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My name literally means "Owner of the world". And both my first name and middle name are the same as our fabulous President. Therefore, everyone I've met in the last 19 years considers their duty to call me Mr. President. And everyone thought they'd come up with a new smart joke. :)

Outside your country we're more likely to call you "Mr. Impaler." As if you hadn't heard that joke either. :D

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Actually Vlad is different name and not an abbreviation. I'm just too lazy to type a whole name, when register. ;)


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Since we're on the subject of names, I found something curious: despite being pretty famous in Nordic and Germanic folklore, and once having been a very popular girl's name, Gunnhilda (Gonnhildr, Gunhildr, and various other variations) no longer appears to exist as a name. According to statistics on how popular a given name is, they couldn't find a single instance of anyone currently alive having that name.

I guess I can fix that if I ever have a daughter; it is a pretty cool name. One I suspect the Loroi would find pleasing.


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There are more names that disappeared completely, or near-completely.
Zacharias at least survived pretty well in the US, in its abbreviated form "Zach".

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Well, fashion means a lot in terms of given names. Some survive well, others disappear - sometimes to resurface years later. In modern times, popular culture does influence such popularity a lot.

SVlad wrote:
Actually Vlad is different name and not an abbreviation. I'm just too lazy to type a whole name, when register. ;)


Yup, Vlad =/= Vladimir (a tip: if one is on very good terms with a Vladimir, one may be permitted to call him Volodya).


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Errhile wrote:
Yup, Vlad =/= Vladimir (a tip: if one is on very good terms with a Vladimir, one may be permitted to call him Volodya).


..or Vova for very close friends or among children.

Indeed, in Russian almost every given name has at least one, often numerous "shortened" or "friendly" forms, for example, Natalja becomes Natasha, Tatyana => Tanya, Svetlana => Sveta, Dmitri becomes Dima, Anatoly => Tolik, Konstantin => Kostya and so on.


Thu May 23, 2019 1:11 am
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Check, Sasha is short for Alexander or Alexandra.
Had a ‘wait, what?’ moment upon first hearing that.

(Edit: I imagine this could be whispered in Alex’s ear by Beryl in the Russian translation of the comic)


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Of the Danish countries / God is my judge
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Reckless warrior (kindly) / will charge hell with a bucket of water / too stupid to be scared (unkindly)


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Check, Sasha is short for Alexander or Alexandra.
Had a ‘wait, what?’ moment upon first hearing that.

Had same feeling when learnt that Dick = Richard and Bill = William.

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I imagine this could be whispered in Alex’s ear by Beryl in the Russian translation of the comic

It is very unlikely because Beryl has no way to know alternate forms of Alex's name.

I find very hilarious that Beryl's name sounds like Eilis that pronounced like Alice name. So she is technically Alice.

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SVlad wrote:
Zarya wrote:
Check, Sasha is short for Alexander or Alexandra.
Had a ‘wait, what?’ moment upon first hearing that.

Had same feeling when learnt that Dick = Richard and Bill = William.

Peggy = Margaret.

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Zarya wrote:
I imagine this could be whispered in Alex’s ear by Beryl in the Russian translation of the comic

It is very unlikely because Beryl has no way to know alternate forms of Alex's name.

I find very hilarious that Beryl's name sounds like Eilis that pronounced like Alice name. So she is technically Alice.

Or it could be mistaken for the surname Ellis.

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Hālian wrote:
I find very hilarious that Beryl's name sounds like Eilis that pronounced like Alice name. So she is technically Alice.

Or it could be mistaken for the surname Ellis.[/quote]

Cue the Alice in wonderland jokes.

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There was a crossover fanfic, where Beryl meets Alice from Bulychov's series.


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There was a crossover fanfic, where Beryl meets Alice from Bulychov's series.

With illustrations, too. https://www.deviantart.com/koori101/gallery/

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Hi, I'm the Divine Messenger of the Dead Spring, nice to meet you.

There are a few different ways to interpret my name. My first name can be either the literal, original Hebrew meaning of "God is My Hero", or what I consider the more appropriate form, some sort of divine/heavenly "Messenger" or "Courrier".

My last name is derived from the Latin Fons Siccus, meaning a dried out spring, usually attributed to those who lived near one such feature. With a little freedom of interpretation, it can be taken as "A body of water that flows no more". One valid translation of the name into english could be "Deadbrook", which honestly sounds extremely pulp-y. Since I'm not ready yet to become a cynical private detective, another alternative is to go with either "Spring" or "River".

For the sake of simplicity, I've omitted my other three middle names, because nobody has time for that.

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