Posts: 60 | Joined: 14th Nov 06
Nicoletta is such a pretty name! We christened our son Efstratios, which is my dear grandfathers name, but we wrote Efe Stratis in his birth certificate, so that the first part of the name is turkish (Efe means "brave" in Turkish) and the second half is greek. I think we will confuse the poor kid, because Kaan's family call him Efe, and my family call him Strati. I try to call him Efe Strati, so that he realises that both are his names!
At home we speak english with my husband, and I speak greek to the baby, and Kaan speaks turkish to him. Apparently babies can cope with this and can learn all three languages. Amazing isn't it? Well done for speaking greek to Nicoletta! I believe children should know as much as possible about their heritage, and speaking the language is very important.
Did your parents live here for a long time? Were you born here? I came here to study, and then met Kaan, and we decided it is easier to stay in a neutral country, you know what its like with Greece and Turkey!
I can imagine how your parents are with Nicoletta! My mum keeps asking me when I will take the baby back home, and that if I cannot make it, its ok, just take the baby to her and she will look after him! Honestly I think she doesnt even miss me anymore! She really is obsessed with her grandson.