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    авдотья

    There was a character called this in a book called "преступление и наказание." Is this name still used in Russia?

    It's a cool name don't you think? If I had a Russian girlfriend I would want her name to be this one.

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    Really, was it авдотья? I can't remember such a character, can you refreshen my memory, who was she?
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    Her full name was Авдотья but they called her Доуня (dunno how it's spelled).

    Maybe it's not exact but it's something like that.

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    Wikipedia:

    Авдотья — народная форма имени Евдокия. Производные формы: Авдоня, Авдотька, Авдотьюшка, Авдоха, Авдоша, Авдуля, Авдуся, Дуся.
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    What is the народная форма of a name?

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    It's an old name... Not very common any more... However, I know a girl whose name is Арфения...
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Her full name was Авдотья but they called her Доуня (dunno how it's spelled). ...
    Дуня.
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    Is this name pleasing to your ears also, or is it just because I am a foreigner?

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    My father-in-law has a house in a village called Авдотино.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Is this name pleasing to your ears also, or is it just because I am a foreigner?
    Nope... It's not that pleasing... It's just an old name for me... Though, Дунька has also some different meanings:

    ДУНЬКА, -и, ж (или ДУНЬКА С МЫЛЬНОГО ЗАВОДА). Неотесанная, необразованная, обычно провинциальная женщина. ♦ дунька в Европе — ирон. о поведении советской (российской) женщины, впервые попавшей за границу.

    Дунька Кулакова — онанизм.
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    Re: авдотья

    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    It's a cool name don't you think? If I had a Russian girlfriend I would want her name to be this one.
    I bet having such a name she would be teased mercilessly at school.

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    Лол. But now everyone just has the same name...

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    Так сейчас детей не называют.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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