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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2009, 03:47:57 AM »
Oh,  I'm just so unlucky to  be unable to hear their names spoken in Russian. That's just why I name myself Olga Maria (It sounds so cute and relaxing). In english that's "Holy Mary".
But I'm not a Catholic, I'm a Protestant. We don't worship Mary. Don't mind this religion topic anyway. Sorry if I've mentioned it.

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« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2009, 04:13:40 AM »
Well on Russian for example is wrote "Великая Княжна Олъга Николаевна Романова" Velikaya Knyajna Oluga Nikolaevna Romanov.... something like that it sounds.....
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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #77 on: January 12, 2009, 05:43:45 AM »
 Irina, Do you pronounce her name quickly that it sounds more like Olga or you speak it the usual as in Oluga?
I pronounce it always as Olga because that's how her name is spelled. ;)


By the way, Tatiana's name is an ancient Greek surname. So, it had been used as a surname before it turned to a nice girl's name. History's just so wonderful.
But it's really a nice surname. If we use it nowadays, everyone would mistook it as your own name, right?

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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #78 on: January 12, 2009, 08:07:25 AM »
There's a whole thread about pronunciation of both names and places here.
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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #79 on: January 12, 2009, 01:28:40 PM »
Irina, Do you pronounce her name quickly that it sounds more like Olga or you speak it the usual as in Oluga?
I pronounce it always as Olga because that's how her name is spelled. ;)


By the way, Tatiana's name is an ancient Greek surname. So, it had been used as a surname before it turned to a nice girl's name. History's just so wonderful.
But it's really a nice surname. If we use it nowadays, everyone would mistook it as your own name, right?


Quickly Olga...
I have to check what Tatiana means.... it was something very sweet... but is typical Russian name :/
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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2009, 01:44:26 PM »

I have to check what Tatiana means.... it was something very sweet... but is typical Russian name :/

It means 'Fairy' or 'Fairy Princess' I saw those two meanings.
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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2009, 03:17:58 PM »
That´s a common mistake here. "Fairy Queen" is not Tatiana but TITANIA, which is a different name.

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« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2009, 03:55:00 PM »
Nope,Tatiana means "fairy queen" according to the multiple sites I just searched and Titania means "giant".
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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2009, 04:01:53 PM »
I agree. Titania seems to come from the word titan (Just like the Titanic :)), which, in French, means giant litteraly.


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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2009, 04:21:04 PM »
I think it comes from Shakespeare, where Titania is fairy queen or something. But Tatiana is NOT fairy queen, it ićomes an ancien Roman surname -and that simply doesn´t sound so romantic.

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« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2009, 04:31:48 PM »
No, Tatiana doesn't mean fairy queen, that is Titania who appears in Shakespeare's Midsummernight's Dream!
Tatiana is the female version of the Roman name Tatian. It's meaning is not known. A much venerated Martyr of the Church was called Tatiana. Being Orhtodox, all the Romanovs were named for Saints of the Orthodox Church. However, their interest in the play may have inspired them towards choosing those particular names - but they were certainly not Baptised in the names of Pushkin's characters. We also have 'Confirmation' at the same time as Baptism, so our given names are indeed in every sense of the word our "Christian Names".

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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2009, 09:27:25 PM »
Actually, I found a website that said Tatiana means "A Russian Saint". Do you think this is true? I know that the Romanovs were often named after Saints, but I've never heard of the name actually meaning Saint. The link is http://www.zelo.com/firstnames/index.asp Just search Tatiana and you'll find the information. Also, if you click on the Popularity section, scroll to the bottom and click where it says CLICK HERE, you can see lots of crazy names! One was "Eadwardsone"!

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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2009, 01:37:24 AM »
I guess somebody made a huge mistake. Tatiana (and not only the Grand Duchess) IS Russian saint, but the name itself cannot be translated like that. If any of the girls had "saintly" name it was Olga since her name means "holy".

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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #88 on: January 13, 2009, 02:05:48 AM »
I agree with Ally...
The name is not fairytail princess or something to what i know it means "holy"
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Re: Tatiana's Name
« Reply #89 on: January 13, 2009, 03:53:30 PM »
Thank you Ally and Irina! :)  I didn't think it ment Saint anyway, but since I am new I just wanted to double check first. Also, about Tatiana's name, I would have to agree with Georgiy - many female names do come from the male version, like Samuel and Samantha, Paul and Pauline, or in this case, Tatian and Tatiana.

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