Almost every important historical event, which found a ready response in the hearts of ordinary people, brings with it a whole train of unusual names that parents give to their children in memory of the incident. No exception and the Sochi Olympics, and the historical reunification of Russia and Crimea.
In Russia there is 1 child, named after a landmark for every Russian citizen events - the return of the Crimea to their harbour. Thus, the Registrar's office of the Sverdlovsk region in the Leninsky district of Yekaterinburg registered boy - Crimea Aleksandrovich.
"The accession of Crimea to Russia is a significant event for every Russian citizen, and register the baby with the name - the name of the Peninsula - is not out of the ordinary situation, although it is unusual," quote "Izvestia" Director of the research center "History of names" Vladimir Maximov. It was also suggested that in fact this name existed for hundreds of years, and enjoyed them Turkic peoples.
The use of similar names is nothing surprising, a similar tradition exists among all peoples for many centuries, said the specialist. "For centuries in Russian families naming children ascended yet to the Church names. In the early twentieth century the huge popularity enjoyed red names they were given in honor of the leaders of the revolution. And not only Soviet, but also French - for example, children were given Maratime", - said Vladimir Maksimov.
"Some Russian names given to the children "overexcited" parents, never really caught on and fell out of names is Dazdraperma (long live the First of may!), Austinand (Otto Schmidt on the ice), SEM (revolution, electrification, Marxism), however Vladlen (Vladimir Lenin), for example, sounds sweet and is no longer perceived as the name that is certainly connected with a political figure. Special problems in the Crimea will not be - in Russia the most part of inhabitants of our planet perceive the annexation of the Peninsula as something natural, useful and important," he said.
Among other things in Russia over the past 3 years had a few girls named Olympics. This is a real Greek name, said the specialist. "Sometimes these guys might have to say about the history of their name, how their parents came to the decision about naming their own offspring an unusual name, but it's romantic," said Vladimir Maksimov.