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Old 08-24-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Please share what you called your grandparents as a kid and/or what your kids call your parents and then state where you are from. I'm interested to see if there's any pattern as far as regions/areas of the country and naming grandparents.

I'm from Worcester, MA and I called both grandmothers Grandma.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Grandma and grandpa (pronounced like Grammaw and grampaw), on the other side it was Grandpa Johnson (never knew my grandma on that side) For great-grands, Mamaw and Grandma Paluvere
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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New York:
Mama, Papa (dad's side)

Abuelita(moms side) (never knew my grandfather on her side) Puerto Rican
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Grandpa and Grandma.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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From the deep south, we called ours nanny and pappy, gramama and grandaddy.

I've always wondered if this was regional or not.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Simsbury, CT, a suburb of Hartford is the hometown.

Mother's parents from Sweden. My Father's Father was from Texas and my Grandmother from Vermont.

Called all of them Grandma and Grandpa.

My younger sister's kids called my Mother Mor Mor which is Swedish for Grandma because when their Great Grandmother was still alive (from Sweden) she was known as Grandma.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I think the names Grandma and Grandpa are pretty universal.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I said Granny and Granddad.

I grew up in an italian neighborhood, so all my friends called thier grandparents "Nonni and Nonnoots" not sure how to spell it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I never knew either grandfather but would probably have called them "grandpa". One Grandma (gram-ma) and one Granny. Granny was french-canadian from CT, i dunno if that affected the choice.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Well I called my grandma, grandma and my grandpa, papa pronounced like pawpaw.
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