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June 22nd, 2013 08:58 PM #6
I love Evgeniy! Total GP, but it's so cool. I love the idea of Alexander nn Alexei, Lev, Konstantin, Pavel, Michael "Mischa", and Alexander "Sasha". And Ilya! I totally adore Ilya. I know someone in the UK who knows a little boy named Ilya Benjamin--I thought that was such a handsome combo for a little boy.
What about using a more classic name, with a more Russian nickname? Like:
Elijah "Ilya" (Love this so much; I nearly added it to my own list!)
Nicholas "Klaus/Nikolai" (okay, so Klaus is more German, but you get the idea.)
I remember reading a novel once about a girl named Ekaterina who visited her homeland of Russia, and fell in love with a Russian policeman named Vadeem. I thought Vadeem was pretty cool after that. Although I think Vadim is the traditional spelling--they might have just spelled it Vadeem to get it pronounced how they want...
June 22nd, 2013 09:07 PM #8Senior Member
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June 22nd, 2013 09:38 PM #10
In 2011, the top 10 boy names in Russia were:
Daniil -- Similar to Daniel.
Maksim -- You could call him Max, recognizable due to Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Artyom -- Perhaps.
Ivan -- Definitely.
Aleksandr -- Would get misspelled but not bad.
Kirill -- Maybe no.
Dmitriy -- Perfectly usable.
Nikita -- Probably not in the US.
Andrey -- Usable in the US.
Mikhail -- Perfectly usable in the US and obviously not uncommon in Russia, either.
There's also Denis. It's not Russian per say but I've known a few Russian men with the name.** The opinions expressed above are not meant to be reflective of Nameberry as a whole but are my opinion and mine alone. **
Henry Nathaniel (3) and Julia Paige (1)
Bennett - Emmett - Felix - Oliver - Owen - Preston - Samuel
Abigail - Claire - Clara - Hope - Lydia - Maude - Molly
June 23rd, 2013 12:47 AM #12Senior Member
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June 23rd, 2013 12:14 PM #14
First thoughts of names of hockey players (generally familiar to people in the States)
Evgeni(y)- I LOVE this one! I named a pet fish Evgeniy once, after Evgeni Malkin, not gonna lie.
Artem- I really like this
And other Russian names I think could work for being usable in the States:
Lev - LOVE this!
Radomir (this is bad@ss)
Names of people I've known in Canada who have survived just fine:
Eleanora, Iluna, Iris, Sela, Seraphine
Balthazar, Bastian, Caius, Felix, Gideon