In a message dated 3/9/2000 9:48:48 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< Hmm, I wonder why that particular tale would stick in Liudmila's memory?
Thanks for the info, I am passing it on to the querant.
Well Yana -- it's the other way around from what you'd think, I chose the
name because of that poem. As Masha correctly noted, I love it! Pushkin
picked the name off another poem by Zhukovsky (if I am not mistakes...it was
someone else's work in any case), it was not a popular name in Russia at the
time. It is now. My understanding now is that it actually is a Bohemian
name, Chek or Slovac (someone cxorrect my geography please). Well, I am not
changing it now...