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What’s in a grandparent name? A lot of meaning, I think.
My four grandparents were split in the name department. My dad’s parents were Nana and Papa, simple, loving grandparent names that fit their traditional sensibilities.
My mom’s parents were a little different. My grandfather was H.B., his first and middle name initials.
It was a perfect name for a man of great dignity who really knew how to
make a granddaughter feel special. As a kid I felt like I was in on a
little secret because I knew what those two letters stood for….
My grandmother, who died this past weekend, was Gaga, a name that captured her wildly creative streak. There’s just no way that this woman would be a “Grandma” or a “Granny,” and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Imagine my delight when I discovered a brand of (delicious) sherbet called Gaga’s, named for the founder’s grandmother. There is another….
What were your grandparents’ grand-names? Did they chose their names, or did grandkids’ nicknames stick?