Bulgarian Baby Names
Names are just like human beings they, too, come into being, live and die. Thousand years ago in Bulgaria, common names were like Voitekh, Mostich, Rasate but today these can be found in the history books alone. Unlike us people, however, names can also be revived.
The Bulgarian name system has considerable similarities with most other European name systems, and with those of other Slavic peoples such as the Russian name system.
Bulgarian names usually consist of a given name, which comes first, a patronymic, which is second and a family name, which comes last.
Traditionally, the parents would often name their child after an older relative, so that his/her name would live on in the family. Today, however, these are not binding conditions and are often ignored: parents often pick a name without conforming to these traditions, however it is really up to the parents as still many of them continue to observe these traditions.
Besides historical variations in the choice of names, they are also subject to regional and local preferences.
Many Bulgarian given names have a diminutive and shorter version, which is almost always used in an informal context. Often these diminutive names become independent and "official" given names.
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