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  1. Mitchell William Palmer

    Mitchell William Palmer New Member

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    Good name for a Russian computer programming??

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Mitchell William Palmer, Apr 19, 2013.

    Does anyone here know a good name for a 30-odd year old Russian computer programming genius who works for the Russian government - He would presumably be part of the Russian "nobility", because his father is good friends with the President (from their KGB days together)?

    Thanks... :)
     
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    Grishenko, Dolohov, Vedenin, Gagarin, Ivanov, Lazarev, Lukyanov, Markov, Kuragin, Rostov, Ustinov - there's some suggestions!
     
  4. Mitchell William Palmer

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    Thanks heaps guys...I will research these and come back to you with the one I chose!
     
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    Trish I've been deleted.. again Contributor

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    Out of the names La_Donna posted I was immediately drawn to Rostov Grishenko for a name.

    Probably doesn't help, but I tried, heh.
     
  7. slamdunk

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    Sergey (Mikhaylovich) Brin is a pretty famous Russian/American programmer he is one of the founders of Google.

    Here is an (incomplete) list of actual Russian programmers/developers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Russian_IT_developers
     
  8. La_Donna

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    The names I originally posted are all surnames. For first names, there are very limited choices in Russia (not many boys names). The names are like Boris, Alexei, Nicholas, Vladimir, Anatole, Denis, Grigori, Lev, Anton, Artur etc. Also, Russians generally have THREE names. A first name (e.g. Alexei), a patronymic (e.g. Nikolaevich) and a surname (e.g. Rostov). So a typical Russian name would look like Alexei Nikolaevich Rostov. The second name consists of the father's first name generally with "evich" or "ich" on the end. I would suggest looking up famous Russians to see how the patronymic works.

    If your computer programmer is a woman, there is a slight variation. Making up a sister of "Alexei Nikolaevich Rostov", lets call her Xenia. She would be Xenia Nikolaevna Rostova, using the feminine of the patronymic and the surname. I hope that helps!
     
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    Call him Boris. Make him invincible
     
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    Mitchelski Palmerski
     
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    Yeah. I decided not to go there. :p
     
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    Interesting :) Thanks. Clearly my pick was useless, lol. Shows what I know!
     
  13. Inquisitor Ehrenstein

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    An important thing to keep in mind with Russian names is that men and women have different last names. When you have Russian women, you need to make sure they have female last names.
     
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