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Subject: Re: I'm confused
Author: Freddo   (guest, 138.251.249.95)
Date: March 6, 2005 at 3:06:43 PM
Reply to: I'm confused by Lauren B
In Russia, most Names have a standard pet form (eg. Girls: Lena for Elena, Tanya for Tatyana, Masha for Maria, Sveta for Svetlana, Ena for Irena; Boys: Sasha for Alexandr, Volodia for Vladimir, Vanya for Ivan, Kolya for Nikolai, Seryoja for Sergei etc etc). Natasha is the standard pet form for Natalia, but I guess your friend/ her parents can choose whatever pet name she/they want to for her given name, particularly when not in Russia.

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