Last night as we went to sleep, we joked with the kids about their new names...some suggestions were:
Dima Ice Creama
They roll their eyes and Natalija says "Maaaaammmmmmmmmm!" and groans. Dima turns red and really doesn't want anyone around him to hear the nutty Americans saying goofy things. Ahhhh, 13 and stuck with your new, foreign parents that everyone is always looking at! hehe Fun stuff, really! I have told Dima that if he doesn't smile for pictures, I am going to start dancing and singing about Latvia in the streets. He is mortified and smiles HUGELY every time.
Still need middle name suggestions! Keep them coming! So far, Natasha has decided to take the nickname version of "Natalija" which is Natasha and couple it with an American middle name. I wished she would have kept Natalija--I think it is a gorgeous name. She will have none of it. Oh well.
Dima has decided to let go if Dmitrijs and simply be "Dima." But he too needs a middle name.......I don't mind him so much letting go of "Dmitrijs" because no one could possible understand how to say it! Dima has a better chance of being pronounced correctly in America.
SO, unless you want these kids to wind up Dima Ice Creama and Natasha Babushka, y'all better send me some names, pronto!