JCC Names they don't call kids any more.

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 9, 2003
    Has Svetlana really gone out of use? In Eastern Europe, or just in the US?
  2. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 27, 2005
    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.
  3. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 11, 2004
  4. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 10, 2005
    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. ;)
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 20, 2002
    That's really sweet!

    Svetlana is probably a regional thing .. and I think Leonard could make a comeback (Big Bang Theory).
  6. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Mar 15, 2004
    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.
  7. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 2, 2007
    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.
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

    Apr 27, 2005
  9. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
  10. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Mar 12, 2005
    Francis (for a boy)
  11. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Jul 7, 2000
    I have a family friend who just last year named their boy Randall and call him Randy.
  12. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
  13. Billy_Dee_Binks

    Billy_Dee_Binks Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 29, 2002
    Whenever I read that name, I always read it to myself in the following voice:
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  14. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

    Mar 26, 2001
    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.
  15. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Dec 26, 2000
    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...
  16. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 16, 2008
  17. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 28, 2000
    Titius Maccius Plautus
  18. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
  19. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 2, 2007
    What are you talking about? I know like five people named that.
  20. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 23, 1999
    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.
  21. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
    Your fantasies need work.
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