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
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)
It was Fondue but I couldn't say it but I could say Shadoo and that
is what it became.
- Wesley and Julian (FL)
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
- Carol (MO)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
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