The names of the danger in Russia
• Names danger to Russia
Ancient Slavs sincerely believed in the integrity of the family. All the relatives, even the most distant were one big family clan, united invisible spiritual bond. Of course, in such a structure it was important, each item until names which give the newborn. This tradition gradually faded and now we call the children as we want. But some of the Russian name is not in vain considered to be dangerous!
Since ancient times, the Slavs did not trust the true name to strangers. Who knows, maybe the damage will bring? Hence the tradition of peculiar charms names: unloved, Zhikhar, Bedok, unloved, Sinister ... Few foreigners understand why the Slavs so not like each other!
Contrary to popular belief, the ancient Slavs rarely given the same names in the same family. It was believed that behind every name "keeping an eye" his own keeper. Legend says, for two such uglyadet keeper did not have time - will die one will die, and the second.
With 988 names in Russia began to change. Christianity did not tolerate competition and nickname in honor of ancient idols were banned. Velez, Jari, Perun and Mokosh replaced by more familiar names at baptism. Baptist Russia, Vladimir Red Sun, spread to Basil, his sons Boris and Gleb were baptized as Roman and David.
But even Christian foundations could not completely eradicate the inherent paganism of the Slavs. The names most often given on the calendar, carefully avoiding those that belonged to the great martyrs: it was thought possible to obtain the name of the same fate. Tatiana, Procopius, Barbara, George - these names are used to meet particularly rare.
In general, the idea is that together with the name of a person gets a new destiny, lived in Russia for a long time. Children are never called in honor of the recently bereaved relatives. Drowned and at all tried to forget as quickly as possible, and only give the child his name and did was considered almost the worst omen.
When the adoption of a child is always changed not only the name but also the name. Old considered a curse, because to remain an orphan - a great misfortune. New also was to bring the baby and a new destiny.
Now anyone can go to the passport office and change the name to the name of some celebrity. Well, maybe this is the meaning. In Russia, at least, to believe that someone else's name change a person beyond recognition, since one will mix two entirely different fates.