Lydia Wren Constantinou was born on December 2 to Alec and Katherine Constantinou in Santorini, Greece. Both Alec and Katherine are wizards themselves, Katherine a Slytherin Alumna and Alec a Durmstrang graduate. Alec and Katherine had met during the Triwizard Tournament years ago went they were young and fell in love immediately. They started dating throughout their years of schooling and continued to after they graduated. As soon as they graduated, they bought a small house together in Santorini where Alec had grown up. Both Katherine and Alec went to work as aurors and were as happy as they could be. Life became even better once they got married at the age of 25. From there, they decided to start trying to have a child. Soon enough, Lydia was born a year later one day before her due date.
Alec came from a long line of Durmstrang graduates himself. Katherine lived in Wimbourne, England all her life meaning Lydia is of both Greek and English descent. Lydia grew up in Santorini for most of her childhood and knew how to speak both Greek and English after her first word. Once Lydia was 7 years old, her mother got pregnant again with her soon to be younger sister, Aurora. Katherine and Alec decided it would be best for their growing family to move to Katherine's hometown in Wimbourne as it was more of a family environment. Despite coming from two fairly different backgrounds, Lydia is proud of her heritage and does a good job of celebrating both her English and Greek ancestry. Every summer, her entire family goes to spend a month in Greece to visit her grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family.
Lydia lived a mostly normal and happy childhood. She showed her first sign of magic shortly after being born with her hair changing colors. Katherine herself was a metamorphmagus, so it wasn't a surprise to Lydia's parents that she turned out to be one herself. Lydia never really abused her shape shifting powers, as tempting as it could be at times. I mean, think of all you could do being able to control your appearance and look like whatever or whoever you want. Lydia liked to keep her hair at its natural brown color for most of her childhood, but it would still change with her emotions. Nowadays, she enjoys sporting the red head look instead and has a fairly good control over her emotions. However when she is feeling one emotion in particular very strongly, she tends to lose this sense of control.
Growing up as an older sister from the age of 7 and up, Lydia took on a sense of responsibility and leadership at quite a young age. With both of her parents being busy, Lydia was stuck doing chores she never had to do before and helping take care of her baby sister. She loves Aurora with all her heart, and misses her dearly whenever she has to leave for Hogwarts. Lydia doesn't get to spend a whole lot of time with her litte sister as a result of their fairly large age gap, Lydia being 7 years older than Aurora. By the time Aurora goes to Hogwarts Lydia will be working herself, so she treasures the time they get together.
Lydia was thrilled when she got her Hogwarts letter the summer before she turned 12. She couldn't wait to go and learn how to use magic. Lydia does fairly well in most of her classes, however she can't seem to get a good grade in Transfiguration no matter how hard she tries. While she isn't exactly the smartest witch in her year when it comes to grades, Lydia does have a quick wit and is an intelligent young woman.