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Grandad or Granddad? 👴🏻

(21 Posts)
Urmstongran Sat 21-Dec-19 15:24:47

Our adult daughters have always called their grandfather ‘grandpa’ so to differentiate our grandchildren now call their grandfather (my husband) ‘grand dad’.

How to spell it? Seems both are acceptable.

Just wondering - do you use 2 ‘d ‘s’ or just one?

Beechnut Sat 21-Dec-19 15:29:15

I think ‘Grandad’ looks friendlier/more lovable.

M0nica Sat 21-Dec-19 15:35:59

We use grandma and grandpa, but because DS calls us ma and pa. written mar and par, we are grandmar and grandpar.

At the end of the day there is no right or wrong, just what you choose.

Ellianne Sat 21-Dec-19 15:38:58

I always think that if grandmother, grandson and granddaughter are compound words, then granddad should be too, so it would be double dd.

Hetty58 Sat 21-Dec-19 15:39:25

Granddad - with two 'd's -why lose one?

Calendargirl Sat 21-Dec-19 16:07:56

I’m with Beechnut, not correct perhaps , just looks better somehow.
Personally, just my opinion obviously, I think what ‘goes’ together;

Granny and Grandad
Grandma and Grandpa
Grandmother and Grandfather.

Not a fan of Nanna, though very popular I know, no real male equivalent?

Callistemon Sat 21-Dec-19 16:34:13

Nain and Taid?

MamaCaz Sat 21-Dec-19 16:37:42

I always think that granddad with double 'd' looks wrong, even though it isn't, so I write 'grandad'.

Pantglas2 Sat 21-Dec-19 17:34:57

DH and I are Taid and Nain, Callistemon and in Spain our next door neighbours grandchildren call me Abuela.

I always say the first grandchild gets to name you and I’ve got friends known as Gramps, Nana, Nanny, Grammy, Grampy, Nini!

Fennel Sat 21-Dec-19 19:30:31

Mum's parents were Granny and Grandpa. We lived with them during WW2.
Dad's parents were Grandma and Grandad.
Looking back I was so lucky to have all 4 living just round the corner.

Doodle Sat 21-Dec-19 19:44:14

Grandma and Grandad here 😊

Bathsheba Sat 21-Dec-19 19:47:49

This got me thinking. We have grandmother and grandfather, grandma and grandpa, and then there's granddad and......? Why don't we have grandmum? I've never thought about it before!

But to answer your question, I would always spell it Granddad. As Hetty says, why lose one of the 'd's?

Urmstongran Sat 21-Dec-19 20:05:34

Funny isn’t it? I noticed cards spelt both ways in the shops. Must admit I’m with Beechnut MamaCaz and Doodle. - one ‘d’.

It’s kind of wrong - but it does just look more friendly!

Grandad1943 Sun 22-Dec-19 08:21:50

When they were very young all four of the Grandchildren always called me Nanfer. The eldest boy now sixteen calls me Grandad, but the eldest girl now eighteen and the two younger ones still call me Nanfer.

I still like to be called Nanfer but I cannot recall how I ever came about be named as such. 🤔😃

Grandma70s Sun 22-Dec-19 08:37:16

In my family we have Grandma, Grandpa, Grandmother and Grandfather. Nobody has ever used Granddad, but if we did I think it should be spelt with double d.

I don’t like Nanny or Nana at all. In fact I never even heard them until I was well grown up. To me those words mean a children’s nurse.

Humbertbear Sun 22-Dec-19 08:39:22

Poppa in our family. Everyone knows how to spell it

TrendyNannie6 Sun 22-Dec-19 08:54:02

Well for me it’s got to be Nannie and Grandad, I don’t like the spelling of nanny reminds me of a nanny goat. I’ve never actually seen grandad spelt granddad , I will have to look out for that, I’ve never seen it printed on cards that way either,

grannyrebel7 Sun 22-Dec-19 08:58:52

All the grannies in our family have their Christian name added on, so I'm Granny Sue. Hate Nanna although both my grandmothers were called Nanna with their surnames tagged on. Adults didn't have Christian names in those days! My DH is called Gramps, but I'm not keen on that, but that's what he chose.

Maggiemaybe Sun 22-Dec-19 09:00:49

I wouldn’t dream of criticising someone else’s choice of spelling or name (proud Nanna here, now just waiting for the inevitable goat comment grin), but DH is Grandad.

sodapop Sun 22-Dec-19 09:05:40

Nanny here too Maggiemaybe I am happy with that and love goats. Bubba for their Grandfather.

Missfoodlove Sun 22-Dec-19 09:30:22

We are Teeta and Giddu.
The Arabic for Grandma and Grandad.
When I tried to explain to our 4 year old granddaughter that a Teeta was the same as Grandma she got terribly cross.
“ You’re my Teeta, not a Grandma” she said!!