... 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.
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.
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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