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    So a weird conversation with Dh led me to some ?'s.

    What do you call your in-laws? By their first name or Mr or Mrs so and so... or does anyone call them mom or dad?

    What various names do your kids call their grand parents?

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    I call my MIL by her first name. Hubby calls my parents by their first names. My Mum calls my Dad's parents Mum and Dad.

    Ronin calls my Dad Grandad, MIL is Grandma ( I think seeing as we hardly see her and she wants Ronin to use her first name which I said no way in hell to) and my Mum is Mormor
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeK View Post
    I try to avoid calling my IL's anything. lol.
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    I call them by their first name and DH calls mine by their first name. My mom used to call my dads parents mom and dad and i always thought it was sweet. It totally depends on the relationship though.


    Lucas hasn't really called them anything yet, he doesn't see either of them enough really to associate i think. We refer to my parents as grandma and grandpa though and DH's as avo and ava.
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    I call my ILs mom and dad, but I honestly just try to avoid calling them anything when I can. My husband calls my parents by their first names. I feel awkward calling my ILs by their first names when no one else uses them.

    My ILs are Grandma and Grandpa. My parents are Nana and Pops. My mom chose Nana. I hate it. I started calling my dad Pops like 10 years ago and he decided it was a good grandparent name. They didn't want to confuse Aiden with them being called similar to Grandma and Grandpa.

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    My MIL spoke to me before we were married. She said to call her whatever made me most comfortable. Her other DIL called her Mom. (She had no mother) All the many grandchildren called her Gam or Gammie. I called her by her name, Vashti. We were both comfortable with it. I think it was great that she brought it up right away and there was no awkwardness.

    In my case, I am called Nana Marie. I sort of chose it.(Actually DH suggested it.) My step grandson has so many grandparents....and he calls them Grampa Don, Gramma Jean, etc etc etc etc. Neither DH nor I wanted to be added to those long lists, so I chose the Nana route. DH's grandfather was called "Daddy Clyde" and so he chose to be "Daddy Ric".

    We asked DSIL to call us whatever was comfortable too. I think he tends to avoid any name, but he refers to us as Daddy Ric and Nana Marie. I'm not sure what Sarahsunshine calls her in laws. Probably Gramma Jean, Grampa Don etc...
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    My mil's annoying husband (not dh's dad) calls his mil mom and she hates it! Lol. I just call my mil by her first name. Dh calls my parents by first names too. My grandma was here for thanksgiving and she made a comment about how she thinks it is rude that we use first names.

    Ds calls his grandparents grandma and grandpa but mil has decided she now wants something different but now I think its too confusing...

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    DH calls my parents by their first names. I go back and forth between calling FIL by his name and just Dad. I used to call MIL Mom or nothing at all. It was my way of feigning anything other than disdain.

    Teagan so rarely sees her grandparents that we haven't really settled on names yet. She gets free reign since she's the first grandchild on either side. She decided on her own that my Dad and his GF are Baba and Bubby. My Dad doesn't really like Baba and would prefer to be just Grandpa. His GF likes Bubby and its really kinda funny because she's Jewish and Bubby is a traditional name for grandmother. I'm just happy that she calls them anything and remembers who I'm talking about because she only sees them every 4-6 months. She called my FIL Papa last time he was here but that's confusing because DH likes to be called Papa. We're working on morphing it into Papa Steve. She doesn't call my Mom anything yet because she hasn't seen her in almost a year and likely has no idea who she is. I'm sure she'll either come up with something cute or we'll settle on something when she's here later this month.
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    I call his parents by their first names. He calls my parents Mom & Dad.

    Madison calls my parents Mamma & Pap-Pap- DH's parents are Mamaw & papaw (which is what THEY wanted)
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    DH and I call all the in-laws by their first names. Addy's the youngest on her dad's side, so those grandparent names were long established: Mimi and Bill (actual MIL & her partner), Poppy and JanJan (actual FIL & SMIL), and JayJay (ex-SFIL who is still family)

    On my side, she is the only grandkid, but my mom picked her own name: Granna (although for a long time Addy called her "DaDeeDa" but she seems to be growing out of it now). My dad passed away seven years ago. She calls my mom's husband Dave and she doesn't call my ex-SF anything yet since she's only met him a handful of times but I refer to them as "Grandpa Dave" and "Grandpa Art"...we'll see what she takes to as she grows up.
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