EKATERINBURG, February 28. / TASS /. In 2018, newborn babies in the Sverdlovsk region began to receive short names more often. This was announced on Thursday at the TASS press center in Yekaterinburg by the deputy head of the regional registry office Natalya Khramova.
"There is a tendency to give children short names - Eva, Taya, Leah, Nika. Boys - Alex, Dan, Kir, Kim, Yang, and so on," Khramova said.
Some parents chose names for their children based on the theme of the holidays. For example, a boy who was born on the eve of Cosmonautics Day was named Cosmos, and a girl born on the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity became Fevronia.
"Also among the [unusual] male names are Luka, Safron, Askold, Velimir, Lavrenty, Simeon, Dobroslav, Leon and Dorian. In women there is the influence of movie heroines and cartoon characters - this is Theona, which we have already had many times, Roksolana, Umimia, Leia, Miropia, Nicoletta, Galatea and Uslada, "added Khramova.
According to the regional registry office, 50,746 children were born in the Sverdlovsk region in 2018, which is 6% less than last year.