Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Sweetest Name...

The most precious name in the English language is whatever your grandchildren call you……………………

My grandchildren call me ‘Mam’. My daughter ‘M’, who had the first grandchild started this. I had always thought I‘d be a “Marmie.” However, I wouldn‘t change ‘Mam‘ for the world. I don’t know any other ‘Mams‘. When we go into a store, employees will say, “May I help you, ma’am?” Or, “Here’s your change, ma’am.” Or, thank you, ma’am. My grandchildren will ask, “But Mam, how does everyone know your name?” LOL

Most of my eight grandchildren would first say “Mum”… later graduating to ‘Mam.’
I know a Gangy, Granky, Gin-Naw, Mam-Ma, Honey, Mammy, Giggles, Nana, Mimi, Mint, Jo-Jo, Granny, Joy-Joy, Am-Ma, Dah, Mom, Mama-Too, Mama Jean, and Yappy!

WHAT DO YOUR LITTLE DARLINGS CALL YOU?

9 comments:

Kelli said...

Mam is such a darling name! My daughter, Emily (7) asked me today if her children would call me "Nana." My other daughter, Grace (8) insisted it would be "Grandma." We'll have to see!
Kelli

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm. Out of all the names that you mentioned, I believe I liked...Mam! Gangy is another great one as well! Now I wonder why I liked those two best of all? Hmmmmm...I wonder.;)
Love,
Erin O. (Your loving granddaughter)

Beth J. said...

Aww, I like Mam as well!

I was only blessed to have one grandmother growing up and I called her MeMe. The way she got that name was she kept my oldest cousin when she was a baby. My Meme had a lot of trouble with catching her breath sometimes, so when she would bend over the side of the playpen to get my cousin out, she would would say "Me Me".
My cousin picked it up and it stuck! I loved her so much and have so many memories!

Just wanted to share! I love your blog!

Susan P. said...

I loved that story! How cute that they all were so impressed that people knew your name!! I'm not a grandmother yet but one day I hope to be a "Nana!"

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Betty...
You’ve done it! Wonderful. Congratulations on starting Country Charm. I know you will have great fun making new acquaintances and communicating with like-minded people from all over this wonderful world of ours. Enjoy this new journey of shared interests and inspirations.

As for me, my grandchildren call me Nana, I felt it suited me better 20 years ago. However, as I’ve got older I rather like the sense of comfort and security, that exudes from the names Granny or Grandma. Too late to change now though, I shall always be Nana to them. But, if i live to see their children, then I shall have my chance to become a ‘Great Granny’. Love and best wishes as you set off on your new adventure. - Marion

dot said...

The ones I live close to are step grandchildren and they call me mawmaw or mawmaw Dot and my own call me maw.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I'm glad you are enjoying blogging and now I'm wondering where you live. We are in Haralson County which is about 50 miles west of Atlanta.(I lived in Way Cross for about 5 years) I imagine your cabin is about 100 miles north of us.

Your front door is very pretty!

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Tina Leigh said...

Well Mam!!! I like it..a great name! I have step-grands..they call me MEME-Tina. Found you by way of my Mama's blog..Dot at Taste of Georgia. I live in South Ga. I sure hope you & her are not going to tell me some really bad news about that covered bridge!!

Welcome to blogging...you'll be an addict for long, lol!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Betty...
Just popping over to say Hi. I forgot to ask something in my last comment. I’ve been looking at your ‘teapot’ the picture of which you have in your personal profile. Am I right in thinking it is Royal Albert’s Old Country Rose design? If so, I love it, Royal Albert have had it going for years, but it never looses its charm or popularity.

Dull ol’ day again in Wales. John and I went into town this morning for usual weekend shopping. Our afternoon is drawing to a close now, John has been given outside a tidy up, whilst I’ve made phone calls to friends and dealt with indoors.

Enjoy this day and may Sunday bring many blessing for you and Edward. Marion