Bindi Irwin’s daughter won’t call Terri ‘grandma’ as she reveals the special name to use instead … after Kris Jenner also declined to be called ‘gran’
Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner refuses to be called “ granny ” by her 10 grandchildren, opting instead for the nickname “ lover ”.
And it looks like the Irwins are also considering rejecting the title of “ grandmother ” when Bindi gives birth to her first daughter next month.
“ We spent a lot of time researching grandma names that also had an animal connection, ” Bindi, 22, told The Bump of Terri, 56, alternate nickname.
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“We spent a long time looking for grandma names”: Bindi Irwin revealed the special name her daughter will call Terri instead of “grandma”. Pictured: Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin
Although Bindi had yet to decide on a name for her eldest daughter, she was happy to share the name her daughter would use for Terri.
“We decided she would be called ‘Bunny’. When she was growing up in Oregon, her neighbor down the street was always called “Bunny,” ‘Bindi confirmed.
She added: ‘We just realized that it was not her name but rather that everyone was calling her because she was a grandmother all over the neighborhood. ”
‘She’s going to be called’ Bunny ”: Although Bindi has yet to come up with a name for her eldest daughter, she was happy to share the name her daughter would use for her mother Terri (left)
Adorable: Last month, Bindi and Chandler recreated a maternity shoot inspired by a photo of her mother Terri and late father Steve Irwin over 17 years ago
Bindi and her husband Chandler also joked that Bindi’s younger brother Robert, 17, decided to ‘upgrade’ his title from uncle to ‘funcle’: ‘It means uncle amusing. I love it!’
The couple announced they were expecting their first child together in August last year and revealed a month later that they had a daughter.
“Baby Wildlife Warrior scheduled for 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we are waiting! Bindi wrote on Instagram at the time.
Bindi and Chandler have a close relationship with his family, and they all live and work together at the Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
A Big Happy Family: Bindi and Chandler have a close relationship with his family, and they all live and work together at the Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Coming soon: Bindi is due to give birth to a daughter next month. Photographed in her child’s nursery
Famous grandma monikers
Kris Jenner – Lovey
Sia – Lovey
Goldie Hawn – Glam-ma
Susan Sarandon – Honey
Rita Wilson – Yiayia
Terri Irwin – Rabbit
Mum Kardashian Kris told people in 2013 that she invented her own nickname for the little ones to use because she didn’t like “grandma”.
She said at the time: ‘They call me Lovey … At first I was a grandmother, and suddenly I didn’t like the way it sounded, my mother had a friend called Lovey and thought that was the cutest name. “.
When Australian singer Sia became a grandmother at the age of 44 last year, she also joked about choosing another youthful name for ‘grandma’.
Speaking to DJ Zane Lowe on his Apple Music podcast last July, the musician, real name Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, said her adopted children called her “ chick. ”
The Grammy-nominated artist joked that she was trying to get her grandchildren to call her “ Lovey, ” like Kris Jenner instead.
‘They call me Lovey’: Kardashian mom Kris Jenner (pictured) told People in 2013 that she made up her own nickname for her grandchildren to use as for her because she didn’t like “ grandmother ”