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Old 01-26-2010, 07:42 PM
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Too Young For "Grandma"

My mother thought she was too young to be called "Grandma," so when her first grandbaby came, she wanted to be called "YaYa," which is greek for grandma. Now my sister just became a grandma and she is looking for a name that her grandchild can call her. I suggested "NaNa," which is what Seinfeld calls his grandma on the show. I suspect that "NaNa" is a jewish name for grandma.

What names do you prefer to be called as a grandparent or what names would you suggest my sister be called instead of grandma?
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Re: Too Young For "Grandma"

They address me as GrandFather, with great respect.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:46 PM
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Re: Too Young For "Grandma"

How about Bama?

Or how about Big Mama?

Or how about Granny?
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:02 PM
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How about Bama?

Or how about Big Mama?

Or how about Granny?
I was thinking of grandma in other languages. Big Mama sounds disrespectful and Granny would sound old to her. My sister is only 43.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:05 PM
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I was thinking of grandma in other languages. Big Mama sounds disrespectful and Granny would sound old to her. My sister is only 43.
Some of those suggestions were in jest.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:12 AM
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My mother thought she was too young to be called "Grandma," so when her first grandbaby came, she wanted to be called "YaYa," which is greek for grandma. Now my sister just became a grandma and she is looking for a name that her grandchild can call her. I suggested "NaNa," which is what Seinfeld calls his grandma on the show. I suspect that "NaNa" is a jewish name for grandma.

What names do you prefer to be called as a grandparent or what names would you suggest my sister be called instead of grandma?
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I was thinking of grandma in other languages. Big Mama sounds disrespectful and Granny would sound old to her. My sister is only 43.




Dedicated Mind, here's a list of Grandma in other languages.


Grandmother in Other Languages

Chinese: NaiNai
Filipino: Lola
Flemish: Bomma
French: Grandmere
French Canadian: Meme
German: Oma
Greek: YaYa
Hawaiian: Tutu
Hebrew: Savta
Italian: Nonna
Japanese: Oba-chan
Korean: Halmoni
Polish: Busia
Portuguese: VoVo
Russian: Babushka
Spanish: Abuela
Yiddish: Bube

[ETA]

Afrikaans: ouma
Basque: amona
Belarusen: babka
Croatian: baba
Czech: babicka
Frisian (spoken in Germany and the Netherlands): beppe
Indonesian: nenek
Maltese: nanna
Mapunzugun: kuku
Maori: kuia
Odawa (Canadian Indian): nookmis
Ojibwe (Canadian Indian): nookomis
Polish: BABKA
Portuguese: avó
Romanian: BUNICA
Slovak: BABICKA
Slovenian: stara mama
Spanish: Abuela
Swahili: bibi
Swedish: FARMOR
Tagalog: nuno
Tibetan: a phyi
Turkish: ANNEANNE
Ukranian: babusia
Urdu: dadi
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:34 AM
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Dedicated Mind, here's a list of Grandma in other languages.


Grandmother in Other Languages

Chinese: NaiNai
Filipino: Lola
Flemish: Bomma
French: Grandmere
French Canadian: Meme
German: Oma
Greek: YaYa
Hawaiian: Tutu
Hebrew: Savta
Italian: Nonna
Japanese: Oba-chan
Korean: Halmoni
Polish: Busia
Portuguese: VoVo
Russian: Babushka
Spanish: Abuela
Yiddish: Bube

[ETA]

Afrikaans: ouma
Basque: amona
Belarusen: babka
Croatian: baba
Czech: babicka
Frisian (spoken in Germany and the Netherlands): beppe
Indonesian: nenek
Maltese: nanna
Mapunzugun: kuku
Maori: kuia
Odawa (Canadian Indian): nookmis
Ojibwe (Canadian Indian): nookomis
Polish: BABKA
Portuguese: avó
Romanian: BUNICA
Slovak: BABICKA
Slovenian: stara mama
Spanish: Abuela
Swahili: bibi
Swedish: FARMOR
Tagalog: nuno
Tibetan: a phyi
Turkish: ANNEANNE
Ukranian: babusia
Urdu: dadi
Thanks Sinatra, this is just what I was looking for. Where did you find this list? What does [ETA] stand for?
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How about Bama? Or how about Big Mama?

Or how about Granny?
Bro. Sam,
I actually have a grandson that called me Bam-Maw. He's 16 now and
said to me one day, "Grandma, remember when I called you Bam-Maw".
He thought it was funny now that he is older. He's one of 15 fine GOD-Loving
grandsons. Ages 2-26.
As our grandchildren get older, it seems that most call us Grandma and Grandpa,
which is fine. At 70 and 72, we don't mind what they call us. Just so they call us.
We live near all except four and they are only about 30 minutes away. We love it.
The two yr. old grandson, the youngest of the 20, calls us MawMaw and PawPaw.
We love and enjoy our grandchildren very much! They love and respect us. They
were taught to do so. Makes for a wonderful relationship.

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Old 01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
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They address me as GrandFather, with great respect.
This would be even more perfect if you had a grand daughter named Heidi!
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:15 PM
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Re: Too Young For "Grandma"

I would like to be called simply "grandma" when my first and only granddaughter gets
old enough, she is only 2mo. old right now, lol

I've heard all types of grandmother names or nicknames. NaNa sounds cute.
I think it depends on the grandchild, what they can say at what age, and so forth, some
of those cute nicknames 'stick' throughout a lifetime, lol
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