Alternate Grandmother Names
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Vonda - posted on 10/24/2011
My kids callled my mom Moo because I once called her that and it stuck. From then on it was all cow stuff. I go as Grandma Toodles or Toto. Find a name that is different and endearing that makes you special from all the other grandmothers.
Monique - posted on 06/17/2010
My kids call their one grandma Oma, it is German. We actually researched this before my first daughter was born, because we wanted them to have different names. My mom is Grammie. I remember Nona was Italian for Gramie. Also French is Meme (Grandma) or Grandmere is grandmother. Research your culture or search online and you will tons!
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Raena - posted on 06/17/2010
Lol. Ok Don't laugh but when my son was born my mother was REALLY against being called grandma so she decided on Grammy. Only thing was my son could not say that so it came out Goggy and Goggy she has stayed. Now all the grandkids call her her that. :-) I've also heard MeMaw.
Lisa - posted on 06/14/2010
With the arrival of my grandson, we've started calling my mom GG for great-grandma. I'm leaning toward Mimi for myself. He's only 3 months old so I have a little time, but I'm with you...at 44 I don't really feel like a "grandma" and am looking for another name.
Jenn - posted on 06/14/2010
My Mum is Granny, then my Dad's new wife is Grandma-Karen. I grew up with a Grandma, a Nanny, then I had a Great-Grandma, Nanny-Lynn (she was my Grandma's step-mom), and Gram-Edie (she was my Grandpa's Mom and her name was Edith).
Jenni+shane - posted on 06/14/2010
we all call both grandparents by their real names as thats what they wanted. my cousin has started to call our grand mother nanna to stir her as she knows she hates it. lot people think its weird we call them by their real name but it was our we were brought up so its was normal for us. my girl calls both her grandmother nanna and her one grandfather pop
Janelle - posted on 06/14/2010
My grandson calls me Grandma, my granddaughter calls me MeMa and my great grandddaughter calls me GG for Great Grandma. She calls my daughter MiMi. My husband is called PoPo and my son calls my mother Granny. My mother always had a cat so she was always called the by cats name.... Mitzi Meow. She even signs her birthday cards with that name. LOL
Bethany - posted on 06/13/2010
My grandmother didn't want to be called "grandma" or anything of the sort, so she tried to teach my brother(the first grandchild) to call her "Marie", her middle name. (She will strike me with lightening if I utter her first name.....Garnet) :) Anyways, my brother started calling her "Amy"....and all of the subsequent grandchildren called her "Amy"...(Grandfather was "Pops"). Fast forward to my daughter, the first grandchild on my side of the family, and my mother also refused to be called "Grandma". For some reason, she tried to get my daughter to call her "Bitty" (Her name is Jane, go figure. I'm not sure of her reasoning) My daughter ended up calling her BeBe (bee-bee). And my father is Papa.
Long story short? you can guide the kids to call you something, but they'll call you what they want to, and by that time it won't really matter because they will have named you :) Congrats on becoming a mamaw!
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