By Cathy Livingstone | Every grandmother is unique. So why shouldn’t your “grandma name” reflect your personal style? This fun quiz will help you choose a grandma name that fits you to a T. |
The Grandma Name Game
For each question, choose the one answer that best describes you. Jot down your answers. When you’re done taking the quiz, check out the Answer Key, below, for a few grandma names that might suit you.
Which type of vehicle do you drive?
A) Convertible or sports car
B) SUV or station wagon
C) Hybrid, Toyota Camry, or Volvo
D) Cadillac, Buick, or 4-door sedan
What do your best friends say is your strongest sense?
A) Sense of style
B) Sense of responsibility
C) Sense of humor
D) Sense of direction
A) Play Bunko, lunch with friends, or do yoga
B) Shop, garden, or jog
C) Volunteer, meditate, or walk
D) Knit, craft, or read
What is your everyday dress style?
A) Sexy or sporty
B) Preppy or dressy
C) Jeans, vintage, or “gently worn”
D) Conservative or comfy with elastic waists
What is your favorite vacation?
B) Downhill skiing or camping & hiking
C) Bed & breakfast, arts & crafts fair
D) Sight-seeing and wine-tasting in Europe
When did you last see a movie in a theater?
A) Within the last month
B) Last year
C) Not in this decade
D) With my first boyfriend
A) High heels, hot off the runway
C) Clogs or flip-flops
D) Easy Spirit or “sensible”
What would you do at an amusement park?
A) Skip the rides and go directly to the karaoke
B) Ride the Ferris wheel because you like to be up high
C) Shoot the ducks for a prize
D) Enjoy the carousel ride only
A) “Good Vibrations”
B) “Born in the USA”
C) “We All Live in a Yellow Submarine”
D) “Over the Rainbow”
Who would you play in the movie of your life?
A) Raquel Welsh
B) Martha Stewart
C) Whoopi Goldberg
D) Barbara Bush
Mostly B: You are active, adventurous, and enjoy the outdoors. Possible grandmother names: Birdie, Bubbe, Coco, Galini, or Vovo.
Mostly C: You are a comedian who loves telling stories and cheering people up. Possible grandmother names: DaMa, Manita, Sassy, Snookie, or Toot.
Mostly D: You are serious, trustworthy, and a peacemaker among family and friends. Possible grandmother names: Gram, Lilly, Nana, Nonna, or Vela.
Excerpted and adapted from Bubbe, Mimi & Gigi: The Best Grandmother Name Book Ever, by Cathy Livingstone.
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