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    Quote Originally Posted by olga
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    Hello!

    I find that female Russian names are so classy, especially: Анастасия, Татьияня & Экатерина. I would have no problem naming my first daughter Anastasia.

    I'm wondering... is "Svetlana" "Stephanie" in English? If so, would "Svet" be "Steve"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo Bloom
    I'm wondering... is "Svetlana" "Stephanie" in English? If so, would "Svet" be "Steve"?
    Name "Svetlana" has a stem "svet" - light. This is a Russian name.
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    I don't think Svetlana and Stephanie are very closely related, I can't think of any english name for Svetlana. As for Steve...my dad's friend who's name is Alexey(Aleksey) calls himself Steve...I don't know why,lol
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    They aren't related at all. IIRC, 'stephanos' is Greek for 'crown', 'svetlana', as has been pointed out, is Russian and has something to do with light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo Bloom
    Hello!

    I would have no problem naming my first daughter Anastasia.
    Russian diminutive for Анастасия is Настя (Nastya) which doesn't sound good for english speaker's ear.

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    Plus Americans never pronounce Анастасия how it's supposed to be pronounced...it's almost like Aнастэжиа(with the stress on э ) So it's nothing like the russian name anyway...
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    Elena is the most beautiful (Russian) name. It just clicks for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYgirl3
    I don't think Svetlana and Stephanie are very closely related, I can't think of any english name for Svetlana. As for Steve...my dad's friend who's name is Alexey(Aleksey) calls himself Steve...I don't know why,lol
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    I guess it's just a coincidence that "Svetlana" & "Stephanie" are somewhat similar. I didn't realize that "Alexey" tanslated to "Steve", either! Wow! The things you learn on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alware
    Quote Originally Posted by Milo Bloom
    Hello!

    I would have no problem naming my first daughter Anastasia.
    Russian diminutive for Анастасия is Настя (Nastya) which doesn't sound good for english speaker's ear.

    Hello!

    Point well taken. However, in English, I guess you can shorten it to "Anna" if you have to.

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    actually Aleksey doesn't translate into Steve, he just picked that name for some reason,lol If anything a russian name that translates into Steve is Stanislav...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYgirl3
    If anything a russian name that translates into Steve is Stanislav...
    Well, actually, it is "Степан". Both Steve and Степан derive from Greek Stephanos.

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    well I guess there are a few names that can be translated as Steve, because I know alot of people named Stanislav who call themselves Steve...lol I guess everybody wants to be Steve for some reason...
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    If I have to give my name in a restaurant or some place where they will have to call my name, I will usually give "Paul" or "Peter" or something. This is also the name I give to people who I don't expect to spend much time with and don't want to explain how to pronounce my name to.

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    Steve

    Steve has many Russian translits. It could be Стив or Ствен or Стивен or for none of these mean anything in Russian. Being a Russian I can tell you that the trsanlit for Steve in Russian is Саша.

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    Olga is name that fat ugly ladies have...(remembering the lunch ladies of elementry school).

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    that's why I never used to like it.... Which is why it's cool when pretty people have it..It makes them seem even prettier

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