What are grandmas called in your family?



  • All4Tris
    All4Tris Posts: 215 Member
    I called my father's mother Granny Barbara and my mother's mom, Lena O_o... her first name.

    My son calls my mother "Nahnee" and I think it's so cute!
  • emmy3111
    emmy3111 Posts: 483 Member
    My kids have a Grandma and Grandpa on their Dad's side, and an Opa and Oma on my side... :)
  • juiceplusbecky
    juiceplusbecky Posts: 56 Member
    My grandma that lived far away was just Grandma. My grandma that lived close to us was "Grams". My great grandmas were Grandma *last name* and Grandma-ma.

    My kids have Baba and Nana and the great grandma from their dad's side was Nannie. Their grandpas are Pappy and Grandpa (or Grampy)
  • WendyTerry420
    WendyTerry420 Posts: 13,276 Member
    I just found out I am going to be a grandma. This baby will have alot of grandmas and great grandmas. I want to go by something else, so it won't be so confusing. What have you heard grandmas called?

    We stick with the word grandma, then add their name to specify which one.
  • Mine were Mamaw (last name) on dads side and Grandma on moms side
    my mom is mamaw or maw for some of the kids, hubbys mom was Grammy and his step mom is meme
    I want to be G-mama i think lol
  • swt0pie
    swt0pie Posts: 366 Member
    nanna in Maltese language :)
  • Captainobvvious
    Captainobvvious Posts: 272 Member
    Meme and pepe

    Pronounced: Meh-may and Pep-ay

  • Melaniec78
    Melaniec78 Posts: 259 Member
    I have an Oma in Germany and a Gram in the US (well in heaven now)
  • nonstopper
    nonstopper Posts: 1,108 Member
  • domgirl85
    domgirl85 Posts: 295 Member
    My mom's mom was Grandma Jean (Jean was her nickname/she made it her middle name at 18).
    My dad's mom was Grammy (I think my older cousins started it).
    My mom's (former) stepmom is Nana Wez (everyone else calls her Grandma Wez but tried to get me to call her Nana so I wouldn't be confused. I added the Wez myself lol).

    You can come up with something or let them come up with it.
  • ashleyoh33
    ashleyoh33 Posts: 85 Member
    A lot of times we just add their name to the end of Grandma. I have a Grandma Hall, Grandma Sampson, and Grandma Marilyn. I also had a "little grandma" because she was only 4'10". My mom is know as "meme" to her grandchildren.
  • MacSkillz
    MacSkillz Posts: 417 Member
    On my mom's side, it's Mémère (pronounced Mem-a) b/c she is French-Canadian.
    My dad's side is just Grandma.

    For my husband, he calls one Nana and the other was Grandma.
  • Crying_In_Color
    Crying_In_Color Posts: 246 Member
    That depends. My mother is called Grandma. His mother is called "that *kitten*".
  • trhjrh06
    trhjrh06 Posts: 2,272 Member
    My daughter calls my Mom Grandma and my Mother-In-Law Nana.
  • snoopytwins
    snoopytwins Posts: 1,759 Member
    My mom is Meme and the ex's mom is Nana.
  • cecyvaquero
    cecyvaquero Posts: 154 Member
  • odusgolp
    odusgolp Posts: 10,482 Member
  • pastryari
    pastryari Posts: 8,646 Member
    My mom's mom - Nana.
    My mom's stepmom - Grandma.
    My Grandma's mom - GG.
    My Grandpa's mom - Grang-grandma or Grandma Mary.

    My dad's Mom - Crazy b*tch. (said she going out for milk and abandoned my dad & his siblings.) She's got issues, I think I've met her once but barely remember it.
    My dad's dad - He died when I was a baby.
  • Jacwhite22
    Jacwhite22 Posts: 7,015 Member
    Grandmary - Her name is Mary
  • NostalgicMuse
    NostalgicMuse Posts: 340 Member
    Bumma, Great, Grandma, Gramma, Nona, Nonie, Gram, Oma, MeMa
    we also do the Grandma {firstname} or Grandma {lastname}
    it's also acceptable to put "Great" in front of Grandma, but we don't find it necessary to add it in front of the other nick names.