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[Opinions] Ukrainian names
I'm looking for Ukrainian names for a story. I need a good brother name for twins Klara and Mariya. The older brother is pretty friendly and loud. He can be pretty hyperactive. He often wears bright and exuberant colors.Names I'm looking at now:
Elias
Youri
Taras
Jan
Ilia
Juriy
Aleksander
Maksym/Maximillian "Max"
Lyaksandro (need a nickname for it)
Yure
Lesya
MatviyAnd if you can come up with better names for the sisters, feel free to suggest them.Thanks in advance! ^_^

This message was edited by the author 6/9/2005, 1:08 PM

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Ukraine is just next door, and it must seem funny, but I have no clue considering their names. Part of my family lives there, but they're half Hungarian, half Russian, so they don't use Ukrainian names :-(Russian names can't be that wrong, IMHO. Many Russians moved to Ukraine during the Soviet Union, so I believe names came with them as well, taking into account that both languages are Slavonic (so their names doesn't sound too "foreign" to each other).
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Elias-love
Youri-hate
Taras-strange, too feminine
Jan-see above
Ilia-see above
Juriy-no
Aleksander-LOVE
Maksym/Maximillian "Max"-okay
Lyaksandro (need a nickname for it)-no
Yure-NO
Lesya-too feminine
Matviy-no no no
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I like Elias, Aleksander, and Maksym the best.
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Olena and KlaraDo you realise that some of the names you listed don't have a hint of Ukranian in the description contradicting that you're looking for "Ukranian names"? For instance, Ilia and Jan. You might as well have brother Bob.You also should mention the time setting of the story. ::edites for typo::

This message was edited by the author 6/9/2005, 2:26 PM

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JMS is right. Carmina is not an "English" name, but it is used in England. Look at me. Take a deep calming breath. Think a little more about possibilities. Stop being snippy.
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you're both right...An example from my country: I've seen the name Vilibald in the paper just yesterday, so the name is definitely used in Hungary, but if I was looking for a typical Hungarian name, I'd want something more common, like Péter (Peter), Tibor, András (Andras), etc.The names she listed might not be Ukrainian, but if they are widely used, than it's OK.
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Well, duh! But she/he did specify a Ukranian name.
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I'm aware not all of the names are Ukrainian. However, they are used in the Ukraine quite a bit. I looked through lists of names being used in the Ukraine and these were names that showed up a few times. But thanks for patronizing.It's set in modern day.
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Yeah, I think Jan is more Czech. ~~The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don't live at all~~
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