Aging baby boomers are in the midst of a grandbaby boom, and they're struggling with a bunch of issues…But one of the most vexing issues they face is deciding what they want to be called by their grandchildren, lest it make them sound- and feel- old.
- Zimmerman, Ann. "A Grandma or Grandpa By Any Other Name is Just as Old."
Wall Street Journal 23 Jan. 2009, National edition: Cover A1+
Thank you for visiting the official website of You Can Call Me Hoppa! The Grandparents' Guide to Choosing a Name that Fits. The book is meant to be a fun thought starter and a bit of a keepsake. The book was created by Lauren Charpio in the hopes of assisting modern grandparents in finding the answer to the 'what to be called?' question. We hope that you enjoy perusing the pages of possibilities, whether you are a first-time grandparent, a step-grandparent or a grandparent who is relatively established. Most of us are given a name at birth and don’t again get the opportunity to choose a name that truly represents who we are until we reach grandparenthood.
Hundreds of names and dozens of adorable stories provide options and inspiration for Traditional Titles, Cultural Appellations, names that are Perfectly Personal and names that so preciously come Out of the Mouths of Babes.
We have already begun working on the next edition of You Can Call Me Hoppa! and are excited to be able to include the stories of our readers. We invite you to share the story of how you got your beloved grandparent name in the Share Your Story area of our site and perhaps you'll see your title in the next iteration of You Can Call Me Hoppa!