2023 Author: Henry Conors | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 12:05
What tricks do people use to become famous, to stand out, to become "not like everyone else." For some reason, it seems to many parents that it is worth naming a child somehow pretentiously, and he will automatically inherit a unique, inimitable destiny. And such unusual names are born that you just wonder!
It would seem, what additional glory do the children of famous people need? They have been under the guns of cameras and the close attention of the paparazzi all their lives. But no! Mick-Angel Krist and Eva-Vlad Anisina-Dzhigurda, Apollon Sergeevich Shnurov and Garry Maksimovich Galkin are born.
Foreign stars are not far behind. David Beckham names his son Brooklyn, after the area of New York where he was born. Frank Zappa calls Moon Unit's beloved daughter Moonlight, and Gwyneth P altrow (apparently for promotional purposes) came up with the name Apple (Apple) for her baby.
Unusual names appear every year around the world. In France in the 19th century, a family lived by the name of 1792. Parents deprived of imagination named children after the months of the year:January february march april. It is not clear why, following their bizarre logic, these French did not give birth to a dozen children - it would be possible to create a family saga called "12 months".
With characteristic American humor, mom and dad Jackson from Chicago called (otherwise you can't formulate) their unfortunate kids Meningitis, Laryngitis, Appendicitis, Peritonitis and Tonsillitis. And a married couple from New Orleans picked up for their daughters, probably, “the most unusual and beautiful” names - Mu, Wu and Gu.
In Spain, there are often names consisting of many words. So, the full name (with a surname) of the famous artist Pablo Picasso consisted of 93 letters. There are long nicknames in other regions of the planet. 102 letters in the name of an American from Honolulu, 598 - for a lady from Montana. But the longest name in the world is Indian. Its owner bears the simple surname Brahmatra. But his name consists of 1478 letters. It only takes 10 minutes to read it out loud!
In general, unusual names are not uncommon in India. Here you can meet young people called I love potatoes, Silver dollar or Two kilos of rice. The last name was given to its owner not because he can eat such a portion of porridge in one sitting, but because that is how much cereal the state gives to the parents of a born baby. Apparently, in this case, mom and dad were driven by simple human gratitude.
Unusual Russian names are also not uncommon. After the October Revolution, manyit seemed to the citizens of the young state that everything in the world should change, including names. During this period, the Russian name book was replenished with borrowed names and the "word-creation" of the parents. It was a flurry of new, unusual names. Tractors and Industrializations, Diesels and Dazdraperms were born. Many of the names of the revolutionary era, by the way, have taken root and are still found today: Ninel, Kim, Vladlen.
Later, there were also examples of such "neologisms". Unusual names such as Uryurvkos ("Hurrah! Yuri in space!"), Dazdrasmygda ("Long live the bond between town and country!") and Kukutsapol (from "corn - the queen of the fields") are known.
In the family of the poet Todor Klyashtorny, who was repressed in the 30s, the eldest daughter was named Tadiana (from the names of her parents: Todor and Yanina)
There were also romantic stories associated with unusual names. The poet Georgy Ushakov participated in the battles for the liberation of the Belarusian Vitebsk in 1944. In the area of the Luchesa River, the front stood for 9 months. Ushakov wrote a poem in which there were lines:
And in memory of those who are in the dewy grass
Fell forever, having honestly paid his debt, I will name my future daughter
Your beautiful name, Luchesa."
The poet died near Vitebsk, but the story continued. The sister of Georgy Ushakov had four sons. The eldest named his daughter Luchesa. Today, the only one on the planet Luchesa lives in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. But even she bitterly says that the unusual name served as an object of ridicule in childhood, and interfered with adult life.
BecauseIt is not at all clear what drives people who give children fancy names. How does 11-year-old BOC rVF 260602 feel today, as well as Viagra, Casper Beloved, Lettuce, Air traffic controller or Fifi Trixibel?
Probably not without reason every year tens of thousands of people change their name in the registry office. Fortunately, this is allowed.
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