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You are going to be a grandparent. How exciting! Once you heard the news, it probably didn’t take long before you started thinking about what your grandchildren will call you. Something traditional like Grandma or Grandpa? Or might you be thinking about something a bit more novel or unexpected?
Some grandparents of today are thrilled and quite content to stay with more traditional grandparent labels. Some are choosing names associated with their cultural backgrounds. Some let their names evolve over time, allowing their grandchildren to come up with their own ideas. Others are looking for something that sets them apart from the rest… perhaps with a younger ring to it.
In the celebrity world, the current trend seems to lean toward the creative – and even quirky – when it comes to grandparent monikers. Goldie Hawn’s grandchildren call her “GoGo” and “Glamma.” Susan Sarandon is called “Honey.” Martin Sheen goes by “Peach,” and Lionel Richie is “G-Pa.”
There are many variations out there. Just make sure the name you decide to use is something you will be comfortable with for many years to come. And make sure it is something that will be easy for – and welcomed by – your grandchildren.
The following are a just a few of the many popular names used by today's grandparents: