If you were Russian...

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    Did you know it's tradition in Russian culture the middle names of the children are variants (either masculine, or feminine) of their father's first name.

    My Father's name is James - (Jacob)

    Thus, my name would be darin jacobvich (pronounced ya-cobe-vich, sorta)...I don't have any sisters, but if I did, their middle name would have been jacob(o?)vna, (maybe ya-cobe-nya?) etc...


    Vladimir Vladmirovich Putin...his dad's name was also Vlady

    etc...
     
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    Bored, Darin?

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    LOL switch to de-caf, buddy !!! :eek:
     
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    I'm just all about spreading knowledge :)

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    I'd type it in Cryllic but I don't know how. :(
     
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    Actually many cultures follow the similar pattern. As far as i know slavs, some indians, greeks..... Most cultures use father name as part of the son name...
    Although in russia it is not consider a middle name. it is part of your official name. There is no such thing as middle name in russia as far as i know.

    my 2c to spreading of knowledge :cool:
     
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    'middle' just describes the physical location of the name, while spoken or written, in comparison to the 'other' names :)


    Factoid: My son has 'two' middle names. :)

    Factoid: The Plural of 'factoid' is 'data'. :)
     
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    Don't EVEN try to follow a Swedish family tree!!
     
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    why's that?
     
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