of dumb-ass grandparent nick names. There will be no individual commentary on these because the suckiness of the names say enough.
If you care to see some more names there are dozens of web sites and articles devoted to them. There are even suggestions on how to come up with the best names and how to pick the one that is right for you! Yipee-skipee!!
There will be no debate on this in my house. Mom? Dad? I'm looking in your direction now, this won't be one of those situations in which you love to tell me "just wait, you'll see, it'll all be different when it's your kid".
Not on this one it won't. My brick wall of stubbornness has been fortified with a rabid piranha infested moat and samurai scorpions with Adamantium claws. And it won't be penetrated.