But you don’t have to name your kid Kevin. Don’t get me wrong. I’m just sayin’.
You can be German even if your name is not ‘Klaus’ or ‘Erika’ -Merkel.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday migrants who settle in Germany are German even if they have foreign-sounding names, making a subtle dig at a widespread habit among white Germans of asking Turks born on German soil where they come from.
“Integration cannot be a seven-generation endeavour that never ends just because one isn’t called Klaus or Erika,” Merkel said with a wry smile during a ceremony to mark 60 years since Germany signed a treaty with Turkey to bring in hundreds of thousands of Turkish men to fill labour shortages in the 1960s.
Meanwhile… Germany’s Merkel says some 10-40,000 left in Afghanistan with right to German residence.