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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Hama
As much as we tried to get Aubrey to say "grandma", she'd say "Hama". The nickname stuck. Maybe the nickname is fitting-I am a little over weight. It's a wonderful memory. Bertha Urrutia. La Habra, CA
- Bertha (La Habra, CA)

Hamma
My grandson could not say Grandma. He first said Hamma....It has endured and I love it.! He is now 4 and tells people that others are "regular" grandmas but, he has a Hamma. I am so in love with my two grandsons!
- Collette

Hanny
These are the names my daughter came up with for my grandparents, her greatgrandparents. We always called my grandmother "Granny" due to speech problems she wound up being Hanny to my daughter. The name stuck and now we all call her Hanny.
- Jessica (NC)

He Maw
My grandaughter, though very smart, spoke when she was darn good and ready. Sometimes she can't be bothered to use the proper consonant for the word she tries to pronounce and so Grandma became He Maw.
- Debbie

Hey-Hey
I was named Hey-Hey by my grandson Noah, who is now 4. It probably derived from my always yelling "hey, hey" to him whenever I would see him again.
- H. Steven (WI)

Hi Fee
I think it was a combination of "Hi" and "Fred" and it seems to have stuck.
- Genasiy (San Francisco, CA)

HiMom
This is what I called my grandmother. As a young child when this lady came to visit my father (her son) would say "Hi Mom". I guess at age 3 or so I thought this was her name, and it stuck.
- John (FL)

Hippo
My daughter, Mia, tried to say "Grandpa"; it sounded to me like "Hippo". Sharing my father's sense of humor, I "helped" it stick! . "Hippo" has stuffed, ceramic, handmade...hippos. She's 25 and we still love the name.
- Michaelle

Hippygrandma
When my grandson was 13 he asked what era I grew up in. I told him durning the hippy movement. he asked did you smoke the big pipe? I could not lie, yes I did. Great time to talk about drugs and how it can harm you. Talk to your grandkids about it.
- Anna (MI)

Honey
My daughter calls my grandfather, her greatgrandpa "Honey". His name is "Johnny" and my Granny calls him "Honey" so we think it is a combination of both names due to early speech problems.
- Jessica (NC)

Hoppy
My grandson couln't say poppy right away so I became hopppy hes three now and I'm still "hoppy"
- Tim

Hot Ticket
This is what my grand-kids call me
- Bella

Hunk or Hunky
My nickname is Hunk or Hunky. Emory, my oldest grandson made it up and we don't know why.My 1 year old will call me the same. I just love it because it came from Emory's heart! By the way, I had picked out Sweet Mama for my nickname.
- Bonnie (Kittrell, N.C.)

More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Hama
Hamma
Hanny
He Maw
Hey-Hey
Hi-Fee
Hi-Mom
Hippo
Hippygrandma
Honey
Hoppy
Hot Ticket
Hunk
Hunky
Huththa
Ice Cream Gra
I don't know where the nickname orginated. My cards come from grandchildren addressed that way and the Postman laughs.
- Joan (NY)
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JaJa
This is the Polish name for Grampa. My 4-year-old grandson loves to call me this as I called my granparents years ago.
- Ralph

Jamma
My husband and I decided we wanted Caitlin to call us G-Daddy and G-Mamma. Caitlin's spin on those names came out Jamma for G-Mamma and GG for G-Daddy. We love our names, but not as much as we love our granddaughter Caitlin.
- Gloria (GA)

Jimmie
I have 6 grandchildren, one only 4 days old. I can't wait to hear what he will call me. My 1st grandchild calls me Gammie, my 2nd calls me Jimmie, no rhyme or reason, I'm just his Jimmie and I like it. Two of the others call me Mimi. Stay tuned.
- Margaret (Gainesville, Fl)

Johnnie
When my youngest grandson was little he first started calling me Granny, but somewhere along the way, he started calling me Johnnie. We think it's because it's my husband's name, but he calls him 'Paw'.
- Elaine

Joni-macaroni
When my first born grandaughter was very young, about 4-5 years old, we were rhyming names, since my name is Joan (Joanie), I said Joni baloney, she said Joni macaroni, hysterically laughing. This is the name I have had the honor of keeping for over 24yrs.
- Joan (MA)

Jordansmom
My son Jordan, shares his life with Natasha and her three-year- old daughter Madison. Our precocious treasure wanted me to know she already had a nanny - hence - Jordansmom!!!! She makes me feel so special!!
- Elizabeth (NS)

JuJu
My daughter's name is Joanna and she was called JoJo by numerous friends and their children. Once she had my grandson, we shortened Judy to JuJu, similar to her being called JoJo. So, I am JuJu to my grandson, and I love it!
- Judy

More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
JaJa
Jamma
JuJu