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Katie Hankinson

The A to Z of Grandparent Names: From Abba to Zumu

The A to Z of Grandparent Names: From Abba to Zumu

By: Katie Hankinson
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Learn the cultural significance behind the traditional and unique names for grandparents all over the world with The A to Z of Grandparent Names.

Grandma and grandpa, babushka and dedushka, oma and opa, bibi and babu—these names are near and dear to our hearts. Uncover the origins of these names in various languages and cultures around the world. This book celebrates the special bond between grandparent and grandchild. You may recognize what you called your own grandparents in these pages. With fun and unique names alongside those that carry cultural value, this book is perfect for first-time grandparents deciding what they want to be called.

Inside you’ll find:

  • 100+ names from cultures in every corner of the globe
  • An in-depth look at the each name’s historical and cultural background
  • A brief synopsis on the role of grandparents in each culture
  • A pronunciation guide with alternate spellings


Whether you want to honor your ancestors or capture the relationship you have with your grandchild, find a name as special to you as they are with The A to Z of Grandparent Names.

  • Contributor(s): Katie Hankinson
  • About the Contributor(s): Katie Hankinson holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing and Editing from Regis University, and a Bachelor's in Writing and Cultural Anthropology from Fort Lewis College. She has served as a journalist, photographer, copywriter, freelance author, and editor for nearly 10 years. Her creative work has appeared in Images Literary Magazine and she is in the process of finishing her YA Fiction novel about two sisters experiencing the ripple effect of mental illness. In her free time, Katie and her fiancé, Josh, love to explore the Denver-Boulder metro area and care for their two cats, Peanut and Mac.
  • ISBN-13 9781646433803
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 7.25(h) x 5.3(w) x 0.65(d) inches
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