Stories for teachers
Anna, Changing a last name
My surname is Nika. I don’t know much about my surname. We just wanted to change it to a Greek name. We took our dad’s surname, who changed it to a Greek one, because we come from Albania originally. We just changed it to Nika. The old one, if I remember correctly… Actually my mum had a Greek name too, but she chose dad’s. I think it was Papa. And our Albanian surname, my mum’s was Jekelliri, I think, something like that. I don’t know my dad’s surname, but I will ask him.
My mum is called Ntorela and my dad Andreas. I am called Anna and Vassiliki. I don’t know how I got these names. I was not named after a grandmother. I think that my godfather chose one and my cousin liked the other.