But this brought up a tricky question, will the friends of Mummy and Daddy be known as auntie and uncle too or is that just for relatives? We could have asked Joe but he seemed a bit distracted.
The other day we received a letter from a member of our Russian family, my Second cousin, Lera.
Katherine has a translation for those of you who don't speak Russian. Sasha is the Russian version of Alex, and is close to the Scottish Sandy.
Dear Katya and Sasha,
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter Ninotchka.
Let her grow big, healthy, smart and makes her parents happy.
All the best to her,
Lera and all of your Russian Family
Search your feelings, you know it to be true
(This is a reference to Empire Strikes Back if you are feeling confused)