My kids call their great grandmothers Nenek, which should have been Tok Nek - just because Nenek is easier to say.
I had a bit of a struggle explaining to Imtiyaz why Nenek means grandmother but he is calling his mum’s grandmother as Nenek too. He wouldn’t accept if the answer was, “just because we want you to call them that” kinda thing.
Fast forward, he went,
“Oooo… I get it. Great Grandmother means Nenek yang Hebat! That’s why!”
Until now, I’m not quite sure whether he really got it or not.