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post #2624 of (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Originally Posted by hardball View Post
a few of the above names have a meaning and are used in everyday estonian, e.g. lill, koppel, rüütel, lamp. some of these are outright swedish names, e.g. sumberg, stamberg. but I agree that there are a lot of german names here. kontaveit to me is an estonianised name, one of her predecessors must be one of the 200k estonians changing their name in the 1930ies.

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How would someone "Estonianise" a name. I mean what makes it more Estonian?

Nettu + Lera + Sofishka + Katu + Carolsh + Miley + Lissi + Kaia + Gendra + Eva + Saara + Matti + Kenneth + Jürgen + Alex

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