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auroracoor1

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How do Greeks get their names and choose the names for their children? And why are so many names repeated in Greek culture? Thanks :)
 
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blopez34

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I believe first names are family names and are passed down from the grandparents of the children
 

Luana

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First born son is named after father's father, and second born son after mother's father, and same with daughters. First is named after father's mother, etc. Sometimes names are chosen from antiquity, such as Aristotle or Athena, and some Greek names become Americanized, such as Dimitri being James or Jim.
 
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kcixcy

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First born son is named after father's father, and second born son after mother's father, and same with daughters. First is named after father's mother, etc. Sometimes names are chosen from antiquity, such as Aristotle or Athena, and some Greek names become Americanized, such as Dimitri being James or Jim.
Wow thank you! Are these traditions slowly changing? Or is the newer generation keeping them?
 

Luana

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Hard to say, some do and some don't.
 
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dimi_pat

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Hard to say, some do and some don't.
I think they're starting to do so more than before, but I wouldn't say its the majority. Many Greeks are still keeping the tradition
 

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