Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Sep 19, 2012.
Has Svetlana really gone out of use? In Eastern Europe, or just in the US?
Probably a regional thing, certainly don't hear it too often out here in Southern California. Heard it once in a Joanna Newsom song and have a friend of a friend. But that's about it.
I am, and she was named after her aunt, though we all different middle names. For all the creativity in my family, they aren't very creative with the naming.
That's really sweet!
Svetlana is probably a regional thing .. and I think Leonard could make a comeback (Big Bang Theory).
My father is named after his uncle; my uncle is named after his grandfather; I'm named after my uncle; my brother is named after his maternal grandfather. My middle name is a nickname of my father's; my younger brother's middle name is my father's first name; my older brother's middle name is his grandfather's first name, which he shares with his father; my uncle's middle name is his uncle's name.
My sister's name is an amalgamation of both of my grandfather's names...
As for my name, my parents just thought it was nice. But my middle name is my mother's maiden name.
Francis (for a boy)
I have a family friend who just last year named their boy Randall and call him Randy.
Anal, but not through lack of trying.
Whenever I read that name, I always read it to myself in the following voice:
In the book I'm working on, the main characters are two sisters with very Irish names--Maeve and Aislin. Aislin bonds with the love interest, Nathaniel, because they are both saddled with perfectly nice parents with very traditional naming conventions. There are certain ways to find more old-fashioned names. 1) Be a celebrity baby. 2) Live in a state like Massachusetts, where you have girls named Martha because it's a saint's name or Tabitha because it was the name of one of their pilgrim ancestors. 3) Live in a state like Utah where everyone wants to give their kid Biblical names or pioneer names. Except in Utah, they have to spell them weirdly because otherwise how will your kid Giosyf be told apart from Joseph Jozef and Josif?
My name is pretty traditional--my parents were reading Wuthering Heights and decided to name a daughter after Catherine.
Probably in the US, but it's still pretty common in the Slavic countries (being, you know, an original Slavic name). One of my high school classmates is called Svetlana. Although it's probably not as common as it used to be...
Titius Maccius Plautus
What are you talking about? I know like five people named that.
It's always been a fantasy of mine to have twin sons and name them "Peter Romulus" and "Paul Remus" as middle and first names.
Your fantasies need work.