Why Susan Sarandon will not be called Grandma

Susan Sarandon is expecting her first grandchild, and she's come up with a sweet name she wants to be called instead of "Grandma."

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Who doesn't love Susan Sarandon? She's the celebrity who most often comes to mind when people think of Hollywood actresses aging gracefully without fillers and Botox and horrific-looking facelifts. Love!

Well, the 67-year-old actress is getting set to welcome her first grandchild—her daughter, Eva, and son-in-law Kyle are expecting a baby girl. But we will not be calling her "Grandma." No, we'll be calling her something really quite sweet.

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“I borrowed this name from a very dear friend of mine who’s from the South," Susan told People at an endometriosis fundraiser in New York City, Friday, March 7, "and his grandma was ‘Honey.'"

Susan said she's "experimenting" with the new title, and that "Eva likes it, so we’ll see."

Since there are already tons of grandkids on Kyle's side of the family, adopting a new name makes sense. “I think it’s good because this is [Kyle] seventh grandchild," she explains, "so they’ve established what his parents are called."


Susan also shared she's in the market for a crib and change table for the new addition. She's going to be an awesome grandma, no doubt. And how exciting—her first grandkid!

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What do your kids call their grandparents? Do they all have unique monikers, or are there two "Grandmas"? The grandparents all get their own names in my family: Grandma and Papa (my parents), and Bubby and Zaide (Josh-O's parents).

Love! xo Haley-O Celebrity Candy: Follow along as Haley Overland delivers the latest scoop on celebrity families — plus sweet celeb interviews! You can’t have too much of this candy, so check back often.

This article was originally published on Mar 12, 2014

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Haley Overland is a writer/editor at Today's Parent. Our resident celebrity queen, she dishes out all the sweetest scoop on celebrity families at our Celebrity Candy blog. She has interviewed celeb moms like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba and Jillian Michaels, and has shared her expertise on CTV’s ETalk. Haley also has an award-winning personal blog,, where she writes about everything from motherhood to yoga, her dog “Betty White” and what it's like to be Clive Owen's girlfriend. Haley has two kids, whom she fondly refers to online as “The Monkey” and “The Rascal.”