Looking for great suggestions on what to call great-grandparents
September 2, 2009 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Did you/do you have living great-grandparents, and if so what did/do you call them?

My 23-year-old niece, Clementine Swan, just had a cygnet. Clementine, being the responsible girl she is, has not lost any of her grandparents yet. So last weekend, at my father's 71st birthday party, we Swans were trying to figure out what said cygnet will be calling her great-grandparents when she gets old enough to talk. "Great-Grandmother and Great-Grandfather" are so very formal, such a mouthful and hard for a little kid to say, and also my mother doesn't particularly like being reminded of her venerability. "Grandma and Grandpa" are out since that's what we call grandparents in the Swan family. I suggested "Granny and Gramps" and my mother glared at me — apparently "Granny" also sounds aging to her ears. "Nanna and Poppy" were also suggested, but toddlers always mangle my sister's name into "Nanna" and no one liked "Poppy". Suggestions, hive mind?

Thanks goodness my title was easily resolved. The kid just can leave off the "great" part and call me Aunt Orange, or simply Orange as her mother and father do.
posted by orange swan to Grab Bag (85 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
i called my great grandmother "sweetheart" but i have also heard of people simply saying greatma or greatpa instead of grandma/grandpa
posted by wild like kudzu at 12:08 PM on September 2, 2009

I had one living great-grandmother when I was little. I called her great-grandma (though it probably came out of my toddler mouth as "gray gamma," which wouldn't have been inaccurate, either).
posted by scody at 12:09 PM on September 2, 2009

I had a great-granma and called her Nana though some people use this for regular old grandmoms.
posted by jessamyn at 12:09 PM on September 2, 2009

I called my great grandmother Poke Gramma, because she used to poke our tummies whilst wearing a thimble.

Maybe Grandma and Grandpa with some sort of qualifier first?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:10 PM on September 2, 2009

In my family we called all the grandparents and great grandparents "grandma and grandpa", to their faces, and differentiated them when speaking of them by saying "Great-Grandma Lastname" or whatever. We were too poor to afford different nicknames for everyone.

My kids call one set of grandparents "Mimi and Papa", if that helps. "Gigi" would be a very sassy nickname for a great-grandmother. Gigi and Papa?
posted by padraigin at 12:10 PM on September 2, 2009

As she was the oldest mother, we called my great-grandmother Momma FirstName.
posted by Houstonian at 12:11 PM on September 2, 2009

Response by poster: Gigi came up as a suggestion too, actually. I suggested it that if we went with that it would always have to be pronounced with a French accent.;-)
posted by orange swan at 12:12 PM on September 2, 2009

My kids only have two great-grandparents left, but generally they've called them "Grandpa Bernie" and "Grandma Norma" and such, to distinguish them from other grandparents. For some reason my wife's grandfather became "Pop-Pop," which he seems to like, but that's the only exception.
posted by cerebus19 at 12:12 PM on September 2, 2009

I called my great-grandparents "grandma name" (or grandpa) with the exception of my dads grandfather, whom I called Poppa. The cute names were reserved for my grandparents- Mamma, Omi, Nonna, etc. I have a friend who called her greats "Bubbles" and "Sam".
posted by annathea at 12:13 PM on September 2, 2009

I called ours Nana and Papa when they were living.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:13 PM on September 2, 2009

I called my grandparents "Grandma and Grandpa [Last name]", so my great-grandmother was "Great-Grandma [Last name]".

My son calls his grandparents "Grandma and Grandpa [First name]", so his great-grandmother is "Great-Grandma [First name]".
posted by Lucinda at 12:13 PM on September 2, 2009

Oh, seconding "Gigi" actually, which is what my goddaughter calls her greats.
posted by annathea at 12:14 PM on September 2, 2009

I had two great-grandmothers whose lifespans overlapped mine, and I called them both Bubby, whereas I addressed my grandmothers as Grandma. If your family is not of Jewish heritage, this may not work.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:14 PM on September 2, 2009

I just had one living great-grandfather (my maternal grandmother's father) who lived to be 92, I think. We called him Great-Grandpa, and still refer to him as such.

I imagine that if there had been more than one "great" living, it would have been "Great-Grandpa First Name" for each of them.
posted by mesha steele at 12:15 PM on September 2, 2009

Nana and Poppy. My cousin's kids call our grandmother (their great-grandmother) Gigi.
posted by amro at 12:16 PM on September 2, 2009

Have you asked the great-grandparents? They might have a secret desire to be called something by their grandchildren/great-grandchilden.

I called my great-grandparents Grampa [Lastname] and Gramma [Last name], which is pretty funny considering I called my living grandparents Baaka and Bear starting at about 3. I made those names up. I don't remember ever calling them Grampa and Grandma.
posted by julen at 12:16 PM on September 2, 2009

We called ours Gram. She passed away last year at the age of 95.
posted by LightMayo at 12:17 PM on September 2, 2009

My daughter's great-grandma who just passed away was GG (sans francais).

My GG Irene was called Ma-rene.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:17 PM on September 2, 2009

I had a living great-grandma when I was younger. She refused to have any part of being called Grandma (that's for old ladies, you see), so we all just called her by her first name, Inez.
posted by chiababe at 12:17 PM on September 2, 2009

By the time I came along, my only living great-grandparent was my dad's mother's mother, whom we called "G.G." It took me a long time to realize that her name was not actually "Gigi".
posted by usonian at 12:19 PM on September 2, 2009

Everyone was grandma and grandpa. Nobody ever corrected my brother or I when we were little when we called them this. I think my great grand-parents felt younger or something when we called them grandma and grandpa. Cool thing for myself was that I was able to get a picture with my son, myself, my dad, my grandpa, and my great-grandpa a few years ago. 5 freaking generations in 1 picture. :)
posted by Gravitus at 12:21 PM on September 2, 2009

Seconding asking the great-grandparents if there's a name they like in particular, but keeping in mind that kids will often make up cute names of their own that the great-grandparents end up adoring. I called my great-grandmother "Great-Gramma", but my great-grandfather was "Papapa", a name I made up and that he was delighted with. (He'd happily tell people in his booming voice, "This is my great-granddaughter, and I'm her papapa!")
posted by fraula at 12:23 PM on September 2, 2009

I wasn't alive when they were, but my dad always referred to them as Oma-ma and Opa-pa on the one side, and Apu and Anyu on the other side. These names may actually mean Grandma/pa rather than Great-Grandma/pa, but think it would work anyway.
posted by cider at 12:23 PM on September 2, 2009

Mine were simply Great-Grandma Dunn and Granny Smith. My daughter calls my grandparents the same thing I do, Memaw and Pawpaw.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 12:23 PM on September 2, 2009

I knew both of my maternal great-grandmothers. They were Mama Craig and Mama Hanna (those both being surnames actually). Their husbands (both deceased before I was born) were Daddy Craig and Daddy Hanna.
posted by kimdog at 12:30 PM on September 2, 2009

"Grandma and Grandpa" are out since that's what we call grandparents in the Swan family.

In my family they are still Grandma and Grandpa to the fourth generation, since that is what the third generation has been calling them. But when you have more than one and you need to differentiate, it's "Grandma Mary" or "Grandpa Joe".
posted by soelo at 12:31 PM on September 2, 2009

My great grandparents were Grammy and Grampa (maybe Grandpa?) and Gammy Rose and Papa Peter on one side, and Grandmother Blackburn and Mama B on the other. (Grandmother Blackburn's husband died before he had grandchildren. Mama B's husband was Granddaddy, but he died before I was born).
posted by ocherdraco at 12:31 PM on September 2, 2009

And German (or Dutch) in your blood? I've heard 'Opa' and 'Oma' used before when referring to grandparents. I think the French also use 'Pépé' and 'Mémé'.
posted by cgg at 12:31 PM on September 2, 2009

I think "Nana" was what I called both great-grandmothers who were alive during any point of my lifetimes.

A kids' show Bill Cosby produced had a cute idea -- they had a family who referred to their great-grandmother Alice as "Alice The Great". As in, "go ask Alice The Great to help with your homework" or whatever. Which I always got a kick out of, because it made it sound like this sweet little old white-haired lady had established an empire when she was younger and was just retired now or something.

But yeah, kids sometimes have tendancies to make things up, or they'll babble something and everyone will think it's just the cutest thing ever and use that instead. My cousins were encouraged to call our grandfather "Grampy" when they were younger, except one of them kept saying "Boppy" instead of "Grampy". So "Boppy" he became.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:32 PM on September 2, 2009

My daddy's grandmother when alive I was little. All of us great-grandchildren called her "Mammy", but then, so did my dad and his siblings.
posted by magstheaxe at 12:35 PM on September 2, 2009

Another nod for G.G., one of my friends had her kids call her grandmother that and soon, everyone called her that, related or not.

I personally called my great grandmother močiutė, but unless you're Lithuanian, it wouldn't make sense. :-)
posted by crankylex at 12:35 PM on September 2, 2009

I had 2 living great grandmothers when I was very young, and they were Grandma Lastname and Grandmama Lastname (the extra syllable seemed to flow naturally with her last name).

My maternal grandmother was Nana -- to me, to her other grandchildren, to her great-grandchildren, and to her great-GREAT-grandchildren. Even my mom and dad called her Nana. Because whatever other names or titles she held in her life, that was probably her favorite.

So yeah, the best names will be sort of an organic thing.
posted by somanyamys at 12:36 PM on September 2, 2009

My grandparents were Opa and Oma (grandpa and grandma in Dutch -- also German I think). My cousins' kids just called them Opa and Oma like everyone else and called their grandparents Grandpa and Grandma. What languages are in your background?
posted by winston at 12:39 PM on September 2, 2009

I met all four of my great grandparents on my mother's side, though I really only knew two of them growing up. Referring to them to other people, I'd say "Great-grandma [last name]" or whatever. Speaking to them directly, I'd just say "Grandma [last name]".

Some cousins of mine have taken to calling my grandparents (their great grandparents) "Super Grandma" and "Super Grandpa", which I think is just adorable.
posted by olinerd at 12:39 PM on September 2, 2009

Mima ("meema") and Mimo, ("meemo"), though Mimo (my great grandfather) died before I was born. Neither name means anything, really - they're what my mother called them when she was tiny, and both names stuck forever.
posted by jquinby at 12:39 PM on September 2, 2009

When I was really young, my great grandfather was still alive. We just called him "grampa".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:41 PM on September 2, 2009

I had a great-grandma who I called Great-Grandma.
posted by box at 12:45 PM on September 2, 2009

My niece calls my parents Nana and Poppy. She calls my grandparents (her great grandparents...how cool is it that she made it to age ten with all four of them?) Mimi and Paw-paw.

I called my great-grandmothers "Baba", which is what they instructed us to call them. This was apparently a little joke that both of them played, unrelated, because it means, roughly, "Old hag" in Croatian. (I'm partially Croatian on both sides)
posted by notsnot at 12:48 PM on September 2, 2009

I think the kids might name the greats, rather than the other way around, but here's how things were in my family:

Those I met: great-grandmother (father's mother's mother) was known as Ma Lastname. Great-grandparents (father's father's father and step-mother) were Paw and Edith.

The one I didn't meet (mother's father's mother): GRANDMA LASTNAME. Just like that, in all caps and bolded. The woman was a force to be reckoned with, and even though her daughters-in-law now go by the same Grandma Lastname, it just somehow doesn't ring the same way.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2009

My great grandmother just passed away in July at the age of 97. We called her Grammy. My great grandfather, who died before my time, was Poppy to my mom and her sisters.

On my dad's side, I had three living great grandparents and a great great grandfather when I was a kid. Abuelita _______ as opposed to simply Abuela (my grandmother) and same for the men. Abuelo Juan, for example, was my great great grandfather. It works in English too, where Grandma _____ and Grandpa _______ would be the distinguishing names.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2009

I had five great grandparents for much of my life teenage life. Here is what I called them.

Granga, Pop, Arch, and Nanny in ______ (city name) and Nanny at-the-lake (other greatgrandma). My great-great grandmother was called Grandma ________ (insert last name). We didn't seem to have a problem using double monikers or even phrases to differentiate everyone.

I call my grandparents: Grandad, Meemee, Grand(first name) and Grand(first name). It works.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2009

My kids call their great grandmother, "Old Wrinkly Grandma."
posted by Sassyfras at 12:53 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]

I think it's cool if you draw on whatever ethnic tradition/language you come from for great-grand nicknames. The only of my great-grandparents I knew as a child was my father's grandmother, whom I called "Busia" (Polish for grandmother).
posted by dlugoczaj at 12:56 PM on September 2, 2009

Gran-Gran and Boo-Boo
posted by DB Cooper at 12:58 PM on September 2, 2009

Großvati and Großmutti, Grandfather and Grandmother in German. (Complete with estzett.) Maybe you should use the language of their respective ancestors?
posted by Soliloquy at 12:59 PM on September 2, 2009

I called the mother of my grandmother "big nana" and my grandmother "little nana", and all of my siblings did the same. Indeed, we never ever used first or last names for them, and I couldn't tell you big nana's first name off the top of my head. When big nana died, little nana became just nana.
posted by Sova at 1:01 PM on September 2, 2009

My friend couldn't say "greatgrandmother" as a baby so it got garbles into something that sounded like, "Buh-gabba-gah." This ended up sticking, to the point that her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins all called this woman "Bagabbaga."
posted by piratebowling at 1:02 PM on September 2, 2009

On my Italian side, great-grandparents were "Mama/Papa [lastname]", "Mama [diminutive of first name]", Mr. Joe (step-great-grandfather), and "Other Mama". No clue where Other Mama came from, but that's what they always called her.
On my Whito-American side, they were "Grandma [lastname]" or "Great-grandma [lastname]", sometimes interchangeably. And because my great-grandfathers died long before I was born, I only really refer to them by first name, so as to avoid confusion as to who exactly I'm referring to.
posted by katemonster at 1:05 PM on September 2, 2009

G-Mama. She is very prim and "old-school" and thinks the name is hilarious.
posted by pearlybob at 1:07 PM on September 2, 2009

I didn't myself, but there are several great-grandparents in the family. One one side, the living great-grandpa is Grampa (called that by virtually everyone), one set of grandparents are Papa and Nana, and the other set use Indian words for grandma and grandpa that I don't know.

On the other side, great-grandma is Granny, grandma is B (she is not the sort to like feeling old, it's her first initial), and I don't know about the grandparents on the other side.
posted by brainmouse at 1:07 PM on September 2, 2009

Grama Bella!
posted by Dr. Send at 1:12 PM on September 2, 2009

We actually called our great-grandparents Grandma Firstname or Grandpa Firstname, same as we did with all of our grandparents. It really wasn't confusing at all! Same for great aunts, great-great aunts, etc. My 105-year-old great-great aunt died earlier this year, & all of us -- from my grandma (her niece) to my little cousin (her great-great-great nephew) called her "Aunt Pearl."
posted by oh really at 1:14 PM on September 2, 2009

All of my living great-grandmothers (I had no living great-grandfathers) were "Grandma FirstName"; my grandparents were just Grandpa and Grandma unless there was a need to differentiate.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 1:15 PM on September 2, 2009

I have a pretty good chunk of German in me. My great grandfather was referred to by everyone as Opah. His wife was called Omah. Everyone still refers to them as Opah and Omah, even though they've been dead as long as I can remember (although there are pictures of me with Opah).

When my son was born, I asked my grandfather if he wanted to be called Opah. He said no.
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:17 PM on September 2, 2009

I had three great-grand-parents live long enoug for me to get to know them. My mother`s mother's mother was Grandma Lastname, while my father's father's parents were Great Grandpa and Grandma Lastname (to differentiate them from my grandparents, Grandpa and Grandma Lastname). Occasionally Great Grandpa Lastname would be addressed by descendants as Hec, as his given names were Hector Melvin.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:17 PM on September 2, 2009

We called three of our living great grandmas Grandma Ethel, Grandma Grace, and Grandma Alice, using their first names. For some reason, a step-great grandma was Grandma Wilson, using her last name.

Only one great grandpa was living when I grew up, and he was Grandpa Campbell (by his last name, even though his wife was Grandma Alice).

posted by General Tonic at 1:24 PM on September 2, 2009

I had two great-grandmothers. I called them "MawMaw [first name]" which is also what I called my one living grandmother. (I'm from the South.)
posted by tamaraster at 1:26 PM on September 2, 2009

Sorry, a correction. I called the one on my mother's side MawMaw [first name] and the one on my father's side MawMaw [last name]. So one was, like, "MawMaw Sadie," and the other one was, "MawMaw Smith."
posted by tamaraster at 1:28 PM on September 2, 2009

Most of my grandmother's great-grandchildren call her "Big Grandma" which is amusing because she's tiny.
posted by doift at 1:35 PM on September 2, 2009

MawMaw and PawPaw for the Southern greats, here. Mehmeh and PehPeh for the French Canadian ones.
posted by jefficator at 1:59 PM on September 2, 2009

My wife called her grandmother Ga-Ga and until she died last year so did our daughter. Way back when we called our great grandmother "big grandma".
posted by TedW at 2:07 PM on September 2, 2009

Bubbe and Zeide.
posted by melodykramer at 2:12 PM on September 2, 2009

My great-grandmother was called "Moo," because this how my mother mispronouced her name while she was a wee sprout. And it stuck.

My grandfather on the other side was called "Papa." This was in Alabama.
posted by Midnight Skulker at 2:18 PM on September 2, 2009

Everyone in my family called our great-grandfather "Granddaddy" (he died in 2002 at the age of 102!) and his wife (our great-grandmother) "Granny" or "Grandma [lastname]. She died at 96.
I'm going to live forever.
posted by greta simone at 2:19 PM on September 2, 2009

Great-Grammy, and her husband would have been Great-Grampy.
posted by ants at 2:33 PM on September 2, 2009

My grandmother is Nana and her mother, while she was alive, was Nini (a family nickname). Similarly, my dad's other grandmother (who died before I was born, but the name is still a good one) was Nano.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:48 PM on September 2, 2009

We called my great grandmother grandma lastname, which was the same thing my mom and aunt called her. We call my grandmother with the same last name Mema to avoid confusion.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 3:23 PM on September 2, 2009

Meme and Pappy.
posted by cmoj at 3:36 PM on September 2, 2009

On my father's side, my great grandmother was called Grandma Lastname. On my mother's side, my greats were called Mom-mom and Pap-Pap.
posted by pupperduck at 4:06 PM on September 2, 2009

I had two great grandmothers (great-grandfathers were no longer around by the time I was born).

#1 was Nana, she had originally chosen that instead of grandma when my dad was born, so everyone called her Nana (her grandkids and great-grandkids).

#2 was just Grandma, so basically I had three people in my life named grandma. I don't really remember this being an issue but I was still pretty young when she died so I may not have referred to her in conversation all that often anyway.

My grandparents are now great-grandparents as well and their great grand-kids call them the same thing we do (grandma and grandpa - they call my aunt nana). I feel like it would be confusing if we called the same people different things depending on what generation we were born into.
posted by magnetsphere at 4:30 PM on September 2, 2009

Great-gramma ____ and great-grandpa _______
posted by 6:1 at 5:03 PM on September 2, 2009

When we were children, my siblings and I called our great-grandmother "Grandma-Lee", usually blurred into "Gramma-Lee" (all one word). The "Lee" is a shortening of her first name, which is hard for small kids to pronounce. The four of us still mostly use that nickname, though now that we're all grown-up-sized, we sometimes address her by her first name, when we're feeling adult-ish. My nieces and nephews (her great-great grandchildren, all under 12 years) also call her Gramma-Lee.

She is technically my grandmother's stepmother, so my mother and uncles all call her by her first name, as did my grandmother, which practice is I'm sure the genesis of the nickname based on her given name. Something similar might be more palatable to your mother; if her name is "Lucy", for instance, she could be "Gramma-Luce".

I will conclude this by noting that their names don't need to have the same form. My own parents are "Nana and Grandpa-Firstname" to the grandkiddos. "Grampy", "Gramps", "Bapa", "Granddad", or something similarly silly may work for your dad, but your mom is free to go by something more dignified (though if she can't put up with being called Granny, she probably should have thought twice about having kids in the first place.)
posted by Commander Rachek at 5:22 PM on September 2, 2009

My great-grandmother was Grum.
My grandmother is holding out for Grandmartha when her mini-great starts talking.
When she herself was a child, she called her great-grandmother "big Grandma."
posted by hippugeek at 5:26 PM on September 2, 2009

My maternal grandfather's (Pap-paw) father was "Pap-Paw Ken." My paternal grandfather is known to everyone as "Jimmie" but my brother and I call him "Jim." His parents were "Maw-Maw" and "Paw-Paw."

I actually had a living great-great-grandfather when I was born, but I don't remember him.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 5:47 PM on September 2, 2009

Well, apparently I coined this. I couldn't handle "grandmother" yet, so I elided it as "Mummer", which became her nickname to my family and my uncle's as well. Since I knew that grandfather was the man married to Mummer, he became "Mummerman".

My parents tried these out when raising my brother's kids almost 20 years ago, but none of them really stuck and they all came up with their own names (e.g. "grandpapa"). My grandfather, though, left the experiment now known as "Grandmummerman".
posted by dhartung at 6:15 PM on September 2, 2009

Great-grandma, until my little cousin came along and he struggled with it. Then we called her Nana. Never really sat right with me, though, I always preferred great-grandma.
posted by InsanePenguin at 6:41 PM on September 2, 2009

Although we didn't have a chance to use the great-grandparent terms, my mother's Swedish heritage gave us great names for grandparents: Farmor is father's mother, farfar is father's father, and mormor and morfar are the terms for maternal grandparents (it is cool that the terms are more specific than the English grandmother/father, but it led to some heated arguments with the cousins about whether our grandparents were mormor and morfar or farfar and farmor). In the same vein greatgrandparents are farfars mor for father's father's mother, farfars far for father's father's mother, and so on. So if you have any Swedish relatives they would be tickled to hear those terms used.
posted by TedW at 6:42 PM on September 2, 2009

I called mine "Great-Grandma" and my niece calls hers "Great-Grandma". Pretty boring. But I knew someone who called the greats "Little Grandma" and "Little Grandpa" because they were shorter than "Regular Grandma" and "Regular Grandpa"
posted by dogmom at 7:06 PM on September 2, 2009

My great-grandma was Grandma Boo Boo. I think my dad and aunts started calling her that when they were little and watching Yogi Bear.

My niece and nephews call my grandma Oma, as mentioned previously, since it's the German side. It was what she called her grandmother. Did your parents call their grandparents something unique?
posted by auntietennis at 8:26 PM on September 2, 2009

I had one living great-grandmother when I was young, my mom's paternal grandmother. I called her Grandma Ida, as did my mom.
posted by SisterHavana at 8:59 PM on September 2, 2009

In my family or other families I know:

Gee-Gee (this was her nickname before she ever had kids though, a contraction of her first name; so she was called this by the grandkids etc because she wanted to be called by name, rather than having any "grandma" tag since she wanted to stay young)
Pop Pop

One family I know, older people, call all their ancestors "father", "grandfather", "great-grandfather" etc, full title.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:03 PM on September 2, 2009

I don't have any greats, but my cousin does, so I'll answer what he calls them (he's 3 and very cute, btw.)

He's #13 grand-baby on his mum's side (mine) and #1 grand-baby on his dad's side. "Grandma" was taken on our side of the family, so his Dad's mum went for "Nanna". Her mum is "old Nanna" (she's 97.) (I believe he might of invented this, I'm not sure.) (Pop/Poppy is Nanna's husband, great-grandpa is no longer with us.)

My Dad's parents are Grandma and Grandpa, Mum's dad is Grandad, and Mum's Mum wasn't with us long enough to get a grandparent name.

Old Grandad? Old Pop? Old Grandma? :) could be cute!
posted by titanium_geek at 1:52 AM on September 3, 2009

My great-grandmother was "Gram (Surname)." This differentiated her from her daughter, who I called Gram.
posted by cheapskatebay at 8:47 AM on September 3, 2009

My mother was raised by her grandmother because her parents had died when she was a small child. My great-grandmother has since also passed, but when I was young she was still around. We just called her Grandma (surname).
posted by owtytrof at 11:28 AM on September 3, 2009

Oh! I remember reading once about a family who referred to the great-grandfather as "Feefather." The explanation has been somewhat lost in the mist of time.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:10 PM on September 3, 2009

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