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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:17 pm 
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My sister and I called my Dad's mother: G-Force.

Reno calls my Mom: Marmie which we got from Little Woman.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My cousin calls her grandparents Gooma and Goompa. She's 35 and still calls them this.

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My nephew calls my mom "grandma in the chair" and his other grandma is "grandma in the kitchen".
Which I think is hysterical even though it's a mouthful.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My nephew calls my mom "grandma in the chair" and his other grandma is "grandma in the kitchen".
Which I think is hysterical even though it's a mouthful.


That's pretty awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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finally, i work with a little girl who calls her grandmother (mother's mom) 'Big Mama'...this cracks me up everytime.

This is how it was on my Mom's side. But Big Mama was for her great grandmother. Her grandmother was Mama Evelyn.

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My niece calls her maternal grandmother "mammy." This was my niece's idea, so as far as I know we're not closet racists.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My greatgrandmom (my mom's grandmom) always told us to call her Grrr because "great grammy" was too long to say. We really just called her grammy. But we called my dad's mom grammy too, so we started calling her "regular grammy" (as opposed to great grammy).


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we did our best to convince both sides to let milo call them "gangy" and "pop-pop" but it didn't work.


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My maternal grandmother is Granny Mac - to everyone who meets her, including all my friends growing up.

My nephews call their paternal grandmother 'Little Mama'. I don't really know why.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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we did our best to convince both sides to let milo call them "gangy" and "pop-pop" but it didn't work.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My daughter calls her maternal grandmother Lala. It came from her shortening abuela.

She calls my mother Toto. Oddly enough when she first started talking she called toast toto. My mom was sad that Lala had a name and she didn't so she co-opted the word for toast.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My daughter calls my parents Oma and Papa.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My nephew calls my brother-in-law's parents ye ye and nai nai, but that's not all that unusual if you're Chinese.


That's similar to what I call my paternal grandma. I call maternal grandparents "ah goong" (grandpa) and "ah poo" (grandma.) I love that Chinese has different names for maternal/paternal grandparents though because it made learning how I was related to either set of grandparents a lot easier as a child.

My partner called his (ex) step-grandmother "plastic grandma" (she had a lot of plastic surgery) and his other maternal grandmother "crazy grandma" (...because she kind of went batty.)

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My paternal grandfather is called Ganan (by me only).


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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joanna wrote:
we did our best to convince both sides to let milo call them "gangy" and "pop-pop" but it didn't work.


i just posted about this. my parents are gangy and pop pop. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My dad's parents were Nana and Pop-Pop. Well, Nana is still Nana. She turned 91 last weekend.
My mom's parents were Grandma and Grand-dad.
My brother refers to my parents as "Meemaw" and "Peepaw" to his cats. My parents cat sit for them a lot, and my brother will say "You're gonna go stay with Meemaw and Peepaw." I believe my mom said it's from True Blood (our cable ain't that fancy for such shows). I kind of hope it doesn't stick.

One of my favorites ever was my ex-bf called his mom's mom Grammy-J. Practical, yet hip. A book I read had Momoo and Dadoo. The family in the book was Indian. I really like this option, though I am in no way Indian, but when I was little I used to call my dad Dadoo cause I thought it was funny, so I think he should be Dadoo to my kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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My maternal grandmother is Anyam -- which I always thought was Hungarian for "grandmother", but I just looked it up and I guess it just means "mother." My maternal grandfather is Pere, French for "father". So that's all kind of confusing, but I guess nobody expected a kid to be able to say "nagyanyam" and "grand-pere."


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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joanna wrote:
we did our best to convince both sides to let milo call them "gangy" and "pop-pop" but it didn't work.


that would be awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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I have a Nanny Ceil, Pop Pop Frank, Grammie Annie, and Grandpa Rudy....none of them are particularly weird, but they certainly cover the spectrum of grandparent names.

I have an aunt everyone calls Dishy. Her real name is Trish, but my little cousin couldn't say Aunt Trish when she was little so now she will always be Dishy. I have a feeling my sister will become some weird family inside joke name...her name's Olivia and that's going to be hard for little neices or nephews to say! When she was little she'd tell people her name was "Odidida".

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual names for grandparents
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my grandparents are guga and pupi.


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