How The Full Names Gosh And Mitya Will Sound

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How The Full Names Gosh And Mitya Will Sound
How The Full Names Gosh And Mitya Will Sound
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The use of diminutive personal names in everyday life is characteristic of all peoples. But are there general rules for truncating a personal name and is it possible to call Igor Gosha?

He's Zhora, he's Gosha, he's Goga
He's Zhora, he's Gosha, he's Goga

Since ancient times, it was believed that the name of a person determines his fate, therefore, the parameters of choice are still very demanding. In different periods, different factors influenced the choice of a baby's name - canons, traditions, fashion.

Today, the choice of a name for a child is not limited by any regulations, except for the sanity, cultural level and intuition of the parents.

A bit of history

At the stage of paganism in ancient Russian villages, names could be given according to external signs, according to character traits, according to the order of birth of children in the family. Often the true name of the child was kept secret so as not to attract evil spirits to him, but they called him some distracting, sometimes repulsive nickname.

Two-syllable names were present - Lyubomyr, Vseslava.

With the introduction of Christianity, the list of names was streamlined, but also decreased. Children began to be called by the names of the cononized saints. Names such as Alexander, Elizabeth, Catherine, Peter, Pavel appeared.

What is a truncated name and are there fixed truncation rules

All personal and family names belong to anthroponyms and are studied within the framework of the science of anthroponymy. A personal name is the name that is given to a person from birth. A feature of a personal name is the possibility of forming derivatives, or various variants of diminutive names, which are used mainly in the circle of family and friends.

For the Russian language, some Christian names were unpronounceable, so they were transformed into simpler variants. As a rule, a truncated name was formed by cutting off part of the name and replacing it with the ending -а, -я - Фед | or - Фед | я. The formation of the truncated form was each family's own creation. However, established forms have also developed as a consequence of the general laws of the Russian language.

Traditional truncated forms of the personal name were not static and could change over time. For example, the truncation from "Gennady" at the beginning of the 20th century sounded like Genya. In Turgenev's novel "Fathers and Sons", the mother called Yevgeny Bazarov Yenya.

He's Gosha, he's Zhora

The lack of canons in the formation of truncated personal names in Russian often leads to fierce discussions. You can argue as much as you like which girl can be called Ira - Irina or Iraida, the essence of the matter will not change from this. Only the name recorded in the document has official meaning.

Thus, Gosha can be called Georgy, Yuri, Yegor (until recently it was the same name), but there will be no mistake if the parents call Gosha and Igor.

Mitya can be both Dmitry and Mitrofan (if there is one), and Dima can be called both Vladimir and Vadim.

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