Elter Zeida & Elter Bubbe; Uncle's & Aunt's

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    Bed-Stuy
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    What should the kinderlach call their elter zeida and bubbe’s? Simply Zeidy and Bubby? How will they differentiate between all the Elter Zeidy’s and the regular Zeidy’s?

    Also, should the kinderlack refer to the parents siblings as Uncle Shlomo and Aunt Tziporah? Or just by their first names? And what if the uncle and aunt’s are still in their teens or younger?

    #731115

    mewho
    Participant

    depends on the size of the gifts you get. the bigger the gift, the more endearing the term.

    no, no, no im kidding.

    #731116

    Feif Un
    Participant

    My kids call their great-grandmothers Savta.

    #731117

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    What should the kinderlach call their elter zeida and bubbe’s? Simply Zeidy and Bubby? How will they differentiate between all the Elter Zeidy’s and the regular Zeidy’s?

    Does it really matter?

    FWIW, my kids refer to their great-grandmothers as “Grandma” and have no problem differentiating them from their actual grandmothers.

    The Wolf

    #731118

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    Wolf: When they talk to you about “Grandma”, how do you know which grandma or great-grandma they are speaking of?

    #731119

    no one mentions grandma to the wolf anymore, not after that unfortunate incident with the girl in the red hood.

    #731120

    lkwdfellow
    Member

    My kids call their great-grandmothers (they should live till 120!!) Bubby ___________(first name).

    I think that it’s a tremendous z’chus that have have great-grandmothers. Hitler ym”sh killed my great-grandparents, so I never had the z’chus to meet them.

    #731121

    amichai
    Participant

    as the kids get older they will realize the difference. you can ask the great grandparents what they would like the children to call them.

    #731122

    At home bubbie
    Participant

    My grandchildren call their Elter Bubbie by the city where she lives- mfor example Bubbie Baltimore, Bubbie Far Rockaway, etcThey actually differentiate between their Bubbies and Zeidies with their own cute “isms” One grandchild calls Bubbie and Other Bubbie- At any given time we can be either one!

    #731123

    mewho
    Participant

    touche moderator 80

    #731124

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Wolf: When they talk to you about “Grandma”, how do you know which grandma or great-grandma they are speaking of?

    Very simple: They are called Grandma (first name) or Bubby (first name). That’s how they all wanted to be called by their grandkids/great-grandkids (and, yes, we asked their input). This goes for all their grandparents, great-grandparents and my stepmother.

    The Wolf

    #731125

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    So far, everyone has chosen different names so it hasn’t been a problem (my kids have/had an oma and opa, bobbie and z-EYE-dy, nana and zaidy and grandma and grandpa).

    In german, Oma gets promoted to Omama. But since my mother didn’t take Oma (she didn’t want to change her mother’s name) she chose a different one.

    #731126

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    no one mentions grandma to the wolf anymore, not after that unfortunate incident with the girl in the red hood.

    🙂

    The Wolf

    #731127

    ronrsr
    Member

    >>>Bubbie Baltimore, Bubbie Far Rockaway, etcThe<<<

    AH Bubbie, that is so cute. It reminds me of what Queen Elizabeth II called her paternal grandfather when she was a child. Her grandfather was King George V of England.

    She would call him Grandfather England. He called her Lillibett.

    #731128

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    Uncle’s & Aunt’s

    Do the children call their parents siblings Uncle Shlomo and Aunt Tziporah? Or just by their first names? And what if the uncle and aunt’s are still in their teens or younger?

    #731129

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Uncle’s & Aunt’s

    My youngest aunt is only nine years older than I am. I have always called her “Aunt_____.”* That went for my great-aunts and uncles as well.

    Likewise, my kids call their aunts and uncles such (although all their aunts/uncles were already adults or near-adults by the time they were born).

    The Wolf

    * And, yes, we weren’t frum at the time.

    #731130

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    Is it inappropriate for children to call their uncles and aunts solely by their first name (similar to how it is inappropriate for children to call their grandparents by their first name)?

    #731131

    bpt
    Participant

    My generation called the grandparents Babby ____ and Babby ______ (same went for the one zeidy that we had, even though there was only one zeidy)

    My kids simply refer to their grandparents as Babby and Zeidy even though there were sets of both (only a pair and a babby left now).

    I’ll insist that my grandchildren (I’H) call me Zeidi ____, as the person I’m named after never lived to hear the name Zeidi from anyone. Its the least I can do for him

    #731132

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Is it inappropriate for children to call their uncles and aunts solely by their first name (similar to how it is inappropriate for children to call their grandparents by their first name)?

    I believe it depends on numerous factors, including the relative age difference. I know someone who is older than his uncle by a few months and think it’s perfectly okay that he calls his uncle by his first name alone.

    The Wolf

    #731133

    TheGoq
    Participant

    my nieces and nephews call me by my first name doesn’t bother me a bit makes me feel like part of the family, i don’t think my single status has anything to do with what they call me

    #731134

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    No one mentions grandma to the wolf anymore, not after that unfortunate incident with the girl in the red hood

    Moderator-80 Great post 🙂 🙂 🙂 You have a wicked sense of humor!!!

    And because ‘The Wolf’ and ‘Kapusta’ may be the same person, if grandma goes to The Wolf, he really WILL get “stuffed”…

    #731135

    boredstiff
    Participant

    My nieces and nephews all call me by my first name. I always tell them not to call me Aunt ____ . Maybe because all my aunts and uncle were older, I feel like im too young to be called Aunt.

    #731136

    Feif Un
    Participant

    I always tell my kids to call their aunts and uncles “Aunt ___” and “Uncle ___”. Except for one of my sisters. She says she wants to be “Tante ___”. So I told my kids to call her “___ neini”.

    #731137

    aries2756
    Participant

    A person has a right to be called as they so choose. And if you are lucky enough to have Great Grandchildren, you should have the zchus of choosing how they should address you.

    #731138

    Feif Un
    Participant

    aries2756: Yes, some are lucky to see great-grandchildren. My grandmother is now, bli ayin hara, awaiting the birth of her first great-great-grandchild!

    #731139

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    A person has a right to be called as they so choose.

    aries, if your parents insisted your children call them by their first name, would you insist your children call your father Steve?

    #731140

    yogibooboo
    Member

    I grew up that it was respectful that my aunts and uncles are to be called aunt and uncle. as we got older we’ll say their first names but thats a rare thing. That’s how it always was in my family and thats how it will be with my kids iy”h. I myself do not have siblings but my husband does so his siblings will be aunt and uncle. yet, we have friends and since it is not respect for them to call them by their first names they will be known as aunt and uncle(since they are close with us).

    It’s all about respect. the problem with first name basis is that you loose the fact that people are older and that you need to have respect for them and not be chummy chummy(if you know what i mean)

    #731141

    All my grandmothers(2) and great-grandmothers(2) are called Bobby ________(last name). My nephew has nine!! grandmothers, great grandmothers, and great-great grandmothers and he still manages to call all of them Bobby___________ without anyone getting confused.

    As for my Uncles and Tantas, they are older so we added the title until we were about 13,14 and then dropped it. My nephew calls his uncles and tantas by their first names because most are very young and can be his playmates.

    #731143

    Bed-Stuy
    Participant

    All my grandmothers(2) and great-grandmothers(2) are called Bobby ________(last name).

    Grandparents and Great-Grandparents can have the same last name.

    #731144

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Grandparents and Great-Grandparents can have the same last name.

    So?

    Sometimes when talking about my mother or mother-in-law, they’ll say “Bubby_____,” but sometimes they’ll just say “Bubby.” Nonetheless, we figure out who they’re talking about.

    The Wolf

    Cute story: We were spending Shabbos by my mother’s house when my oldest was very young (probably about two or three at the time). He was playing with my mother when there was a knock at the door. Naturally he ran to the other and when we opened it, it was my mother-in-law, who came over to visit.

    Squealing with joy, he exclaimed “More Bubby!!!!” 🙂

    #731145

    agent
    Participant

    My Husband’s great grandmother in Eretz Yisroel is called Savta Rabbah. I also heard someone call their great grandmother Grand Bobby

    #731146

    mewho
    Participant

    i insist that all call me ”queen mewho”

    #731147

    yaff80
    Participant

    My kids call one of my grandmothers “Choclate Grandma”.

    She is the one who gives them chocolate each time they visit!

    My other Grandmother is Grandma.

    My Mother is Savta, whislt the shivg is Bubba.

    P.s I know someone who calls her mother in law “shvig”!

    #731148

    I know a family that calls their grandparents by the names of their kids. For ex: Nechama Bobby or Gedalya Bobby while really these are the names of their single aunts and uncles.

    #731149

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Little red riding hood by YWN poster names:

    There was a once a HELPFUL BASMELECH called red riding hood. One day her MOTHER IN ISRAEL told her that her FLATBUSH BUBBIE was not in best HEALTH and was in BED-STUY getting some MNUCHA so she should POPPA over to see her cos she was BORED STIFF.

    Walking thru the woods she met a predator who had WOLFISH MUSINGS about eating her.

    When she knocked at the door, the WOLF replied HELLO. But TRUTH BE TOLD she had a lot of COMMON SENSE so she realised something was wrong.

    ‘Are you AT HOME BUBBIE’ she called. ‘OF COURSE’ replied the WOLF, ‘I’m ALWAYS HERE, come in & dont worry, I’m NEVER CAUSTIC’!

    But although the wolf put on a SMILE E. FACE, she wasnt fooled cos she was a SMARTCOOKIE.

    ‘Are you really Grandma?’ she said. DUNNO said the wolf. Who else could I be? I’m not like JOSEPH, an ECLIPSE with hundreds of names you know!

    So she thought FEIF UN, I’ll go and check. KEN ZAYN its her. All should be ok cos HASHEM LOVES ME.

    Grandma, such big teeth you have she said. OOO-MISS said the wolf its MAMASHTAKAH azoi. You’re stating THE OBVIOUS. Come here and I’ll eat you! So she ran straight home DERECH HAMELECH and lived happily ever after.

    #731150

    TheGoq
    Participant

    that was great shticky

    #731151

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Thanx Goq whatever goq means. Sorry i couldnt include you also cos i’ve no idea what goq means. I wanted to include loads more posters but got bored in the middle. It was long enough anyway.

    Lets start a thread of fun/stories/ideas with poster usernames. (I could write an encyclopedia just with Joseph’s)

    #731152

    always here
    Participant

    that was gr8, Shticky! 🙂

    #731153

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    You’re very welcome, always here . Glad you liked it. Esp cos you were ‘zoiche’ to appear in my story!! :o]

    #731155

    bygirl93
    Member

    in my family its Bobby and Zaidy (Zay-de)_______(last name)(2 SETS) and my aunts and uncles are uncle_____ (first name) and Tanta_____ (first name) my neices and nephews call my parents just Bobby and Zaidy- and they call me and my siblings by our names- but when someone tells them something they say tell tanta ____ ( first name)… and same with uncle- that way they realize they still have to have respect and you are older- its quite funny when my nephew and my first cousins son play together cuz then my mother is Tanta____ to one and Bobby to the other so when they are together my first cuosins son calls my mother _____’s bobby- cuz he knows its the same person and my aunt is known as savta to her grandchlidren so my neices and nephews call her savta too- cuz they dont have any other savtas!!!! the funniest is one of my cuzins kids calls her gramdmother bobby even though she knows shes savta- and she keeps on getting corrected cuz she knows it annoyes her- and makes everyone else laugh!!! and shes only two!!!

    #731156

    koillel101
    Member

    Shticky guy

    Great Job!!

    Really funny and well done!!

    Seems like you are awfully familiar with this site(I’m just getting inoculated)

    #731157

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Hi koilel101. I’m glad you liked my post. (ahem- blush, clap clap round of applause, small bow).

    We all have our moments of childish humor and that was one of mine. Actually I seem to get them more often than most people!

    I’m suprised you appreciated it cos you’re new and dont know the posters well. You are new, arent you??? Are you???

    #731158

    tzippi
    Member

    Reading the title and trying to figure out, uncle’s and aunt’s what?

    #731159

    Shticky Guy: Very good. Thanks for including me, I feel honored.

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