@Names for old Grandfather and Grandmother - Parenting -Children, problems, school, daycare, behavior, age, teenagers, infants - City-Data Forum, http://www.city-data.com/forum/parenting/1154305-names-old-grandfather-grandmother.html#ixzz19gxDIWoW, Pronunciation tips for Mamó, Móraí, and Daideo (Grandma/Granny and Grandpa). Posted on September 23, 2020 by . Please note: despite the endearing bit of misinformation currently circulating on the Internet (sites will remain nameless), these terms do NOT mean “mother of my heart” and “father of my heart.”  Those phrases would be based on “croí” ([krrree] heart), not “críonna” ([KRzhEE-uh-nuh] wise). Briefly, in the 1500’s, England had just turned Protestant under Elizabeth I’s parents: Welsh Henry VIII and English Anne Boleyn. For the more familiar terms, there are “Mamó” (or “Maimeo“) and “Móraí” for “grandma,” and “Daideo” for “grandpa.”. Using these words is one way that Irish words can be come part of a child’s life, and perhaps stimulate further study of the language later. I saw the real thing once, in Salisbury, England, quite fascinating! Ten Ways to Say 'Rainbow' in Irish, with pronunciation tips, Riverdance – Traditional Irish Dance and Music, The Irish for ‘I have a fever’ and, in passing, ‘I have the flu/hiccups/pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism’, Irish Words for Sneezing and Coughing — Sraothartach agus Casachtach (COVID-19 terms). Mamó or Maimeo would be the typical Irish words for “grandma” or “granny,” as opposed to “grandmother,” which is a little more formal (seanmháthair, máthair mhór, or máthair chríonna). I called my Irish great grand mother “Magna” when I was little. It's equivalent t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…, Native Spanish speakers - Transparent Language Online is now fully localized in Spanish! | Irish Blog, Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/parenting/1154305-names-old-grandfather-grandmother.html#ixzz19gxDIWoW, Teaching French to teens? 2. Noni, said Joni O'Steen Farmer. The Irish word for “a card” is “cárta,” so if your great-grandkids are sending you a card, we could all it a “Magna Cárta.” Of course, it would really be “Cárta Magna” in Irish word order, but “Magna Cárta” sounds more fun. The United States may be a young country, but its history runs deep. It could be short for your name, as suggested by 'Grandma Gayle' Tauger, or 'Gorgeous Gram' as Darlene Farnsworth suggested. 610 325 6922, Mamó – ma-MOH, with the stress on the second syllable, Móraí – MOR-ee. Or, for that matter, any other merchandise that allows you to send in customized text for printing. ), please take note! So "sweet"!" @Names for old Grandfather and Grandmother - Parenting -Children, problems, school, daycare, behavior, age, teenagers, infants - City-Data Forum Feicim gurbh í seo do cheist. @Jennifer Dia dhuit, arís, a Jennifer, and since I happened to be looking over this again, I thought I’d mention that “athair críonna an chroí” has some nice “near” alliteration, with the 2 c’s. But the short and sweet “Oma” is a common nickname for a female grandparent. or Sean? 400+ American Baby Names for Girls and Boys. I frequently get asked about the Irish word for “grandmother” or “grandma,” so children in Irish-American families can start using it as a pet name. Honey, said Susan Lane. Úsáidtear “Grandma” agus Grand(d)ad i mBéarla na hÉireann. seanathair an chroí (probably the most standard), athair críonna an chroí, and athair mór an chroí. Seanathair, seanmháthair, srl. Are you looking for an American baby name for your baby girl or baby boy? 3. “Magnus, Magna, Magnum” can mean “grand” in Latin, as well as “large,” and “avunculus grandus” means “great-uncle.” Normally for “great-grandmother” in Irish, we’d say: “sinseanmháthair” [pronounced: SHIN-SHAN-WAW-hirzh.”, If “Magna” was from the Latin, it must have been somewhat customized b/c the standard Latin for “great-grandmother” is “proavia,” with “avia” meaning “grandmother.” “Grandfather,” in Latin, is “avus” and “great-grandfather” is “proavus.”, At any rate, I think “Magna” sounds lovely. hubs.ly/H0z5BQh0, The Library District is here to help families with their distance learning needs! The “c” of “críonna has a “k” sound and the “ch” or “chroí” has the throaty “ch” sound as in “chutzpah.” Anyway, hope that info was helpful. máthair mhór, athair mór: based on the adjective “mór” (big, great). I don’t think those are Irish names. Note that the emphasis is on different syllables, indicated here by caps. © 2020 Transparent Language, Inc. All Rights Reserved. In Irish Gaelic, children would call their mothers Mamaí, which is pronounced Mah-mee. Dúirt tú: Please could I have the correct translation for ‘ grandfather of the heart” ? Nene and Pops, said Denise Loritsch. (Connemara, Aran, etc. Most of the people who ask for this are the actual grandmothers, not the grandfathers, but in this blog, I’ll be an equal opportunity terminologist and assume that the male and female terms are of equal interest. Being a parent is a thing of joy, then advancing to become a grandparent is filled with so much joy and happiness, its the dream of every parent to see their grandchildren in their life time.

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