Questions tagged [выбор-имени]

Questions related to the correct name selection as well as about name spelling.

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What is the difference between “Ива́нович” and “Ивано́в”?

Ива́нович and Ивано́в,they are from the given name Ivan?Ивано́в is a surname,then how about Ива́нович?
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In Russian is it more appropriate to refer to someone by their full name?

I've been watching a television show with scenes in Russian and I notice that several of the characters keep calling each other by their full names (first name and middle or surname), where in English ...
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What order are the parts of a full Russian name in?

It is my understanding that Russians have a first name, surname, and patronymic. What is the order of a full name: "first name, surname, patronymic" or "first name, patronymic, surname"?
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What distinguishes “Осип” from “Иосиф”?

The man's name Осип is a form of Иосиф. Is it a nickname, a diminutive, a regionalism, or a register change? Would someone named Иосиф potentially also answer to Осип, as with Joseph and Joe?
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Pronunciation of “Иванов”

What is the correct way to stress the Russian surname Иванов? I have seen both Ивано́в and Ива́нов.
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Adjective gender for terms of endearment

When addressing someone with a term of endearment, should the gender of "my" match the word or the person? For example, when addressing a male as "my star", would you say Звездочка моя or Звездочка ...
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Etymology of the name “Modest” (Модест)

"Modest" is a common Russian name, most famously known as the name of the composer Mussorgsky. Does the etymology of this name have any relationship to the English/Latin etymology of the word?
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What are the rules, if any, for naming a city after a person?

Let me start with some examples: Leningrad / Ленинград (today Saint Petersburg / Санкт-Петербург) Leninsk / Ленинск Stalingrad / Сталингрaд​ (today Volgograd / Волгогрaд) Gorky / Горький (today ...