How About MY Grandparent Name?

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HOW ABOUT MY GRANDPARENT NAME?

Sometimes we get to decide our GRANDparent name. 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. Plus, you can submit yours as well. Briefly, tell us how your nickname came to be.  Thank you! (submit nickname) (submit nickname) Grandparent Nicknames: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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A Grandparent Nicknames

AbbaI 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
Abu– GRAND Reader
Abuela– GRAND Reader
Abuelo– GRAND Reader
AhmaMy oldest grandson could not say grandma when he was learning to talk so he called me ‘Ahma’ and I love it!!
– Kathryn (Austin, TX)
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Amma– GRAND Reader
AuntieNanaI 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

B Grandparent Nicknames

– Kathleen

BumbumThat’s right! …my little grandson named me when he was 2.
Kyle is 12 now and I’m Bumbum to all 5 of my grandchildren, that’s
OK – my
husband is Happy
Hahahahaha!
BaMy Great grandpa’s nickname was “Ba” because my dad couldn’t
say Grandpa Claude.
– Gina
BerberWhen my granddaughter was starting to talk she had a name for everyone
but refused to call me anything. It was her joke. One day when I
asked who I was, she was eating a cheeseburger and said “Berber”.
It has stuck for 8 years and is more endearing every time I hear
it.
– Jennie, Louisville, KY
BumpaMy grandaughter, Adrienne, started calling me “Bumpa”
when she atarted to talk and still does at age 10.
– Sheldon (VT)
BumbaThis was the name my son came up with for my dad, when he couldn’t
saw pronounce grandpa.
– John (OH)
BuddyMy granddaughter calls me “BUDDY” (and I’m the grandmother!)
– Jenise
BubbiesMy 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
BubbieAll 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 MaeI 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)
BoppaOur 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
BoompaIf 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
BoobieI 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
Bob-OMy grand-daughter Amber just came up with this name, because is
could not say grandfather Bob.
– Robert (ME)
BibaWhen 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)
Beppe Beppe and PakkeAre the Frisian Dutch name for Grandma and Grandpa. Our grands have
several extra sets of grandparents and I wanted to be special.
– Laura
BekboThis 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)
BeeWhen 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
BebopWhen 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
BeBeI was suposed to be MiMi , But my grandson pronounced me Be Be
– Tina
BebeWhen 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
BeaniesMy 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
BannieWhen 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
BampyThe Bampster I was trying for grampy but he never said it. It’s
OK I gave him a nickname too!
– Mark
BammaMy youngest granddaughter has called me this since she was a toddler.
– Barbara
Ba-MawThe kids started it! It was the way our first grandson said ‘Grandma”
, and it has stuck!
– Dorothy
Bama & BampaWhen 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)
BakkaMy son tried to say grandpa, and got bakka – it stuck and now he’s
3 1/2. set the standard for his younger brother.
BakaOur last name is Croatian and the Croatian word for Grandma is “Baka”.
– Kathy (Manchester, MO)
BabciaWe called my Mom’s mom the Polish version of grandma.
– Carolyn (MD)
BabahI was so intrigued by my name that I wrote a story and gave to my
granddaughter for a keepsake.
– Debbie (IN)
BaBaOur 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)
BaMy Great grandpa’s nickname was “Ba” because my dad couldn’t
say Grandpa Claude.
– Gina
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More GRANDparent Names We Heard:

Ba
Baba
Babah
Babah
Babcia
Baka
Bakka
Bama
Bamaw
Bampy
Bamma
Bampa
Bannie
Bar-Bar
Beanies
Bebe
Bebop
Bee
Bekbo
Bella
Beppe
Biba
Big Dad
Big Momma
Bima
Bish
Bita
Bob-o
Boo
Boo
Boompa
Bop
Boppa
Boppy
Boobie
Bubbe
Bubbie
Bubbies
Bubby
Buddy
Buggy
Buni
Bupa
Bumpa

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