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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    You must decide yourself should you change your name or not.
    If you are going to live in Russia - perhaps you should change your father's name in your pasport, if you about to move to Georgya, yo ubetter change your last name.
    But if you prefer to stay in England - leave your good name as it is.
    If you are worried about the Russians who are surprized by hearing your name - change your name.
    If you don;'t care about Russians who are astonished - do not change your name.

    I think I have answered fully.
    Я так думаю.

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    i do want to permanently move to moscow in a few years but i am worried i do not want to get into fight or trouble.
    so i would have to look into changing it. thanks for your help anyway

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Я так думаю.

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Leof, I had been thinking you are Russian, because your Russian is perfect!
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    can i just ask , i read the article you posted but it does not explain anything
    why is it such a shock to a russian guy or girl ?
    ive allot of russian friends who say its weird but dont take offence, should they?

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    why is it such a shock to a russian guy or girl ?
    All Russians, ABSOLUTELY ALL knows Joseph Stalin as ruthless person who had annihilated millions peoples.
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    They should not, Iosif, would you be offenced if anyone introduced himself as Oliver Cromwell or George Bush or Napoleon or Faust?
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    no i would not id think oh you have the same name as this guy or women , but like you said i should think about changing it if i go back russia but then again if someone has a problem with my name then that is there problem yes?

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Say, if you would look very like prime minister of England, or had a scary keenship with Hugh Grant. People would stare at you on the streets and finger you and ask you leave thema sign or a photo. Once you'd find it annoing you would try to change your appearance to look not quite like these people.

    Same with your name.
    If you want not to be always been asked about your name - change it.
    Я так думаю.

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    good point well thanks anyway

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    If you are a guy, and your surname really is Bakhvalova, it sounds very strange, ridiculous and stupid because it's a feminine surname. As Leof said, the masculine one is Bakhvalov. If Bakhvalova is what stands in your passport, it is... really very stupid, SORRY. It makes the whole your name VERY weird.

    my writing is like that as i cannot write in russian
    By the way, I didn't mean your writing in Russian, I meant your "allot" and "mae" instead of "a lot" and "may".
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    If you are a guy, and your surname really is Bakhvalova, it sounds very strange, ridiculous and stupid because it's a feminine surname. As Leof said, the masculine one is Bakhvalov. If Bakhvalova is what stands in your passport, it is... really very stupid, SORRY. It makes the whole your name VERY weird. ...
    What if it's one of the names from the Georgian region? E.g. Zurab Sotkilava.
    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D1% ... 0%B2%D0%B0
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    like i said my russian reading is very bad so i may have made the mistake which is now seeming more likely , as like you say its feminine and im a guy

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    What if it's one of the names from the Georgian region? E.g. Zurab Sotkilava.
    Bakhvalov(a) sounds completely Russian. Moreover, I don't think there are feminine Russian surnames that end on "-ava". Only "-ova", "-eva" (if we are talking about names that end on "-v-"). So Sotkilava is not a good example. Even the stress is different.
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by iosifbakhvalova
    like i said my russian reading is very bad so i may have made the mistake
    Which mistake do you mean? You mean you don't know / remember your name (written in English) quite well and don't remember if it's bakhvalov or bakhvalova? Or that your UK passport is written in Russian?

    Listen, I really think you should wait a bit, about one month, till the 1st of April.
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    im just gonna go with what Leof said, if my name starts to cause unwanted attention then its up to me to change it or its the other persons problem not mine

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    right again dude ive told you i am not fooling you , its up to you to believe what im saying,
    i do not know the cyrillic alphabet well, and i aslways thought my last name was bakhvalova untill someone on here pointed out that it was femine and could not be correct thus i must have read it wrong. would you like me to scan it so you can have disclosure on you "april " obsession
    oh and my passport is russian NOT english

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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by iosifbakhvalova
    right again dude ive told you i am not fooling you , its up to you to believe what im saying,
    i do not know the cyrillic alphabet well, and i aslways thought my last name was bakhvalova
    I am sorry, but I don't understand how someone can say "I thought my last name was XXX" if he has a passport. Your last name is what is in your passport. How can you not know what stands there? You cannot think that your name is bla bla bla, you should know what it is. Otherwise you sound very strange.
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by iosifbakhvalova
    oh and my passport is russian NOT english
    OoooooooOOooH How's that? How could you come to be abroad without any passport in English??? I thought it's impossible. Please scan your fantastic document for us.
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    Re: I Am Very Confused And Need Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    What if it's one of the names from the Georgian region? E.g. Zurab Sotkilava.
    Bakhvalov(a) sounds completely Russian. Moreover, I don't think there are feminine Russian surnames that end on "-ava". Only "-ova", "-eva" (if we are talking about names that end on "-v-"). So Sotkilava is not a good example. Even the stress is different.
    You know that there is a lot of different ways to spell last names.
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