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What is the special name you use for your Grandmother?

  1. Hyphenbird profile image93
    Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago

    What is the special name you use for your Grandmother?

    My maternal grandmother was Grannie and my paternal grandmother was Mamaw. My own precious (yes, I am partial) grandson calls me Ahsha.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I always called both of my Grandmothers Granny.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love that simple and warm name of Granny.

  3. Jesmo profile image58
    Jesmoposted 5 years ago

    Nanny bad foot. She was married to grandad bad foot

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So cool. How did they get those names?

    2. Jesmo profile image58
      Jesmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grandad bad foot had a bad foot when I was young. It healed but the name stuck.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    My grandmothers passed away before I was born, but my grandchildren call me Nana.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nana sounds very poetical.

  5. ExpectGreatThings profile image82
    ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years ago

    I just call my grandmothers "Grandma". It's a boring name, but they are incredibly special ladies smile

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not boring at all, very loving and traditional.

  6. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    Ahsha is a special unique name for a special and unique grandmother. Always called grands by their first names for some reason I have no idea of. Nanny bad foot or something would have been better lol.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Alastar. You called your grands by their first names....very Kennedy like!

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    Lynn S. Murphyposted 5 years ago

    on my dad's side was nana and pappap, my mom's gram and grandpop, my mom was memaw to my kidlets, and i'm grammy to mine. my great grandmother was grandmom and great grandfather was pappy.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You know your family history. Good for you.

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      Lynn S. Murphyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was blessed to know them all.

  8. Rosemay50 profile image78
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    My maternal grandmother was Nan and grandfather was grandad. I am a Nana.
    Isn't Mamaw from the Cajuns?

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know Rosemay. That might be a Hub, researching the origins of grandparent names.

  9. jenbeach21 profile image78
    jenbeach21posted 5 years ago

    My grandmothers have always been Mema to my siblings and I. My kids now call their grandmothers Nana, Mimi, and Grammy.

  10. Stina Caxe profile image86
    Stina Caxeposted 5 years ago

    My maternal grandmother was "Ome"  She was my best friend. 

    Ahsha is actually kind of beautiful!

  11. teaches12345 profile image94
    teaches12345posted 5 years ago

    I used to call her Abuela which is Spanish for Grandmother.  Many refer to a shorter version or nickname as Abuelita or "lita".

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard that name Abuela and love it.

  12. Fossillady profile image93
    Fossilladyposted 5 years ago

    Just plain ol "Grandma" and sometimes "Grammie", but my mom gets called Nana and now even her kids (to which I'm one of six) call her Nana too.

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grannie sound so warm and cozy. I do love Nana. My sister in law'sgrands call her that.

  13. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    In chinese communities, "Ah ma" is the regular name we call our grandmother. My son called his grandmother " ma-ma" instead. Everyone thought that he was calling me!

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love that tradition. Thank you for sharing it and be blessed when you become an Ah ma yourself.

  14. TraceyWalsh profile image80
    TraceyWalshposted 2 years ago

    I called my paternal grandmother Nana, grandfather Ghagi (?not sure why? but at that point everyone else already did).  My maternal grandfather was Papa, and grandmother was called ?( she had passed away before grandchildren).

    My kids called their paternal grandparents Grandma and Grandpa.  Maternal grandparents were Ma and Papa.

    My Grandchildren call their Grandfather "Bampa" and call me "Mar" short for "Marmee" (from Little Women)

    1. Hyphenbird profile image93
      Hyphenbirdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tracey, these are lovely  names. Thank you for sharing them with us. I love that every family, every child has special names for grandparents.

 
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