Grandparent Names-Should I say something??

posted 11 months ago in Babies
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Just to clarify, since the pronunciation issue was addressed and some bees might not realize the difference: Mammy in this context is basically pronounced like “ma’am” with a y on the end. Mami in Spanish is actually really close to “mommy,” just with more of a Spanish accent, obviously. I can’t really speak to the Irish pronunciation, but obviously the context is different in any case. I think it’s also important to remember that the family OP is talking about is in the American South, so that’s the context that matters. 

Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Mammy is still a really popular grandparent name, and honestly I don’t think anyone really thinks much of it in that context (my whole mom’s side of the family is from the South).  We called my grandmother “Marmey,” so if it makes you really uncomfortable you could suggest that as a slight variation?

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Oof yeah, definitelly help avoid Mammy if you can.  

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Mammy and Pappy are common where I’m from. Not your grandmother, not your business. They’ll figure it out on their own, and if they don’t, it’s not the end of the world. My best friends grandma is called Mammy and I never thought twice about it until I read this post and I’m 35. We’ve been friends since 2nd grade. Lol

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