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Russian names with nickname?

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JimiBlue Sun 29-May-16 09:19:28

I'm looking for a Russian name with a nickname/pet name (my name has a very different nickname which I love.) I'm completely at a loss and can't find anything confused
Thanks X

Mottled Sun 29-May-16 09:34:42

Know a Russian Beata, nn Beatie.

Nonotthatagain Sun 29-May-16 09:36:26

Natasha nn Tash

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Sun 29-May-16 09:36:43


barbecue Sun 29-May-16 09:49:58

For a boy or girl?

NapQueen Sun 29-May-16 09:55:04

Sabina - Beanie
Annushka - Noosh

Just5minswithDacre Sun 29-May-16 10:02:33

The traditional diminutives? Like Anya for Anastasia, Shura for Alexandra and Natasha for Natalya?

JimiBlue Sun 29-May-16 10:36:46

Sorry I should have said boy blush

ProseccoPoppy Sun 29-May-16 10:41:03

Aleksander - Sasha. Would have been what I'd have wanted if DD was a boy.

QueenOfTheAndals Sun 29-May-16 10:43:48

Napqueen Annushka is actually the diminutive of Anna.

JimiBlue Sun 29-May-16 10:44:52

Prosecco I love it!

RainIsAGoodThing Sun 29-May-16 10:46:25

I love Max, which works here and over there. And Peter - it's spelt differently in Russian but pronounced pretty much the same.

Watching with interest though - we need something both families (and we!) can pronounce!

Floppityflop Sun 29-May-16 10:49:50

Pavel - Pasha
Evgeniy - Zhenya
Aleksandr - Sasha
Vladimir - Volodya

Trying to steer clear of old man names and names that sound like English girl names...

I can try more if none appeal!

Floppityflop Sun 29-May-16 10:53:36

Is the dad Russian? It's v. common IME for boy to have the same name, so there are lots of Anton Antonovichs, Igor Igorevichs etc.

If dad not Russian could try Russian equivalent of his name.

Penvelopesnightie Sun 29-May-16 10:54:33


Floppityflop Sun 29-May-16 10:54:58

BTW Anya is for Anna. Anastasia has Nastya. Not so good in English!

JimiBlue Sun 29-May-16 10:57:21

My mother is Russian but I need a boy's name confused

Zhabr Sun 29-May-16 13:37:07

Timofei- Tim. Lot's of Rusian male short names are ending in "a". As mentioned above, , Alexander will be Sasha ( or Sanya, or Shura). Alexei becomes Alesha, Ivan-Vanya etc. I would personally avoid names such as Arseny (Arse inside the name), Vassily (sounds like silly), Nikolai ( reminds of e-coli bacteria), Sergei (sounds like gay). Names like Platon and Luka seems to be popular in Russia now.

Zhabr Sun 29-May-16 13:44:47

Mikhail nn Misha.

disappoint15 Sun 29-May-16 14:33:18

Nikolai - Kolya
Alexei - Alyosha
Dmitri - Mitya/Dima
Pyotr - Petya
Boris - Borya
Anton - Antosha
Ivan - Vanya
Fyodr - Fedya
Grigori - Grisha
Sergei - Seryozha

Can't you just ask your mum for suggestions?

Britnyspears Mon 30-May-16 17:06:16

I love Sasha

Kittykatmacbill Mon 30-May-16 18:33:44

All Russian novels should be a good source of inspiration, no characters refer to each other by the same nick name. Nightmare to keep track of who is who...

cressetmama Wed 01-Jun-16 18:00:41

Anatoly nn Tolya
Konstantin nn Kosta

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