Should we write grandad or granddad?

I’m off to Nairobi tomorrow to see my son, his wife and my two adorable granddaughters: Catrin (aged six a half) and Kara (aged 10 and a half months).

Now to Catrin I have always been “Granddad Roger” as contrasted with “Grandpa David”. ┬áBut, while I spell it granddad, most people spell it grandad. I agree that the first option looks a little odd, but I feel that it is grammatically correct. After all, we write granddaughter and not grandaughter.

I was interested see that the Mumsnet website actually has a discussion on this theme here.


 




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