I wanted to name my male love interest Sergei. However, I realised that pronouncing it, it could sound like Sir Gay, which could ruin it for some readers (and I don't want that, obviously). So, I was wondering, would that be something you notice straight away? Alternatively, I could name him Alexei (Alex for short) but it's not as manly as Sergei (at least in my mind). Are there any Russian male names that you find interesting or appealing, that would also work well in English? I welcome suggestions as well Thanks!