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I have a friend from Leeds(dont hold it against me) and whenever i talk about my daughters grandma by using the name nannan, he tells me its a name ive made up. Is it or is it him thats wrong

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sorry but there's no such word in the english dictionary...there's Nan, Nana and Nanny but no nannan

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My mother was always Nannan to my kids, dictionary or not and she died in 79 so it's been around a while......Mother-in-law was Nanny and I hated that but.......that's what she wanted.:hihi:

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sorry but there's no such word in the english dictionary...there's Nan, Nana and Nanny but no nannan

 

however to this fact, my daughter calls my mother nannan and thats how i write it in birthday cards and such like.

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I used to say Nannan when I was little, I just use Nan now.

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I used to say Nannan when I was little, I just use Nan now.

 

Nannow....:huh:

 

 

 

:hihi:

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It's quite sweet.

 

I think it's a ghastly word

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Its the only word ive ever known for 36 years so i cant go changing now

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I wasn't brought up in Sheffield, so the first time I head somebody refer to their grandmother as "nannan" I didn't have a clue what they were talking about! I think my son would be disinherited if he called my mother "nannan", "nan" or "nanny". She hates the word! To be honest I can't call anybody's grandparent by those words either because I think I've picked up a dislike for them from my mum.

 

Is it just a Sheffield word? I've never heard it used anywhere else.

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well im a *nannan* so it definatly is a proper word :D My mam hates nannan she insits on granny or gran, i would disown mine if he called me granny :rant:

 

im from rotherham so its not just a sheffield word

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Maybe it's more of a south yorkshire word then? It's just I'd never heard it before I came here!

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