Dating site mamboo
Hubby's sister in Indianapolis adopted Bunia for herself with her g-children, and so it continues... I grew up with a Babcia, a Baba, a Bamboo, and a Grandpa.My Babcia was 100% Polish and this is the name for Grandma.Babci & Dziadzio: Hubby and I are each 100% Polish, and when we had our first, his Mom was already called Busia ( again an Americanized version of Babcia), and my Mom became Bunia, a shortening of the derivative Babunia. So I became Babci (it is even on my license plates! It is a lot easier to have Babci and Dziadzio on one side, and Grandma and Grandpa on the other ( our SIL is from good, Iowa stock).It is, however, more difficult for our older g-child to explain to her Iowa friends what Babci and Dziadzio mean, than say, in ethnic Chicago!!!One grandma was called Grandma Bernice or Grandma Bea (for her nickname.) One Great Grandma was "Oma" - German family and conveniently for "Olga." Using a letter worked except Great Grandma B and Grandma Bea didn't work.My little daughter caught on quickly when we taught her "G G B-ma" for Great Grandma Bess and "G G O-ma" for Great Grandma Olga.My ingenous 11 year old sister-in-law came up with the names "Amma"- for the Grandmother and "Adda" for the Grandfather.
Somehow, that made her sound even "cooler" as a grandma.My other grandma, let me name her, and at 4 months, Baba came out..is English so no ethnic relationship.My mom named her grandmother Bamboo, and it stuck with us great-grandchildren too. Bagoo & Papa: My grandparents' (my dad's parents) were Bagoo (pronounced Bah-goo) and Papa (easy enough).She loved saying it and Great Grandmas loved hearing it!We used the older, more formal Danish "Bedste mor" for my late mom.