When my grandson was born, in my moment of euphoria, I got carried away and opened my BIG MOUTH (again, as my husband would say )and I made a promise to my daughter that when our house was built that I would name it after the baby using the Greek equivalent. Oh dear, Linus House does not sound so good does it?
Pease any suggestions would be welcome....and before you suggest it Sixpackpieman I will keep my big mouth shut in future.
Message posted by Eileen on 23 February 2005 at 1:57pm - IP Logged
Are not ALL babies strong willed??!! How to pronouce it I do not know but I am sure a Greek person on Corfu could help you out! If all elde fails you could call it LJ's place ;)
And yes spiti does mean house, last year there was a Greek-English rap song and one of the lines was (if I remember correctly) you are very pretty let me take you to my spiti. Great song to remember words by hahaha
Message posted by Stuart on 23 February 2005 at 9:00pm - IP Logged
Oh dear, you're going to start thinking I'm e-stalking you. We have been offered two more dogs by the Greek Animal Rescue and one of these is called - wait for it - Rania. Mind you, I will probably change this to Rena (after the late great actress, Rena Vlaxapoulou).
The added bonus of taking a GAR dog is that they already have a fully functioning Pet Passport. This means that anyone who travels regularly in Europe can take their new "kids" with them straightaway, without having to go through the usual 7-8 months of waiting for the Pet Passport process to be completed.
Message posted by Cherie_GL on 24 February 2005 at 10:15am - IP Logged
Like you I prefer Spiti Linakis, but my husband seems to have a problem getting his tongue round it and prefers Villa Linakis.....ha, ha I will get my own way though
Oh no, Stuart, why did you have to mention the Greek Animal Rescue! If you receive a pm from my daughter, Do Not Open it, I do not want another dog, but she does and SHE is not getting her own way. I can just hear her now, "it already has it's pet passport so no problem....it will be company for Rhana....Liam is just desperate on another dog" I know all you mums will sympathize with me, but come on my daughter is 24!
Rania is a lovely name, I would not want to change that, what is the other dog's name? Are you collecting the dogs as you leave, or will you have them in Arillas with you?
Message posted by Liam on 24 February 2005 at 11:00am - IP Logged
As a Liam can I tell you that I have it on good authority that the Greek is Vassilis and as a point of interest I used to be flaxen ? haired (now going grey and still a full head of hair), blue eyed and a good judge of horseflesh to boot. Pam says that Liam also means "tends to be vain" but I can't believe that can you?
Liam and Pam
Message posted by Eileen on 24 February 2005 at 11:21am - IP Logged
There were a few kids in the village I lived in called Vassilis. They regularly used to be called by the diminutive or "-akis" form, whic was Vassilakis. In turn, this used to be shortened to "Lakis" or "Sakis".
In fact, "-akis", or "-aki" could be used for a variety of things, not just people. For instance, the word for table in Greek is "trapezi", so a small table would be a "trapezaki" and a small house ("spiti") would become a "spitaki".
Of course, if you keep your building plans fairly modest, this could mean you end up having to call your new place "Spitaki Vassilaki".
PS, the other dog is called Sef, short for Seferis. However, this may be a bit of a problem for my sister as her other dog is already called Seth - so Sef may end up as "Oy".
I'm not sure what I will do in May, as I will have to see how settled in Rania/Rena has become by then. It may be asking too much to subject her to such a long trip so soon after she has arrived. Also, Dimitris is only expecting me to turn up with one dog, so foisting two on him might be a bit cheeky.
I'm not trying to encourage your daughter, honest , but I'm sure the Greek Animal Rescue people would be delighted to hear from her. And they will rehome to anywhere in the country. In case anyone else is interested, their website is: http://www.greekanimalrescue.com/
Message posted by Eileen on 24 February 2005 at 4:05pm - IP Logged
Thats another name for my list Stuart, but I would have to practice saying it, it is a bit of a tongue twister, imagine trying to say it after a few drinks . Thank you for the explanation of Aki/Akis it was very interesting.
Silly me I must have misunderstood your previous posting, I thought that you were collecting the dogs in Corfu. I thought you were a brave (and a little crazy) man driving back with 3 dogs.
Dean, if you can wait until next year then you and any other members in Corfu at the time will have an invite to my naming day, you are all more than welcome. It would be fun and a good excuse to meet everyone.
Message posted by armesy on 24 February 2005 at 4:35pm - IP Logged
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