Susan Sarandon's Alternative to 'Grandma' Is Pure Genius

susan sarandonIn case you haven't heard, Susan Sarandon is about to become a grandma. The actress' gorgeous daughter, Eva Amurri, is pregnant with her first child, so you know what that means: Sarandon is about to become Grandma Susan.

Only she's not. Susan has decided she's not a "grandma" kind of gal, so she and a friend came up with the cutest, most adorable alternative to the g-word.

"Honey." That's what Susan wants to be called, and her daughter is completely cool with it. "I borrowed this name from a very dear friend of mine who’s from the South, and his grandma was 'Honey,'" Susan said. "That’s what I’m experimenting with, and Eva likes it, so we’ll see."

But the reason Susan's opting for Honey over Grandma isn't just because of the association she has with the latter (read: old, purple-haired ladies shooing cats with their canes from the porch), it's because the parents of Eva's husband, Kyle Martino, pretty much have already staked their claim. "I think it’s good because this is [Kyle's parents'] seventh grandchild, so they’ve established what his parents are called," Sarandon said. Perfect!

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Being that my daughter isn't yet 2, I really haven't given much thought as to what I'd like to be called when the time comes to become a grandparent. But I'm definitely keeping Honey in the back of my head. Thanks, Susan's friend from the South!

What do your kids call their grandparents?


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Jacee... Jacee2348

Honey sounds like a term of endearment for your spouse or significant other so I don't like it; however, it's not my family so it really doesn't matter if I like it or not!  LOL 

Rebec... Rebecca7708

It's funny how these things work out. My mom wanted to be called Nana. When my son was old enough to actually speak, he started calling her Nunnie. I have no idea where it came from.

TheSi... TheSilence

I'm pretty sure the kids end up making the naming choices in these situations!

Rando... Randomlady

Grandma was always Mer'mere (pronounced Meh-Mey) in our house.

mom_t... mom_to_kenzie

My mom wanted to be called Sassy...because she didn't like the whole grandma thing. She answers to nah-nah because that's what dd dubbed her. LOL My dad and stepmom are papa and meme, and dh's parents are pepaw and memaw..great grandparents are memaw,  memaw and papa.

xreds... xredstarsx

My kids call their grandma wawa. They came up with it on their own.

Amanda Averbeck

We called my great grandmother, "Honey". My mom, the first grandchild, actually named her that because her husband called her that. It just stuck and suited her well. We are from the south...

Darrah Johnston

My kids call my mom "punky" and my dad "pop-pop". Both were given those names by my oldest when she was about 18 months. Pop-pop because she couldn't say grandpa, and punky because my mom used to call my daughter punkin, as in "hi punkin!" And my daughter would say it back, but it came out "punky". It has stuck with all three of my girls, ages 8, 6 1/2, and 3.

Sue Nesbitt

I'm in the same boat feeling I'm not old enough to be grandma

And his parent have snatch up the name nan I'm stuck with grandma but I refused

So I have come up with nanma

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