Names for Grandparents.
Ammo : My son calls my mother "Ammo", because he tried to say "Grandma" and couldnt. My mom loves the name! Anya : Pronounced like "onion" without the "n", this is supposedly based on a Hungarian word for "grandmother." My mother called her grandmother by this name, and so did all of her great-grandchildren. I am thinking of being called Apple by my first grandchild as i am a granny smith!. Auntie-Gramma : because I married my stepmothers brother and we bred (LOL). So now my stepmother is both an aunt and a grandma. At Mrs Mary: When my brother was 1 or so he was in day care where he had a Mrs Mary, our fathers sister was also Mary and soon became At Mrs Mary (He couldnt say Aunt). Everyone loved the name and when she had grandchildren of her own they called her At Mrs Mary too. Ba-Ba When I was little I couldnt say Pa-Pa so I ended up calling my grandpa Ba-Ba and it just stuck. Baba & Gigi: I call them Baba and Gigi. Its from the Polish/Ukrainian background. Sometimes I just call my Baba Bubs. Babchi/Dadju : My Grandmother and Grandfather were from the Ukraine. We always called my grandmother Babchi (bop-chee) or Baba (Bah-bah) and my grandfather was Dadju (Dah-jooh). I was always told that Baba was Ukrainian and Babchi was Russian. Babci & Dziadzio : Hubby and I are each 100% Polish, and when we had our first, his Mom was already called Busia ( again an Americanized version of Babcia ), and my Mom became Bunia , a shortening of the derivative Babunia . Both our Dads were Dziadzio . As both families lived far apart, it worked. When our first g-child was born, we pondered, as Busia (which signifies "old" to me) and Bunia were taken. So I became Babci (it is even on my license plates!) and Hubby became Dziadzio. It is a lot easier to have Babci and Dziadzio on one side, and Grandma and Grandpa on the other ( our SIL is from good, Iowa stock). It is, however, more difficult for our older g-child to explain to her Iowa friends what Babci and Dziadzio mean, than say, in ethnic Chicago. Hubbys sister in Indianapolis adopted Bunia for herself with her g-children, and so it continues. Are your eyes glazed over yet. Babcia and DziaDiza - These are Polish for grandma and grandpa.
I always called my grandma AAAH ! because I could not say ABUELA (Were Spanish) My Grandpa was PAAAAAH ! I Guess I couldnt say PAPA. It just stuck. Abi-Gabi - All the grandkids in my exs family used that name for their grandmother. The name came from baby talk by one of the cousins. Aito: My grandkids call me Aito (Ah-ee-toh). It is short for "Abuelito" which is a diminutive for "Abuelo" which is grandfather in Spanish. All Right Lou -- When my husband was a very small boy, he was always greeted by his jazz-playing grandfather with a "Gimme Five. [high five]. All Riiiight!" -- Thus, he soon became All Right Lou. Alvin and Butter-butt : My daughters started calling my father Alvin because they thought he had puffy cheeks like Alvin the singing chipmunk. They call my mother butter-butt because while they were camping, she backed into a trash basket and got a butter wrapper stuck on her butt. Ami: I called my mothers mother Ami, pronounced as in the French "mon amis", I dont know what it came from. Recently we had our first son, and my in-laws wanted to know what they should be called. My ingenous 11 year old sister-in-law came up with the names "Amma" - for the Grandmother and "Adda" for the Grandfather. She derived the names from lord of the rings when one of the Elves were talking. I really happen to like the names, i beats calling them Grandma or Grandpa ( insert last name).