How do (or did) you address, and how do you refer to your parents and grandparents? Where do those names come from? I notice a lot of people have foreign-language names for their grandparents, and wonder where those originate. I address my father as "dad" but never refer to him that way, he's "my father", "pappy", or his first name. I address my mom as "mom" and refer to her as "mom", "mommy", or "my mother". My mother's parents were Grandma and Grampa. My father's mother was Gramma and his father is Granpone. The name "granpone" is about ten or twelve years old, he was the first player in a game of cribbage and we had some instructions that referred to the first player as the "pone". We called him Granpone and it stuck. My mother's mother's mother, that I grew up with, was Mimi. My aunt couldn't pronounce "grandma" when she was a baby, so my great-grandmother became Mimi to everyone.