|More GRAND "G" Nicknames Here!
When my oldest daughter was born, I was lucky to still have my grandmother
living; Ellie called my mom "Mamaw" and my grandma "Nanaw".
Now that Ellie has made me a grandma and I am lucky enough to still
have my mother living, my grandma nickname is "Gammy"
which allowed my mother to remain "Mamaw" to our beautiful
boy Benjamin. I also must add, my husband is a proud PapPap! :)
- Angie Yoder
My grandchildren live in another province and have several sets
of grandparents. To keep us straight my daughter invented names
When I was visiting the children when they were very young, we had
a race to see who could get into their pajamas first so we could
have a pajama party. Voila my name was crafted and it stuck.
My Great Grand Daughter at two years old while talking to me on
the phone started calling me Grandpopper and now all my Great Grandchildren
call me Grandpopper. I like it.
- Bill Johnson Barnesville Ohio
My name is Maria and when my first grandson was real little he called
Gramaria. All my other grandkids call me that as well.
Our son attempted to say Grandpa but it always came out "Gogeo"
He's 12 now and still calls his grandfather this!
my middle grandson, saying "grampy", or "granpoppy"
has become closer to something resembling "goatse"
- Geoffrey (W. Caulfield, ID)
My darling grandaughter started calling me ga ga instead of gramma
and it stayed shes a beautiful 4 yr old today. thank you.
- Cheche (PA)
My granddaughter Alison couldn't pronunce the 'r' in grandma so
it became gamma. Now that she can pronouce it, it's Grandma. I'm
very proud to be called Grandma. I wonder what I'll be called when
my 5 month old grandson starts talking - lol
- Barb (Coshocton, Ohio)
We tried to get our 3 1/2 year old grandson, Cameron, to say "Gramma"
but he just couldn't say his "R" so it ended up being
My grand daughter just called me this and her grandfather Goo Goo.
- Marge (PA)
|Gammy and Poppy
My oldest grandchild could not say Grandma and Grandpa, she didn't
talk till she was 3. Gammy and Poppy was the best she could do,
and it's been more than good enough for us and the 8 grands that
have followed her.
- Beth (NY)
|Gamma & Betta
My first grandson came up with these clever names for his grands...
We don't know where or why he calls us that. Now all the grands
call us Gamma & Betta. We LOVE it!!!
|Gan and Gandy
Looking for a nickname for myself, Name not needed until June, but
I want to have some input into the name not use just whatever comes
out of his/her mouth when they look at me. I called my grandparents
Gan and Gandy. I love Gan for me.
- Kim (Lexington, KY)
He wanted to be called Gramps,so I guess It is close enough
- Norman (KY)
Geeeema and Gumpa is just what she spit out for the first time and
we love it!! (better than our original names lol...) Being a grandparent
is awesome :)
- Brenna (IN)
|Ge Ge Ma
Some of grandchildren who are of Native American descent refer to
me by Ge Ge Ma which means grandmother in their language.
|Gee-ko my beautiful granddaughter, called me gee-ko
for the first five years of her life, I just loved it, because she
didn't say grandma; aren't granddaughter's great!
One day I tried to teach my granddaughter how to say grandma gloria.
She could not, or would not say it. She pointed to me with her little
finger and said gigi, I said, ok, gigi grandma sound good to me.
So all my grandchildren call me gigi grandma or grandma gigi. Love
This is what I called my gramma
- Lana (BC)
O ur 21 old twin grandsons started calling me this after they started
- Margaret (KY)
G'ma stands for Grandma RoRo, because my first grandchild, who is
now 12yrs old, had 2 sets of Grandparents, 3 sets of Great Grandparents,
so we came up with a way to distinguish who was who
- Rosalie (NY)
I don't know why. :)
This was a no-brainer for me...grandma DeeDee was tooooo long!!
So, GranDee was perfect for the babies!!
This is the name all the grandchildren called my Grandfather &
Grandma was Ma
- Caryll (BC)
My grandaughter, Scarlett, calls me Gaga. Her brother, John, called
my husband Popuck when he was little. We don't know where it came
- Joanne (South Euclid, Ohio)
My name was created by attempting to say Grandma and Momie.
My 3 year old grandaughter couldn't say grandma, so she has always
called me gaggie. I love it. The rest of them call me grandma, but
she has always stayed with gaggie.
- Dawn (Largo, Fl)
My forst grandchild, Anthony, could not say 'Grandma", hence
Gaggiss! I had to create a way to spell it. Five grandchildren later,
and they still call me that.. I find it very endearing - and don't
mind it a bit!.
My grandson was having a hard time understanding why he didn't have
a mother (absent parent) so I tried to explain to him the best way
I could about his mother and he said don't worry g-ma Ill call you
mama which means both.
- Rose (Nowata, Oklahoma)
My first grandchild christened me, Ginger, not for my red
hair, but for my sheepdog. Gingers in doggie heaven now and I remain
her namesake. Better than what they call their other grandmother,
When my first grandchild was born, I decided to become Granny. As
Hannah began talking, she had trouble with the "r" and
would call me Ganny which evolved into Ginny. Now I'm Ginny to five
(and some of their friends).
- Janet (Little River, KS)
Scheduled 2 months apart, MY children had children the Same day
- 11/11/2004. GLAMMY comes from selling Estee Lauder and being a
My precious Maddie calls me G Diddy in tribute to my homeboy P Diddy!
|Giggy (sounds like ziggy)
It was our oldest grandson's first word. It was given to me because
I baby-sat full time.
The G stands for my first name Gayle and for grand
- Gayle (NC)
My oldest grandson couldn't say Grandma but he would call me G.
G. I now have 7 grandkids and I'm G. G. to all 7.
|G.J. This name is short for Grandma Judy
M y children call their step grandfather *grandpappy*
I don't want to be called "grandma" or "grandmother"
When my grandson was a year this was all he could manage. My car
became the Ghangamobile!
We were trying to get my grandson Jonathan to call me Grammy. One
day he just started to call me Gibby. Nancy from Orlando.
M y grandson started calling me this as soon as he could talk and
it has stuck!! I don't know for how long, since his friends are
starting to ask him, "What's a Genny?" I happen to love
I don't want to be called, "Grandma or Granny"! My mother
is "Nanan". I would like to be called, "Grammie"
but I know the "R sound" isn't the easiest sound for a
little one to learn, so our family calls me, "Gammie",
which I love!
- Maeda (Denver, PA)
|GA Gagee Gaguu
As our first Granddaughter was trying to say Grandmama it became
"GA". Now our third Granddaughter has added a touch of
her own personality to it, so now I am Gagee or Gaguu! Love them
|Gammie or Gammieo
Our grandson called my hubby GaGa but changed to Grampa but Gammeie
will be forever.
|More GRANDparent Names We Heard:
Ge Ge Ma