Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Girl with THREE names

It wasn't until after Avri was born that I learned that Japanese people don't have middle names.  It has made filling out birth certificate and other random paperwork very difficult.  They either combine the two names or leave off her middle name completely.  Also Avri doesn't translate well into Japanese...they just can't say it.  It comes out something like "Aburi", which means little shrimp. lol

Kurt's solution to the name issue is to tell native Japanese people that her name is Elizabeth or "Erizabesu".  Then call her "Eri" for short (kind of like Liz).

Also, we're heading to the US Embassy in the morning to apply for US citizenship, a social security card, passport, etc.  Oh the joy of giving birth in a foreign country.

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