Nicholas Soukeras, a dad-to-be, wants to honor his Greek heritage by naming his son “Spyridon.” His petition aims to appeal to the world for the right to name his first-born son after his father, Spyridon. Sadly, his pregnant wife, Kseniya, isn’t exactly on board. His wife feels that the name Spyridon is “archaic, base, (and) bereft of elegance and unsuitable for a child living in 21st century America.”
Kseniya would prefer the name Michael for their child, the name of her late father. As a compromise, Kseniya feels that if her husband gets enough people on his team she will go along with the name Spyridon. Kseniya feels that she would settle for 100,000 signaures, which is approximately the population of her hometown Maladzyechna.