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What do you call your (grand)parents?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LucyDuke, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    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.
     
  2. Erik Mesoy

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    I call them by their names, as with my parents.

    "The following errors occurred when this message was submitted
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  3. GVBN

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  4. Arwon

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    Nanna and Pa are my grandparents on both sides, but I'll also say "my grandpa" talking about them with others (it's still "my nanna" though, cos she's my nanna!).
     
  5. Kozmos

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    Ma n-word.
     
  6. Mirc

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    I call them in Romanian, so not much to understand for English speakers.

    My parents:
    - mama (that is the normal, usual Romanian word, not a diminutive like "mommy")
    - tata :)
     
  7. CamBot

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    I call them "quite dead"...
     
  8. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

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    Granma and granpa when they were alive.
     
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    Nanna and Grandpa, Grandma and Grandad (although I never knew him).
     
  10. Phlegmak

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    I only have one grandparent left and that is my grandfather on my mother's side. I call him "abuelo" which is grandfather in Spanish. I used to call him "Chino" which was his nickname, for some reason. I made the conscious decision to switch a few years ago. I used to call my grandmother "Wella", which is a corruption of the word "abuela." We called her "Wella" because as kids, we had a hard time with "abuela" for some reason.
     
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    Which country is "dida" from?
     
  12. Eran of Arcadia

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    On my dad's side: Grandma Blinn, and Grandpa.

    On my mom's side: Grandma Branum (who, incidentally, died two years ago today), and then Granddaddy and Miss Loretta (his second wife).

    Although, it occurs to me I haven't used those names in some time - I have spoken with them, but not a lot about them . . .
     
  13. Mirc

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    I have no idea. :)
     
  14. MOTH

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    Gramma and Grampa for my Mom's parents.
    Nana and PopPop for my Dad's parents.

    My children call my mom Gramma and my step dad Grampa. My Dad passed away well before they were born, but he is Grampa George.

    My wife's mom is Grammy and her dad is Abuelo.
     
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    I called both my nana's nana (or is it nanna?).
    I never knew either of my granddads, they either died before I was born or while I was a baby.
    I call my mam 'mam' and my dad 'dad'.
     
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  18. skadistic

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    I want to say German. I remember a McGuyver eppy where the girl called her grandpa that. And the east Germans were involved.
     
  19. Shadylookin

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    I never actually called them anything since I never really talked to them. Now that they're all dead when i refer to them i usually would say something like my father's dad or father's mother.
     
  20. Dawgphood001

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    The only grand parent I have remaining I refer to as "Granpa".
     

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