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Subject: Need ideas on how a Russian male, military officer could be named Alexander Baranova
Author: Eisenmauer   (Authenticated as Eisenmauer)
Date: June 25, 2019 at 9:09:00 PM
I am writing a historical novel of Berlin immediately after the Soviet siege. My main protagonist is a tank officer named Alexander Baranova.

I know Baranova is a feminine version of Baranov.

Is there any way - thinking out of the box - that a man could have that same surname? If his family lived in another country during his birth, or his mother was not Russian and he took her name when they divorced? Any plausible way?

I really want to keep the name if possible!!!

Thanks

Eis

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