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What do you call your Grandma's?

When there are so many grandmother's cuz of remarrying and such do you have different names for each? We just became Grandparents and there is already Nana on the other side of family and my Kids have already got a Grandma~my lastname~ and I don't want to be called that !! Do you have any suggestions? I just called both Grandma, but they lived far from each other and it wasn't confusing!

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Asked by lonelyangel58 at 3:19 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • My mom liked being called "Grandmommy Sue".

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 3:21 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • My grandmothers were always "Gramma -Lastname-". Or just "Gramma" when we were talking to them. I never knew my grandfathers and barely knew my maternal grandmother (met her once or twice--she was an abusive drunk so we didn't visit her often).
    My husband also only ever referred to his grandmothers as "gramma". My mil is "gramma". We talk to about my mom as "gramma" (she died before the kids were born).
    My neighbor is "Nana" (pronounced like Nonna). Even my kids call her that and her mom is called "Gigi" which is also what my aunt's grandkids call her.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 3:24 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • When we were little we called my grandmom (my mom's mom) Nanny. When I was pregnant with my son my mom decided she wanted to be called Wela, short for Abuela (spanish). My son calls Dh's mom Granny or grandma. I've heard others though.. Grandmommy, G-ma, G G... auntie, lol.

    Answer by JDanesMommy at 3:26 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • How about Grammy, Gammy, Gamma--my mom is called Amma. Growing up I had a Nanna, and Omah, and 2 Grandma's but we used first names.

    Answer by coala at 3:26 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I called my grandma "mamaw" pronounced "mam maw" and my mother prefers to be called "grammies" or "gammies" (she named herself) cause she thinks she's to young to be a grandma. My mother called her grandma "mee-maw". Either it's a southern thing, or we are just weird! LOL!!! Oh yeah, and I called my grandpa, "Papaw' pronounced "Pap Paw".

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • My nephew calls his other grandmother Mimi. My kids have two Nana's and I hate when my mom is called "the other Nana" since she was Nana years before my ExMIL was. I have a friend who's GK's call her Oma.

    Answer by Geminus at 3:31 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • My husband calls one of his grandmothers Mim-Mim because she always gave him and his brother M&Ms when they were little. His other grandmother goes by Jomi (her name is Joan). The rest of ours are pretty basic - Granny, Grandmother, Gran, Nana. Some names lend themselves to a nickname that easier for kids to say than your actual name, so you could maybe do something like that. Also, some people like to use a different language translation of one of the standards, so if you could honor your herritage with a foreign version of grandma. You can always wait until your grandchild starts to talk and let them choose your name, but you might not like what they choose.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:33 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I just call them Grandma.

    Answer by amber710 at 4:32 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I call my grandmother Mama..which is pronounced like Maw-Maw..and then my grandfather is Paw-paw

    Answer by WishyClarkson at 4:40 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • My kids just call their grandparent's by their names like "Grandma (their name here)".  This works for them since they have quite a few.


    Answer by ReneeK3 at 5:04 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

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