Meemar/grandmother...and for grandfather?


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Français, French - France

I found "meemar" for grandmother on another thread. I wonder if there is an equivalent for grandfather. I'm sure "Feefar" won't fit. :eek: :D
A little search on the forum leads me to this thread, but I didn't find meemar or its male equivalent anywhere.
Any help will be welcome. :)
  • daviesri

    Senior Member
    USA English
    As you probably read from the second link you have in your thread there are all kinds of different name for grandparents. You should probably send a private email to Poetic Device and ask her where she got Meemar from and if she had an equivalent for her new babies grandfather.

    Maybe PeePaw would work.


    Senior Member
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    "Meemar" sounds very eccentric-- or would be if there were any standardized terms for grandparental pet names.

    Many families evolve their own, and the main source of these names is the grandchildren and their struggle to pronounce "Granmaw" (or whatever) at a very early age. My parents' first grandkid heard "Grandma" as "Munga," and that's what my niece and nephews called her, along with "Bugga" for my dad. My kids used "Grandma" and "Grandpa."

    So I'm afraid there's no guessing what "Meemar's" counterpart was called-- you'd have to ask whoever it was who dubbed her that.


    Senior Member
    Français, French - France
    I already PMed poetic and I (wrongly) understood it was not an "eccentric" kind name for grandma... so I thought it was used by many other people too.
    Thanks you all. No feefar, then... ;)
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