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What do you call your Grandmother?

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    Paternal grandmother: Oma (German)
    Maternal grandmother: I haven't actually seen her in years. I do remember I used to call her Nana when I was little though
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    I call them both Gran. My maternal grandmother would hate it if I called her granny or nan/nana because she thinks that would make her sound really old! :p: My cousins sometimes call her grandma but to me, she's jut gran.
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    Maternal - Grandmum and Grandad

    Paternal - Nonna and (when he was alive ) Nonno (That side is Italian)
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    I voted other as my Gran did not speak English.
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    I used to call my late maternal grandmother :-
    Avó (sounds similar to ah vaw) She had a Portuguese father. I only called her that when my late granddad wasn't around though, if he was around then I would call her as "poh poh" which is the Cantonese way of calling a maternal grandmother.

    Paternal side, I was 6 when I first saw her, she was speaking to me in the vicinity of the granddad's house when my granddad chased her away with a pipe wrench and then to be told I must not go near her again. I didn't know the story then but much later I found out she had left the family when all their kids were rather young for some rich bloke. Well her children hasn't forgiven her and they don't exactly want me near her either..... mentioning her in front of my granddad would bring about the usual "I'd rather have died when my bomber crashed" whine. I guess if and when I do speak to her I'd address her as Frau *her married surname* as I don't think I could bring myself to refer her to anything around grandmother.
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    I call mine Nan, been brought up saying it and can't imagine not calling her that!
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    Depends on which one, on my Mum's side it's nan, and on my Dad's it's Gran.
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    (Original post by mc1000)
    Was that necessary? Accidents happen, get over it.
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    I'm from the midlands but my mum is from Jarrow (Newcastle basically but the other side of the river) and she always called her 'Nana Woods' (Woods is her maiden name). I think it's probably a colloquial thing.
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    (Original post by Priya.C)
    There are quite a few names... The 2 you mentioned are less popular and the names I use aren't very common either lol.

    Are you tamil?
    No I'm not, I'm Malaysian but part Tamil as my great grandfather was Tamil

    That's interesting, maybe the difference in names is a dialect thing
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    I call my Mum's mum Nanny and my Dad's mum Granny.
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    Their names
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    For some obvious reasons
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    I have one Granny and two Grandmas (stepfamily). And because that's what they told my mum they wanted to be called when I was born, so that's what they've always been known as. I think I'd like to be a Nana though.
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    One for each, a Nana and a Grandma


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