Need Help Translating Bulgarian Middle & Surnames
The father of my son recently passed. We need to list his parent's names on his death certificate. I know the first names and I have the middle and last names written in Bulgarian, but I do not know how to translate them into English. Is there somewhere here or on the web that I can go where I can input the names in Bulgarian and have them translated into English? I have pictures of the names, but I don't know how to input them here with my keyboard. Any help or suggestions are much appreciated.
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I speak Russian (I know, not the same thing), but the alphabet is almost the same, so if you could attach a picture or explain all of the letters in detail to me, I could translate for you. You could also download a Bulgarian keyboard on your phone or just go to this website https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/bulgarian.htm jus type it out then google translate. Hope this helped, Ada
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Here is what I translated - are these correct/common middle/surnames?Father's middle: Dilov
Father's surname: DemovMother's middle: Lemrova
Mother's surname: Slavova
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If you Google "bulgarian" and each of the names within quotation marks, you'll get a hit for each of them although Lemrova seems to be rare. You might want to check the accuracy of that one.
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Lepic,
Thank you again for responding with helpful information. The one you mention is the one I was not certain of myself. The first letter looks like a cursive capital T with a line coming down and I was having trouble finding a match for it and settled on the L letter. We are trying to find someone who can read it for confirmation. I just did what you suggested and all the names came up with many options, except for Lemrova. The first letter may not be correct. There are a few people with that name, but I still want to have someone verify it after seeing the writing. I really want this to be correct for the records.

This message was edited by the author 1/24/2021, 4:40 AM

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You can get a transliteration of the Bulgarian alphabet at tinyurl.com/yyurum5h.
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Thank you so much for the quick response and helpful link. I will check it out now and hopefully get the details I need. Thank you!
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you could also try google translate on a phone using the camera, with that you can get an attempted reading straight from the written form you have without the need to input it. If it's in cursive, it might have trouble with the OCR, but may also give you a direct transliteration you can check.
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This idea worked well with the father's names and came up with the same thing I did. However, it did not even recognize any of the three names for the mother. I guess my writing is really bad because it stated that it could not find any Bulgarian when I tried scanning it several times. I used to write it when we sent mail and never had trouble with them. Thanks again for the idea.
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Thank you for this idea. I will try it. I wrote the names years ago and they are partially cursive, but not really because the letters are not connected. I am really having trouble with the first letter of the mother's middle name. It doesn't really match anything I am seeing online.
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