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Subject: Re: Use of Nikita in India
Author: ajay rawat   (Authenticated as ajay rawat)
Date: June 21, 2009 at 8:19:42 PM
Reply to: Re: Use of Nikita in India by তন্ময় ভট
Names like Nikita, Natasha, Monica, Sonya sound like Indian names and they have become popular too among Indians. Indian feminine names usually have a suffix which gives the sound "a" to them, therefore it's possible that Nikita in spite of being a masculine name in Russian language is used as a feminine name, though it's very much possible that people are not aware of it being Russian and masculine. Similar is the case with name Sonam which I found is a Tibetan masculine name, but in India it's used as a feminine name. It's the sound which makes people to decide whether it should be a feminine or masculine name. The name Savita means Sun and Shashi means Moon, both being considered as Indian gods , but these names are considered suitable for girl. Recently, people have been deducting "a" from some names and forming masculine names like priyank from priyanka, anit from anita, arpit from arpita.

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This message was edited by the author on June 21, 2009 at 8:30:18 PM

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