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 may want to be called grandma or grandpa, but we also have many other choices.

We have listed Grandparent nicknames submitted by GRAND readers. Click on any of the above letters to see some of the many Grandparent nicknames.

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A Grandparent Nicknames

aSharon (Fairburn, Ga)

AbieElisa (Miami, FL)

AbuGRAND Reader

AbuelaGRAND Reader

AbueloGRAND Reader

AliSara (–)

Amma – GRAND Reader

Abba - I wanted to come up with something different because there were a lot of grandmas around. I did a search on “Grandma in different languages,” and liked Abba so that’s me to my four little ones. - Lynn

Ahma - My oldest grandson could not say grandma when he was learning to talk so he called me ‘Ahma’ and I love it!! - Kathryn (Austin, TX)

Ama – I was shopping with my daughter and granddaughter when I walked around to another isle, little Madeline,began calling me. Much to our surprise she was saying “Ama” She will be 3 on July 9th and to this day I am still “Ama”. - Elizabeth (Greensboro, GA)

AuntieNana  - I am not a Grandmother yet but I have 2 GreatNephews and 1 GreatNiece…They call their Grandmother Nana & their Grandfather Papa…and I am their Auntie Nana…So when the time comes, I guess I will be Nana… - JP

AweMe (Omi) - When my granddaughter first started to talk, I tried to teach her to say Grandma; ”Say GRrr, Say Aaa, Say Ma. Say Grandma. She would mimic me until the end, and when it got to the “Say Grandma” she would say Awe Me. Unique and wonderful! - Deb (Medical Lake, Washington)

 

B Grandparent Nicknames

Ba – My Great grandpa’s nickname was “Ba” because my dad couldn’t say Grandpa – Claude.

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)

Babah – I was so intrigued by my name that I wrote a story and gave to my granddaughter for a keepsake. – Debbie (IN)

Babcia – We called my Mom’s mom the Polish version of grandma. – Carolyn (MD)

Baka – Our last name is Croatian and the Croatian word for Grandma is “Baka”. – Kathy (Manchester, MO)

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

Bamma – Veronica (Athol, MA), Heidi

Bamma – My youngest granddaughter has called me this since she was a toddler. – Barbara

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)

Bampa – Bryan (UT)

Bampy – The Bampster I was trying for grampy but he never said it. It’s OK I gave him a nickname too! – Mark

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

BAR-BAR – NINA

BAMAW – KIDS STARTED IT! IT WAS THE WAY OUR FIRST GRANDSON SAID GRANDMA, AND IT HAS STUCK! – DOROTHY

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

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

Bebe – Barbara (St. Petersburg, FL)

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

Bebop – Mary (IL)

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

Bella – Debbie (PA)

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)

Beppe Beppe - The Frisian Dutch name for Grandma and Grandpa. Our grands have several extra sets of grandparents and I wanted to be special. – Laura

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)

Big Dad – GRAND Reader

Big Momma – GRAND Reader

Bima – GRAND Reader

Bish – Trish (xx)

Bita – Bita is short for Abuela/Abuelita – Ton (ON)

Bob – My grand-daughter Amber just came up with this name, because is could not say grandfather Bob. – Robert (ME)

Boo – Mary, Bruce (FL)

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

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

BOP – Tom (North Port, fl)

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

Boppy – GRAND Reader

Bubby – GRAND Reader

Buddy & Bupa - We are “Buddy & Bupa.” – Vivian

Buggy – Louise

Buni – GRAND Reader

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)

 

C Grandparent Nicknames

CeeBee Missy – translated into ceebee in toddler language – missy

ChaCha – Don’t know how I came to be “ChaCha”, but I love it!!!!! – Chris (Romeoville, Illinois)

Chotjiok – My grandfather’s nick name is Chotjiok. He died many years ago and he was a very nice man. He had eight wives. He never fought with them. He taught us to be independent for our selves. We are now call our children with his name as his remembering. – Deng

Cookie – I wanted a name that when all my grandkids were together, I was called the same name by all. There’s no confusion about who Cookie is. Plus, they just might think of me at snacktime! My mom was “Buggy” to my kids and it was so fun! – Terry (Marion, IA)

CoolPop – The first grand child came up with this because she got o’pop the name we were going to use mixed up and called him CoolPop and it has always stuck. We love it cause it fits his personality. – Dianne (Culpeper, VA)

Crampy – GRAND Reader

Crapa – GRAND Reader

 

 

D Grandparent Nicknames

D-Boy – At age 2, my granddaughter made up this name for me and it stuck. She is almost 10 and still call me that. – John

D-Daddy – Bill (Huntsville, AL)

Da – Renee

Dad-Dad – GRAND Reader

Dadu – We do not know where Lexy came up with this special name but we like to think it means “Dad Two”! – JOE (FL)

Daddy Bill – As the grandchildren came along and made the association with my father’s name which was also their uncle’s name, he became Daddy Bill to distiguish from Uncle Bill. Now just about everyone knows him as Daddy Bill. – Judith (xx)

Dah – When my oldest granddaughter, Amanda, began to talk, she could not say Grandma. I guess Ma sounded like Dah to her so that is what she called me. Her sisters called me that for a while but now call me Grandma. Sometimes Amanda still calls me Dah, even though she is 11 years old. I love it! It makes me feel special to have my very own name. – Janice (Lees Summit, MO)

Dammy Given – By grandaughter in place of Grammy which her brother named me. – Glenda (FL)

Dammms – My grandson couldn’t do the “G” sound so he called me Dammms which to him is “Grams” as his brother calls me. – Joy

Danny – Mary (Montreal, QC)

Dapa –  For the Grandpa who has to be “Dad & Grandpa”

DeeDa – Brenda

Deedee – I wanted to be called Grandma-D (because my name is Debi), but when my grandson would try to say it – it came out DeeDee and it stuck! For 10 grandkids now! – Debi (UT)

DebDeb – My grandchildren are blessed to have 2 sets of grandmothers, of which I am one of them . Our names are both Deborah which is confusing, so I am DebDeb,and Deborah# 2 is called Nana. I think I got the better nickname. – Deborah (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

DebDeb – My grandchildren are blessed to have 2 sets of grandmothers, of which I am one of them . Our names are both Deborah which is confusing, so I am DebDeb,and Deborah# 2 is called Nana. I think I got the better nickname. – Deborah (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Ding Ding –  My first grandson (now 2) could not say “grammy”, but for some reason came out “ding ding”. The ‘other’ grandma came out dumb dumb. So I really don’t mind. I LOVE it, even though he can now say ‘grammy’, I will always be ‘ding ding’. – Joanne

 

 

E Grandparent Nicknames

Eebaw – GRAND Reader

Emmy

My daughter didn’t want my granddaughter to call me Grammy so….Emmy was the
only nickname that i ever had and it was given to me by my late Father. Not
only sweet but touching i think.

- Mary (Halifax, Ma)

Ebi and Oji

Our entire family are ardent sushi fans and we liked the Japanese word “Oji”
for Grandfather. However, Grandmother in Japanese was too difficult so we came
up with “Ebi” which is actually Sushi shrimp and it works great!

- Carol

ee

my first and only grandchild,evan, calls us ee and pop…the first time he said
it my heart overflowed…

- elaine (TX)

F Grandparent Nicknames

Fella – Suzanne (MD)

Frauna

I have twin three-year-old granddaughters, and while they could both say ‘grandma’,
Abby one day started calling me “Frauna.” I loved it then and I love
it now! she calls her other grandma “nonnie”, so we each have our
own name.

- Pam (Akron, OH)

Fi Fi  My aunt (only 8 yrs. my senior) called my grandfather DaDa, which I so aptly

pronounced “Fa Fa”, and eventually evolved into Fi Fi (sounds like
“popeye”.

- Clint

G Grandparent Nicknames

g – Sandra (Tucson, AZ)

Gaga – Jan (IL)

Gam ma – Marci (PA)

Gamma/Gampa – Tammy/Ken

Gammie – Heather

Gammy – GRAND Reader

Gammy – Cathi

Gammy – Cathi

Gammy Rays – Sally

GAR – susan

GG – is for Great Grandma.  My youngest grandson was 4 when the first grand was born.  We were very close and he said the new baby could not call me grandma…only he could.  Our family was five generations of women then with my mom and mom-in-law being called Mom Mom and Nana, me Grandma to the grands and now GG to the great grands. 

Gee-gee – Gretchen

GeGe – Linda

Gigi – Ginger (Carmel, IN)

GiGi – rosemary

GiGi – rosemary

Gigi – Rhonda (Manakin Sabot, VA)

Gigi – Rhonda (Manakin Sabot, VA)

Gi-Gi – GRAND Reader

Gima – Michelle

gimmie – yvette (monrovia, california)

G-Ma – Sue

Gmama – Sandi

G-Mom and P-Pop – Joan (PA)

good mother – patricia (IL)

gpaw matt – matt

Gram – GRAND Reader

Grama – Cathy (IL)

Grama Happy – Kathy (TX)

Gramma – GRAND Reader

gramma – Kerry

Gramma & Gregpa – Susan (Lyford, TX)

Grammie – Shiloh

Grammie – Beverly (CA)

Grammie – Pat (Commerce Township, Mi)

Grammie – Carol (Lakeland, FL)

Grammie – Kathy (Clermont, FL)

Grammie – Kathy (Clermont, FL)

Grammy – Gloria

Grammy – GRAND Reader

Grammy – Debbie

grammy – mary (rhinelander, wi)

Gramom – Joyce

Grampa – GRAND Reader

Gramps – GRAND Reader

Grampy – GRAND Reader

Gramster – Sheila

Grand Pa – Denis

grandma – yvette (monrovia, california)

Grandma – Donna (Cleves, OH)

Grandma – GRAND Reader

grandma – Genene (Westland, MI)

Grandmere – GRAND Reader

Grandmere – Christine (St. Petersburg, FL)

Grandpa – GRAND Reader

Grandpap – Lou

Grandpee – GRAND Reader

Grandpere – GRAND Reader

Grandpere – Jonathan (St. Petersburg, FL)

Granmam & Memme – Catherine

Granna – GRAND Reader

Granna – Debbie (Owensboro, Kentucky)

Granna – qt

Granny – Pat

Granny – GRAND Reader

Granny – Heather

Granny – Una (Nepean, Ontario)

Granny Lou – Louise (BC)

GrannyJanny – Jan

Granny-Nanna – Destiny (BC)

Grumpma – Valerie (Long Beach, CA)

Grumppa – GRAND Reader

Grumpy – Christine (St. Petersburg, FL)

grumpy – bill (Dalhart, TX)

Gunkle – GRAND Reader

Gweegwa – JoycE

Gunga

My oldest grandson,now 8, calls me Grandma, but during times of excitement still
reverts to his childhood name for me Gunga. My younger grandson introduces me
as “My Mothers Mother”.

- Lorraine

Gucky

I believe this name is the result of my grandson trying to say Grandma and Cookie
at the same time, and it came out Gucky. His momma liked it so it stuck…I
even have it on my license plate now.

- Mavis (MN)

Gubby

My first grandchild, a boy, dubbed me Gubby, his version of Grandma. I was happy
he didn’t say Tubby! His younger sister picked up the name, but my other 2 grandkids,
from another child, prefer calling me Grandma Jill. So I have 2 names.

- Jill (NJ)

Grumpy

I’m not sure who enjoyed the nickname Grumpy more, my children or my father.
He loved to make a big deal of trying to be “grumpy” to live up to
the name.

- Catherine (Mississauga, Ontario)

Grumps

Our two precious grandchildren Bryce and Brynna call my husband Grumps and me
Granny. They always have a smile on their faces when they call his name!

- Pat (AL)

GRRR-MAMA

my king of my heart could not pronounce grandma and kept calling me mama.I said
to him “now siah say it like me grr..andma ” He belted out .”
GRRRMAMA! ” me !

- julie (OR)

Gree

My first grandchild was born 18 years ago. He had great-great,great,and grandparents
from both his Mother and Father’s side. One day he looked at me and called me
“GREE” and seven grandchildren later, that name has been a wonderful
word.

- Betty

Grantma

When my first born grandchild was born, very early in his life I was holding
him and thinking. His name is Grant, and I am Grant’s grandma…I’m Grantma.
He is almost 3 now and he says Grantma as clear as a bell.

- Cheryl (VA)

Gray

My first grandson started by calling me “Gray-ma” which, in time was
shortened to “Gray” by ALL the grandkids.

- Mary (FL)

Granny Ree and Granny Rah

My mom’s name is Marie (Ree) and my mother in law is Mira (Rah). My mother chose
“Granny” because she thought Grandma was too old sounding, but we
use Ree and Rah to delineate which one the kids are talking about.

- gina

Granny B Granny +

the first letter of her last name. I also had a Granny A as well.

- Shelby

Granny A Granny +

the first letter of her last name. I also had a Granny B as well.

- Shelby

Granny

When my granddaughter asked me why I was called “Granny” I told her
that when I was a little girl my “Granny” was my favorite person whom
I only saw a few times year. She would always bring us treats and spend time
with us . Anybody can be a grandmother but only special people can be a “Granny”

- Eleanor

Granny

When my granddaughter asked me why I was called “Granny” I told her
that when I was a little girl my “Granny” was my favorite person whom
I only saw a few times year. She would always bring us treats and spend time
with us . Anybody can be a grandmother but only special people can be a “Granny”

- Eleanor

Granmaw & Granpaw

My grandkids live near Kentucky and have picked up the long “aw” sound
native to Kentucky and I think it sounds so cute to hear them say “Granmaw
and Granpaw.”

- Marliss & Ken

GranJan

My grandchildren have a Grandma Jean, so my daughter-in-law suggested GranJan,
and I love it! My grandma was the French Mémé.

- Jan (Kennesaw, GA)

Grangry

This was my grandfather’s nickname, the result of the first grandchild’s early
attempt to say “grandfather.” It stuck through 22 grandchildren.

- Beth

Grandy

A friend of mine tried to have her granddaughter call her Grandy but she never
learned to pronounce it so it never caught on. I was determined to have my granddaughter
call me Grandy – and she does!

- Helen (NY)

Grandpop

I had a Grandma and Grandpa and a Grandma and Grandpop. It was easy to tell
the grandfathers apart but the grandma’s were hard. So we added their surnames
to it. My kids were spared that by having Grandma and Grandad Nanny and Poppy.

- Kim (xx)

Grandpappy

One of my twelve grandchildren, a 15 year old, at her birthday party several
years ago; was acting as a teenager and called me “Grandpappy”. I
thought it was cute and original. Now other grandkids now have picked up on
the name. Each one is spec

- Wes

GRANDPA-BO -FAMPA GRANDPA-B0-FAMPA

BECAME MY HUSBANDS NICKNAME BY ASSOCIATION OF WHAT I SAID. CHARMAINE IS A NONBIOLOGICAL
GRANDCHILD BUT VERY MUCH A GRANDCHILD OF OUR HEARTS.SHE MAKES GRANPA LAUGH ALOT
IN ALL WAYS

- RALPH

Grandpa Shayne

This is my nickname as and author on my GrandparentsTLC.com website and other
places on the web. My grandchildren simply call my “Grandpa”.

- Shayne (Montgomery Village, MD)

Grandpa Clickie

Our youngest grandaughter couldn’t say “Grandpa Cliffie” as the others.
She called me “Clickie” and it stuck!

- Cliff

Grandpa Claus

I had a beard when when my first wave of grandchildren were born and when they
asked me what I did, I told them that I helped Santa Claus in delivering gifts
to all of the children on Christmas. In fact, my oldest grandson on grandparent’s
day told his class that his grandfather worked for Santa Claus The name has
stuck ever since.

- Manny

Grandpa Claus

I had a beard when when my first wave of grandchildren were born and when they
asked me what I did, I told them that I helped Santa Claus in delivering gifts
to all of the children on Christmas. In fact, my oldest grandson on grandparent’s
day told his class that his grandfather worked for Santa Claus The name has
stuck ever since.

- Manny

GrandmaSherman

Shermaan was the name of my cat, my granddaughter loved him because unlike her
cats she could hold and cuddle mine, so to distingish me from her other Grandma
she called me this.

- Laurel

Grand-mummy

My grandson Michael started saying “Grand-mummy” without any prompting.
It was so special because it came from him not because we told him to say it.

- Wendy (ON)

Grandmommy & Mum Mum

My first grandchild always called me Grandmommy, but her little brother for
some reason calls me Mum Mum – I love them both.

- Carol

Grandmom

I had always been “MOM” so when our beautiful granddaughter came along,
it seemed perfect to become “GRANDMOM”. Our grandchildren, honorary
grandchilren, and their friends have reserved that name for me. I love it!

- Millie (MI)

Grandmom

Two of my grandkids call us grandmom and grandpop..the other two grandma and
grandpa…they all can call me anything they want…I will answer!

- Mary

GrandMary

It started out to be GrandMere but morphed into GrandMary and I love it.

- Mary (CA)

Grandma Jean – Jean

Grandmammy

My children call their step grandmother *grandmammy*

- Cathy (NY)

Grandmama

I was determined to be called Grandma instead of the Southern Granny. My first
granddaughter said Gamama and I decided I liked it. As she could talk plainer
she said Grandmama. The others all followed her lead.

- Jacque (TN)

GrandMAMA

Recently, I became a GREATGrandmother!!! Now, I am called GrandMAMA!!! I love
being called Grandmama. It is so different from any other GreatGrandmother that
I know…It is so wonderful being a GreatGrandmother….I really enjoy my precious
babies!!!

- Mary (Providence, RI)

Grandmama Well

my oldest grandbaby is only a yr old and the youngest is 9 months not saying
much now, but when they were born I said how is Mama’s baby it did not sound
right and so I called myself Grandma and it like no, so It’s Grandmama.

- Pamela (Clarksville, TN)

Grandma-ish

As a step great grandma who had never been called anything but Sandy before
I wanted a nickname without stepping on the toes of the”Grands.” So
I am Grandma-ish (meaning “sort of”).

- Sandra (Tucson, AZ)

Grandma-ish

As a step great grandma who had never been called anything but Sandy before
I wanted a nickname without stepping on the toes of the”Grands.” So
I am Grandma-ish (meaning “sort of”).

- Sandra (Tucson, AZ)

Grandma/Grandpa or Grandma Karen/Papa

For the Grandchildren that live with us it’s Grandma and Grandpa but the other
grandchildren call us Grandma Karen and Papa. I wanted something different than
what I had called my Gr-Grandparents and Granparents so we went back to the
basics.

- Karen (Muldrow, OK)

Grandma Weeze and sometimes just “Weezie”

I love it because my mom had told me that my older brother introduced me to
the neighbors as “Weezie” when I was born and my favorite uncle used
to call me “Weezie.”

- Louise (Midland Park, NJ)

Grandma tippy

My oldest grandson named me after our now deceased dog, Tippy to define me from
his Grandma Cindy.

- Diane (Wyoming, MN)

Grandma the Betsy

My grandchildren’s other grandma is named McGay. In contrast to their

Grandma McGay (say it fast), I became known as Grandma The Betsy.

- betsy (patchogue, ny)

Grandma Sonja

When my grandchildren were very small, they visited us quite often. As an educator,
I often worked with them on mathematics, reading, etc. As a result, they began
to call me “Grandma Equals”. I changed it to Grandma Sonja!

- Sonja

Grandma Punkin

Ever since my little Granddaughter, Maddie was born, one of the pet names I
called her was Punkin. One time I called her Love. She said “No, I’m Punkin”.
She is now three and calls me Grandma Punkin.

- Bernice (Orem, Utah)

Grandma Michigan

I have 3 grandchildren living in Virginia . They have grandparents living 2
houses away from thier house . My son asked them if they’d like to talk to me
on the phone because i live in Michigan , so far away . They now call me Grandma
Michigan .

- Lynda (Midland, Michigan)

Grandma Kit

My first-born grandchild, Joseph, started to call me this because everytime
his parents would be getting him ready to come for a visit they would ask him
if he wanted to go visit Grandma and Kit (my pom). Which he took to be my name,
Grandma Kit.

- Sheila

Grandma Joyce

My grandchildren in arizona call me Grandma Joyce because all the other grandma
names in the family were taken and they wanted to personalize it…:_)

- Joyce

GRANDMA JEANIE

Some of my great-grandchildren have several grandmothers so when I was asked
what I prefer to be called by my first great-grandchild I chose Grandma Jeanie
because I like my name and I thought it would be easy for a little child to
pronounce.

- JEAN (JEANIE) (FL)

Grandma Honey

Our lil Joey is living with us and he hears his paw paw call me honey so now
I am known as Grandmaw Honey….just wonderful…hopefully he will always think
of me this way!

- Kathy (Crestview, Fl)

Grandma Grape

When we were young, my sister and I used to call my Great-grandmother the backwards-and-warped
“Grandma Grape.” It stuck through adolescence into adulthood. We shared
a warm chuckle about this in her last illness. This brings great memories. Thx

- Jeff (IN)

grandma from marrs

When my oldest grandson was about 2 or so he started calling me grandma from
marrs (due to part of my name). The first time he said this I just laughed and
told him “honey it just seems that way some times”. My nickname stuck.

- Vanessa

GRANDMA BOOKS

Each time we would visit our granddaughter Bekah, now 9, I would come with an
armload of picture books. Bekah would greet me at the door with, “Grandma
Books is here!” The name stuck so it became my email address, too.

- PHYLLIS (AZ)

Grandma Fro

We call my Grandma this because of her curly hair.

- Jennifer (NV)

Grandma Dumpster

My 2 year old grandson called his grandparents by the name of there animals,
my cats names was dumpster. And it stuck ever since

- Brenda

Grandma C

Even though I am my grandson Collin’s only grandmother,I am called Grandma C;
because my last initial didn’t change even after I re-married. So it seemed
appropriate.

- Beth Ann (PA)

grandma

When my first grandaughter was born and my 1st grandson i wanted to be called
grandmommy,that lasted a short time . Now i have two of each and they call me
grandma and thats justfine!!!!

- cathy (TX)

Grandma

I loved my Grandma Ida and as a mother I thought ahead to the days when I would
also be a “Grandma” and to the name I wanted to live up to. Now that
I have my grandson Riley, “Grandma” reminds me to be a grandparent
that she would be proud of.

- Christy (Sylvester, GA)

GranDiva

I felt I was too young to be called the typical Grandmother or NaNa. Of course
others would not agree with me (smile) so because I like the name diva my friends
started calling me GranDiva when they knew my daughter was having a child.

- layna (detroit, MI)

Gramom over the hill

When my 2 year old granson answered my phone call his Mom asked him which Gramom
was on the phone. After giving it thought he said “Gramom over the hill”
since we lived just over the hill from his family.It stuck until they moved
to a new home.

- Joyce

Grandie

(pronunced as Gig My first grandchild had difficulty saying Grandie, so she
called me Gigi, but pronounced it as “Giggee”. This is very different
from the French Zee-zee (GiGi).

- Jerusha

Grandeen

My sister started calling our Granmother this when she was little and it stuck
through all of the grandchildren.

- Valerie (Long Beach, CA)

Granddaddy

We have TWO Granddaddys in our family, so I was surprised it wasn’t on the list!

- Jayme

Grandcille

My husband’s nickname for his Grandmother Lucille

- Gail (Vincennes, IN)

GrandBob

My father’s name is Bob, so when my sister was pregnant with her fist child,
the name “GrandBob” was bandied about and caught on- with all 3 grandchildren!

- RLS (OK)

Grandad America

My 3 grandchildren live in the UK. Although I visit twice a year, and phone
often, the eldest kept asking where I was. Eventually she shortened “Grandad’s
in America” to Grandad America. It makes me feel like a comic book superhero.

- Geoff

Gran

All 20+ grandchildren called my mom’s mother Gran, now that my mother is the
grandmother her grandchildren call her Gran too…

- RLS

Gran Fran

I heard of another lady with the name Fran, she had all her g.children calling
her Granny Franny, I decided Gran Fran sounded better to me. My great nieces
call me Gran Fran and I love it!

- Fran

Gran

I chose “Gran” when my first grandchild was born in 1998. Children
in our family have always called the grandmother “granny,” but since
I was only 50 & didn’t feel like a granny yet, I felt “gran” could
easily transition

- Cheryle (OR)

Gramp

My father’s father was Gramp to us. And my nephews call my mother “Uma”
(or “Ooma”)… Just didn’t see either on your list so I thought
I’d send these in.

- Rachel Peterson (NJ)

Grammie

When our daughter was pregnant with our first grandchild, I thought long and
hard about what I wanted to be called…no Grandma Kay, Granny or Nana for me.
I wanted something that would be unique for me. I came up with Grammie. My husband
is Papa. We are blessed to have all six of our grandkids (agea 1-6) living right
in the same city as us.

- Kay (Rapid City, SD)

Grammie & Pop

Have a 2yr granddaughter – she has Pop down and is still working on Grammie.
These were the names I called my grandparents.

- Barbara (CA)

Grammy Awards

I got a kick out of my new nickname my eldest,11,gave me. Its so sweet!!!

- Nancy (palos heights, il)

Grammy

My 5 grandaughters call me grammy because I make them blankets and they call
them grammy-mades..i love it

- Patty

Grammie

I’m a very first grandma and just returned from Phoenix,seeing my granddaughter
being born. The day before I had to leave I was holding my 11 day old granddaughter
& she smiled and touched grammie’s face. What a heart melter.

- Carol (FL)

Grammie Lizziem

my 6 yr old grandaughter just started calling me “grammie”. I have
no idea why!

- Shelley (NE)

Gramma “L”

My grandbabies fr Indiana were confused when they figured out they had 2 gramma’s,
so to make each one of us special, my daughter started them with Gramma “L”
and Gramma “Betty”. I love hearing it come out of their little mouths.

- Lorna (SC)

Gramma Sami

The name of my pet. It distinguishes the other “gramma JR” from me.

- Betty (IL)

Gramma Patti

Because my mother is also close to eh kids she is gramma elaine

- Patti

Gramma Fay

Between grands & great grands, we were running out of names. With Baby J
and his parents living with me, I have the advantage of asking him all the time…”who’s
your favorite?” At 6 weeks he clearly has no favorite but it made a catchy
na

- Julie (CT)

Gramma Bitsy

My beautiful grandchildren are lucky to have 4 grandmothers (modern blended
family) so I needed something to distinguish me from the others. My grandson
found the way. He loved my verson of Itsy Bitsy Spider.

- Penny

Gramma Bitsy

My beautiful grandchildren are lucky to have 4 grandmothers (modern blended
family) so I needed something to distinguish me from the others. My grandson
found the way. He loved my verson of Itsy Bitsy Spider.

- Penny

Grama weezy of my 20 grandchildren the twin boys and there father,my son inlaw
gave me the nick name, I love it. or 7 great grands so far.

- Louise

gramie

Its Gramie this week but changes all the time. They are 4 and 5.

- helen louise prokos

gramgram

for somereason when first talking names were said twice and it stuck,,,

- kg

gra’mere or gra’meme

Read Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandson’s book, “Grandmere” when Ryan was
born and since I’m his Dad’s stepmother, this worked out well for everyone !!

- Ival

Gramcracker

My oldeest grandchild started calling me gramcracker and it has stuck she is
now 21 and now my youngest grand child calls me that at times but she says mostly
just grammy and my grandson its grams

- Erdina

Gramary

My son’s stepchildren had a hard time calling my young husband
Granddaddy, but soon had a name for me. The first time we visited them they
greeted me with shouts of Gramary! My husband was “Some guy!”
3 years later he’s Granddaddy; I’m still
Gramary.

- Mary (West Melbourne, FL)

Gram

I chose it since it is easy to say, write and spell. I am retired kindergarten
teacher…can you tell?

- Barbara

GPTree

I am happy to be a member of the Grand Magazine family. I am a Grandparent,
and I am an advertiser in the magazine that maybe my ad will help other grandparents
and their grandkids, like it is helping my grandkids and myself. You all are
invited.

- Robert (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin)

Grah Even

though my granddaughter is 4 years old now and well able to say Grandma she
insists I am “Grah” and always will be!!

- Julienne

G-Pa

Our 17 year old son came up with this name. My wife is called Gi-Gi, short for
Grandma Gail and I couldn’t think of a name I liked for myself to be called.

- Mel

Gomma and Gompa

We wanted very much for our first grandchild to name us. When our granddaughter
began talking, her attempts to say “Grandma” and “Grandpa”
became “Gomma” and “Gompa”. We love our special names!

- Diane and Gary (TX)

Gmom rose It started out as MomMom, but as my granddaughter grew into a teenager,
that wasn’t cool anymore, and one day she introduced me to her friends as Gmom
Rose, but she reverts back went her friends aren’t around

- rose (gloucester city, new jersey)

Gogeo Our

son attempted to say Grandpa but it always came out “Gogeo” He’s 12
now and still calls his grandfather this!

- james

Goatse

my middle grandson, saying “grampy”, or “granpoppy” has
become closer to something resembling “goatse”

- Geoffrey (W. Caulfield, ID)

gaga 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)

Gamma 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)

Gamma 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 “Gamma”

- Patti

Gaa Gaa My grand daughter just called me this and her grandfather Goo Goo.

- Marge (PA)

GA GA TAM GA GA TAM CAME FROM THE INABILITY FOR THE LITTLE GRAND KIDS TO PRONOUNCE
THE BIG WORD LIKE GRANDMA…AND ALL OTHER NAMES WERE TAKEN IN THE FAMILY LIKE
ME MA AND NA NA….THAT’S THE STORY, i LOVE BEING CALLED GA GA TAM

- Tamara (Pembroke Pines, Florida)

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!!!

- Michelle

Gammie or Gammieo Our grandson called my hubby GaGa but changed to Grampa but
Gammeie will be forever.

- Jean

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 all!!!

- lee

Gammie 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)

Genny my 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 it!!

- Theresa

Gibby We were trying to get my grandson Jonathan to call me Grammy. One day
he just started to call me Gibby. Nancy from Orlando.

- Nancy

Ghanga When my grandson was a year this was all he could manage. My car became
the Ghangamobile!

- Julienne

Gigi I don’t want to be called “grandma” or “grandmother”

- Angie

Gleber my children call their step grandfather *grandpappy*

- Cathy

G.J. This name is short for Grandma Judy

- Judy

G. G. 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.

- Chris

G MOM The G stands for my first name Gayle and for grand

- Gayle (NC)

Giggy (sounds like ziggy) It was our oldest grandson’s first word. It was given
to me because I baby-sat full time.

- Marian

G Diddy My precious Maddie calls me G Diddy in tribute to my homeboy P Diddy!

- Mike

Glammy Scheduled 2 months apart, MY children had children the SAME DAY 11/11/2004.
So I am REALLY VERY SPECIAL.

GLAMMY comes from selling Estee Lauder and being a Glamorous Granma!

- Debbie

Ginny 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)

Ginger 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, Grandma-With-the-White-Hair.

- Bonnie

galbunky 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)

GAGGISS MY FIRST GRANCHILD,ANTHONY- COULD NOT SAY GRANDMA, HENCE GAGGISS (short
“a” sound) SOME HOW CAME TO BE.I HAD TO CREATE A WAY TO SPELL IT.
NOW I HAVE FIVE AND THEY ALL CALL ME THE SAME. I FIND IT VERY ENDEARING AND
DON’T MIND IT ONE BIT.

- DONNA

Gaggie 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)

Gagee My name was created by attempting to say Grandma and Momie.

- Anita

Gaga My grandaughter, Scarlett, calls me Gaga. Her brother, John, called my
husband Popuck when he was little. We don’t know where it came from.

- Joanne (South Euclid, Ohio)

GAGA This is the name all the grandchildren called my Grandfather & Grandma
was Ma

- Caryll (BC)

GANDEE This was a no-brainer for me…grandma DeeDee was tooooo long!! So,
GranDee was perfect for the babies!!

- DEEDEE

GoGo I don’t know why. :)

- Connie

G’ma RoRo 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)

g-maw our 21 old twin grandsons started calling me this after they started
college

- Margaret (KY)

Gram This is what I called my gramma

- Lana (BC)

gigi grandma 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 it.

- gloria

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!

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.

- Sylvia

Geeeeema &Gumpa 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)

Gampy He wanted to be called Gramps,so I guess It is close enough

- Norman (KY)

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)

H Grandparent Nicknames

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….rather 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. From my youth, “hey, hey” was a phrase used by the Chicago
Cubs broadcaster for great p

- 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

- GRAND Reader

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. her greatgrandparents
are now &quo

- 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 g-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.)

Huththa

- Bab

Ice Cream Gra

Don’know where the nickname orginated- cards come from grandchildren addressed
that way.Postman laughs. One of my favorite gifts -Christmas tree ornament -
an ice cream cone “enjoy & appreciate what we have today because tomorrow
it might be g

- Joan (NY)

I Grandparent Nicknames

Ita

- Ana

J Grandparent Nicknames

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 GRAND daughter 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 grand 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 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, and 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

K Grandparent Nicknames

kitty grandma

- joyce

Kooma

Kool Grandma

- Leslie (Acton, CA)

L Grandparent Nicknames

Lala I wanted to be known as “Abuela”. One day while shopping I wandered
away. Lexy called out(1st time) to his “Lala”! People thought he was
singing la,la,la,la! Much to my joy, I am also Lala to his baby brother, Zachary.

- NYDIA (FL)

Lala – Lori (Kansas City, Missouri)

Lala – Lisa

LeeLee – LeeAnn (TX)

LeeLo – GRAND Reader

little grandma My grandson Sean has called me that since he was quite small.
I am five feet tall, and soon he will pass me up, and he is only seven!

- Shelley (Nekoosa, Wisconsin)

Lola & Pedro Neither name has anything to do with our names. Our last name
is long and difficult to pronounce. All our favored nicknames were taken by
the other grandparents. We have no idea where these names came from but we answer
to them now!

- Susan

Lolly My husband chose the nickname “Pop”. I had a hard time deciding
on a name because I didn’t want an “old lady” name. One day “Lolly”
came to mind and since my name is close to that, my daughter loved it. She then
realized that we were now “Lolly-Pop”

- Audley (Youngsville, La.)

Lorenzen When my first grandson started talking he was asked what he wanted
to call each grandmother. He was given the names grandma and nana. He called
his father’s mother grandma and I was named Grandma Nana because I was his best
friend.

- Diana

M Grandparent Nicknames

Ma & Pa My Mom was called Ma, so my grandchildren call us Ma and Pa….so
cute! Reminds us of Ma and Pa Kettle the TV show years ago! lol

- Cheryl

Maga – Laurel (IN)

MAH & Mammah – Sue

Mama – Nancy

MAMA It all started with my 10 yr old grandaughter. I was 50 yrs and felt to
young to be a grandma so they started to call me MAMA. After that is is history.
They all know that is my name. I love to have them just don’t call me -

- Karen (Euclid, ohio)

Mama Dee My mother did not want to be a grandma or granny since she was still
young and the names just didn’t fit her. My mother’s name is Deanna and her
nickname was Dee so she came up with Mama Dee. We all love it.

- Nancy (NM)

Mama Mary and Fi Fi These were my grandparents Nicknames. Mama Mary obviously
stemmed from Mary, (though eventually was pronounced “Ma-Mary”, and
My aunt (only 8 yrs. my senior) called my grandfather DaDa, which I so aptly
pronounced “Fa Fa”, and eventually evolved into Fi Fi (sounds like
“popeye”.

- Mary and Clint (my grandparents)

Mama Mary and Fi Fi These were my grandparents Nicknames. Mama Mary obviously
stemmed from Mary, (though eventually was pronounced “Ma-Mary”, and
My aunt (only 8 yrs. my senior) called my grandfather DaDa, which I so aptly
pronounced “Fa Fa”, and eventually evolved into Fi Fi (sounds like
“popeye”.

- Mary and Clint (my grandparents)

mamaw That’s what my first grandchild called me but its better than poopa that
they call my hsband lol….

- Patricia (Mesa, Arizona)

Mamaw – New Grand Magazine Reader (NC)

Mamie Thanks to blended families and long lives, all the usual grand names were
being used by our grandsons’ other 11 grands, so I came up with “Mamie.”
My husband let the babies pick for him and he ended up being “Poopah”!

- Debbie (TX)

Mamie My sons lke to call me by my first name and this rhymes so it fits well.

- Amy

Mamma Just her version of Gramma.

- Susan (North Adams, MA)

Mamma when my granddaughter tried to say grandma it came out mamma. My husband
and I said we would be called by the name she first said. His is Oompa

- Roseann

Mam-Mam “Mam-Mam” is what came out of her mouth when the first great-grand
started talking, and she couldn’t pronounce “Mamaw”. “Mam-Mam”
is now the name by which my mother in law is called by the “greats”.
She is still “Mamaw” to the “grands”.

- Sharon

Mam-Mam “Mam-Mam” is what came out of her mouth when the first great-grand
started talking, and she couldn’t pronounce “Mamaw”. “Mam-Mam”
is now the name by which my mother in law is called by the “greats”.
She is still “Mamaw” to the “grands”.

- Sharon

Mammaw I could not sat Grandma so Mammaw came out and that is what she has been
called ever since

- Jacquie (PA)

MamMaw Linda – Linda

Mammie We call my husband’s parents “Mammie & Pop”. I like the
“ie” version. I just found out I’m going to be a Grandmother, now
for my name?!?!

- Julie S

Mammie We call my husband’s parents “Mammie & Pop”. I like the
“ie” version. I just found out I’m going to be a Grandmother, now
for my name?!?!

- Julie S

Mammy – Kayla

Mammy – Michelle (Harrisonburg, VA)

Mammy – GRAND Reader

Mamo My grandson is 5, he has called me mamo since he was a baby, he even has
my little niece Emily calling me mamo, it’s adorable.

- Celia

mamo My son loved so much anything to do with irish heritage. we were told that
mamo was a short for grandma in Ireland. the little ones say it easy… Pa Pa
for grandfather.

- christy

mamo My grandson is 5 and has always called me mamo. I have a 3 yr old niece
who calls me mamo also, cute.

- Celia

Mamoo – Ginger

Mamoy This was my beloved grandmother’s nickname. She lived in Alabama, and
this was the result of a two-year-old’s attempt to say “mamaw.”

- Beth

Mams Our precious grandbug lived with us from 6-months to 4 years. Mams was
a combo of Mom (which she heard her Mom call me) Grams which was how her mom
referred to me with her. When Daughter married again, a man with 4 kids and
they all called me Mams.

- cris (WI)

Manna Our 23 mo. old Grandson Joshua, (just entered Josh’s picture) calls me
Mom most of the time. We try to get him to say Grandma, it comes out Manna.
He can say Grandpa but prefers to call Grandpa “Papa”. He’s our pride
and joy.

- Lorraine

Mar Mar It started out to be “Marmee” (from ‘Little Women’), but it
sounded too much like “Mommy”, so my first grandchild started saying
‘Mar-Mar’ … and it stuck! Now I’m ‘MarMar’ to all SIX of my grandchildren!

- Karen (IN)

Marmee – Buny (APO, AE)

Marnie – Annette (MD)

Marsha One set calls me “Nannie” and the other two call me “Nonnie”.

- Marsha (laurel, MD)

Ma’s and Pa’s….. We are raising our beautiful Granddaughter and she calls
us Ma’s and Pa’s…..

- GRAND Reader

mawmaw I have 5 grandkids 4 girls 1 boy but there is 3 sets of grandparents,
so the kids picked this for me and PawPaw for my husband,others are gramma,
and granny

- lucy (AL)

Mawmaw – GRAND Reader

Mawmine Mawmine – my wonderful grandson started calling me this around 2 years
of age. He never called me anything before then. None of the family can figure
out where he got it since I was always referred to as Grandma. But…I LOVE
it! It’s unique & creative!

- Shar

Mawmine Mawmine – my wonderful grandson started calling me this around 2 years
of age. He never called me anything before then. None of the family can figure
out where he got it since I was always referred to as Grandma. But…I LOVE
it! It’s unique & creative!

- Shar

May-May I was Grandma with Brenna and Abree, but went Tovi came along she gave
me a new name of May-May and I love it!!!

- Lori (KS)

Me Maw – Barbara

MeeMa & PeePa My grandson Trentino calls us this and we just love it. I
have another grandchild on the way… Wonder what that baby will call us?

- Roseann

MeeMaw That’s what my baby cousin calls her grandmother :)

- Chae

MeeMaw It’s the nickname my daughters call my mother. My oldest tried to say
Grandmaw – but it sounded like MeeMaw and it stuck. My youngest daughter is
expecting my first grandbaby and I’m considering Mere from the French word Grandmere.

- Claire

MeeMaw – cynthia (mercerburg, pa)

MeeMaw – cynthia (mercerburg, pa)

MEE-MAW Little Bit Of Mee-Mee and a little of Mommy…from Zack at 21/2 years
old!

- Tammy (FL)

MeeMe My grandson started calling me Grammy but he couldn’t say this so now
he calls me MeeMe and my daughter made up the spelling.

- Byrla (FL)

Mee-mom Was suppossed to be grammom but first grandchild said Mee-mom &
it stuck (mommie) backwards)

- Carole

Mem & Pep Hoping to make it a little easier for our grandchildren by using
the short version of Memere & Pepere. There are 2 sets of great-grandparents
who are already referred to as Memere & Pepere.

- Diane (Manchester, NH)

Mema It just happened I am not sure why but I love it. I even have personalized
license plate on my car 4UMEMA how cool is that.

- Rebecca (Strasburg, OH)

Mema – GRAND Reader

Mema & Bigdaddy My grandmother was Italian and was called Mema while my
grandfather was called Bigdaddy which was his father’s grandname.

- Nancy (NM)

Mema and Papa My first grandson at age 2 could not say Grandma. He named me
Mema and my husband was always Papa. They never tried to say Grandpa. The other
grandparents wanted Grand Mom and Grand Dad. Now they are “San Mom”
and Grand Dad. That is what stuck.

- Karen (Carrollton, TX)

Mema and Papa Not sure how it came about but Mema is what they call me and I
got a new van to drive and my license plate reads 4UMEMA (for you Mema). It
gets alot of looks especially when Papa is driving.

- Becky (OH)

Mema and Papa My wife came from a background that Mema or Memaw menat Grandma.
The grandkids form our youngest and our second oldest are the only ones that
call us that. To the other two set we are grandma and grandpa. She has passed
but she still is Mema to us all

- Paul (FL)

MEMA SHORT FOR MOMMIE MEMMA IS MOMMIE BACKWARDS

- CHARLENE

Memae’ Our goal when we were Grandparents-To-Be was to find a grandparent name
that suited us, and to limit any confusion, not to duplicate any Signature names
that family members already went by. We’re now & forever….Memae’ &
Pepae’

- Yvonne (Anson, ME)

Memama This was for my paternal grandmother when I was pre-adolescent. I was
the first grandchild. Later on, my cousins just called her “Grandmama,”
so I eventually followed. But my father always affectionately called her “Memama”
in reference to her grandparent status, so she must have liked the nickname.

- Martin

Memama This was for my paternal grandmother when I was pre-adolescent. I was
the first grandchild. Later on, my cousins just called her “Grandmama,”
so I eventually followed. But my father always affectionately called her “Memama”
in reference to her grandparent status, so she must have liked the nickname.

- Martin

memaul & pappap – Paula (PA)

Memaw – Jerri

Memaw & Pepaw – Liz (FL)

MeMe – Marie

meme my granddaughter called me ,,meme when she started talking.. but everyone
got mad because she called me meme.. me i love it and still do.. and now when
i get to see my grandson,, well i took care of them both since thay were born
now i can not see hi

- cathy

meme – teresa

MeMe It started out Gramme but since they could not say it, MeMe it was, and
sometimes Meem’s for short.

- Shirley (Eldersburg, MD)

meme – nancy (Dalhart, TX)

MeMe – Shirley (Eldersburg, MD)

memere This is French for grandmother. My husband is pepere. My mom-in-law is
granmemere.

- Marion

Memere and Papa In French Canadian families the names would be Memere and Pepere,
put my father is still alive, so we changed it to Papa

- MaryAnn and Gary (RI)

Memme Raylee’s mother (my daughter) still calls me mommy so Raylee picked up
on it and changed it to memme.

- JO

Memmie – Margaret (KY)

MEMO – mary

MeMom and PePop – Becky (NJ)

Memommy – GRAND Reader

Memon My grandmother was called Monmom. Dont ask me why because I do not know.
My mother’s grandchildren called her Meme. So I put the 2 together and came
up with Memon. And I love it.

- Regina (Ga)

Memon My mother passed away 5 years ago and my som called her meme. And I called
my grandmother monmon. So I put them 2 together. Memon. I love it

- Regina (Ga)

Meow – Elaine

Meow When the oldest of my great-grands was just learning to talk, he would
point at our cat & I’d say ‘Meow’ and he just started calling me ‘Meow’.
When his siblings were born, they followed suit.

- Elaine

Mer Mer My grandson could not pronounce Grandmere so he calls me Mer Mer.

- Christine

Mi Ma My stepchildren call my mom Mi Ma, adding a touch of their native Spanish
to her aleady existing nickname of MeeMaw.

- Glenda (FL)

Mimi – Trudy (FL)

Mimi – GRAND Reader

MIMI – Joan

MiMi We were trying to decide what my first grandson would call me, and my mother
gave us the name of MiMi.

- DIANE

Mimi Before my first Grandchild could speak in sentances she would face me and
outstretch her arms to me and say, “ME-Me!” That just stuck, and I
became Mimi, and now all my grandchildren and some friends call me Mimi.

- Patty (IA)

MiMi I’m still relatively young, so.. we don’t use the ‘G’ word!

- Holly (Maryville, TN)

Mimi Our children called their Dad’s mother, Mema. Our granddaughter couldn’t
say that, so I became Mimi.

- Della (Cumberland, MD)

Mimi This is the name that I called my grandmother

- Donna (Lansing, MI)

MiMi – Lori

Mimi I’m Mimi and my darling husband is called “Poppy” by our three
gorgeous granddaughters. We are very proud of them and our nicknames.

- Joyce (NC)

mimi – Dianne

mimi – Dianne

Mimi My oldest Jonathan tried to say a version of Mama and this is what we arrived
at. Jonathan is now 13 but Mimi stuck as the other 6 grandsons came along

- Sheila

Mimi My oldest grandson Jonathan was trying to say some form of “Mama”
and came up with “Mimi”- the other 7 grandsons followed suit. And
Amen – Mimi it was.

- Sheila (Athens, GA)

Mimi My oldest grandson Jonathan was trying to say some form of “Mama”
and came up with “Mimi”- the other 7 grandsons followed suit. And
Amen – Mimi it was.

- Sheila (Athens, GA)

Mimi – JoAnne

MiMi and Papa We have three beauitful granddaughters age 7 9 and 21. The oldest
granddaughter started with the names and the younger ones continued with it.

- Sharon and Gene

Mimimomma I wanted to be called Mimi,but my grandchild renamed me-which I like
even better.

- Shirley

Mimmi My nephew couldn’t say Missi when he was little, it came out Mimmi. All
my neices and nephews picked it up. Now my granddaughter calls me that too.
But, since she is the only one, she could call me anything she wants!

- Missi (LA)

Minna WHen I was a baby, this was my mother’s baby-talk version of “Melinda”
and I thought it a preferable alternative to “Grandma”!

- Melinda

Minnie Before the birth of my first GRANDdaughter I had a dream that my babygirl
mouthed “I Love you Minnie!” When she was born my son and daughter-in-love
presented her to me and introduced me as “Minnie!” The word endears
my heart & is

- Connie (FL)

Mmmmma & Ooompa Our 2 year grandson Gabriel has called us these names for
a bit now. I’m thinkin it’s gonna stick. He’s so wonderful we will answer to
anything he calls…

- veronica & Jerry (MA)

Mo and Po – Chad

Mom Since I’m “Mom” to both his parents and my younger children as
well, my grandson J.T. jumped on the bandwagon. He refers to my daughter as
Mommy. It really keeps you young having a 3 year old refer to you as Mom, especially
in public!

- cary nocedo

Mom My daughter calls my mother “Mom” This is a special nickname because
that is what everyone called my greatgrandmother. Since my daughter is so close
to my mother the name does not bother me, she stills calls me “Mama”

- Jessica (NC)

Mom I was supposed to be grammy but all of my 2 daughters friends call me mom,
so that is what my 5 yr old grandson started calling me. Now all of my grandkids
call me mom.

- Shawn

Mom Mom My beautiful 2 y/o granddaughter calls me Mom Mom. I started calling
myself Grandma to her, but she came up with Mom Mom.

I love it when she says ” Hi Mom Mom!

- Cecile (New Martinsville, WV)

mom mom When my first grandchild was born my kids were in the habbit of calling
me Mom and then when I didn’t answer it was Mom……. Mom

So needless to say that’s what the grandkids think my name is… mom mom. I
absolutely love it.

- Cindy

mom mom josh,my first,gave me the name. my mom was still alive and she was “granma”.we
waited til he began speaking. he heard my daughter call me “mom” but
he knew i wasnt his mom. he called me “momsmom”, which was then shortened
t

- carol

Mom squared My eldest grandson called me mom-mom for many years. When he was
about seven he learned of square roots. Thus, mom-mom became mom with a little
two above it for mom to the second power. He started calling me “mom-squared.”

- Mary (Chuluota, FL)

Momgram My First Grandson was told I was Grandma,However he came up with a new
idea at the age of two and it has stuck.

- Rhonda

Mommaw I referred to myself as Gamma or Gramma. Then one day while i was driving
and talking to my grandson he called me Mommaw on his own. It was the most beautiful
sound I had heard since Mommy…

- Vickie

Mommie-”Ma-Mee” – Whitley (LA)

MOM-MOM When my granddaughter was born in 2003 she made our family five generations!
So I was Mom-Mom, great grand was Nana, and great, great grand was Gannie until
she could say Granny !

- Deborah (DE)

Mom-Mom – Jeannie (PA)

Mom-Mom – GRAND Reader

Mom-mom I called my grandmother Mom-mom, my children called their grandmother
Mom-mom. To follow in that tradition, my grandson will know me as Mom-mom too.
He’s only 7 months old so I have a way to go before he calls me by name.

- Sue

Mommom & Poppop It is a long traditon on the eastern shore of maryland to
call your grandparents mommom & poppop.my grankids call me & my husband
that, i called both sets of mine by that & both of my parents called their
grandparents that as well, and so on!

- Pamela

Mommom & Poppop It is a long traditon on the eastern shore of maryland to
call your grandparents mommom & poppop.my grankids call me & my husband
that, i called both sets of mine by that & both of my parents called their
grandparents that as well, and so on!

- Pamela

MomMom Poopsie When my first grandchild Dominic was born, I was so excited to
hold him. I used to call him my little poopsie. Then 2 years later when his
sister Samantha was born, I would call her my little poopsie also. I am now
known as MomMom Poopsie.

- Arlene (NJ)

Mommy My beautiful little darling Spencer is a military child. He has lived
with me 26 months out of 34 months of his life. Both parents are Navy, and sadly,
the military keeps deploying them out at the same time. He knows me as his mommy.

- Dottie (Glendora, CA)

Mommyenna We called my grandmother “Mommyenna”, which over the years
was shortend to “Momena”. My brother started that name after he picked
on the my great aunts calling her “Enna”. He just added the Mommy
part. We adored her.

- Kathy (Spring Hill, FL)

Momo My two littlest ones call me “momo”

- Lisa (League City, TX)

Momo One of my two-year-old grandsons calls me this. Recently I walked in to
his house while his other grandma was there babysitting him. He looked at me,
looked at her, then said “Two Momos!”

- Joyce

Mona When my daughter told us she was pregnant, she thought I was too young
to be called grandma so she asked if it would be alright to be called Mona,
she says means friend!.

- Carol (Saint Charles, IL)

Monkey I couldn’t say grandma so I called her monkey

- Jamie

moomaw My first gtandson gave me this name. I love it and him dearly!!

- Rebel

Moo-Moo – GRAND Reader

Moon My three year old grand daughter calls me Moon. I love the name and know
that long after I’m gone, she will see the moon at night and know that I will
forever be watching down over her.

- Stewart

Moon My three year old grand daughter calls me Moon. I love the name and know
that long after I’m gone, she will see the moon at night and know that I will
forever be watching down over her.

- Stewart

more momma My 2yr old granddaughter calls her Great Grandmother – more momma
- her mother named her grandmother ‘momma’ and when grandmother became Great
she added the ‘more’ to ‘momma’.

- Barbara (CA)

Mormor Mormor means “mother’s Mother” in Norwegian. My three daughters
have a total of 12 children; I am their MorMor.

- RuthAnn

Motu I picked this out and it has a secret meaning,but my daughter, son-in-law
and 3 yr old granddaughter do not know what it stands for. I told my daughter
that I would share it with my granddaughter when she was old enough to ask me
about it

- Merri Hutchison

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- MrJonn (CA)

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- Hellen (St. Petersburg, FL)

Mummo – Bonnie

Mummum – Joan

Mum-Mum – Bertha (Paulsboro, New Jersey)

Mum-Mum – Bertha (Paulsboro, New Jersey)

Mumsie I first heard the name Mumsie when a wonderful grandmother I worked with
used it as her name that her grandbabies called her. Now that I will be a Grandmom
any day I plan to use it too. I believe it is English eventhough I am Irish
I just love it!

- Josephine (PA)

Mup-mup – Gerald

MYE I have 3 grandsons and the name MYE has been passed down from the oldest
8, to the next 5 the to the baby 2..it comes from separating mom and gramma,
thus Mye. I absolutely love it.

- Patricia

MYE THE OLDEST BOY WOULD GET CONFUSD WHEN HE TRIED TI GET HIS MOM’S OR MY ATTENTION,
SO IT ENDED UP HE CALLED ME MYE AND IT HAS FOLLOWED WITH ALL THE BOYS SO I AM
CALLED MYE!

- PATRICIA (CHERRY VALLEY, CA)

N Grandparent Nicknames

Nagga – GRAND Reader

Nama – Charlene (KY)

Nama For my own children we used two diffenet sets of name for grandparents
so each had their own identity. We followed suit and I took after my mother
and our little one calls me

“my nana”.

- Yvonne (Huber Heights, Ohio)

NamaHun and GrandpaDear My Daughter Started Calling my mom and dad these names
becouse she would hear them call each other hun and dear.

- michelle

Nama-Jo All other Grandparents in our family are named Grandma Z, Grand-Pa Kurt,or
Great Grand-Mother Ruth. Mine was shortened by my 4 yr old Grand-Son Joey to
“Nama”, or Nama-Jo

- Jo-Ann

Namma – TraciAnn

Nana I wanted to be called Nana by my grandchildren, because we the called for
me, there would be no doubt! They wanted their NANA. I have four wonderful grandchildren
and even the youngest one age 14months can say Nana. From West Virginia Nana

- Jeanette

Nana My sister called me “nana” when she was a baby (we’re 13 years
apart) because she couldn’t say “Cristina” (my first name). Now, my
granddaughter calls me “Nana” and I know it’s something totally different.
I love it!!

- Cristina (FL)

Nana Before my sweet granddaughter was born I thought I would teach her to call
me Grammie. I had my heart set on that. However, when she began to speak she
decided my nickname would be Nana and my mother would be MeeMee. I was content.

- Grandreader

Nana Nana is what we called our maternal grandmother. Out of respect for my
Nana I wanted to be called Nana.

- Peggy (Pleasanton, CA)

NANA I had an Italian Norna who was 1 of a kind.My Mom is Grandma to my kids.So
to be different,I chose to be NANA and my Mom is GrandMAMA.But the precious
grandbabies will be the ones to give us our “Nicknames”..I’ll let
you know…

- Joyce (Providence, RI)

Nana When my youngest daughter’s baby girl was about 2 to 3 months old, Cynthia
(my daughter) asked her which she wanted to call me, she made the neatest sound
when Nana was mentioned. So I became Nana.

- Peggy (Norwood, Ohio)

NANA – Brenda (Worthington, Ohio)

Nana Its funny i never wanted to be called grandma I really wanted Mimi but
at Christmas ALyssa called be Nanta insteda of Nana, she teases me now and calls
me that and laughs. Nana has always stuck with me so we are nana and grandaddy…

- Donna (Heber Springs, Ar)

Nana – veronica (bowling green, OH)

Nana – GRAND Reader

Nana Since I’m not DNA related and there was another grandma, we chose the Italian
name for grandma – Nana. My husband called his grandmother “Nana”
and this distinquishes me from the other grandparent, who is not involved with
these beautiful child

- Anne (CA)

Nana Growing up I had the BEST NANA in the world. I still think of her often
and remember our special times together. Now I am almost 50 years old, with
precious grandchildren of my own and there is no other name that I would rather
be called than “Nana&q

- Barbara

Nana My sister could’t pronounce my name when she was little so she called me
nana, she now has a son that calls me tia nana. I love it so much that I refer
to myself as nana to my grandaughter.

- Diana (TX)

NANA – esperanza (WA)

Nana – Sigrid

Nan’a With a large family my grandson has a mema/pappap mamaw/poppop on one
side and my children call my mom grandma and the other real grandma on son side
is my moms age I thought nan’a was easier to say and remember, or maybe he thinks
and says ba-nana!!

- karen

Nana Dad Means Grandfather. While I was growing up my nana never had a husband
and I used to tell here I didn’t want her to have a “Nanadad”. Everyone
though it was hilarious but she got married about 4 years ago and the nickname
got mentioned by my brother. Well my 2 year old daughter caught on and she started
calling him that. It’s so cute to hear her say it. And he loves it!

- DeeDee (Detroit, MI)

Nana Dad Means Grandfather. While I was growing up my nana never had a husband
and I used to tell here I didn’t want her to have a “Nanadad”. Everyone
though it was hilarious but she got married about 4 years ago and the nickname
got mentioned by my brother. Well my 2 year old daughter caught on and she started
calling him that. It’s so cute to hear her say it. And he loves it!

- DeeDee (Detroit, MI)

Nana Jean – Barbara Jean

Nana Juju – Julie (Las Vegas, Nv)

Nana Juju – Julie (Las Vegas, Nv)

Nana Juju – Julie (Las Vegas, Nv)

Nana Juju – Julie (Las Vegas, Nv)

NANA LOLI I CALLED MY GRANDMOTHER NANA YOLI FOR 23 YEARS. WHEN MY DAUGHTER CAME
ALONG SHE CALLED HER NANA LOLI. SO HER NAME WAS CHANGED FOR EVERMORE

- KIM

Nana Mamas My daughter and son-in-law have called me Mamas and so now that they
have an 8 month old baby boy (Nico) I’m called Nana Mamas. Months from now….we
will see what Nico will actually call me…I’m looking forward to hearing his
little voice.

- Marta (Aguanga, California)

Nana or Grandma Nana My first grandson learned how to say Nana early on. It
was easy for him and since my name is Nancy I thought that would be fine. Now
they are older they sometimes call me Grandma Nana. I will go to them if they
called me Hey You!

- nancy (Cypress, CA)

nanaBanana iloved baby food bananas sooo much i would feed my baby first and
when i thought no one was looking i would steal one shhhhh hence “nanaBanana”
the preachers wife i know ….shame on mehehehehehhheeee live laugh loveand
rock those babies

- pamelia west (AR)

Nana-boo and Popi My parents are called this by my neices and nephews. When
I have kids this is what they will be called. I think it is so cute.

- Jessica

Nanalin My stepson came into my life when he was 2 and just started calling
me Mamalin; now his precious daughter Ivy calls me Nanalin and I love it! Another
grandchild calls me a combined form of Grammy and Nana Nammy.

- Linda (Garland, ME)

Nanee I chose “Nanee” because it spells “Neena” backwords
which is Italian for grandmother.

- Carol

nanee “Nanee” sounds just like “Mommy”,whenever my grandaughter
wants something,she says I said Nanee not Mommy or vise/versa.I call her Nanee’s
girl and we have our own special song.

- khalilah (PA)

Nanie – GRAND Reader

Nanna by the seaside I live some distance away from my grandchidren and am known
as Nanna by the seaside for obvious reasons. His other grandmother is known
as Nanna in the country.

- Patricia (xx)

Nannah My mother’s name is Hannah. Though she is now in heaven, she loved her
two grandsons very much and would be so happy with her great grandchildren.
So, in her honor and memory, I’m called Nannah and my husband, Granddad!

- Sue Ann

Nanni It’s the Italian grandma.

- Barbara (OH)

Nannie – Linda

Nanny – Sharon (IL)

Nanny – GRAND Reader

Nanny – marlene (North Port, fl)

NaNo My Grandchildren have a few grandmothers so I took the Na (which stands
for Nana) and the No (which stands for Nova) and created NaNo, so they could
identify me individually.

- Nova (Havertown, Pennsylvania)

NaNo My Grandchildren have a few grandmothers so I took the Na (which stands
for Nana) and the No (which stands for Nova) and created NaNo, so they could
identify me individually.

- Nova (Havertown, Pennsylvania)

Nano my daughter got talking about the show Granddaughter was calling me Nana.
Daughter was talking about the show Mork and Mindy and saying something about
nanu nanu and the next thing I knew was Malori was calling me Nano.

- Shirley (KY)

Nanoi I wanted to be called Nonnie,but my first grandson wanted me to be called
Nanoi he was 1 1/2 yrs old. He kept saying Nanoi my daughter said no Nonnie,
by the third time he put his hands on his hips with a stern look on his face
and said Nanoi.

- debra (taft, ca.)

Nappy I carefully instructed my family to call me “abuela” so my grandson
would learn to call me “abuela” too. But
because my primary function (he decided) was to read to him before bed and naps
he began calling me “Nappy!”

- sharon (Anderson, IN)

Nea-Nea Our son had a beautiful plaque made, The best grandparents in the world
live here, “Oma and Opa”. Our granddaughter, decided to call us Nea-Nea,
and Pa. I worked with her, “say Oma, Oma”, and she would say, “Nea-Nea!
So it stuck, and I love it!

- Debra (Murfreesboro, TN)

Nee Nee – Susan

Neema My 1st gson gave me my special name. He and his brother continue to call
me Neema. It’s very special to me-I have it on the license plates of my car.
One of the two youngest grandsons calls me Nana. Whatever they call me is “special”.

- Lynn

Neena My best friend from Junior High had grandchildren first and she was Neena.
She told me that was what I should be and I liked it. First grandchild called
me HEEN at first but it evolved into Neena. We are now awaiting the birth of
our 3rd in April.

- Doris (TX)

Nena – Selena (Tucson, Arizona)

Nena – Selena (Tucson, Arizona)

Nina My first son could not pronounce my name right which is Tina so he called
me Nina for a while as a child. A When it came time for a Grandmother name I
thought of this…. Nanna, Nana, Nanny… why not Nina. It has meaning and it
younger sounding.

- Tina (TX)

Nina – GRAND Reader

NINA MY GRANDAUGHTER’S OTHER GRANDMOTHER’S NAME IS MIA AND I WAS INITIALLY NANA,
BUT I GUESS SHE JUST PUT THE 2 TOGETHER FOR ME AND I SAVED IT BECAUSE SHE GAVE
IT TO ME. AND SHE IS ONLY 2

- CHRISTY (METAIRIE, LA)

Nini – Nancy

Nini – GRAND Reader

Ninny I have 6 grand children, when the oldest was starting to talk, I think
she tried to say nanny and ninny came out but it stuck and they all call me
that. My grandchildren are ages 13, 10 1/2, 8, 4 1/2, 4, and 2.

- Stephanie

Non My 13 & 15 yr. old grandchildren cut “Nanni” short by just
saying “Non”.

- Barbara (OH)

Nona – GRAND Reader

Nona My grandaughter is my precious-angel. The light of my life. I love viewing
the world through her eyes. Everything is brand new and she is in awe of everything.
Her curiousity and honesty is refreshing. She lives with me now.What a joy.

- Patricia

Noni All but one of my grandchildren call me by this name. My youngest, my grandson,
thought it much to complicated and shortened it to just “Non”

- Sharyn (Ellicott City, MD)

Nonna – Lynn (Burien, Wa)

Nonna I am second generation, full-blooded Italian. My grandmother was nonna
and my mother was nonna to my boys. I chose “Nonna” to carry on a
reminder of Italian heritage to my now multi-nationality family.

- Dee

Nonna To differentiate from Great grandma and other grandma(Nana) I, being Italian,
love being called Nonna,but grandpa didn”t like italian version of grandfather(Nonno)
so he is Pop-Pop or Poo-Pop.

- Connie (NJ)

Nonna Nonna is Italian for grandmother. My four year old precious granddaughter
also says Nonni (grandma)on her own and makes a point of making sure I heard
her. “I called you Nonni, Nonna”.

- Susan

Nonna – Bobbi

Nonni I waited almost 20 months to hear my granddaughter call me Nonni. She
was already saying Poppy, Nana, and Papa but FINALLY she up and said “Nonni”
and patted the floor, wanting me to sit down. It was a moment I’ll never forget!

- Deb

Nonni Being of Italian descent, I had always admired my aunts & cousins
for being called Nonni(various spellings)by their grandchildren. When my first
grandchild was born, it was only natural to be called Nonni also.I love being
a Nonni!

- Cindy

Nonnie I grew up in a very ethinicly mixed neughborhood on LI,NY. I just loved
the name. Later, I found out it mentGrandma in Italian. I am African-American.So
we get a lot of looks and smiles.

- Alona (NC)

Nonnie – Nita

Nonny My mom wanted her grandchildren to call her “Nana”. My Jessica,
Mother’s first grandchild, started calling her Nonny from the start. Now, 7
grandchildren, 6 greatachildren and a vast extended family later, she’s still
our Nonny.

- Kathy (Spring Hill, FL)

Nornee This is what FEW OF THE KIDS IN GRANDKIDS CALLED MY MOM

- Lorraine

Nunner – lesia

Nunner – lesia

Nunnie My grandchildren are teenagers and still call me Nunnie.

- Ilene

Nushka My granny/grandma name will b Nushka. just found out my daughter is pregnant
& will deliver in January 2010…YIPEEEE! not sure if there’s an origin
for the name Nushka, but it almost sounds like german or used amongst jewish
grandmothers.

- Tonya (Jamaica, New York)

O Grandparent Nicknames

OHM – Patricia

Oma – Christine (WI)

Oma – GRAND Reader

Oma Our family originates from Germany, and I emigrated to the US in the 60′s.
Somehow, having my grandchildren call me “Oma” (which means Grandma
in German) helps connect us all with our heritage. It’s a special thing.

- Erna Schikschnus (IL)

Oma ‘Oma’ was my label as my grandson has many grandparents. However, sweet
little guy gave it his own touch-and pronounces it with double oo sound as in
cool:)

- Candy

Oma My daughters called my in-laws Oma & Opa (Grandma & Grandpa) in
German. In memory of my late father-in-law, who didn’t get to meet his first
Great Grandaughter my husband wanted to be called Opa and naturally I wanted
to be called Oma.

- Nancy (Uniondale, NY)

Oma My family grew up in Germany where I I was a teacher for 22 years with the
DOD. I knew that someday I wanted to be an “Oma”!

- Cynthia (fayetteville, nC)

Oma – Sheila (Morristown, IN)

Omee – Stephanie (xx)

Ommy “I” thought GrandMommy would be nice, but Ashlynn came along
& she calls me ‘Ommy’. How precious when they come up with their OWN version
of GrandMommy!!

- Sherryl (FL)

Onna Although my “little professor” grandson at age 2 can Enunciate
$5 words.. he insist HIS OWN special name for me. I AM “Nonna”a full
blooded Italian American Grandma to the other 9 grandbabies!

Way tooooo cute….

- Dena-Nonna Grandma! (Sedalia, CO)

Oompa First time my granddaughter said grandpa it came out Oompa so I kept it.

- Richard

Opa – GRAND Reader

Osteoferocious My three teenage grandsons love to play football, baseball and
workout. They always (gently) include me in their activities and because I participate
- they proudly gave me my new nickname! LOL!

- Sigrid

Osteoferocious My three teenage grandsons love to play football, baseball and
workout. They always (gently) include me in their activities and because I participate
- they proudly gave me my new nickname! LOL!

- Sigrid

Other Grandma My granddaughters saw their grandmothers together most of the
time. So, depending on which grandmother they were speaking to first, the second
grandma was always “Other Grandma” They kept it straight in their
minds but the grownups seldom did.

- Kathy (CT)

Ouisie No amount of coaxing my first grandchild produced a name for me. As we
walked together one day, an exuberant older woman at church greeted me “hiya
Wee-zee!” Immediately, Ainsley christened me and have remained so named
for my grandchildren.

- Louise (Lackawanna, NY)

P Grandparent Nicknames

PA My step grandson started calling me grandpa till he met my father. Since
then he calls me PA and calls my father Grandpapa and my mother Grandpama

- Gerry

Pa (pronounced paw) That is what we called my grandfather. Now all my grandkids
know they’ve got me wrapped around their little finger when they call me Pa.

- tom (TX)

Pa Pete – Peter

PamPa My husband’s grandfather was named “PamPa”

- Eva (Bakersfield, CA)

Pankra and Panka Somehow the word grandpa came out of my mouth as Pankra and
grandma came out as Panka. That’s what I called them the first three years of
my life. Now, I’m 11 and still do every now and then to make them laugh.

- Brian

Papa My grandson,who is now 6, was confused when talking about his Papas. He
would always ask “which one?” So he started calling me Papa Charlie
and his other Papa is Papa Alec.

- Charlie

Papa – GRAND Reader

PaPa – GRAND Reader

PaPa Grandmother is Linda and called Nina.

- Jerry

Papa I have no clue how but it’s a southern name for Grandpa and at one time
my youngest daughter, Sheryl, came over with her oldest daughter, Emily, and
instead of “Hi Papa” instead it came out “Hi Peepa”

- Paul (FL)

papa well he wanted to be called pawpaw but i changed that u know!!! well gtg
bbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyy

- kayla (LA)

Papa – Ralph

papa – PHILIP

papa or mimi well they wanted to be called mammaw and pappaw but u know i changed
all of that. they like the names but no 1 else can call them that but me!!!
and u know im there fav. grand duaghter!! i have 2 other sisters i come up here
to stay with them more!!

- kayla (LA)

papi Since grandma and grandpa were already taken,by her husbands parents.some
latino friends convinced me that in Spanish, papi meant lively and youthful.
Whenever I’m called papi, I chuckle since I know it refers to young and not
elderly.

- norman (webster, ma)

Papoo – Ginger

Pappap – GRAND Reader

Pappaw Sometimes we pronoinced it Pappaw and sometimes PawPaw. He taught me
an old song about “picking up paw paws – put em in your pocket’ which would
start me giggling that he wouldn’t fit in my pocket! My grandmother was Mammaw
so I guess Pappaw fit.

- Mary

Pappy – Suzanne (MD)

PAPPY DAVE – DAVID

Paw – Bill

Pawpaw When our daughter had her first child, we talked about what I would be
called. She said that she had called my wife’s dad Pawpaw and there could never
be another. When her son was old enough to talk he decided I would be his Pawpaw,
too!

- Roger

Pawpaw When our daughter had her first child, we talked about what I would be
called. She said that she had called my wife’s dad Pawpaw and there could never
be another. When her son was old enough to talk he decided I would be his Pawpaw,
too!

- Roger

PAW-PAW when we were little we couldnt say grandpa but we could say Paw-Paw
it just stuck…he died around 14 years ago…but the name will be passed down…

- Mel

Pazzi My Husband was determined that he would only be called Grandpa, Well we
kept saying Grandpa to our Gandson and as he began to talk it went from pazs
to Pazzi ! My Husband loves it.

- Blair (Toms River, NJ)

Pee Pee While pregnant with Vinnie, my dad said he would call my son “wiener”(Vienna
Weiners)He wished to be called Grampee. My son used the last sylable and doubled
it. Pee-Pee, Serves him right! My mom is called Me-Me.

- Keri (OH)

PeePaw The other grandparents have the “grand” title and my better
half is MeeMaw. I think our son and daughter conspired for this title. I sign
notes with a capital P and a paw stamp.

- Pete (San Antonio, TX)

Pepae’ Our goal when we were Grandparents-To-Be was to find a grandparent name
that suited us, and to limit any confusion, not to duplicate any Signature names
that family members already went by. We’re now & forever….Memae’ &
Pepae’

- William (Anson, ME)

PePaw – Lee

Pie Instead of calling me Grandpa my grandson Jonathan started to cal me Pie.
We love it! Ozzie from Connecticut.

- Ozzie Spezzano

Pipa – GRAND Reader

PIPI Actually, my dear husband is now known as “Pops”. My grandbabies
call me “Mimi” (which is way better than Grandma) but my husband didn’t
see the humor in the “matching” Pipi name. So….we call him Pops,
after my own grandfather.

- Kathy (Spring Hill, FL)

pocky – Jim (OR)

pom-pom Where our son came up with this for my Dad I haven’t a clue, “pom-pom”
always called his grandson, my little guy.

- Jan (MT)

Poopah I don’t know how it happened, but I’m “Poopah” to our grandsons.
Actually, I prefer “Grand Poopah!”

- Gary (TX)

Poopie – GRAND Reader

Pop – GRAND Reader

Pop pop This is what my daughter and her cousins called their Grandfather, so
this is also what my daughter taught my grandbaby to call me and I wouldn’t
have it any other way.

- Fred

Pop! – Joe

Pop! – Joe

Popa – George (Eldersburg, MD)

POPETE My grandpa was my best friend.. When I was a kid my uncle would call
him pop an my grandma would call him pete. Cause his name is Pedr. So I guess
I put the two together and got popete. My 2 cousins call him popete too.

- Brandy

Popeye My boys called my stepdad Pops. But when my daughter was about 2 we went
to visit and she ran up to my stepdad hollering “Popeye, Popeye.”
He has been Popeye ever since and my daughter is now 24.

- Donna

Popeye My wife, the grandmother, was already called “Mimi” by our
son-in-law. Our daughter decided that when we became grandparents, I would be
Popi. Our grandson had other ideas, and I became Popeye!!

- Jeff

PopGa My grandson, Caleb, had a hearing loss that caused a speech delay. When
he finally began talking some words came out unclear or in reverse order..Hence…I
am now called “PopGA” thanks to our dear Caleb.

- George (FL)

popo – christina (TX)

Poppa – GRAND Reader

poppa – michael

Poppi – Tom

poppi and beba – michele

poppi and beba – michele

Poppia – Frank

Poppie All 5 grandkids call me this.

- Norman (KY)

POPPO Our first grandchild, Kimberly, attempted talking early and in trying
to enunciate “grandpa”, came up with “POPPO”. It never changed
to grandpa. All the grandchildren followed suit.

- Tom (MI)

poppock We have found over the years that our childrens’ and grandchildrens’
mis-pronounciations become part of our “family” vocabulary.

- Warren (PA)

PopPop – David

PopPop – David

Pop-Pop – GRAND Reader

Poppy – GRAND Reader

Poppy My father was going to have the grandchildren call him Pappy, though my
nephew had trouble with this pronunciation, hence, “Poppy”.

- Guerry

Poppy My father was going to have the grandchildren call him Pappy, though my
nephew had trouble with this pronunciation, hence, “Poppy”.

- Guerry

Poppy Grandpa became Poppy…no reason, but it stuck and I like it.

- Frank (Akron, OH)

Poppy -Joe Our 2 yr. old grandson was learning to talk. My husband’s name is
Joe, but we were calling him Poppy. One night my husband asked “What’s
for dinner?”. I replied “Sloppy Joe’s”. Our grandson thought
I was calling “Poppy-Joe”

- Joe

Popster – Thomas

Popster – Thomas

PopUp my 11 yr old niece calls my father papa so when my 3 yr old son started
speaking we tried to teach him papa, it came out as popup and that’s been his
name ever since

- Joleen

Pop-Up – Tony (CA)

Puma When my grandson was very young, grandma sounded like “puma”
coming from his little mouth. and that is what he still calls me. it’s so cute
and different and we are all so used to it, I’m just “Puma”.

- Lorraine

Pumpkin My oldest granddaughter started calling me pumpkin at a very early age…we
are not sure why…but it stuck. When Abigail was very small I made her a dress.
A friend ask her if grandma made it for her. She replied, “No, my pumpkin
did.”

- Betty Jo

Q Grandparent Nicknames

Currently no Q names have been submitted

R Grandparent Nicknames

Ra Ra my grandson had trouble saying “gramma” which somehow came
out “Ra Ra”. It stuck and now my hubby who is Poppy and the whole
family calls me Ra Ra.

- Vonnie (CA)

S Grandparent Nicknames

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)

Savti – patti (IL)

Shadoo It was Fondue but I couldn’t say it but I could say Shadoo and that is
what it became…although I guess Fondue is kinda funny too…

- 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 – jackie

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 i have 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.

I

Nita

- anita (watertown, ct)

Sunshine I called Ana Sunshine from birth every morning.Two years later she
was visiting, I walked inthe 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

T Grandparent Nicknames

taleahj I chose for my grandchildren to call me ‘Granny” in honor of my
grandmother, whom I adore. Everyone laughs and says I’m too young to be a ‘granny’
but I don’t care. My granny was the best and I want my grandchildren to feel
the same way about me.

- Taleah

Tat Tat My first grandchild called me this.She would distinguish between her
great grand-mothers and me by adding our given names;therefore,TatTat Becky,TatTat
Berta;&TatTat Ruth.Our other grandchildren also use these names. Sara Emily/now
12; Mike/8; Max/7.

- Becky (SC)

TaTa Di and Grumpy Our grandaughter started referring to “elders”
as “Ta-Ta”. Since we are a blended family with more than two sets
of grandparents, I loved my name: TaTa Di; My spouse became “Grumpy”
very early on and the name “stuck”

- Diane (FL)

TaTaw For Grandpa. Pronounced with long A, like pat and then short a like paw.
My oldest nephew, who is 27, started it and it carried on through 13 more grandkids.

- Debbie (IL)

TavisNana I got this nickname becuz didn’t want the title of grandma and nana
was easier for Tavielle to say. However, now I WANT to be called grandma and
I AM PROUD TO BE TAVI’S GRANDMA! ;)

- Joyce (Tyler, MN)

Teaparty Among other grandchildren, my youngest son has two sweet girls. When
they were little, we had teaparties together and then they began to call me
teaparty grandma -later it was shortened to just teaparty. Now they are 8 &
9, and I am still teaparty.

- Rosemary

The TicTac Grandma I have six grandchildren and each set of grandchildren call
me different names: Grandma, MawMaw, Granna Re and my newest name is The TicTac
Grandma, because I always have tic tacs and share them with my babies (now 14,
11, 9, 9, 7 & 4 yrs. old!)

- Marie (FL)

Truck My grandson always saw me in my work truck and his Mom would say “There’s
Grandpa’s truck.” He started calling me Grandpa Truck and in no time he
shortened it to just Truck.

- Jim

Tutu Carole “Tutu wahine” means grandmother in Hawai`i.

“Tutu kane” means grandfather

Generally these are abbreviated to “Tutu”, often with the grandparent’s
first name added.

In my case, I’m called “Tutu Carole” by my granddaughters

- Carole Cathcart

Tutu Carole “Tutu wahine” means grandmother in Hawai`i.

“Tutu kane” means grandfather

Generally these are abbreviated to “Tutu”, often with the grandparent’s
first name added.

In my case, I’m called “Tutu Carole” by my granddaughters

- Carole Cathcart

U Grandparent Nicknames

uma i have 12 granbabies,and 11 call me gramma. my 3 year old grandson calls
me uma,it sounds so cute coming out of his mouth, i love it

- nancee (NY)

Umma My one year old granddaughter couldn’t say grandma..so she came up with
her version of it..Umma!

- hannah (apollo, pa)

Umpah This is just what Ashlynn started calling me one day,(at the age of almost
two) and GRANDmommy, “Umah”. So precious!!!

- Mike

V Grandparent Nicknames

Vasileva Vasileva

- Vasileva

Vavao The meaning of this is Grandmother in Portuguese.. That what I called
my Grandmother…trying to keep the generation going with my Grandchildren…

- Lorrie

VaVo – Jackie

VaVo – Jackie

vovo I am from Brazil and I am teaching my grandkids to speak portuguese so
they call me “vovo” accent of ( ‘ ) over the O’s. When the 5yrs is
begging for something he calls me “vovozinha” that usually wins me
over…like he needs help! LOL

- Dorinha (Houston, TX)

W Grandparent Nicknames

Waa-Bee My grandaughter named me Waa-Bee and we haven’t a clue why. But I love
it!She thought of it herself.Maybe I look like a Waa-Bee! Whatever that may
be.

- Pam

Wahoo I am an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and at age one, Avery referred to
me as her “Grandma with the Wahoo flag” (in front of my house). She
later shortened it to “Wahoo”, and the name has stuck for all four
of my grandkids!

- Paulie (OH)

Wannie My daughters first child started calling me Wannie Wannie. We are not
really sure why, it just came out that way when he tried to say Granny. She
now has two, they are both a little older and it has be shortened to Wannie.

- Connie (OH)

wawur – jamie

Welo & Wela This is what my kids call my parents. I will soon become a grandma
and anything my grandchild calls me will be fine. It is the love that matters.
My kids other grandma is their “welita”.

- Rachel (San Antonio, Texas)

Wompa Our Grandson calls my husband Papa, but our one granddaughter calls him
Wompa and where that came from we have no idea but think it is cute. Our oldest
granddaughter called us Gampo and Gammo. Grandkids are precious.

- Kay (NE)

X Grandparent Nicknames

Currently no X names have been submitted

Y Grandparent Nicknames

yam yum-yum – Pat

Ya-Ya – GRAND Reader

Yia-Yia Greek for grandmother

- Linda

Yoohoo – Debbie

Z Grandparent Nicknames

Zayda – GRAND Reader