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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2004, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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safina/safin

can someone tell my y dinara's last name is safina, and marats is safin
just something ive always wondered

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2004, 10:10 AM
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I think it's because the russian names finish with an "a" if it's a girl or a woman.For exemple Petrov for guys and Petrova for women,same thing for Sharapov-Sharapova.The feminines names end with a.
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hmmm...so if Kalfelnikov and Davydenko have sisters, they would be called Kalfelnikova and Davydenkoa?

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hmmm...so if Kalfelnikov and Davydenko have sisters, they would be called Kalfelnikova and Davydenkoa?
No only if the name finishes with a conson,other way,the"a" can't be add,this is the case of Davydenko to which an "a" can't be add but Kafelnikov applies very well.
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hmmm...so if Kalfelnikov and Davydenko have sisters, they would be called Kalfelnikova and Davydenkoa?
Kafelnikova, yes. Russian names ending with "O" do not change. So Davydenko remains Davydenko.

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Yeah so you can tell if they are boy or girl, because loads of Russian names can go for Boys or girls. Like Martina Hingis was lucky not to be called Hingisova.

I think you can either add an "a", or "ova", but I can't be 100% sure.

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Hingis could never be Hingisova, because this rule (o or ova) doesn't apply to all Slavic names. Maybe Russians do that, but definitely not Czechs, Slovaks, Croatians, Slovenians, Poles,...

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Hingis could never be Hingisova, because this rule (o or ova) doesn't apply to all Slavic names. Maybe Russians do that, but definitely not Czechs, Slovaks, Croatians, Slovenians, Poles,...
I thought czechs do it??? Navratilova?? And Slovaks - Hantuchova?

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Poles would either call her "hingisowa" if she was married, "hingisowna" if she wasn't... or just hingis, because those forms are pretty like archaic

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i never knew that, thats cool having different names for guys/girls

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Russians modify names ending in -ov, -ev, -in, -sky, and -oi.

Vladimir Petrov- Anna Petrova
Sergei Dmitriev- Natalia Dmitrieva
Alexei Totmianin- Maria Totmianina
Ivan Romanovsky- Vera Romanovskaya
Oleg Berezhnoi- Olga Berezhnaya

Czechs and Slovaks add -ova for names ending in all consonants but -y and ending in -a.

Tomas Navratil- Radka Navratilova

For names ending in -a, they take off the -a and add -ova.

Karol Kucera- Lenka Kucerova

For names ending in -y, they take it off and add -a.

Rene Novotny- Katerina Novotna

Names endind in -e, -i, -o, and -u don't change.

Poles change names ending in -sky to -ska. Other surnames don't change.

Grzegorz Zagorsky- Wioleta Zagorska

I don't know about other Eastern European countries.

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Russians modify names ending in -ov, -ev, -in, -sky, and -oi.

Vladimir Petrov- Anna Petrova
Sergei Dmitriev- Natalia Dmitrieva
Alexei Totmianin- Maria Totmianina
Ivan Romanovsky- Vera Romanovskaya
Oleg Berezhnoi- Olga Berezhnaya

Czechs and Slovaks add -ova for names ending in all consonants but -y and ending in -a.

Tomas Navratil- Radka Navratilova

For names ending in -a, they take off the -a and add -ova.


Karol Kucera- Lenka Kucerova

For names ending in -y, they take it off and add -a.

Rene Novotny- Katerina Novotna

Names endind in -e, -i, -o, and -u don't change.

Poles change names ending in -sky to -ska. Other surnames don't change.

Grzegorz Zagorsky- Wioleta Zagorska

I don't know about other Eastern European countries.

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old May 31st, 2004, 02:29 PM
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there's been few threads about this name thing already..

can anyone confirm Hingis's birth name is Maria Martina Hingisova? coz i read about it in an article few years ago, which i can not retrieve to show you guys..

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Kafelnikova, yes. Russian names ending with "O" do not change. So Davydenko remains Davydenko.
so are Ukrainians .. Bondarenko would not be Bondarenkoa

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