Sometimes we get to decide our GRANDparent names. More often,
an infant or toddler decides what we will be called for the rest
We have listed Grandparent nicknames submitted by GRAND readers.
Click on any of the above letters to see some of the many G-parent
Plus, you can submit yours as well. Briefly, tell us, how your
nickname came to be
My oldest grandson could not say grandma when he was learning to
talk so he called me 'Ahma' and I love it!!
- Kathryn (Austin, TX)
I was shopping with my daughter and granddaughter when I walked
around to another isle, little Madeline,began calling me. Much to
our surprise she was saying "Ama" She will be 3 on July
9th and to this day I am still "Ama".
- Elizabeth (Greensboro, GA)
I wanted to come up with something different because there were
a lot of grandmas around. I did a search on "Grandma in different
languages," and liked Abba so that's me to my four little ones.
I am not a Grandmother yet but I have 2 GreatNephews and 1 GreatNiece...They
call their Grandmother Nana & their Grandfather Papa...and I
am their Auntie Nana...So when the time comes, I guess I will be
When my granddaughter first started to talk, I tried to teach her
to say Grandma; "Say GRrr, Say Aaa, Say Ma. Say Grandma. She
would mimic me until the end, and when it got to the "Say Grandma"
she would say Awe Me. Unique and wonderful!
- Deb (Medical Lake, Washington)
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