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    Derivations, nicknames, etc

    HI everybody, I'm new to the forum ... I'm a professional writer and my main character for a current story is from Russian ancestry. His name's Yuri. I know that the nickname for him would be Yura, but a friend also told me that a more familiar form of the name would be Yurochka. Is this true?

    I look forward to spending some time here as I write this novel, as I'm sure I'll continue to have questions

    [Like, for instance, some Russian swear words ] For the character...not for me. I know to ask these in another forum as well...

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

    -Kniaz

    EDIT: The character's full name is Yuri Mikhailovich Kirov... I think this is the proper form?

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    Yurochka is too caressing name. Or it may be a little derogatory, as looking from highly above. I think only the closest friends and relatives may use it freely.
    Yuri Mikhailovich Kirov is OK.

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    Юрий sounds fine to me. It depends on your story, because Юрий is formal but using it without patronimic or surname makes it less so. How do you want your character to appear in the story?
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    Re: Derivations, nicknames, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Kniaz
    HI everybody, I'm new to the forum ... I'm a professional writer and my main character for a current story is from Russian ancestry. His name's Yuri. I know that the nickname for him would be Yura, but a friend also told me that a more familiar form of the name would be Yurochka. Is this true?

    I look forward to spending some time here as I write this novel, as I'm sure I'll continue to have questions

    [Like, for instance, some Russian swear words ] For the character...not for me. I know to ask these in another forum as well...

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

    -Kniaz

    EDIT: The character's full name is Yuri Mikhailovich Kirov... I think this is the proper form?
    Yurochka (Юрочка) is how a fat wifie would call her effeminate poof of a son. A deminutive but in no ways pansified version of the name is Yurik (Юрик). At least that's what lads would say.
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    Юрчанский
    Юрской
    :P
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    Юрец...
    what else? :P

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    I thought Pasternak referred to Yuri as "Yurochka" occasionally in Doctor Zhivago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    I thought Pasternak referred to Yuri as "Yurochka" occasionally in Doctor Zhivago.
    Such connotations may well have been different in Pasternak's time. Nowadays "Yurochka" sounds too effeminate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Propp
    Юрец...
    what else?
    Юрмала, Юрок :P

    ... Юран, Юрон
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    Ok another fiction writer here, but of a more lowly genre.
    In my fanfiction a Slavic character is being intimate with Severus Snape and i need to construct a nickname for Snape.
    i get the impressoin that Sevrochka would be the equilavnt of Sevvie-kins so i want some thing more resepectful. I have thought of some but idon't want them to be too gooey.
    i like Veshka (using hte middle syllable) is this silly and are there any other ones i could use? i's prefer to use the middle syllable it sounds less contrived.

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    A Russian Harry Potter slashfic. Ingenius!

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    Oy, it's not Slash fic! *i edited the orignal message to make this clear*

    I need to find a nickname for HER(the slavic one) to call HIM(Severus Snape).

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    Well, in the Russian translation of Harry Potter, Snape is called Снегг. So she should definitely call him Снегурочка.

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    "Снежок"! ha-ha-ha, like a doggy name!
    May be he'll want to be Весик, Севрик, Снейпон (rather vulgar and colloquial).
    If it is HER (may be lover?) who calls HIM, let it be Весик. Sounds stupidly caressing enough.

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    Товарищ, а мне тоже хочется прозвище. Какие прозвищя ты можешь создать из имени Правита?

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    BTW "Прозвища". "Ча-ща пиши через а".

    I don't think "Pravit" is a kind of name which makes good nicknames.
    Правитик sounds stupid, and Правичок resembles "Новичок".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Товарищ, а мне тоже хочется прозвище. Какие прозвищя ты можешь создать из имени Правита?
    How about "Витя"?
    .................
    студент: "Я часто вижу себя во сне как профессором. Что мне нужно сделать?"
    профессор: "По-меньше спать!"

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    И из имени Яспер/Жаспер/Джэспер?
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    Ася? ( "Тётя Ася" )
    Hmm... imagine this:
    - My name is Ася. Тётя Ася...

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    Somethings wrong with my dictionaries - both Romanov and Oxford say the spelling is "Прозвище"....

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