Odd name

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RubyRed

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Odd name
« on: May 17, 2019, 22:04 »
  Very curious to know about another name for grandma that as a family we have always used. I'm 62 and my grandma , and great grandma were known by the grandchildren as mamam. Even my nieces children call my mum mamam. I'm a nottingham gal and the only other person I know who used the same name for her granny was from Mansfield. So I think it could be a local thing. Any members use the same. And where do you think it comes from. It can't be French because that is maman,

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Re: Odd name
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 10:19 »
  Very curious to know about another name for grandma that as a family we have always used. I'm 62 and my grandma , and great grandma were known by the grandchildren as mamam. Even my nieces children call my mum mamam. I'm a nottingham gal and the only other person I know who used the same name for her granny was from Mansfield. So I think it could be a local thing. Any members use the same. And where do you think it comes from. It can't be French because that is maman,

I doubt a 4 year old would tell the difference twixt an M and an N ! :D
We are always twisting our and other languages , Cambridge should be on the river Came but it ain't ! ;)

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Re: Odd name
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 10:55 »
Could it be,  this lady is Mam's Mam, and so it became mamam ?   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Odd name
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 11:19 »
Digressing slightly but staying with the Mam theme. When I was growing up in working-class South-West Lancashire in the 1940s, Mum was considered higher social class than Mam. Did this nonsense apply to other areas?

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Re: Odd name
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 11:46 »
Me Mam's Mam was always Nana. (Isn't Maman somehow welsh)?

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Re: Odd name
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 12:10 »
I called my mum's mum Nana and my dad's I called grandma.
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Re: Odd name
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 12:14 »
Me old man was from Nottingham and we always knew gran as gran. we used to "vist me gran n grandad in Nottngham", never heard heard say owt else.

Alan
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