grandmas and nannas

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grandmothers

  1. gran= mum's mum, nan=dad's mum.

  2. gran= dad's mum, nan= mum's mum.

  3. it doesnt matter

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  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    just wondered which is which! i always called both my grandmas "grandma" as i dont remember ever being with them both together and if i was referring to one i'd use their surname after "grandma" to indicate whom i was on about.

    and both my mum and boyf's stepmom both call themselves millie's "grandma".

    but is there a set way who's who (eg. mums mum is nan and dads mum is gran) or do u just choose?
     
  2. ella

    ella Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea - but my MIL has told me she wants to be called Grandma - I dont know why
     
  3. Kimbo

    Kimbo Well-Known Member

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    i dont think it matters

    but my mum has made it clear she doesnt want to be called Grandma by Leah because she said Grandma sounds really old lol
    so she wants nanna
     
  4. Sammystar

    Sammystar Well-Known Member

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    Molly started calling my mum 'Baba' from the moment she started to talk. I've no idea why, but it stuck!

    She also calls my dad 'Gaga' even now (she's four!) It's hilarious!

    I really like Baba though. Apparently it means grandmother in some Eastern European countries.......
     
  5. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

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    same here, my mum is younger than hubbys mum. My mum is nanna and his mum is grandma
     
  6. libs

    libs Well-Known Member

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    no there's no set way

    we've always had nans - then their surnames, but my DS and nieces and nephews have lots of great nans as well - so they call great nans by their surname and nans by their first names - we never told them to - they just do - so instead of having 2 nana P*** for example - they have nana P** (great nan) and nana ness (their nan)

    they do the same with grandads :D
     
  7. Kylie1007

    Kylie1007 Well-Known Member

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    Both of our mums wanted to be called nanny.
     
  8. Kylie1007

    Kylie1007 Well-Known Member

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    Same here!
     
  9. Red_Fairy

    Red_Fairy Well-Known Member

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    very confusing.

    I didnt have granparents on my mum side as they had both past away.

    but on my dads side when i was younger it was nana (dads mum) and gran (dads mums mum)

    My OH family they just have Granny Nugent and Granny Armour. (surnames on both sides)
     
  10. kitten1102

    kitten1102 Well-Known Member

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    we decided that my mum would be nanny, OHs mum would be oma (german for nan) and my nan would be great-grandma gregory... my stepdads mum just wants to be nan (she goes mad if you call her grandma)
     
  11. mummykay

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    OHs mum is 'nanny' to Jam, he says nan nan nan nan nan when he sees her tho lol :rotfl:
     
  12. *saulino*

    *saulino* Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Both Grandparents are Grandma!! we when young used to call our great Grandma Nanny though.
     
  13. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    Same here, although I confess I think it sounds very old.

    My mum is nanny, and I do find her a little younger acting in behaviour, although there's only 5 years difference.
     
  14. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    It really doesn't matter tbh..

    My mum made it painfully clear that she was to be called grandma (or gwandma :lol: ) because Nanna was "common" IHO..

    But my ex's mum made it clear that she wanted to be nanna.

    This time round I've got to deal with Muumu, muufaa, faamu, and faafaa..

    Deal with that one :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I still don't know which one applies to which grandparent... and THEN... I've got the great grandparents... Faamuus mu.. :roll: I swear I'm never going to learn Swedish.
     
  15. Melanie

    Melanie Well-Known Member

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    Richard's mam wanted to be nana.
    My mam calls herself Granny lol she's only 46!
     
  16. jools221181

    jools221181 Well-Known Member

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    Same here! Only she spells it Nana! :lol:
     
  17. Nic'n'Keeley

    Nic'n'Keeley Well-Known Member

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    When i was little i had one nannie who was my mums mum and a gran who was my dads mum

    Keeley has a nannie my mum and a nana her dads mum.. none of them wanted to be grandma :lol:
     
  18. Tegala-7thMarch08

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    no1s sed anything about wat they want to be called im going to get tameron 2 call my exs mum grandmother thou loooool she will hate it :rotfl:
     
  19. Nic'n'Keeley

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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  20. mayday

    mayday Well-Known Member

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    We asked them what they wanted t be called (I had 2 sets of nana and grandad.) We've ended up with granma and granpa, and nana and gramps.
     

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