One of the most entertaining parts of being a grandma is getting to hear all of the funny things that your grandkids say. From the cringe worthy things that they repeat from the other kids at school to the names that they give to us, grandkids are hilarious!

For the most part, we just accept the names that our grandkids call us. It’s just nice to be appreciated! But, I thought that it might be fun to examine some of the other options. After all, this is a name that we will hear over and over again. So, maybe we can get our grandkids to use one that we love to hear!

Here are 4 fun ideas for choosing a name for yourself with your grandkids. Maybe you can choose a fun new name together!

Take a Grandma Names Quiz

This site has a fun quiz on “which grandmother name is right for you,” which might give you some ideas. You can go through a list of questions that assess your personality, style and favorite things to do, and as a result, you’ll see which grandmother name you should actually be using.

I took the test and got “Bebe.” How do they describe me?  “You’re a sophisticated intellectual. You’ll be a fantastic grandmother because you will teach your grandchildren so much.” This seems like a good result because I am actually called “Baba” – which is close to “Bebe.”

What result did you get?

Choose a “Celebrity Grandma” Name

Celebrities are always looking for ways to promote their unique personality and style, and becoming grandparents is no different. According to this article on cool names for celebrity grandparents, many celebrity grandmothers have adopted special grandmother names that are a bit unique and offbeat:

  • Susan Sarandon – Honey
  • Goldie Hawn – GoGo
  • Blythe Danner – LaLo
  • Suzanne Sommers – Zannie
  • Martha Stewart – Martha
  • Debbie Reynolds – Aba Daba
  • Naomi Judd – Mawmaw

Maybe one of these celebrity grandma names would appeal to you. Would you like to be like Martha Stewart and have your grandchildren refer to you by your first name alone?

Pick a Trendy Grandma Name

Today’s grandparents tend to want to see themselves as being younger, more active, and more attuned to trends than their own grandparents were. With that in mind, here are a few trendy grandmother names that are popular right now:

  • Coco
  • Fancy
  • Lola
  • MuMu
  • Neema

Get Inspired by “Baby Talk”

It’s hard for babies to say “grandma” and “grandpa,” so some grandparents decide on names that evolved from a baby’s early “mispronunciations” of the actual word. Often the muddled word sounded cute and was fun to see the baby’s response when saying it, so they decided to use it anyway.

For example, do any of these “mispronounced” Grandma names sound familiar in your family?

  • GaGa
  • Gamma
  • Hamma
  • Ramma
  • Baba (my personal favourite, since one of my granddaughters speaks Russian!)
  • Glamma
  • Grimma

I’d love to hear what you think about this. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions so that we can get a good conversation going.

What do you grandkids call you? What are your favorite grandma names? Please add your comments below.

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