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Sometimes we get to decide our GRANDparent names. More often, an infant or toddler decides what we will be called for the rest our lives.

We have listed Grandparent nicknames submitted by GRAND readers. Click on any of the above letters to see some of the many G-parent names

Plus, you can submit yours as well. Briefly, tell us, how your nickname came to be
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Ahma
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)
Ama
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)
Abba
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.
- Lynn
AuntieNana
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 Nana...
- JP
AweMe (Omi)
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)
More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Aah
Abie
Abu
Abuela
Abuelo
Ali
Amma
Abba
Ahma
Ama
AuntieNana
AweMe (Omi)