Groups of names
Old Slavic names have always been hugediversity. One could distinguish names of animal origin (Ersh or Eagle), names based on the order of birth (Pervush or Vtorak), derived from participles (Zhdan or Khoten), names of gods (Veles). Often the Old Slavonic names displayed the individual traits inherent in a person, for example, the Brave.
Roots of the origin of names
Unfortunately, many ancient Slavonic names werelost or completely banned with the advent of Christianity on Russia. The fact is that some of them, such as Lada or Yarilo, originated from pagan gods, which could not be tolerated under monotheism. As for the modern society, many baptismal names formed the basis for the names that are very common in our time. Surely you have friends by the name of Volkov, Ivanov or Sidorov. Currently, only five percent of children are given Old Slavonic names. However, this tradition is gradually renewed in modern families. Among other things, many of the names that are so popular in our
The main problem in the present is thatOld Russian names are forgotten by many more and more. Often people call their children usually and standard, thinking that they support Russian traditions, and do not even suspect that they are calling their child an alien name. And in situations when you meet a girl or a guy with primordially Russian roots, many are puzzled shrug their shoulders, thinking that for wonderful parents - so strangely they called their child. The problem of keeping traditions is far from new, many are trying to fight, in order to enlighten a new generation. The ancient Slavonic names, given at the birth of a new member of modern society, serve as an excellent reminder method.