Names for Grandmother Most English-speaking children call their grandmothers Granny, Grandma, or Nana/Nanna. There are a few different words for Grandmother in Irish, including Seanmháthair (shan a WAW her), máthair mhór (maw her aWOR), and máthair Chríona (MAW her KHREE un na). These literally mean "old mother", "great mother" and "mother of the heart." These words are not used to actually address the grandmother, though. Children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps…
Old Irish Naming Conventions may conjure up Celtic druids and warriors, medieval French lords, or a sorry tale of mis-translation. Find out how they developed, about Irish naming conventions, and what the most popular names mean.
Traditional Irish naming patterns - MY ENGLISH ANCESTORS FOLLOWED THIS NAMING PATTERN WITH A SURNAME OF SMITH In Ireland there was traditionally a very strong naming pattern for the eldest children born into a family: The eldest son would be named after his paternal grandfather The second son after his maternal grandfather The third son after his father.
This traditional Irish naming pattern could help you trace your family - IrishCentral.com