by toogie 09 Mar 2019

Hello Cuties, well I want to run something by you, since we are from all over the world.

What do your kids call their grandparents or what do your grandchildren call you? Please put pronunciation, if you can, or sounds like___

My oldest daughter is so to be a grandmother and wants a name for herself. It want take you long to respond and I'll start with me. Thanks a lot Cuties.

Toogie is also known as Gram.


by dragonflyer 14 Mar 2019

Well, my experience from my family is the the Grandparents are named by their first grandchild...Whatever that child calls each grandparent is what normally carries on to the next least from the same side of the family...My brother and his wife were named Mimi and Pop Pop by their first grandchild...and that had remained their name with those grands following...My own great grandmother and grandfather were called Aggie and Bawbaw...because that's what they were called by my grandmother and my Aunt wanted to be called Grammy Dear but what she ended up being called was "Dammy Dear" because her first grand could not say "Grammy"...and all 12 of her next grands all called her "Dammy Dear" as well...once named, it seems to stick for the next ones that come along.

by jid53 14 Mar 2019

I am Nanny or NannyJill and hubby is Poppy/PoppySteve and sometimes gets Pops

by maymason1 13 Mar 2019

mo mo and papa.....they are 3 and cant really say grandma or grandpa.

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Sounds good to me!

by eyeztodiefor10 13 Mar 2019

It never fails to amaze me hat names kids pick out for family members. My oldest called my parents Nana and Papa, one of my nephews called my Mom White Grandma and his other Grandma he called Green Grandma. My second son called my Mom "Bacca" and my Dad Grandpa. My oldest sisters' four kids called me Aunt Mimi when they were little. I have two grandsons who are lucky to have two sets of Grandparents and one set of Great Grandparents. They both call the Great Grandparents Gram and Poppy, They call me Grandma Maurice. At the time they were little, my bf (now hubby) is named Maurice. They called my ex Grandpa. They call their other Grandparents Grandma on the hill ( because they live on a hill) and Grandpa on the hill. I love being Grandma Maurice!!!

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

lol-Well, at least they can keep them all straight with their own names for each one......Green Grandma, how did they come by that?

by brendalea 13 Mar 2019

My parents were Grandma and Papa.
Hubby's parents were Oma & Opa.
My girlfriend is Nana & Papa.
Congrads to you & your daughter enjoy every min of it.

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Thank you very much. She is scheduled for Monday!!!

by awesome1 13 Mar 2019

These comments are so interesting to read and I just had to jump back in with story about my dad. His name was Clark--all his life he went by nickname "Rooster" by friends and "Washaway" by family. (Never knew why either of the nicknames.) My son always called him Grandaddy Rooster..

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

lol-good story!

by Boutry 13 Mar 2019

je suis mamie Gisèle
ou encore grande maman
ou encore mamie camion (parce que nous avons un gros camion (un jouet)
l'autre grand'mère c'est mamie âne (parce qu'ils ont un âne)
bonne journée Gisèle de France

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

I'm Granny Gisele
or even grandma
or even grandma truck (because we have a big truck (a toy)
the other grandmother is grandma donkey (because they have a donkey)
Have a nice day Gisèle de France
Tout ce que je peux dire, c'est que je suis heureux de ne pas avoir d'âne!

All I can say is I'm glad I don't have a donkey!

by jgwatchorn 13 Mar 2019

I'm Nan and Hubby is Pop. We have 8 Grandchildren... Janette

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Congratulations Nan of eight!

by vickiannette 13 Mar 2019

We are Grannie and Poppa

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

Hi Grannie!

by mranderson 12 Mar 2019

Hi Toogie. I am Nanna and Richard is Grandad.. I chose Nanna and told my daughter the other grandmother could choose from all the other names. She chose Grandma and said Nanna sounded too old. What do you think??????

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toogie by toogie 14 Mar 2019

I think she could have said, it's good you each have different names.

by snowbird42 11 Mar 2019

hi cuties my grands call me nan and jim pop .......all very convential but my mother's name was nancy and everyone called her nanny more often ....soozie nanny goat by all she said she did not want her grads to call her nanny guess what they all called

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toogie by toogie 12 Mar 2019

Uh oh!-lol
Hello Nan and Pop!

by clintonmiss22 11 Mar 2019

We're Nana and Papa. My kids called their's Grandmother, Granddaddy, and Granny. SInce Great-Grandmother is quite a mouthful for little ones, my Mom became Greatmother. She loved it!

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toogie by toogie 12 Mar 2019

Ah, wise and loving Greatmother. Sounds regal -lol

by lbrow 11 Mar 2019

Lillian- Grandma, Grandmother, and Gigi for Great Grandmother

lbrow by lbrow 11 Mar 2019

I always called my Dad's mom Mother Shuford . Her name was Josephine Shuford. My brother from the time he could say a few words always called her mommaShufin. That's the only way he could get it out and he called her that till she passed away and he had kids that called her the same as he did. She was much loved.

toogie by toogie 12 Mar 2019

I bet she was. One of my BIL's always called, and still refers to his mom, as Mother, not mamma or mom, but a formal Mother.

by dlonnahawkins 11 Mar 2019

Toogie - I have 4 grands, and I am Gramma, and husband is Grampa, but we also have 3, and 4th due in October, Greats. They call me Gigi(for Great Gramma) and PopPop for my husband. We had too many grandmas and grandpas at family gatherings, with 4 generations there, so we had to make a difference somewhere. My grands called my mother Grandmother, and husbands mother, Grandma, and her mother, Little Grandma. But kids make up their mind what they call you. And those little precious arms going around your neck steals your heart. LOL

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toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

Yes, they do and by then, it doesn't really matter what they call you.

by sewdoctor 11 Mar 2019

I am just Grandma......but DH is Papa

sewdoctor by sewdoctor 11 Mar 2019

But my Great Grandson call me GG

toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

GG for great grandmother! I like it.

by stork 11 Mar 2019

I am Grammy.

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toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

Hi Grammy!

by airyfairy 11 Mar 2019

My eldest grandsons call me Gran and the twins call me Gandy.

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toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

As long as everyone knows who they're speaking of, or to, I guess a person can have many names. They just kept shortening mine!

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by meganne edited 11 Mar 2019

Hey Toogie,
Ray's Mum was called Nan Nan and her mum was called Little Nan, by Ray's grandkids, who call him Poppy and don't acknowledge me with any title.

I used to call my own grandmothers Nanna Brown and Nanna Pritchard but I'm not fond of "Nanna" so my own grand kids call me Granma Meg and DH is Poppy Ray.

stork by stork 11 Mar 2019

I too am not fond of Nanna or Nanny so glad I am a Grammy!!!

toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

Hi Grandma Meg! I didn't want to be called what I called my g-mothers either.

by mihok 11 Mar 2019

Hello from Kentucky USA
My mom is Nanny by all, she will be 90 this year. I wanted to be
mam maw. That is what I called my grandmother.
My son wanted them to call me, me-maw instead of mam maw. He said because I was his "maw" and I would be their "me maw" too! He really calls me mom. He won, he had quads and all 4 call me "me maw"

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toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

Another good story how one got their name, thanks.

by stock 11 Mar 2019

my children called by mum nana, my dad cammy that was how my eldest said grandad and it stuck..wendy

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toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

It's always interesting to know how one's name came about.

by nurselilly 10 Mar 2019

We are Nan/Nanna and pop/Poppy to our 3 grandchildren :-)
My Mum and Step dad are known as Grandma and grandpa to my children and grandchildren

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toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

Thanks, there seems to be Nanna's globe wide!

by shirley124 10 Mar 2019

Mine call me Grandma. When the youngest Had 2 Grandma's I was known as Grandma with the white hair.

toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Shirley, when the grandson that's having this baby was little he used to get my mom and my dh's mom mixed up. He knew their faces but would mix up the names. When we were talking about my dh's mother our grandson put his little hands on his face and started climbing up his face with his fingers saying, the one with the wrinkled face like this?-lol She was a lot older than my mom. In fact she had kids my mom's age! So that's how he knew the difference.

shirley124 by shirley124 12 Mar 2019

They are so cute when they come out with things like that. It just makes you want to give them a big hug.

by CindyG 10 Mar 2019

I don't have any grandchildren yet. I called my grands Nanna and Pop, my children use Nan and Pa.
I have a friend who is Hooru (Who Roo) to hers. She always said hooroo as a goodbye and it stuck.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

When my oldest grandson text me, he may send a message to tell 'Pa' that's what he calls my husband. All the others call him (pronounced) Paw-Paw.

by marron1 10 Mar 2019

Our grands and great grands call me nan and dh is grandad.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Hi Nan! My sisters kids called their grandfather, Gran-daddy and her Gran-mamma.

by KCowden 10 Mar 2019

Here in Louisiana I called my great grandmothers and my grandmothers Mamaw. My kids call my mom Mamaw and my grandkids call me Mamaw! Now my 2 great granddaughters call their grandmother Gigi! Lol! Go figure!

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Gigi and Mimi are becoming the 'new' grand mothers, it seems.

by heleninca 10 Mar 2019

It helps that I am Grandma and the other grandmother is call Oma. Never any question as to whom he is referring.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Yes here too. I am Gram, the others are Grams, Oma and Momo Pat.

by gerryvb 10 Mar 2019

here in the Netherlands, most grandchildren say Oma and Opa

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

My youngest call their other g-mother Oma and their grandfather 'Pop-a'.

by laurasomi 10 Mar 2019

My Grandkids call me Omi and my Dh Opa

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Hello Omi!

by maleah 10 Mar 2019

I am "Granny" to my 5 grandkids

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Hello Granny!

by topcat5 10 Mar 2019

My children called their only grandparents MeMaw and PePaw. I have no idea where this came from as we were saying something else. But I have heard that others have this name as well, so good luck in your choice for something special.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

I have heard those names mentioned, but only knew a MeMaw years ago. Everyone called her that though, even us children at church, and she wasn't our grandmother.

by dec716 10 Mar 2019

In my family there has been Grams Granny and Gigi. It seems the younger grandmas prefer Gigi

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

One of my SIL's are called Gigi by her great-grands.
This daughter( looking for a name) well her kids call the other grandmother Grams, mine has no 's', just Gram.

by jrob Moderator 10 Mar 2019

I'm Ninny. My first nephew tried to say Lyn, the last part of my first name but couldn't pronounce his "L's". He started calling me Nin when he was tiny, then at some point added ny, so Ninny. They all call me that now, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. My DH is Papa. My children called my mother, Nonna. It's Italian, I think? My grandparents were Mamaw and Papaw. Pronounced Mam-aw and Pa-paw.

toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Is dh's Papa pronounced pop-a? My mother called her father that, 'Pop-a'. I'm glad you told how you became Ninny.
I was the baby in the family and sometimes the other sisters called me a 'ninny baby', when they thought I got away with more than they did. They said it was because I was a ninny baby I got my way.

jrob by jrob 11 Mar 2019

Yes, it's pronounced Pop-a. I found out later that a ninny was a silly person but it had nothing to do with how my name came to be. No matter the meaning, it's the sweetest words I've ever heard coming from a baby's lips, since Ma ma.

toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

'Ain't' that the truth! I like how you got your name!

by dee 10 Mar 2019

My grandsons call me Grandma dee The youngest one called me MIMI when he was little. He always had the biggest smile when he said it. I loved it The girls call me Grandma. Sometimes Gram.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

So as the saying goes, you'll answer to anything-lol-just joking here. That's nice they each have a special name for you.

by chris 10 Mar 2019

Mine call me Myga it stands for My Grandma my granddaughter gave it to me. We thought in beginning she couldn’t say grandma but that what she calls other side grandma so I feel very honored to be called Myga later she told me it stands for my grandma

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

How sweet!

by mrskiki 10 Mar 2019

I always wanted to be Grandma, but when my first grandchild was born the other Grandmother wanted to be Grandma D (for Delgado) so I was told to pick something else. Of course there were tears! My daughter finally came up with Grandnene which I did not like but shortened to Nene (like the Hawaiian goose). Husband is Grandpa to both sets of grandkids. Our sons' kids call me Grandma, since the other Grandmother wanted to be Nana. Some in my generation don't want to be Grandma for whatever reason and like the name GG. Good luck to her to figure it out. Hugs. nan w

toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Is Nene pronounced like knee knee? It's because the grand mothers these days still feel young and some are young. I know I didn't want to be called what I called my grandmother. That would make me feel so OLD !-lol

sewdoctor by sewdoctor 11 Mar 2019

My youngest sister calls me Nene...she couldn't say Darlene, and with her it stuck.

by awesome1 10 Mar 2019

I have none (grands), but my son called his Nan, Granny, and Pappy. My grandfather was named Joe and the grands called him Papa Joe, granny was Mama Joe. Isn't that funny? We all thought that was her name--she never corrected us til the day she died! I miss her soooo much.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

That is so sweet! She must have been smiling inside, every time yall called her Mama Joe.

by barbararae 10 Mar 2019

My five granddaughters (we have no grandsons) all call me Marnie and my husband is Poppy. I chose the name before my first GD arrived. We had friends whose children called their grandmother Marnie, and she was such a lovely and inspiring grandmother. I chose to be called the same grandparent name. After her passing, I became aware her name was actually Marnie! I still love being called Marnie.
Love Barb.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

I love the story behind your name.

by dollygk 10 Mar 2019

Google defines grand:
1. magnificent and imposing in appearance, size, or style.
"a grand country house"
synonyms: magnificent, imposing, impressive, awe-inspiring, splendid, resplendent, superb, striking, monumental, majestic, glorious;
2. denoting the largest or most important item of its kind.
"the grand entrance"
So tell your daughter that Grandmom isn't so bad ha ha, me... I decided on Granny and I have 8 grand children calling me this!!

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

This is her first grand child and she is anxious to be grandmother but wants a different name.

by sewtired 09 Mar 2019

Mine just called their grandmothers Grandma or Grandmom, but my nephews started calling my father Grandy, so all the rest of the grandkids did too. DH's father went by Papap. A youthful elderly lady at church has all the young kids call her Grammy. Hope you get lots of replys. This could be a really fun post.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

I thought it would be fun and interesting to see the how different or how the same, we are.

by babash 09 Mar 2019

Mine call me Nanny. Although the 5 year old is coming to terms with how people are connected and the last time we spoke on the phone she said "Oh your my Daddy's Mum" and wanted to know how come he didn't live with me like she did with her Mum. ( and him)
Hubby is Gumpy as the first one couldn't quite say grand pa and it stuck and some times he is referred to as grumpy with a smile.
I find most children will find a name they think suits you just go with the flow I say.

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

My dh should have been Grumpy-lol-lol
I love what the 5 year old ask.-lol-Mine comes up with some pretty funny thoughts and sayings, even though she doesn't mean to be.

by pennifold 09 Mar 2019

Hi Gram (he he he) - I'm Nanna and Trevor is Poppy. My Mum is called Great Nanna Pat to all the great grands, but to our kids (Ben,Dana and Amy) she is is Nan.
My Grandmother, Mum's Mum was always Nanna and so I wanted to be called that. How's that for confusing! My friend Deirdre (the one up in the Hunter Valley) is Didi to all her grand children. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 10 Mar 2019

Hi Nanna, this is all so interesting. I like Poppy. Have heard Nanna before, not so much Poppy for Grandfather, tho.

by vkggal 09 Mar 2019

Nannyma, but, I am the one that started it because they had multi grandparents. In the early days they called me by my first name, Millie and most of them still do. But, a few do call me Nannyma now. Being a step-parent isn't always an easy acceptance. And. to answer your question, I didn't break up a marriage...………...LOL

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toogie by toogie 09 Mar 2019

I am not young but still naive in some things, I guess. I don't have a question, spoken or thought-I never even thought nor would I have ever ask.
Nannyma, I started out as Gram-mommy, then Gram-mama and lastly shortened all the way to Gram. Everyone calls me Gram now.

by dailylaundry 09 Mar 2019

I am Gramma Laura to Vivian (age 6). Vivian has many Grandmothers.

I am " La La " to Henry (age 3). Henry has called me that since he was a year old. He calls my husband, "Bampa"

graceandham by graceandham 09 Mar 2019

Love your "La La".

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 09 Mar 2019

Thank you - I love it too, cause he named me!

toogie by toogie 11 Mar 2019

And that means the world!

by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Mar 2019

I am called "Oma" by grandchildren and the great-grands as well.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 09 Mar 2019

The youngest grandchild calls me "Tete"

toogie by toogie 09 Mar 2019

My daughter Ashley's kids call their other grand parents Oma and Popa, they are German decent.

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toogie by toogie 09 Mar 2019

That's what my mom called everyone!

graceandham by graceandham 09 Mar 2019

Daughter-in-law said it was because I thought I was too young to be a grandmother, but I did not feel that way at 48, as my Mom was a grandmother younger than that.