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Hello! My husband and I are expecting a baby girl and I’m in a bit of a dilemma. My husband wants to use a Russian name as it is very important to him and his family and he absolutely loves the name Viktoriya. I don’t mind the name, however we are living in the United States and I’m just concerned about all the misspellings and don’t want us to seem like we were trying to be "unique". What should we do? Should we just keep it or should I try to find some other Russian names to suggest to him? Thank you! ~Celia

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Poll created: Nov 09, 2013
Total Votes: 0


I think most people know that when they see the spelling Viktoriya it’s because it’s Russian. I do think there are other Russian names that can be spelt/said in English quite well, such as Katya, Anya, Elena and Anastasia.
posted by guest :: Nov 09, 2013 12:32 PM | report
I would suggest you ask him to either using Victoria (spelled more American)or look for another Russian name.

You might even be able to use Russian name + Victoria in a FN/MN combo!
posted by guest :: Nov 09, 2013 12:34 PM | report
He doesn’t want to change the spelling; it absolutely has to be a Russian name with a Russian spelling; we also have a middle name since it is tradition. We can’t use the names Anya, Elena, or Anastasia but I will suggest Katya!
posted by Poll Poster :: Nov 09, 2013 12:37 PM | report
What’s the middle name? Might help with suggestions...
posted by guest :: Nov 09, 2013 12:47 PM | report
My roommate’s name was Martina and she was from Russia. I think her sisters were Anna and Nadia, which are also fine in English.
posted by guest :: Nov 09, 2013 12:49 PM | report
What about Alina? Or Antonia, Vera, Valentina, Galina, Kristina, Ksenia, Marina, Larisa or Nina?
I also think Ekaterina would be fine.
posted by guest :: Nov 09, 2013 12:52 PM | report
Aleksandrovna will be her middle name
posted by Poll Poster :: Nov 09, 2013 12:53 PM | report
I like Valentina and Galina; I will suggest those to my husband too!
posted by Poll Poster :: Nov 09, 2013 12:54 PM | report
I would say since the middle name is extremely Russian, you should use the normal spelling of Victoria. Or maybe even something shorter, since the middle name is so long.
posted by guest :: Nov 09, 2013 05:01 PM | report

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