I almost chose to be called Pappy. My fathers dad died long before I was born, but my grandmother always referred to him as Pappy. I was visiting her once when I was about 8, and I found a hammer under her bed. I asked her why it was there. She said it was in case a man broke in, she could conk him over the head and then have a new husband….One of my nephews use to say Pappy. I liked that.