Good grandmom names
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Stacey - posted on 07/21/2012
We called our grandparents by their last names; Grandma Scott or Grandma Barlow and Papa Scott or Grandad Barlow. This worked for our family because it was so large, and we knew our first cousins grandparents and it made it so much easier to acknowledge them when we had family gatherings. When my Mom became a grandmother, she became Nana. My children and my siblings children called her Nana and the many other adopted children in her neighborhood! My mother in law, their dad's mother was Granma. The great grandparents were called Big Momma.and Big Daddy. Now with my generation, my siblings and I have choosen different titles. I am called Nana or Nana Stacey (step-grands and God children), one sister is called Ma'dear, and another called Ye'ta (Jewish). With at least three or sometimes four generations living at one time, it makes it much easier for all the children to identify the elders.
Any name choosen, out of love and/or tradition will do! Congratulations! You go....................... G____:) :):)
Barbara - posted on 12/14/2011
When you are referred to either in a conversation or in person, the name you preferred to be called by your grandchild needs to be used. However, when children begin to talk it is often difficult to say Grandma or Grandmother....usually MeMe, Memaw, Nana, or in many children's cases what that words sounds like to them is what they utter when they see you. Often that first grandchild is the one who sets the name precedence for future siblings or cousin family members to call grandparents by....My children had Papa and Grandma and Grandpa and Nana....Great-grandparents were referred to by Papa (surname) and Grandma (family name)
Dana - posted on 09/26/2011
Try one having to do with your heritage. OMA is German (and one of my faves), Grandmere is French, and so on... Or, let the kids figure it out... my daughter couldn't say "Grammy" as my mother liked, so it came out "Mimi" and she's been "Mimi" ever since! ;)
Sharli - posted on 08/07/2011
I think once your little one is here and starts to talk you might see things differently. Are you afraid of the "age" thing? There are some very young and young at heart Grandma's out here that Looove being called those things. The word Gramma coming out of my grandchildren's mouths is music to my ears. The coolest thing is, when others hear them call me gramma, they say "you Do Not look old enough to be a grandmother!" I know you'll figure it out when baby is here. Good luck and God Bless you and yours,Grammy Roe. :) heehee
Carrie - posted on 07/18/2011
My husband and I went with slovak grandparent names, both of our heritage from countries that no longer exist but were slovak language base. We started out bompa and babika but the kids changed it (of course) we are now popa and 'bika.
Ginger - posted on 06/30/2011
My grandmother was called "mutti" and my mother is called "nonnie" while I am Grand Mother! WOOT! At 42? I LOVE it! Is particularly wonderful when my both my youngest son and my granddaughter come at me in public - my son is 8 and she is 5 MoooM! and Grandmother?! is the purest heaven to me! I am a grandmother- and pretty young at that I love the double takes I get! hehehe While my own grandmother and my mom dreaded being considered 'old' because of it I relish in it! Here are a few names I've noted so far here in the south: Mutti, Nonnie, granma, gramma, grammy, meemay, mawmaw, meemaw, and of course my fav :grand mother! makes me feel spec-tac-u-lar! lol
Reba - posted on 06/28/2011
I posted a reply last year when you wrote this, stating what my girls called my mother and mother-in-law. Since then, my grandson has turned two. I and my daughter were trying to get him to call me G-mama. His other grandmother is Nana. This week, I have had the pleasure of keeping him without his parents and have been "named" by him. I am Grammy. As I and others have stated, you will be "named" by your grandchildren. Usually the oldest grandchild will name you and the others who come later will pick up the same name, but sometimes they will call you something different. However, whatever they decide to call you will be special and you will LOVE to hear it!
Reba - posted on 06/28/2011
I posted a response shortly after you wrote this last year...since then, my grandson has just turned two this month. I've been wondering what he would call me. His dad's mom is Nana. I was trying for G-mama. Well, this week, I've had the wonderful pleasure of keeping him sans-parents! He has decided that my husband is Pop and I am Grammy. As previously stated by me and other, you will LOVE whatever he/she calls you because it is a special name from them to you. And...you probably have about another year to wait to find out what that will be. We tried prompting my grandson, but he chose his own special name for me. Hope the baby is growing strong and doing well.
Susan - posted on 06/25/2011
I didn't come up with a name till I actually got to spend time with my first grandson when he was 6 months old. Then it came to me, I thought I wanted to be called grandma but, l when I got to playing with him "Grammy" just seemed to fit, so that is what worked for me. Sometimes you just have to kinda just "try-it-on for a while" to see what works for you, Good Luck Roe
Gina - posted on 06/24/2011
Well, you don't like mine . When my first Gradchild was born both of us grandmom's decided what to be called . She Grammie and me Nanny . Her great Grandma was Big Grandma . I chose Nanny because my Family i sfrom Newfoundland and that is what they are called and grandpa is Poppy . Does it really matter waht you are called as long as you are and loved ? Congratulations on the news !!! I have 3 now. 1 boy 10 , 2 girls 4 and 8 years old . The sweetest sound is i love you Nanny / Nanny hodder this much !!
Brenda - posted on 06/24/2011
my kids cal my mom..HaHa...we don't know why my oldest started calling her that at about 9months. and it has stuck. Now everyone calls her HaHa...my daughter is 16yrs old now and it is sweet to hear her introduce her friends to HaHa...
Becky - posted on 03/12/2011
I am usually Grammy. Gramma, Gramma Becky, Gramma Ducky,lol.and one calls me just Becky. I don't care that is my name .I love the names kids pick themselves. Oh and for awhile I was Gramma Bucket............is Becky really that hard of a name LOL
Sinclairbrooks - posted on 03/10/2011
I called my grand parents Grandma & Grandpa, as my son calls his grand parents. My nephew calls my folks Nana and Boppa. I think it sounds rediculous. My best friend called her grandmother Mumu (pronounced moomoo), which is Finnish (which her father & grandmother are).
Lisa - posted on 02/20/2011
My Mother was Mamaw not only to her 42 grandkids, 48 greatgrandkids 7 great great grandkids but to her Own kids LOl after they had children LOL Everyone just about that knew her called her mamaw And She was a Wonderful one :) She died last march just before My twin grandson's were born in june! So I wanted nothing besides mamaw for a name :) I have very big shoes to fill but If i can only be 1/2 as good i think i will be pretty good :) But My Older 3 That I was so Blessed to acquire with Their daddy My Son-n-law :) an 8 year old Grandson and Twin 7 Year old Granddaughters call me MiMi :) they thought this up on their Own So I am a Proud Mamaw Mimi :) There is not a Sweeter name i could have :)
Cindy - posted on 12/26/2010
I didn't read all your comments, but I'm called Nana. ..Roe if you read my comment you will notice that I'm starting a contest the sexist grandma, and the best looking grandma. .. you would be perfect: )