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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Saftah Saftah
Saftah Saftah is grandmother in Hebrew. When my first grandchild was born, that's the name my daughter picked and now my grandson calls me that.
- Wendy (Rockville, MD)
Shadoo
It was Fondue but I couldn't say it but I could say Shadoo and that is what it became.
- Wesley and Julian (FL)
Sha-Sha
Madeline could not say "Grandma" or other names. So she tried "Sha-Sha", the name my niece gave me when she couldn't say "Cheryl". Now, sometimes it's "Grandma Sha-Sha".
- Cheryl (Macomb, MI)
Silly Grandma & Grand
Our grandchildren have 2 sets of grandparents in town to identify which set they were talking about they named us the Silly or The Nice Grandma & Grandpa. Even at school we are known by this name.
- Carol (MO)
Sissy
When Lillian was just starting to talk she called about everyone Sissy. When her skills developed more, she just kept calling me Sissy but moved onto the others real names.
- Jordan
Song
When my grandson was a baby i sang to him alot and he started to call me Song. It has stuck. Ihave three grandkids now and they all call me Song.(5,4,1)
- Tammy (IN)
Soupy
My husband would always say to our little granddaughter (we babysat her each week from the time she was 6 weeks old until she turned 18 months)your Grandmom is full of soup hence, the name Soupy was born! Now,both she and her sister call me Soupy.
- Anne
Streganana/Nana
My daughter gave me a book Straganonna & The Magic Pasta Pot to announce coming arrival of twins.( My son-in-law started calling me Strega (Strega= witch in Italian). When the boys started to call me one says NaNa & one Strega.
Sunshine
I called Ana Sunshine from birth every morning.Two years later she was visiting, I walked in the room, she turned and said "Hi Sunshine!" My heart sunk.Two years later she is still calling me this andI like standing out from all the other grands she has
- Laura (FL)
Super Gramma
My oldest grand child and only grand son called me "Super Gramma" when he was younger because I would climb on rocks and up the ramps down at the lake when he would come to our house for spring break. Now that he is a teenager he calls me G-ma
- Patty

More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Saftah
Savti
Shadoo
Sha-Sha
Silly Grandma
Sissy
Song
Soupy
Streganana/Nana
Sunshine
Super gramma