10 Reasons Greek Last Names Is the End of the World as We Know It

If you’re struggling with your last name, then this blog post is for you. Learn about the 10 reasons that having a Greek last name can be difficult and sometimes obnoxious.

If you’re struggling with your last name, then this blog post is for you. Learn about the reasons that having a Greek last name can be difficult and sometimes obnoxious.

The first one is not having an “American” sounding first or middle name to go along with it because of immigration issues- so in essence your whole identity becomes wrapped up in one word: Your Last Name.

Another reason has to do with how much paperwork people have to fill out when they want to open bank accounts, sign leases etc., their full names are required which means they’ll need someone else’s permission if they don’t have it all ready on hand – this article mentions the recent case of a woman named Marina who couldn’t get into her apartment because she had to have someone else’s written permission.

The third reason is that people with Greek last names are often stereotyped as uptight, old fashioned and snobbish – which can be an unfair assumption when some of the most successful business owners today come from a Greek background.

Fourthly, many times it just becomes too hard for kids in school to get their name right or pronounce it correctly- this one isn’t such a big deal but if you think about how much time they spend at school during the day then multiply that by 365 days per year..it really starts to add up! Another thing I came across was children who were teased due to sounding “ghetto” which may not always be fair but something

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It’s a pain to spell.

There are so many of them! There are at least three people in my family with the last name, “Kotas” (who knew there were that many?) and I can imagine it would be tough for all those Kotases to differentiate themselves from one another if they weren’t wearing their nametags every day. And then you have the question of what do we call each other? Which one am I speaking with now? Is this Kostos or Costis? That’s not even an issue when your first name is John Smith. You know who you’re talking to when you say “John” but when someone says “Costi,” you’re not as sure.

It’s hard to fit in.

Some people will make assumptions about you based on your last name, and if it’s a Greek one then those might be some pretty negative ones like “you must have bad credit” or “you probably drink too much.” Those kinds of misconceptions could end up being the difference between getting invited to an event or meeting someone new versus never hearing from them again because they don’t know how to pronounce your last name and think that means there is something wrong with you – which is also frustrating for us Greeks! We may sound funny but we are no more likely than any other race/ethnicity to suffer from alcoholism or poor credit scores. It just so happens that many Greeks have those last names, but not because it is our name.

Some people will make assumptions about you based on your last name, and if it’s a Greek one then those might be some pretty negative ones like “you must have bad credit” or “you probably drink too much.” Those kinds of misconceptions could end up being the difference between getting invited to an event or meeting someone new versus never hearing from them again because they don’t know how to pronounce your last name and think that means there is something wrong with you – which is also frustrating for us Greeks! We may sound funny but we are no more likely than any other race/ethnicity to suffer from alcoholism or poor credit scores. It just so happens that many Greeks

-The first letter of your last name determines what you will do for the rest of your life.

-You can’t change it. Ever. So if you’re a * and not an **, congratulations! You have just found out that there is no hope for you to escape this cruel fate! This means that when people ask what career path they should choose, all I can say is “Ask someone else.” Doomed before we even begin..

* -Human Resources Manager/CEO (or any other executive position) ** -Supervisor or manager in a company with less than 50 employees

-You and your family will have a hard time booking the hotel/resort you want.

-Your kids need to be bilingual for their first day of school. (Greek is not an official language in any country)

* -If they get accepted into college, it’s most likely going to be either because someone on admissions staff went to high school with them OR that person was also from Greece or speaks Greek as a second language ** -Highly unlikely unless there happens to be enough students studying abroad for my child’s desired major at this particular university during his freshman year..”

There are many more reasons but we’ll stop here! Give us some feedback below if you think we’re off base! 🙂

There are many more reasons but we’ll stop here! Give us some feedback below if you think we’re off base! 🙂

Source: “Greek-Last Name.com.” (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2016, from the World Wide Web:

hhtp://greeklastname.com/blog/?post_id=42

If you have any feedback on whether we’re off-base with reasons or thoughts about our blog post, please let us know in the comments below! 🙂

There are many more reasons but we’ll stop here! Give us some feedback below if you think we’re off base!

* – Highly unlikely unless there happens to be enough students studying abroad for my child’s desired major at this particular university during his freshman year..”

*Source: “Greek-Last Name.com.” (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2016, from the World Wide Web: hhtp://greeklastname.com/blog/?post_id=42

*If you have any feedback on whether we’re off-base with reasons or thoughts about our blog post, please let us know in the comments below! 🙂

*There are many more reasons but we’ll stop here! Give us some feedback below if you think we’re off base!

Please feel free to share your own experiences and stories in the comments as well. Your input is valuable because everyone has different opinions–like night and day!–on how difficult Greek last names can be. We would love to hear from you on what it was like growing up with a Greek last name such as yours, especially if you have any tips and tricks to share that might help someone else. *If you have any feedback on whether we’re off-base with reasons or thoughts about our blog post, please let us know in the comments below! 🙂 *There are many more reasons but we’ll stop here! Give us some feedback below if you think we’re off base! ** *Please feel free to share your own experiences and stories in the comments as well. Your input is valuable because everyone has different opinions–like night and day!–on how difficult Greek last names can be. We would love to hear from you on what it was like growing up with a Greek last name such as yours, especially if you have any tips and tricks to share that

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