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Why is Dinara called Safina and not Safin?

why the extra 'a'?
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Just as Helena Sukovas brother is Cyril Suk....

feminine vs masculine...

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can we have a FAQ forum?
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Aren't all the Russian names like that, the female has an 'A' put at the end. Like Myskina, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Petrova, Zvonareva....all end in As

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Girls get the ova and boys get the ov. IE Yuri Sharapov and Maria Sharapova

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... just as Maria Sharapova is the daughter of Yuri Sharapov. It's a Russian thing. This is very confusing at first when you read Russian literature, especially when they all have diminutive versions of their first names as well, such "Masha" for Maria, "Sasha" for Alexander, and so on. International tennis is starting to seem like a Chekhov play or War and Peace.

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In Slovakia and Czech Republic you add ova to girls..like Katerina Bohmova's brother is Robet Bohm..but in Russia and some others you add a..like Myskin-Myskina etc..except you dont add ova or a or ov to anything ending in enko like Kirilenko,Bondarenko.

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I think it would be so awesome if Kirilenko changed her name to Kirilenkova. She is one of the rising Russians, but doesn't have the ova
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Originally Posted by lena_is_the_best
I think it would be so awesome if Kirilenko changed her name to Kirilenkova. She is one of the rising Russians, but doesn't have the ova
Same for Ivanovicova, Jankovicova and of course Krajicekova

I have my "ova", I have an "eva" too but I am not a rising tennis star, this is unfair
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why the extra 'a'?
If your check back in the archives I think in either early 2004 or late 2003, there was a very informative thread about Russian, Czech and Slovakian surnames.

Can't remember the poster who created it, but it was quite interesting.
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It is like this:

In some East European countries like Russia or Czech Republic you add an "a" to the father's name for the women.

Safin- Safina
Kuznetsov- Kuznetsova
Dementiev- Dementieva
Petrov- Petrova
Sharapov- Sharapova
Bovin- Bovina

That's if the ending is -ov, -iev or -in.

If it is -sky it becomes skaya

Linetsky- Linetskaya
Krasnoroutsky- Krasnoroutskaya
Skravonski- Skravonskaia

Players from that region without an "a" at the ending have their roots in other countries like Maria Kirilenko with family members coming from Ukrainia.

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It is like this:

In some East European country like Russia or Czech Republic you add an "a" to the father's name for the women.

Safin- Safina
Kuznetsov- Kuznetsova
Dementiev- Dementieva
Petrov- Petrova
Sharapov- Sharapova
Bovin- Bovina

That's if the ending is -ov or -in.

If it is -sky it becomes skaya

Linetsky- Linetskaya
Krasnoroutsky- Krasnoroutskaya
Skravonski- Skravonskaia

Players from that region without an "a" at the ending have their roots in other countries like Maria Kirilenko with family members coming from Ukrainia.
Well summerized. I would just add that the "-ov" rule applies for the "-ev" (Maleev- Maleeva). And the "ski" goes for "ska".
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I'm Shutupova and my brother is Shutupov.
That's the russian thing.
Don't even ask 'bout the middlenames))
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Girls get the ova and boys get the ov. IE Yuri Sharapov and Maria Sharapova
ov means "son of"?
ova means "daughter of"?


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