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Names of OTMA
« on: September 26, 2005, 09:35:23 AM »
I think this could be an very intersting topic, the names of OTMA trnaslating in another language. I start with Dutch, if I'm not correct, maybe Tatia or someone else could correct me.

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Olga = Olga
Nickname: Olishka = Olgaatje
Tatiana = Tatjana
Nickname: Tanushka = Tatia (Hihi, not thé Tatia from the Forum  ;))
Maria = Marie of Mary
Nickname: Mashka = Marytje
Anastasia = Anastasiya or just Anastasia
Nickname: Nastya = Staz, or Stazia.

I know what a nickname of Maria in Afghan is: Mariyjana or just spelled: Marichana or Marijana.

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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 10:08:19 AM »
Whaha, not me? :P

I think you are right about Olga.
Tatiana could also be Tanja, Taat, or Tati.
Maria could also be Marieke, Marijke, Mieke, Maaike, Marja, Ria or Rietje
Anastasia could be Staas (although some people (the Dutch Prince Maurits and his wife) think it could also be Anna :-/)

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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 12:55:05 PM »
Thank you for your kind help, Tatia!
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 12:57:40 PM »
You're welcome :)

But where are the others, aren't they going to translate OTMA's names into their languages? ??? :(

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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005, 01:22:15 PM »
Ok more:

Nicholas = Nicolaas
Nickname: Nicki = Nicky
Alexandra = Alexandra or Aleksandra
Nickname: Alix = Alix
Alexei = Alex
Nickname: Sunshine = Zonnestraaltje
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2005, 01:32:35 PM »
i know marie has many forms in europe-mary, maria (catholic), marie (french), marion, morag (scottish)
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2005, 02:43:31 PM »
OK let's try it in Finnish! Finland & Russia are neighboring countries and Finland used to be a autonomic part of the Russian empire from 1809 until 1917, so Nicholas II was OUR last tsar as well.. Our languages are not related though, and we use different name day calendar. Some of the typical saint's names (like Maria, Anna) we share but the spelling can vary.

Nicholas = Nikolai (Niki, Niko, Nikke)
Alexandra = Aleksandra (Sandra, Santra, Sanni?)
Olga = Olga, used to be a common girl's name here 100 years ago, but not anymore, no special nicknames
Tatiana = Tatjana (Tanja is quite popular name even nowadays, Taina, Jaana?)
Maria = Maria, very popular especially for second christian name (Marja, Maija and many other variations)
Anastasia = Anastasia (not used very much in Finland, but I remember one old lady called Nasti)
Alexei = Aleksi, Aleksis (Aleksi is one of the most popular boy's name here nowadays)

Alexander = Aleksanteri (Aleks, Ales, Santeri, Santtu)
Xenia = Ksenia (Senja)
Michael, Mihail = Mikael (Mikko)
Georgi, Yuri = Yrjö (Ykä)

And many more...



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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005, 02:52:53 PM »
Those Finnish forms are really nice :) But how is Yrjö pronounced?

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005, 02:54:18 PM »
And one more question: is the name Akseli also a form of Alexei, or is it from Axel?

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005, 02:55:50 PM »
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Ok more:

Nicholas = Nicolaas
Nickname: Nicki = Nicky


Also Nico, Niek or Klaas ;D

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2005, 02:59:43 PM »
Dear Tatia, I hope I could tell you how Yrjö is pronounced, but I'm afraid I can't! It's one of the most difficult things to pronounce for the foreigners, with those Y's and Ö's!  :P Maybe some other Finn here will try? ;D

And Akseli, it comes from Axel, so it's different name than Aleksi.

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2005, 03:17:12 PM »
Thanks, Katia!

And I found a site where you can listen to the pronunciaton of Yrjö, it sounds kind of funny ;D but it was very much like I thought it would sound.
(And even though it's another name than Alexei, I do like the name Akseli ;D)

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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2005, 03:36:07 PM »
Wow Tatia, what a funny site with the lists of names in Finnish! I bookmarked it, because I'm very fascinated of the names... I couldn't listen to the prononciation, but it doesn't matter, because I know how Yrjö and other finnish names are pronounced anyway. Thanks for the link!

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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2005, 04:04:52 PM »
Let's see . . .

In Irish (my language):
Nicholas = Nioclas (accent mark over the a/pronounced nee-oh-claws)
Alexandra = Alastriona (accent mark over the i/pronounced al-as-tree-oh-nah)
Olga = Olga
Tatiana = Tatiana
Maria = Maire (accent over a/pronounced my-reh) or Mairin (accents over a and second i/pronounced my-reen)
Anastasia = Anastasia
Alexi = Alexi

And in French:
Nicholas = Nicolas (pronounced neek-oh-las)
Alexandra = Alexandrie or Sandrine or Alexandrine
Olga = Olga
Tatiana = Tatienne
Maria = Marie or Marielle or Mariette or Marise
Anastasia = Anastasie
Alexei = Alexis

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Re: Names of OTMA
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2005, 09:37:18 PM »
In Japanese - these are transliterations of the Russian names as used in the Japanese Orthodox Church (as you may know we all take a Baptismal name, which is that of a Saint)
Note there is no stress in Japanese - each syllable pronounced with the same strength as every other one:

Nicholas: Nikorai
Alexandra: Arekisandora
Olga: Origa
Tatiana: Tachiyana
Maria: Mariya
Anastasia: Anasutashiya
Alexei: Arekisei

There are no nicknames.