5/08/2007

Oldsters...

The following is a list of quintessential grandma names:
  • Gladys
  • Agnes
  • Ethel
  • Mildred
  • Irma or Erma
  • Gertrude
  • Edith
  • Pearl
  • Winifred
  • Edna
My grandmas' names were Bernice and Lenore. What are some of your favorites?

20 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

My grandmas' names are Jean and Barbara.

Great Grandmothers': Anna, Florence, Nelly, and Neola

Favorite quintessential grandma names after the above:

Ida, Mabel, Louise, and Martha.

Amy said...

My grandmas' were Shirley and Ann.

I think your list is pretty good, though. One day my name will be a grandma name, and maybe those will be young people names.

Johnny Yen said...

My grandmothers' names were Gladys and Opal. I never met Opal-- she was killed in an auto accident when my father was a teenager. His stepmother Alva was my subsititute grandmother.

BTW, Gladys was married to Freeman.

teri said...

My grandmother was Thelma and my ggrandmother was Bertha. (mom's side)

Dad's side was: grandmother was Jessie, which I like and ggrandmother was Katherine which I also like.

Anon. Blogger said...

My grandma names were:

Eva

Dorothy

and when Dorothy died....

she was replaced by...

Norma

That Grandpa Wilmer was a real ladies man.

lulu said...

My grandma Mildred died this year at 96, and my grandma Adaline is 94 and still going strong (well, not strong, but still going)

Skylers Dad said...

Dads mom was Gladys, and Moms mom was Grace. Both classic grandma names!

Makes me wonder what Tiffany with the lower back tattoo will look like in the home about 60 years from now.

vikkitikkitavi said...

I had a grandmother Marjorie.

You just reminded me of this great poem I read once that lamented the loss of names like these. It was awesome. I think I saved it somewhere.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

My mom is Mildred. But then again, she's 75.

GETkristiLOVE said...

...and our other grandmother was named Victoria whom a certain person is named after.

Skylers Dad said...

GKL: Is your brother Dave's middle name Victoria? I am so confused...

Spooney said...

Me grammas were Martha & Ella. Me great-grandma was Ida. Me mum is Shirley & her sisters who are all in their 70s now had some great names: Ruth, Betty, Goody (real name Pauline), Mildrid & Phyllis

Spooney said...

You gotta do grandpas cuz my gramps & his silblins' had some great freakin names.

slinger said...

Mildred and Arlene

Elizabeth said...

My Grandma's were Norma and Doris. My Great Grandma's were Mary, Winnifred, Mildred and Elizabeth.

lulu said...

You know, Mexican girls frequently have old lady names. I have had students named Edith, Eunice, Doris, and Alma.

Weird, huh?

Grant Miller said...

Krista's Grandmother was named "Millicent." But everybody called her "Millie." I thought it was a pretty good name for a grandmother.

Bubs said...

MizBubs' grandmothers were Gladys and Mildred, mine were Marietta and Laura.

Rhythmball Lynn said...

Both of mine made the list!

Dale said...

My mother's name is on your list. One of my sister's middle names should be on the list. Yikes. I can't even say them out loud.