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  • Hip baby boomers shun `granny' names

    03/22/2004 10:16:29 AM PST · by qam1 · 231 replies · 5,005+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/20/04 | ELLEN WARREN
    Hearing, "You don't look old enough to be a grandparent," is a little like being a good-looking corpse. Not the greatest compliment. Baby boomers entering the grandparent years are launching a small semantic revolution to avoid the traditional label of senior citizen status. These youth cult boomers are demanding that their grandkids call them names with a younger sound than the traditional "grandma" and "grandpa." "Baby boomers don't want to adhere to the blue-haired old granny stereotype. They are choosing young-sounding names for themselves because generally they don't think of themselves as grandparent age," says Norah Burch, 30, a self-described...