Re: Name/diminutive Question
- In a message dated 7/29/99 9:20:40 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Sonia, Sofa, SonechkaRussians will make up silly diminutives based on diminutives, so others are
> All stresses are on the first syllable. These are the only ones I'm sure
> of, but there are certainly others.
probably floating around out there... Including in my own house where *Sonia*
is sleeping right now (finally).
If you have Sofa, you certainly have "Sofochka".
But the ones above are all the "official" ones I can think of.
(with a daughter Sonia, a sister and a niece Vera, a grandmother Liubov', so
we're only missing a Nadezhda (Nadia) to complete the feast day of Vera
("faith"), Nadezhda ("hope"), Liubov' ("love", ie Charity), and their mother
Unfortunately, Nadia is not among my favorite names.