10 Unique Names Kiddos Call Their Celebrity Grandparents

For most, becoming a grandparent is one of life’s most joyous milestones, whereas being referred to as “Grandma” or “Grandpa” is not. It comes as no surprise that some of Hollywood’s most sprightly actors and actresses refuse to be associated with the negatively connoted “G” word. Here, ten celebrity grandparents and their fabulously unique names.

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Goldie Hawn Goes By “glam-ma”

Since she refused to be called "Grandma" because of its “connotations of old age,” Hawn’s son Oliver came up with “Glam-Ma.” (100 percent accurate.)

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Susan Sarandon Goes By “honey”

We can’t help but love this one, especially because grandmas are just the sweetest…that is, until they’re called “Grandma.” Sarandon actually borrowed her sugary moniker from a dear friend’s grandmother.

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Blythe Danner Goes By “lalo”

Although she originally wanted to be called “Woof,” Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom is simply known as “Lalo” to her grandkids.

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Laura And George W. Bush Go By “mimi Maxwell And Jefe”

Twins Barbara and Jenna were tasked with picking out nontraditional names for their parents. They randomly landed on “Mimi Maxwell” for Mrs. Bush and “Jefe” for the former president, even though he insisted on “Sir.” Yes, Jefe (pronounced he-fe). As in the Spanish word for “boss.”

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Kris Jenner Goes By “lovey”

She’s known as one of the most famous momagers, but to her grandchildren, the Kardashian Klan matriarch is referred to as “Lovey.”

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Rita Wilson And Tom Hanks Go By “yiayia And Papou”

Sooo…we can call them that too, right?

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Lionel Richie Goes By “g-pa”

It may not be far off from the traditional Grandpa, but, hey, if Lionel Richie wants to be called “G-Pa,” then we support it.

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Sharon Osbourne Goes By “shazza”

Apparently, in London, the nickname for Sharon is “Shazza.” Rolls off the tongue nicely, even for a two-year-old.

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Martha Stewart Goes By “martha”

But of course she does.

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Caitlyn Jenner Goes By “caitlyn”

Even though there’s some understandable confusion among the kids, Jenner is typically referred to by her first name or just “Grandma.” 

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