Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
Nickname: Bella, Eri Occupation: Journalism student Age: 21 Generation: First Dad from: Albano, Lazio Mom from: Toronto, Ontario Speaks: Italian & English Raised in: Rome, Italy
“Congratulations! What a beautiful baby, he looks just like our side of the family!” For Italians, the arrival of a new baby is an important milestone surrounded by all sorts of customs, often tied to the many expectations from both sides of the family. Along with pregnancy and with the choice of a child’s name come many fascinating traditions. Let’s explore some of the most common ones.
With Giuseppe Garibaldi’s Spedizione dei Mille in Sicily and Southern Italy in 1860 and the annexation of the regions of Central Italy through plebiscites, the Kingdom of Italy is formed after centuries of division. However, the unification of 1861 was still incomplete.