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What can my grandmother name be?
Old 05-19-2015, 06:12 PM
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My oldest DS is dating a wonderful young lady who was previously married and has a 5 year old daughter, Bailey. They are very serious and will likely be getting married soon. We spend a good deal of time together, and Bailey just calls us Miss Kris and Mr. Ronnie.

They came over for lunch Sunday after church. My DS and his GF said that Bailey was playing with a friend when they told her it was time to leave to come to our house. She was so excited and told her friend "I'm going to my Mrs. Kris' house." We need to come up with names for her to call us. We don't have any other grandchildren yet. Bailey is not officially "ours" but we love her like she's our own.

Bailey already has Mimi, Grammy, Nonie, Nana, and I'm not sure what else there might be. We are kind of thinking Honey and Grump. (My DH is really not a Grump at all and he thinks it's actually kind of cute.) I think I really like Grump for my DH, but I'm not sure about Honey.

Please give me some ideas. We're both only 48 so I don't want a name that sounds too old.


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Old 05-19-2015, 06:24 PM
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Gran?
GiGi?
Oma?
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:29 PM
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Well, there's Greek "Yia yia" ( pronounced close to "yaya" )

There's also German ( and Dutch, I think ) "Oma."

French "Grand-maman" ( The "nd" of grand and the "n" of maman are kind of nasalized so it's pronounced close to "Grah-mah-mah" -- emphasis on the underlined syllables. ) Or the more proper "Grand-mère" -- pronounced "grah-mare." Or how about a variation on that such as "Mère- mère" ?

Here in the south, kids often have a "Meemaw" or "Mamaw."

There's also "Nonny"

My kids have a Grandma, Oma, Grandmommy ( or you could do simply Grandmom) and a Grandma'am. Grandma'am is my DH's stepmom, whom he called Ma'am growing up since he already had a Mom; so she naturally became Grandma'am -- sometimes simply spelled Grandmam.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:31 PM
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Missy Krissy

Krissy

Missy K

Kissy and Grump or Rissy and Grump

Krispie and Grump...I like this one
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:39 PM
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My mom goes by Nina, which was originally supposed to be Nana but my niece couldn't say that and started Nina. It stuck.

My dad never wanted to be grandpa so he chose "G". As in just the letter. It fits him.

My aunts are Nani and Bebe (bee-bee) to their grandchildren.

Funny with the grump.... my grandpa was grumpy, as in personality, so I named him Grump-pa!


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Old 05-19-2015, 06:50 PM
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I like annalilbit's ideas and was also thinking of using something that goes off your name. My mom is SuSu (her middle name is Sue) and one of my grandma's was Momma Dot (her name was Dorothy).

Kiki (key-key) is really my only other idea.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:55 PM
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My boys call my parents gram and gramps. Or maybe gran and grump. My friend is grandma G. Her first name starts with a G. Maybe ask her what she wants to call you. My brother became Gunga because DS said couldn't say Uncle Kevin. He even has it on his jeep license plates.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:10 PM
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I'm thinking if you are going with Grumpy for your husband then you should be Happy.
How cute to hear, "I'm going to see Happy and Grumpy"
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Dear frecklejuice...
Old 05-19-2015, 07:13 PM
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My idea would be to let a name develop as you continue
to spend time with her.

you could ask her what her friends call her grandparents
or ask her for ideas.

Good thing you're a teacher and you know about classroom management
and how to interact/ correct students, etc. --

Cousins of mine picked up on their grandmother's saying No!
a lot during her visits when they were two and three years old and for years her nickname within the family was NoNo.

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Old 05-19-2015, 07:16 PM
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My first grandson called me "ganya". We're not sure how that happened, but I liked it.

The rest of my one DD's kids call us Grandma and Grandpa. Mamaw and Papaw are what many/most gkids around here call grandparents, but if I had to choose, I didn't like those.

My second DD is trying to get her DD to call me Mimi. I am so not a Mimi!
She calls my DH "Poppa".

A friend of ours gkids call him Oppa.

At the end of the day, I don't really care what the gkids call me, as long as they call me! So glad for you that you have such a sweet little person in your life!

Cute story: Our 2nd DD and her SIL have the same first name. They will both go by the same nickname, something like Nikki (but not really). Lots of times my gdaughter will call me "Nikki" which cracks me up. I think she figures the important Mothering figures in her life must all be named Nikki!


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include names?
Old 05-19-2015, 07:26 PM
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Maybe just Grandma Kris and Grandpa Ronnie? When I was growing up our grandparents on both sides were "Grandma LastName" and "Grandpa LastName" when referring to them when talking to other people, or when both were in the room, but just Grandma or Grandpa when with them alone.
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My kids called their grandparents
Old 05-19-2015, 07:50 PM
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(their dad's parents) Nima and Pipa. I have no idea where that came from.

The great grandparents were called Gramps and Nana.

The children of some of our friends called their grandparents Oma and Opa.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:42 PM
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I once baby set little girl who called her grandma : grandma flower. It just happend that grandma like gardening. I thought that was super cute.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:14 PM
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Gigi and Poppy? My nieces call my dad (their grandpa) Poppy. They came up with that on their own actually.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:05 PM
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My paternal/maternal were grandmom last names and my step-grandmom was grandmom first name.

My paternal was pop=pop.

My sister is mom-mom to her granddaughter. Not sure what my BIL is since he changes it all the time.

My mom is grandmom to her DGC & GG to her DGGD.

My dad is pop to his DGC & DGGD.

Since Bailey is so excited to come to your home, why not ask her what she might like to call you

Enjoy Bailey, she sounds like a doll.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:24 PM
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Nanny and Poppy is another option.
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Since your name begins with K
Old 05-20-2015, 04:33 AM
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My middle name is actually Kay, so my DGD calls me Kay Kay. One of my teacher friends had used that name with her grandchildren years before and I liked it. I didn't want to be a "MAW". Too old sounding. Your name begins with K so you could be KK.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:13 AM
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My niece and nephew call my Mom "Honey"!! I think its adorable and she loves it! My Dad is "Bobo" which my cousin started when taking Chinese. It means Uncle but it stuck for him!
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:58 AM
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My grandmothers were MiMi and Gamma.

My Mimi got her name because I had a babysitter named Mimi who had grey hair like hers. I over generalized and the name stuck.

My other grandmother liked being called Grandma. My brother had a hearing impairment and couldn't say it. Gamma stuck.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:53 AM
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do like one of my students-Big Grandma and Little Grandma
I am Mawmaw which morphed from me calling myself Grandma...
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:11 PM
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My mom's initials are CC. So that is what her grand kids call her.
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