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Mr_Molik
May 31st, 2004, 10:06 AM
can someone tell my y dinara's last name is safina, and marats is safin :confused:
just something ive always wondered

kaki
May 31st, 2004, 10:10 AM
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.

New
May 31st, 2004, 10:13 AM
hmmm...so if Kalfelnikov and Davydenko have sisters, they would be called Kalfelnikova and Davydenkoa?

SpikeyAidanm
May 31st, 2004, 10:18 AM
Alex Kuznetsov just won his boy's singles 1r :p

kaki
May 31st, 2004, 10:19 AM
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.

Vass22
May 31st, 2004, 10:20 AM
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.

!<blocparty>!
May 31st, 2004, 10:22 AM
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.

watrat
May 31st, 2004, 11:04 AM
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,... ;)

!<blocparty>!
May 31st, 2004, 11:08 AM
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???:confused: Navratilova?? And Slovaks - Hantuchova?:confused:

-Em-
May 31st, 2004, 11:08 AM
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 ;) ;) ;)

:devil: :devil: :devil:

foreva lindsay
May 31st, 2004, 12:48 PM
i never knew that, thats cool having different names for guys/girls :)

Mariangelina
May 31st, 2004, 01:50 PM
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.

Hope that helped. :D

!<blocparty>!
May 31st, 2004, 01:57 PM
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.

Hope that helped. :D
OK, LOL, thanx!:D

NaF
May 31st, 2004, 02:29 PM
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..

PointBlank
May 31st, 2004, 02:36 PM
Kafelnikova, yes. Russian names ending with "O" do not change. So Davydenko remains Davydenko.
so are Ukrainians .. Bondarenko would not be Bondarenkoa :p

salima
May 31st, 2004, 02:41 PM
hmmm...so if Kalfelnikov and Davydenko have sisters, they would be called Kalfelnikova and Davydenkoa?

Davydenko would not change, it is a name with stress not on the last vovel.
So, it is proun. with a light o, almost an a. THe same with tennis names as Lepchenko, Azarenko.





:p

PointBlank
May 31st, 2004, 02:46 PM
All Russian last names end in -ov, -ev, -in, -sky, oy, or -y
ov - ova
ev - eva
in - ina
sky - skya
oy - oya
y - ya

Any name which does not end in one of these syllables is not etmoloically(sp) Russian (although the person bearing the name may be ethnically Russian) For example, names ending in -enko are Ukrainian , the ending -óvich, -évich is Polish, Ukrainian, or South Slavic in origin and -er and -mann are German

hopefully that got something done :p

New
May 31st, 2004, 06:25 PM
This is getting fun!! I feel like changing the entire WTA with an "a" behind like Kim Clijstera, Lindsay Davenporta, and Jennifer Capriatia... I dun care what nationality they are! :p

Vass22
May 31st, 2004, 06:39 PM
This is getting fun!! I feel like changing the entire WTA with an "a" behind like Kim Clijstera, Lindsay Davenporta, and Jennifer Capriatia... I dun care what nationality they are! :p
Your versions suck! :D
Clijstereva (especially if pronounced "Clay...")
Davenportova
Capriatova
We did this though

PS: Russians don't change foriegn non-slavic names.

jenny161185
May 31st, 2004, 07:28 PM
Ive always wondered aswell!