Yes, that's right. When -ek is a suffix (Havlic~ek, from Havlik + ek),
the "e" drops when endings are added.
So it's Mr. Havlic~ek, Mrs. Havlic~kova. This is a regular rule in
> Some names do not follow this "rule".
> For example, my family name: HAVLI'C~EK
> The female form is HAVLI'C~KOVA
> Note the "loss" of the "E".
> Is there any "simple" explanation for this?
> Don Havlicek
> Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata) wrote:
>>In short, surnames that are nouns add -ova to the male form to get the
>>Mr. Koval, Mrs. Kovalova (koval = a smith)
>>Surnames that are adjectives end in -y for men, -a for women:
>>Mr. Pekny, Mrs. Pekna (pekny = beautiful)
>>Pokornik is a noun, so the woman would be Mrs. Pokornikova.
>>But Pokorny is an adjective, so the woman would be Mrs. Pokorna.