183 Alternative Nicknames for Grandma

Grandmothers have always held a special place in our lives, perhaps yours helped looked after you when you were young, or perhaps she imparted words of wisdom or tales of generations and cultures past.

Maybe she makes the best family meals or had the single best recipes that even your mom couldn’t beat!

Whatever role your grandma played in your life, we can bet that she remains special to you and that you are special to her.

With that in mind, why now bestow upon her an awesome nickname that matches what she means to you, or sums up her personality.

While there’s nothing wrong with grandma or grandmom, perhaps yours deserves something a bit more special!

Oftentimes, grandparents choose what they’d like to be called, but that doesn’t stop you coming up with something a bit more interesting.

So for the best nicknames for grandma, read on.

Grandma Names

Traditional Nicknames for Grandma

Nicknames for Grandma

Starting off with the basics, these are a few examples of the standard nicknames for grandmothers in English, maybe if your grandma is a bit traditional she will appreciate ones of these classic nicknames which are all derived from ‘grandmother’.

  • Nan
  • Nana
  • Nanny
  • Gran
  • Grana
  • Granny
  • Grannie
  • Gram
  • Gammie
  • Gamma
  • Gams
  • Grams or Gramms
  • Gramma
  • Grandmama

International Nicknames for Grandma

grandma names from other languages

All languages feature what linguists call ‘kinship terms’ and names for grandmothers, as an important part of a family grouping, are always featured.

If you’re looking for a nickname that’s outside the box and has an international flavor why not choose one of these fun nicknames for your grandma.

They come from both well-known languages and perhaps a few that you might not have heard of!

 Examples of International Nicknames for Grandma

 French: Mémé

This sweet nickname is commonly used by grandchildren in France and in some French-speaking countries. The more formal term in French is Grandmére.

 Dyirbal (Australia): Gumbu or Babi

Dyirbal is a native Aboriginal language from Australia.

It has long been of interest to linguists because of its complex grammatical structure and kinship terms system.

In Dyirbal ‘Gumbu’ is the name for the grandma on the mother’s side, while ‘Babi’ is the name for the father’s mother.

Interestingly, these terms also have a reciprocal system, which means that there is a special term that means ‘grandparent and grandchild’ which is formed by using the affix -dir.

So, ‘Gumbudir’ means ‘mother’s mother and grandchild’, among native speakers these reciprocal terms are frequently used with the grandchild and grandparent calling each other Gumbudir or Babidir.

Or if that’s too complicated for you, just stick to Gumbu or Babi depending on which grandma you’re naming!

Igbo (Nigeria): Nne nne

This sweet nickname for a grandmother comes from the Nigerian language Igbo, which is one of the African nations four official languages. Igbo is spoken by roughly 18 million people so it’s safe to say that you won’t be the only grandkid calling your grandma nne nne!

Mandarin: Nai Nai and Lao Ye

Like in Dyirbal, in Mandarin Chinese these terms for grandma are different depending on if the grandma you’re naming is on the mothers or the father’s side. Nai nai is used for the paternal grandma (dad’s mother) and Lao ye for the maternal grandma.

Hindi: Naani and Dadi

As we’re starting to see many languages in the world classify names for grandmas based on whether they are on the paternal or maternal side and Hindi, an Indian language, is the same. Naani is for the maternal grandma and Dadi for the paternal grandma.

For More Nicknames: 154 Hindi/Indian Nicknames For Guys and Girls

Interestingly, Hindi is also spoken outside India in countries like Fiji, Suriname, and Nepal among others, so there’s definitely a few Naanis and Dadis around the world!

If none of the above suit your grandma, check out these diverse international terms for grandma:

Afrikaans: Ouma

Albanian: Gjyshe

Italian: Nonna

Greek: Giagiá

German: Oma or Omi

Bengali (Bangladesh): Nānī

Spanish: Abuela

Maori (New Zealand): Kuia

Polish: Babcia

Cajun French (Louisiana, USA): Mamere or Maw Maw

Portuguese: Avó

Tagalog (Philippines): Lola

Irish: Mhamó

Hebrew: Savta

Hungarian: Nagymama

Yiddish: Bubbe

Swahili: Bibi

Uzbek (Uzbekistan): Buvi

Danish: Mormor

Nepali: Baje

Japanese: O baachan

Estonian: Vanaema

Russian: Babushka

Croatian: Baka

Hawaiian: Kuku wahine (or Tutu)

Icelandic: Amma

Korean: Halmeoni

Malay (Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia): Nenek

French Canadian: Mamie

Catalan (Spain): Àvia

Farsi: Madar Bozorg

Welsh (United Kingdom): Mam-gu

Egyptian Arabic: Teta

Cute Nicknames for Grandma

other names for grandmothers

If your grandma really fits into the sweet grandmother mold and is an absolute sweetheart with you and others in the family, consider some of these cute and sweet nicknames.

Or, since nicknames often involve an element of irony, perhaps your grandma is an absolute tyrant and one of these nicknames used ironically would suit her.

Examples of Cute Nicknames for Grandma

  • Abuelita

This cute sounding nickname comes from the Spanish for grandma which is Abuela. The -ita suffix is the diminutive form which adds affection and tenderness to the word, it’s kind of like saying ‘dear grandma’. Perfect for a sweet Spanish-speaking grandma or any grandma really.

  • Geema

This nickname for grandma is quite popular in the United States and probably comes from babies and toddlers mispronouncing grandma, and you can’t get cuter than that!

  • Grammakins

Like Abuelita, this cute sounding nickname for grandma makes use of a diminutive form, the English -kins. It makes the perfect nickname for a cute and small grandmother.

  • Lolly

The perfect cute nickname for grandma, especially when grandpa is called Pop – you can have Lolly and Pop!

  • Tinks or Tinkerbell

Like the fairy in Peter Pan, Tinks or Tinkerbell is the perfect cutesy nickname for a grandma who is small and cute.

Other cute nicknames for grandma include:

  • Abbie or Abba
  • Bambi
  • Ba-nana
  • Boomie
  • Bubbles – for a grandma with a bubbly personality!
  • Bunny
  • Cha-cha
  • Cookie
  • Dear
  • Darling
  • Dearest
  • Fluffy
  • Granny Cupcakes
  • Granny Mammy
  • Granny Pie
  • Honey
  • Huggy or Huggly – perfect nickname for the Grandma who loves hugs!
  • Lolli or Lulu
  • Lovey
  • Mermie
  • Mini-Ma
  • Momsy
  • Moo-Moo
  • Muffy
  • Nanoo
  • Nooni
  • Peaches
  • Pittypat
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Queenie
  • Snuggy or Snuggums
  • Sunny
  • Sweetie
  • Tootsie
  • Twinkles – For the grandma with a twinkle in her eye.

Cool Nicknames for Grandma

cool grandma names

Is your grandma a little bit edgy or hip? Perhaps she lived through the swinging sixties and has retained a bit of a rebellious nature, or maybe she rocked out at the original Woodstock!

If you’ve got a cool grandma who is young, or young at heart and doesn’t want to be saddled with the traditional terms like gran, why not choose her a cool nickname to match her spunky personality.

 Examples of Cool Nicknames for Grandma:

  • MeeMa

This cool nickname for grandma seems to be gaining in popularity, try it for your hip grandmother before it becomes passé!

  • Moomins

Named after the Scandinavian kids show, Moomins is sure to be an original, zany choice.

  • Yah yah

This cool nickname for grandma comes from the Greek informal term for grandmother.

  • Granny Weatherwax

This nifty nickname comes from the famous ‘Discworld’ series of books. Esmerelda Weatherwax is a witch and a coven member.

  • G

 The perfect nickname for a very cool grandma.

Some other examples of cool nicknames for grandma include:

  • Abba
  • Amma
  • Amba
  • Alba
  • Bamba
  • Bebe
  • Belle or Bella
  • CC
  • Cee Cee
  • Hempstock – From the grandmother in Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’.
  • G-Ma
  • Gramcy
  • Ga Ga
  • Gi Gi
  • Gee Gee
  • Gadgi
  • Gabbi
  • La La
  • Mia
  • Big Mom
  • Big Momma
  • Mimaw
  • Queenie
  • Sassy
  • Mimi
  • Tutu
  • Lia
  • Nimi
  • Nima
  • Pippa
  • Pippy
  • May may
  • Kitty

Funny Nicknames for Grandma

funny granny names

If the grandmother that you’re looking for a nickname for has a great sense of humor consider choosing a funny nickname for her.

Perhaps the nickname could play upon her own name, or include a pun, or involves an element of her personality. The possibilities are endless when you get creative!

 Examples of Funny Nicknames for Grandma

  • Glamma or Glammy

A glamorous grandma would be the perfect recipient of this funny nickname which joins the words glamor and grandma together.

  • Thatcher

Is your grandma a bit of an ‘iron lady’ with a will of steel? If so why not give her a nickname based on the famous 1980s British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.

  • The Prune

Be careful with this one as your beloved grandma might not appreciate this funny nickname! Prunes are dried plums which are quite wrinkled and prune juice has long been favored by the older generations as a natural laxative!

  • Creaky

It’s no secret that as we age our joints start to become a bit stiffer and we might be a bit creaky. Again, your grandma may not appreciate this one.

  • Granky

The perfect funny nickname for the cranky grandma who’s a bit tetchy or easily irritated.

  • Insta-gram

For the grandma who is tech-savvy and up to date with the latest internet sensations.

  • Golden Girl

Perfect funny nickname for a grandma who channels the generation showcased by the TV show ‘The Golden Girls’

Other examples of funny nicknames for grandma include:            

  • MainMa – For the grandma who had a formative place in your life.
  • Grammager – The perfect funny nickname for a grandma who likes to manage everything.
  • Grandzilla – A funny nickname for the grandma who can be a bit of a monster!
  • GrimGram – For the grandma who doesn’t have a sunny outlook on life.
  • The Oldster
  • The Matriarch
  • The Antique
  • Time traveller
  • The Big Boss
  • The Relic
  • The Fossil
  • Hellfire – For the religious grandma who is fond of a bit of ‘hellfire and brimstone’.
  • Baby Kochamma – Named for the grandma in ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy
  • Napa – For the wine-loving grandma!
  • Nano – For a small grandma.
  • B.C. – Before Christ

Slang / Insulting Nicknames for Grandma

Different cultures treat the elderly differently. In some cultures, the older generations are revered and are always treated respectfully. Unfortunately, in Western society, this isn’t always the case.

The following are a list of slang or derogatory terms for both elderly women in general, and grandmas. We do not recommend applying these to your own grandma unless she has a very good sense of humor, comes up with it by herself, and/or is able to join in the laughs.

You wouldn’t want to insult your own grandma or someone else’s for that matter so these nicknames are best used only to refer to people.

  • Tootles

After the character in Peter Pan who loses his bag of marbles!

  • Spring Chicken

As in the phrase ‘she’s no spring chicken’ meaning she’s not young, this nickname could be used ironically for a grandma who is very old.

  • The Ancient One

Again, this nickname refers to the age of the person, but it takes on a fun regal tone.

  • The Wrinklies

This nickname for elderly people is often used to refer to both grandparents but can be used for just one of them, too.

Some other slang / insulting nicknames for grandma include:

  • Old bat
  • Old bag
  • Old trout
  • Old fart
  • Crone
  • The Olds
  • Old Fogey
  • The Ancient One
  • Moth Eaten Ma
  • OAP – ‘Old and putrid’ instead of ‘old age pensioner’
  • Over the hill – Refers to the age of a person, ie. ‘they’ve gone over the hill’.
  • Senile Suzie

Celebrity Nicknames for Grandma

Celebrities have long been known for their unusual choices when naming their children, take rock musician Frank Zappa as an example, his daughter is called Moon Unit! Or Gwyneth Paltrow who named her daughter Apple.

As these celebrities get older and gain grandparents status themselves some interesting nicknames occur.

Perhaps one of these unusual celebrity-inspired nicknames would suit your grandma too.

  • Blythe Danner: Wolf or Lalo

Paltrow revealed that her mother wanted to be called Wolf, but the nickname Lalo stuck instead.

  • Susan Sarandon: Honey
  • Goldie Hawn: GoGo or Glam-ma
  • Laura Bush: Mimi Maxwell
  • Rita Wilson: Yia Yia
  • Kris Jenner: Lovey
  • Nancy Pelosi: Grandma Mimi
  • Martha Stewart: Martha
  • Debbie Reynolds: Aba Daba
  • Joan Rivers: Nana New Face
  • Naomi Judd: Mamaw
  • Patty Duke: Nana
  • Sharon Osbourne: Shazza
  • Suzanne Sommers: Zannie

We hope from this diverse collection of cute, cool, international, funny, slang, and celeb-inspired nicknames for grandma you’ve found the perfect one for yours.

Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything or if you’ve got a brilliant nickname for a grandma that the world absolutely needs to know! What do you call your grandma?

64 thoughts on “183 Alternative Nicknames for Grandma”

  1. Why do you write an article about “cute” and “hip” names for “young at heart” grandmothers, then illustrate it with women who are old enough to be great-grandmothers? Many of us became grandparents in our forties – yes we are young. The women shown here could be OUR grandmothers!

  2. I just became a first time grandmother yesterday and have been struggling with what I want to be called. My family is very small and we grew up calling our grandmothers on both sides “Nanny” as my kids call my mother now. I like it but don’t want my grandkids to become confused calling me “Nanny” and my mom also being “Nanny”. I thought up the name “Gussy” putting g for grandma and the rest cuz I’m always so fussy. What do you think?

  3. My 3 year old granddaughter calls me Mimah (my caps won’t turn off) but then the other grandmother took that name too (even though we agreed on a different name for her before my granddaughter could talk). I thought of MIMAH for myself , but then when my granddaughter started talking it they said she called the other grandmother MIMAH also, she let her call her that :(((. And if I bring it up to my daughter she gets upset so I dropped it and don’t talk about it with her at all. my granddaughter already knows me as MIMAH. Now she calls me Mimah and then my first name added (MIMAH rosie), and I don’t like it. Trying to figure out a version of Mimah that sounds similar but won’t confuse her that I can change my name to. Am I upset that the other grandmother took my name? yes! But now I just want a solution.

    • I’m going to be a grandmother for the first time and asked my daughter what the other grandmother wants to be called – HOPING she didn’t want the same name as me “Mom-Mom”. That’s what my kids call MY mother and what i want my grandchildren to call me so i understand you being upset. Luckily for me she wants to be called “Gi”. Good because the mom-mom terms’s already taken!!!! lol seriously though, i would be a little upset if she also wanted to be “mom-mom” but there’s really nothing i could have done about it if she did. In my heart i know i’m going to be the favorite grandmother anyway so that’s all that matters! 🙂

    • I’m sure this has been resolved at this point, but I thought of MiMar, the r for Rosie. Instead of Mimah Rosie, just use the initial. It would b your very own then.

  4. I just found out last night that a y husband and myself are going to be grandparents for the 1st time. Although this news came way sooner than we could have ever imagined we are more than excited to accept this little blessing with all that we are! I am only 36 so i feel like Grandma doesn’t suit. Certainly doesn’t suit my personality. : ) I am leaning towards Gi-Gi or Ni-Ni. I know that this will be my new name for years to come so i am choosing it carefully. God Is Good All The Time!!!!

  5. I just found out I am going to welcome my first granddaughter, due in April 2019! 🤗🤗🤗 Call me Nana because Mema is a popular one used in my family. When my granddaughter is old enough, she can call me Abuela if she wishes. I am so excited, you can call me anything you like. What my grandbaby calls me is the only thing that matters. They come up with their own identifying name anyway.

    • I’m thinking of taking my coworkers name—Layla—because her grandkids struggled with Abuela when they were little and the name just stuck.

  6. In Mandarin Chinese, Lao ye is actually the term for maternal grandpa (Wai Gong also works). For maternal grandma, you want to use Lao Lao or Wai Po. Ye Ye is the term for paternal grandpa.

  7. I just found out that I will be a “gram” next July. My only child is going to have only 1 child. I think that nana or gram etc sounds to old, we have settled one Big Papi for gramps, but I am still searching.. I kind like “Cookie”. I need something sweet and nice. Suggestions?

  8. My little daycare dude called me Nini ~ and it stuck when I became a grandma. My husband is farfar (Swedish for paternal grandpa). My son couldn’t say gramma so my mom’s hamma and my dad papa. My grandpa was Bumpa. It’s been so cool to see the names evolve. We’re patiently waiting to see what my grandson calls his aunt and uncles!

  9. Seriously, does it even matter? I mean, you’re both going to go be the child’s grandmother and it seems rather petty to be upset that the other grandmother wants to use the same term. There are far more important things in the world to worry about! I’m going to be a first time grandmother in september(I’m over the moon!:)), and I want to be called Lolly so my hubby and me can be lolly nd pop, but if the other gran wants to be that too, it’s perfectly fine with me. It’s silly to cause tension over what your grandchild will call you. They’re the children after all, not us!

  10. My husband and I became first time grandparents on Saturday January 26th and our youngest daughter is a first time Auntie (she’s 16). I am having a hard time finding a nickname for the three of us. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  11. My daughter gave the nicknames Mamo and Dado to her grandparents. She was 3, and just came up with it on her own one day. We had always refereed to them as Papa Denny and Grandma Ruth with our oldest. Then the cousins called them Grandma and Grandpa Davis. It’s the only time I’ve heard of grandparents having 3 names haha!

    • I have four name Nan, Nana May, May, Grandma all from my step-childrens children. My husband has 3 names, Pa, PaMax and Poppie.
      My biological grandson is now 8months and we haven’t yet decided what he will call me. The other grandmother told me in no uncertain terms to find another name she is Grandma!

      I wish the family could decide on one name.

  12. I have a blended family and my partner’s children call their grandparents Ganny and Pawpaw, or just Paw. One of our children recently welcomed the newest addition to our family and as first time grandmother, my wife doesn’t want to be called the same thing that her children call her parents, so she has settled on Mimi. I’ve had a more difficult time as I am 34 and names like Gram or Granni seem a bit to “old” for me. My name is Izzie but our kids often just call me Izz or “Rizz”… not sure how Rizz came about but I’ve adopted it pretty well. They seem to think that combining this nickname proceeded by a “G” would be suitable, thereby resulting in “Grizz”…. seems like a scary sounding thing to call your grandparent, but the kids all love it… any thoughts on how it would sound for a child to say they are going to visit Mimi and Grizz for the weekend? Lol- thanks in advance for any thoughts on this! 🙂

  13. I have my first grand child due in August 2019 it’s a boy (baby Casey) I have been through like all the names I think I’ll let him call me by the name my parents called me as a child (they are both gone now) but a shortning of my own name will do as I will not be call Ouma – Ryna sounds good

  14. My mother was desperate NOT to be called Granny so insisted on my children calling her Tania (her real name) which soon became Toya which everyone called her for the next 35 years. When my first grandchild was born I was immediately Granny (which is just as well as his other grandmother was already being called Grandma by his cousins so made sense for them all to call her the same name). My second set of grandchildren also call me Granny, or Granny Ali which suits me fine,

  15. So excited to learn my oldest is expecting Jan. 1, 2020. The conversation immediately came up about names. Grandma doesn’t suit me at all. My mom is Nana to my girls. So I did not want the same. As well as the Nana is what his mother wants. So I decided on Gi for Grandma or Gi Gi for Glamorous Grandma Lol. Whichever fall into place is fine with me ❤️

  16. First of all, the kids come up with the names. I have a nephew in his forties who still calls me RaRa. My niece, too. Came from a verbal game my nephew & I played before he could talk.
    When my first grandchild arrived, my daughter was hoping for Nana, but it hadn’t been very long since my mom had passed away, and it hit too close to home. So, we started with Grammy. Granddaughter is 2 and hasn’t got the consonants down yet, therefore I am either Drammy or Dammy. Her other grandmother is Ama.
    Footnote: my sister was the first grandchild. My folks told her she was “Carol’s mommy.” Carol was my mom’s sister. So, Carol’sMommy & Carol’sDaddy. So what did my dad’s parents get? Other Ma & and Other Pa!

  17. Just found out that we are going to be first time grandparents. My mother in law was always Grandma to my kids and my mother was (and still is) Grammy and my father was Grandpa. My mom (Grammy) is still alive so we don’t want to go with that. And my husband doesn’t want to do Grandma and Grandpa either because even though they have passed on it reminds us of them. One thing that makes it easier is that my son-in-law is Chinese so his parents will go by the Chinese names so at least we don’t have to compete with that. We lived in Central America where we did mission work for 13 years. Maybe I’ll go with Abuelita. I am not sure, though. We still haven’t figured out what we want to use but it is nice looking at this site to get ideas.

  18. I wanted to be called Mia by my grandson. But he decided to call me “Gamma” instead. He calls my husband “Pops”. We love it!

  19. Yesterday I also became a first time grandmother. My son asked what I want to be called. Here, most grandmothers are called Savta which my kids called my mother. My daughter in laws mother will most likely be called Savta also. Since my name is Ellen I came up with Savtelle. What do you guys think?

    I also kind of like Lolly and Pop but not sure how well that will go over.

  20. I have 4 daughters, and no I’m not a grandmother yet, but whenever that happens I’ve chosen “Gigi” for future angels to call me. And with that being said. All 4 daughters call my mom something different. My oldest says Nanee. Then she started her next 2 younger sisters to saying Nanoo. Which one of them changed it to NooNoo and since it is an 8 and a 10 year age gap from my youngest daughter, she calls my mom, Grandma. It’s all good! 😀

  21. My first and only grandchild (Granddaughter) chose GinGin. When she was born…I thought Nonna. Then changed it to GramGram when she began to talk. She said GramGram a few times but then started calling me GinGin of her own choosing. She is now 2 1/2 years old…and I am still and will probably always be GinGin…wouldn’t have it any other way because she chose what to call me, herself. That makes it special.

  22. I’m half-Italian on my father’s side, so we came up with an alternative to the traditional Italian grandmother name. So my grandchildren and all of my friends’ grandkids call me Nonni, and my husband is Poppy. My grandparents (on Mom’s side) are NanNan and PapPap (still alive at 83 and 88!), and my mother is Nana, while my father-in-law is PapPaw.

  23. Best to think of a name in case the child doesn’t come up with anything appropriate. My mother in law desperately wanted our daughter—first grandchild and first girl in a generation—to “name” her, but she started with Polly, her first name, and it became Potty. 😬 So she remained Polly to all the grandkids.
    My brothers kids call their grandmother “Layly” bc the first one referred to her as “that lady,” (pronounced laylee). I love that.
    What do you think of Muzz? My son called me that in hs/college—was from a book he read—and I think it’s fun.

  24. A few years ago I started a rock band. Choosing a grandmother name is at least as hard as choosing a rock band name–and that’s saying something! I picked something I thought was perfect: Ammy, which is a shortened version of my mother’s “Grammy,” though I would have thought of is as “Amie” which is French for friend. But my daughter nixed it–can she do that?–because she thinks it sounds too close to her first name, though her name actually begins with E. Now I’m stumped, but do find all the suggestions here helpful.

  25. My husband is Poobah (remember Fred Flintstone was in the Royal Order of the Water Buffalo – and Grand Poobah) I am KK which have always been my initials.

  26. I became a grandmother at the age of 31. I am now 51 and have 13 grandchildren. While all the other in-law grandparents did not like the idea of being called grandma and or grandpa at such a young age. However I wear that name with pride I love the fact that I am a grandmother I have beautiful grandchildren and I believed I earned the right to be called grandma. However my 13th grandchild has many grandparents and I am being asked to find an alternative name to Grandma. There are many cute alternatives I’m just having a hard time trying to find one that fits. I would love any suggestions that anyone may have thank you

  27. We are new grandparents. Unfortunately every name in the book is being used in the family or are used in the past. Not reusing due to confusion and memories. So help!! Can NOT use Omie, Mamu, Gram, Grammy, Grandma, Gigi, Mimi, Granny, Memaw, Nana ,Noni, Abuela.

    (wanted Nana but was snag by other).
    Only thing I have so far as an Idea is the fact I use to teach Special Education 3 4 5 yr old. They couldn’t say Mrs. Mueller so they would call me Miss M or M. Thinking of M or Emmy. Thoughts? Ideas?

  28. I just became a first time Grandmother and my son is asking what I want her to call me. I don’t really care but I don’t want it to be Gingone (my mother’s grandma name) or Granny (my mother in law’s grandma name). They are both deceased and it would make me sad to be called their names. Any suggestions? My son suggested Gram Gram and I kinda like Nana. But, looking at options. You never know……she may decide on something different once she starts talking! 🙂

  29. I was fine with being called Grandma. Then my granddaughter started calling me Grandma Goo at age 2. Her parents would laugh every time she said it, so the name stuck. Now I wear the name proudly because she gave it to me! And it’s a name I’ve never heard any other grandma called.

  30. I only have a friend who has just a wee bit of tinsel streaks in her hair, she told the kids ‘no gray, no granny’ in her title and for personal reasons they call her Bibi instead. She likes it as it makes it easy for kids to recognize who she is when they hear she is heading their way.

  31. There were too many Grandmas in our family and my grandson would get us confused so I changed to Mama. I now have 7 grandchildren and will soon be a great grandma and love the name mama. As one of my grandson said to his friends that I am called that as I am his second mum and very special!

  32. Have 13 Grands…each family has different names for me… Ganny that evolved to Glammy,, now Glamster & another set calls me GramMa, lastly Maas…. they did it one their own & I love it. When I was growing up both Grandmas lived near, so we differentiated them by towns, Ridgewood Gramma & Ramsey Gramma. They will choose for you & it’s such a great gift 🤗

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