this thread is great! i have some gems in my family tree. my maternal grandmothers (bio and step) were Gertrude Blanche and Helen Beatrice (who always went by Bea). My maternal great grandmother was Anela (An-YELL-a) who always went by Nellie (i LOVE anela, but would spell it anyela to clear up pronunciation questions). My paternal grandmother was Jean Leigha (my namesake, I am Andrea Leigh). My paternal great grandmother was Mildred (Millie) and her mother was Magdalena. My husbands maternal grandmother was Frankye (full name) and her mother was Clara. His paternal grandmother was Elvira (Vera).
My grandmothers are Martha and Edith :)
My grandmothers' names are Arline (with an I!) and Marjorie.
Arline was baptized as Aurelia because the priest refused to baptize her with a "Hollywood name." Somehow I can't see that happening today!
My paternal grandmothers name is Doreen Jane and my maternal grandmothers name is Nanette Maud (my namesake - I am Sharn Nanette)
I am going to list all of Grandmothers in my family.
my grandmothers are:
my great grandmothers are:
Margaret nn Maggie
my great great grandmothers are:
Luba Sofia (from Ukraine)
I love the name Ada, but we can't use it because our last name begins with "Da" and would create an unfortunate "Ada Da" sound!
My grandmothers are Penelope and Anne
My great grandmother is Colleen
My Grandma's names were
Both Grandma's have been highly honored within my famlies. I know my Grandma Catherine HATED her middle name and her nickname of Cathy. Fern hated her name also.
My Paternal Grandmother was named Elizabeth, but always went by Betty. My Maternal Grandmother'd name is Delores. My Step-Grandmother (I don't know what else to call her) is Helen.
My grandmother's names are Wanda Ruth and Earlene Sue.
My Great Grandmother's were: Hazel, Olga (nn. Allgie), Cleo, Margeret