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Thirty years ago in every classroom to the call «Lena!» Or «Natasha»! turned several girls. And the conversation always had long-winded explanation about what Sergei or Kole question, so there were many kids with names. They have long grown up and themselves already being taken stroller or escorted to school sons and daughters. And the names they give quite different – that following a fluid fashion, then incarnate in the life of their own childhood dream ( «if I was the name …»), then trying to make sure your child – and that his life would have, getting to know, clearly, repeating your own name and shrug: so parents wanted.
The famous Soviet linguist Lev Uspensky wrote many works on onomastics (the branch of science studying the names), and in one of his books even addressed to the reader in verse:
Unless you are wise,
Do not give kids
Such fanciful names
How Proton and Atom.
At any time, waves are in an unusual fashion. In the 30 years of the last century, for example, people have tried to reflect the achievements of socialist baby names, naming daughters industrialization and Progressivkoy and sons – Power and International, appeared tractors, turbines, trolley, Harvester, Diesel, ECCI (Executive Committee of the Communist International) , Roble (born to be a Leninist), Remizan (revolution the world took up), Revda (revolutionary child), Marlene (Marx – Lenin). Parents even gave way … a tribute to the place of his own work, calling the babies of CAC (central pharmaceutical warehouse), Glasp (Glavspirt), Wright (rayon printing). In the 60 neonates had a chance to get the «scientific» name of the sort that led Assumption. It seems that many, instead of a dictionary of names just used the periodic table (Helium, radium, vanadium, ruthenium, iridium), a botanical guide (Oak, Birch, Clove, Lilac), a textbook of mathematics (median, Radian, hypotenuse, Algebrina). In spite of these bursts, a large variety of names people are not shining in the Soviet times there was a process of impoverishment «nominal stock». Such names as Alexander, Alexei, Dmitri, Sergei, Svetlana, Natalia, Elena, Olga, were 40 – 50 people out of every thousand.
But the 90-ies of the last century, people began to «catch-up». And the modern Ukrainian tradition called the parents of children «not like all» have not given up and gone in that far beyond their mums, dads and grandmothers and grandfather. Currently, about one-fifth of infants receiving foreign or «unusual» names.
Recently, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine announces the most unusual names, which this year received a newborn. Some of them even though unaccustomed to our ears, but it is euphonious – for example, Kveta, Tsvetana, Melissa, while others seemed to have gone a geographical map – Valencia, Philadelphia or the pages of history books – Athena, Cleopatra, Ulysses, Nero. This is why parents of children came up with names like Zsuzsa, mountain ash, tulip, Mriya, Diamond, Arkan, River, Queen, Miss, Millianera, Joy, Prince, Valadar know only the mom and dad. One boy even called Samara – apparently, is the home of someone from the parents. By the way, our Russia’s neighbors went to the fashion for the names of patriotic, there is already some babies are called in Russia, Moscow is a girl. But we have as yet no one ventured to name the newborn after a country Ukraine. But the Crimean Tatars in the early 90-ies are often their children born in the Crimea called Veta (boy) or Vetanie (girl), which means «homeland».
In the past few years among the noted names such as Printseza and Princess, Cherry, Cinderella, Madagascar, Timer, Cosmos, Lemon, calf Satanik.
But among the names that we consider normal, some not the first year remained in the top ten or twenty most popular, but interest in the other falls. For example, in 2002 – 2003 years of children often called Nikita, Alexandra, Andrew, Michael, novels, Daryami, Anastasia, Christina. Three years later, ousting the leaders in a number of them rose names Vadim, Daniel, Hleb, Maxim, Vladislav, Artem, Ivan, Cyril, Ilya, Denis, Dmitry, Yaroslav, Taras, Nazar, Bogdan. The beautiful half of Ukrainian society has actively recharged Alina, Catherine, Marys, Yuliyami, Victoria, Elizabeth, Alexander, Valeria, Sofiyami.
This, as it turned out, was the first portent of the new fashion – a return not only to normal, but traditional Ukrainian names. In 2009, significantly increased the popularity of such names, as Egor and Kirill, but twenty of the leaders remained the same. In girls, the leaders still Nastya and Sofia. At the same time in the west of the country’s most fashionable names for boys Nazar, Bohdan Taras, Yuri, Mikhail, for girls – Christina, Martha, Taisa, Angelina, Julia. In the south, increasingly referred to as neonatal Matthew, Nicholas, Xenia, Carolina, Ruslan. In Crimea, as marked by the growing interest in the name of Vladimir and Alina.
According to «1K» Palace of birth registration in Simferopol, the rating of preferred names of the parents is as follows: John, Daniel, Max, Vladimir, Alexander, Ilia, Dmitry, Igor, Nikolai, Kirill, Egor, Michael, Gleb, Mark – it is for boys. The upper line in the same list of girls’ names occupy Alina, Maria, Elizabeth, Sophia, Pauline, Daria, Darina, Victoria, Veronica, Diana, Karina, Anna, Anastasia. Incidentally, this year the inhabitants of the Crimean capital, a moderate exercise originality, too «refined» the names of their children is not awarded, few can be called such as Spartacus, Luke, Potap, Emmanuel, Glad Apollinari, Dominica, Agatha, Kirianna.
Of course, this is everyone’s business, what name to reward our own offspring, but it would be nice to remember that he had to live with him. Sometimes – causing a chuckle from the surrounding absurd combination name with patronymic and surname. Moms can revel in plenty of those, how beautiful it sounds: Anita, Simon, Gloria, Naomi, Jennifer, Renata, Vanessa, Madonna, Magdalena, Francesca, Oscar Leonard, Richard, Jacob, Armando, namely, this year called the kids Ukrainians , tempted by foreign names. But what then respond to children who grew up on Mirabella Ivanovna, Scarlet S., subscribe «Raul Pronko» or «Sebastian Ivanov». On the other hand, the baby will be comfortable there in the crowd of Anastasius and Alexandrov, if parents follow the fashion. You can do the same thing in another way, because any time there is a kind of «reserve names» – beautiful, native, occurring from our grandmothers and grandfathers, but were forgotten. These include, for example, include the names of Valentin and Valentin, Svetlana, Liudmila, Fyodor, Stepan, and many others. Rummage in the pedigree, learn dictionary of names – and choose the one that will be the best gift a child.