Grandparent Nicknames A ~ B ~ C ~ D ~ E-F ~ G ~ H-I-J ~ K ~ L ~ M ~ N ~ O-P-Q ~ R ~ S ~ T ~ U-V-W-X-Y-Z








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
(submit nickname) (submit nickname)

Bumbum
That's right! ...my little grandson named me when he was 2.
Kyle is 12 now and I'm Bumbum to all 5 of my grandchildren, that's OK - my
husband is Happy
Hahahahaha!
Ba
My Great grandpa's nickname was "Ba" because my dad couldn't say Grandpa Claude.
- Gina
Berber
When my granddaughter was starting to talk she had a name for everyone but refused to call me anything. It was her joke. One day when I asked who I was, she was eating a cheeseburger and said "Berber". It has stuck for 8 years and is more endearing every time I hear it.
- Jennie, Louisville, KY
Bumpa
My grandaughter, Adrienne, started calling me "Bumpa" when she atarted to talk and still does at age 10.
- Sheldon (VT)
Bumba
This was the name my son came up with for my dad, when he couldn't saw pronounce grandpa.
- John (OH)
Buddy
My granddaughter calls me "BUDDY" (and I'm the grandmother!)
- Jenise
Bubbies
My grandson was not quite two when he began calling me Bubbies. I had always called him that name and then he decided one day that *I* was Bubbies!
- Lisa
Bubbie
All 3 call me Bubbie but my husband is Zaydie - and the 3 yr old insist on calling him YaYa - for whatever reason. We love it!
- Agnes
Bubbe Mae
I had a wonderful Grandma Mae who use to take herGrandchildren downtown to the Chicago Loop and when
there was still either a Marshall Field's Resturant or it
might have been another one that I can not remember.
- Mae (Chicago, IL)
Boppa Our
oldest grandson began calling me this when he was a toddler. He is 9 years old now and still calls me Boppa along with our other 5 grandchildren.
- Casey Dean
Boompa
If you watch the movie Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation, Mr Hobbs (played by Jimmy Stewart) is called Boompa by his grandson.
My grandson Calvin's first word was Boompa when he saw me.
- jeff
Boobie
I don't know how I came up with that name for my grandmother, I just know alot of people often turned to look at us often, I guess to see if there was anything out of place.. HA! HA!
- Jessica
Bob-O
My grand-daughter Amber just came up with this name, because is could not say grandfather Bob.
- Robert (ME)
Biba
When my first grandchild, Emily, was born, we called me Grammy. One day my daughter called and said Emily (2) asked for me, but called me Biba. When she was 5, I asked her why and she said, "I didn't really like Anderson".
- Sandra (Tyngsboro, MA)
Beppe Beppe and Pakke
are the Frisian Dutch name for Grandma and Grandpa. Our grands have several extra sets of grandparents and I wanted to be special.
- Laura
Bekbo
This is actually my own daughter's grandmother's nickname. The oldest grandson in the family couldn't say Grandma...it came out Bekbo and she's been that ever since!
- Regina (Reggie) (Cleveland, Tn)
Bee
When I was very young I couldn't pronouce my grandmothers last name, and mine, and somehow shortened it to "Bee" and it stayed that.
- Barbara
Bebop
When my daughter was just learning to speak Bebop was the best she could do for Grandpop. It stuck, all the cousins now say Bebop.
- Joyce
BeBe
I was suposed to be MiMi , But my grandson pronounced me Be Be
- Tina
Bebe
When my grandson was a baby we were in awe and were always saying to him " how's my baby" "oh I love my baby" he would mimic us but his interpretation came out bebe instead, pronounced beybey... He's 10 years old now and still calls for his bebe..
- Fran
Beanies
My Great grandma's nickname was "Beanies" because my dad couldn't say Grandma Ruby. She just passed before her 100th birthday. My kids were able to know their own great-great-grandma!
- Gina
Bannie
When my granddaughter, Mikalah, began talking at age 11 months, I tried to teach her to say Grammie. However, her favorite character on t.v. was Barney, so Grammie came out as Bannie. I've had to explain my odd nickname many times over to others.
- Sylvia
Bampy
The Bampster I was trying for grampy but he never said it. It's OK I gave him a nickname too!
- Mark
Bamma
My youngest granddaughter has called me this since she was a toddler.
- Barbara
Ba-Maw
The kids started it! It was the way our first grandson said 'Grandma" , and it has stuck!
- Dorothy
Bama & Bampa
When our grandson was just starting to talk, he called us 'Bamma & Bampa.' For Christmas 2004, I had a storybook printed for him ~ he was the star of the story, along with his Bamma & Bampa! It's a fun way for us to remember when he called us tha
- Barb & Tim (IA)
Bakka
My son tried to say grandpa, and got bakka - it stuck and now he's 3 1/2. set the standard for his younger brother.
- Kathleen
Baka
Our last name is Croatian and the Croatian word for Grandma is "Baka".
- Kathy (Manchester, MO)
Babcia
We called my Mom's mom the Polish version of grandma.
- Carolyn (MD)
Babah
I was so intrigued by my name that I wrote a story and gave to my granddaughter for a keepsake.
- Debbie (IN)
BaBa
Our daughter adopted a 5 year old from Bulgaria. She is now 15 and so beautiful. She has always called me BaBa, which is grandmother in Bulgarian, and now two of our other grandchildren do. The others call me GranJan.
- Jan (Fripp Island,, SC)
Ba
My Great grandpa's nickname was "Ba" because my dad couldn't say Grandpa Claude.
- Gina
More GRANDparent Names We Heard:

Ba
Baba
Babah
Babah
Babcia
Baka
Bakka
Bama
Bamaw
Bampy
Bamma
Bampa
Bannie
Bar-Bar
Beanies
Bebe
Bebop
Bee
Bekbo
Bella
Beppe
Biba
Big Dad
Big Momma
Bima
Bish
Bita
Bob-o
Boo
Boo
Boompa
Bop
Boppa
Boppy
Boobie
Bubbe
Bubbie
Bubbies
Bubby
Buddy
Buggy
Buni
Bupa
Bumpa