"Paidi mou" translates to "my child" and is used when speaking to people of all ages in a tender, affectionate tone. The affectionate tone found in the Greek language is a direct result of a culture filled with important family bonds that extend to close friends and acquaintances.
"Mana mou" is another affectionate term which translates to "my mother." This term is not limited to one gender; it can be used between two people of any age or gender.
Adding "aki" to the end of a male name is another form of affection in the Greek language. Adding "mou" to a male name creates the meaning "my little."