A Rose By Any Other Name?

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A Rose By Any Other Name?

So what do kids call their step families?
Should they have to refer to mum's new mother in law as "Grandma"?
Should they call Dad's new wife "Mum"?

Is it easier to blend families and step-siblings if they all refer to the same people as grandma/ uncle/ grandad / aunti etc?

Does it depend on the age of the child?

Who should decide - the parent with the new step family, or the other side of that?

Sorry for being a bit nosey, but I have a bit of a situation here and want to try and get a few different opinions about it before I make some decisions.